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Back of the truck sagging.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by MichalK, Jun 28, 2020.

  1. Jun 28, 2020 at 5:28 AM
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    MichalK

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    Hi all!
    I have 2019 Tacoma SR5 4x4 5' bed.

    I know this topic was on this forum , but I haven't seen similar case as mine described.
    I'm a carpenter in NY I have all my tools on my truck every day, I don't take them off at all. Because of that back of my truck is lower than a front. I'm looking for a solution for that, I want my truck to look as level as possible. I was thinking about Sumosprings or maybe adding a helper leaf.
    Load on my truck is not crazy big , I say is somewhere around 300-400lb but it's clearly visible that the back is sagging, factory leafs look like there are kind of weak.

    Side note: not lift on my truck yet.

    What would You guys suggest me to do?
     
  2. Jun 28, 2020 at 5:37 AM
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    Ch78

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    Factory springs are known to sag a bit. Your thoughts on either a helper leaf or Sumo springs is on the right track. I personally would go with the Sumos based on your payload but if you were to start hauling heavier loads then I would certainly consider helper leafs instead of the Sumos.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2020 at 5:39 AM
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    Firestone airbags are bad ass. I have them on mine and they are amazing
     
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    For a daily load of 3-400lbs, I recommend upgrading the leaf pack!
     
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    I think you'd be better off replacing the entire leaf pack - 400lbs of constant load will be a lot for an extra leaf to handle

    I run OME Dakars in the medium range - they are affordable and would handle your weight, but also tend to squeak if not kept clean and lubed and will rub on your stock shackle without modification.

    I don't have any experience with Sumo springs, but it's well known that when you use a Tacoma like a truck to haul stuff, the stock leaf packs have never been up to par.
     
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  8. Jun 28, 2020 at 7:51 AM
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    Thank You Guys! More suggestions welcome :)
     
  9. Jun 28, 2020 at 8:02 AM
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    I'd wish my sr5 6' ac rear springs would sag a little...they now show the rear of the truck slightly higher than the front, and thats with a fairly heavy factory tonneau cover. It rides like a lumber wagon. You can really feel it over speed bumps compared to what the front springs absorb. My tundra was very compliant over the same bumps.
     
  10. Jun 28, 2020 at 9:32 AM
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    Like you I carry my tools pretty constantly but even empty other than the cap it’s way too soft for anything but driving around empty. I do carry varying weights though so I went the air bag route and have no regrets. If I knew I’d have a more constant bed load then Sumo’s or an AAL would be a simpler option since air bags need monitoring.
     
  11. Jun 28, 2020 at 10:06 AM
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    Can't comprehend adding air bags or an extra leaf pack to carry 3-400 lbs of tools daily. Are we talking about the same generation rear leaf springs?
     
  12. Jun 28, 2020 at 11:16 AM
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    i agree

    used them on my 4door contractor taco

    they dont ride harsh
    are fully adjustable .....................seldom used more than 10psi to level out
    one could use a hand pump

    saves the rear end as the truck rides better
    bags damp out the usual concrete strips & minor potholes

    cost approx $250 + 2 hour install
    diy is straight foward ez

    good luck
     
  13. Jun 28, 2020 at 1:09 PM
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    I never heard of RAS before, looks interesting, might actually consider it.
    Thanks for all the help!
     

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