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BajaTaco Bed Mod on Stock 09 4 banger (SR5)...suggestions on suspension?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by crholl07, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    crholl07 [OP] New Member

    Jul 14, 2010
    First Name:
    Adirondack Park
    09 SR5 4.0 cyl. Stock Tacoma
    -Leer XR Cap
    Hello TacomaWorld:

    I wanted to open my first post with the question of a suspension issue in regards to adding a bed/ storage compartment to my stock 09 Tacoma SR5 package, similar to the BajaTaco. My bed mod will be one-sided (passenger side), whether or not this design is fatal for a suspension over long distance, it what I'm curious about. The light-weight wooden frame bed/storage bins will be about 100 lbs at the most. With a stock suspension (shocks/leaf springs, etc.) is this a bad design?

    If I was set on making the mod one-sided, what would I need to do to the suspension (rear/front/ or both) to make it so this bed-mod would not destroy my suspension over high mileage.

    My understanding of mechanics and trucks is elementary so any help is appreciated.



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