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Bumpy Suspension

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BBB1, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Nov 30, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    BBB1

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    I have a 2006 DC Tacoma TSS edition. The truck has always rode kind of bumpy. When you put some weight in the bed, it rides great. I lifted it with a pro comp stage 1 about 6 months ago. The bumpy ride is still there. If I put weight in the bed, it rides good. I know there are write ups about the TSB with the leafs but what I read it makes the ride more harsh. Does anyone else have this problem? I am looking for ideas to solve this. I am almost to the point of going get a box and putting sand bags in the back.

    Also, How much better is the ride of the 5100 shocks over the stock SR5 shocks? I had bilsteins on my Z71 that was lifted and they were night and day when I put them on.

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  2. Nov 30, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    Did your procomp kit use an add-a-leaf or a block?
     
  3. Nov 30, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    Both. It came with the add a leaf and the 2 1/4 inch blocks. Did not like the way it sat with a load, so I changed the block to a 3 inch with 3 degree shims. The bumpy ride is the same when it was stock height.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    The coilspacer on the front will make for a harsh ride also if it is putting preload on the stock springs. So will an extra leaf for the rear. A rear block wont make it ride any stiffer. Leafs with more curvature, such as a 3 inch leaf pack, will make it more stiff usually.

    Since it has always been a bumpy ride, maybe that's just how the suspension is on your truck and all tacomas. Have you ridden in another tacoma to see how tacomas ride - it may not be any more stiff than normal. I've driven 4x4s all my life so i'm used to it. For example, my truck has a stiff ride compared to a cadillac, but it is not unusually stiff at all for a truck.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    Yes. I see your point. I thought the spacer in the front is just filler as the spacer is between the the top of the strut and the mounting on the frame. I have rode in a bring home truck the night before mine was ready. It was a TRD Sport. It was smoother than mine. The stiff ride doesn't bother me but the wife has hated it since I bought it new. It rides great with about 120 lbs in the bed. I had two ice chest in it the other day and it rode good. I got home and weighed them so I would know what kind of weight I could add to the rear of the bed. I am thinking sand bags in the spare tire wheel well. When I am hauling something, I can just take them out. I haul my trailer alot during deer season and my boat, about once a month starting in March. Just can't think of something that is more compact but weights more than sand.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2010 at 11:09 AM
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    I'd rather have a stiff ride than decrease my mpgs cuz of extra weight. It just depends what means more to u.
     
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