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Driving in the wind!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SportyTuRD, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    SportyTuRD

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    On my way to work i noticed the wind was blowing me all over the road. These trucks seem horrible on windy days? Granted i was driving a Tundra before this and it weighted alot more...But this morning i had both hands on the wheel To kee it in the correct lane at 65MPH...Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    AzPrerunner05

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    For sure. I get pushed around in the wind, even moderate wind. I've actually thought WTF? before realizing my truck wasn't possessed. I drove an F body Camaro before this (year 2000) and the wind hardly had an effect unless it was hard and directly perpendicular to the vehicle. Must have been the Aerodynamic design coupled with a long body and a low wide stance. Much stiffer handling too kept that thing from wandering around.

    I'm guessing it's just height and weight of this truck. And it's adventerous spirit. You could drop it or space the tires out. But I've just learned to hold on. Based on your avatar pic, you should know how to do that. ;)
     
  3. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:08 AM
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    Yes. I had a little drive from the SF bay to sacramento last weekend and it was windy and the truck got squirley. At one point I had my steering wheel pointed about 5-10 degrees to the right just to keep it in a straight line and was holding this angle for what seemed to be 30 seconds at a time. But once we loaded my friends CB175 on the back it squirmed a little less. I like your bike BTW, HONDA bikes FTW!
     
  4. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    CB175? Little Enduro bike? I approve of your reckless hobbies as long as you keep the Honda wing off your Taco :) ah Kidding, wish I could trust myself on a street bike.

    You could always throw sandbags in the bed for those longer highway trips
     
  5. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    try kansas with the Bestop on the back. I felt like I was driving a pirate ship
     
  6. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    You don't have a flag to fly over your truck yet?
     
  7. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    I found running 31-32psi with my bfg at's help with the wind a lot....
     
  8. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    RedruM29

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    I make this drive all the time are you talking about the carquenes bridge and the stretch of road before i80 cause i know what you mean, all over the place on a windy day... way worse in my 99 f150 at 10 of lift though:rolleyes:
     
  9. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    pirate mask and hook hand through Kansas plundering all!! AAARRRGgghhh [​IMG]
     
  10. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    SportyTuRD

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    Just use yoru avatar as a Flag !!
     
  11. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    I want to try to talk the "Sock' into making my avatar...but ya know how he is...I took like 5 minutes to make it. Now i want someone with more photoshop skills to touch it up make it nice and clean
     
  12. Dec 4, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    My bad, actually it was a CB160. Some guy from Tahoe built a custom little cafe bike for my buddy. I thought it would make the trip back worse with all the wind we encountered getting the bike but it did help weigh down the bed a little.

    Sorry for the crappy pic.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Dec 4, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    Yep wind pushes my truck all over the highway:eek:, it improved some once I pumped up the tires to 33 PSI:)
     
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    I really notice the wind too, from any direction but esp from the side.
     
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    u should try driving a semi if u think your little truck is bad.
     
  17. Dec 5, 2009 at 5:41 AM
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    no, how am i??
     
  18. Dec 5, 2009 at 5:59 AM
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    i get pushed by the wind as well. the one thing that concerns me more is the movement of the hood. if you look closely at the sides of the hood while driving in windy conditions it looks as thought it wants to come right up at you. i find myself preparing for the worst.
     
  19. Dec 5, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    I've owned many trucks and SUV's. This is no better or worse than they were.
     
  20. Dec 6, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    just ment it as in, you weren't making custom decals anymore...I suppose it didn't sounds very good.
     
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