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driving our trucks in high wind

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NWtacoma, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Sep 29, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    was going 60mph on the freeway with some pretty decent cross winds. i thought my truck was gonna flip! lol :eek:
     
  2. Sep 29, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    Slygrin

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    I have noticed that my 2010 AC gets pushed around a lot more then my '99 regular cab did.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    Driving across Kansas with my Bestop on the back I felt like a sailboat in high winds
     
  4. Sep 29, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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    when I got rid of the hood latch bracket I was scared as hell 1 day...it was 60 mph gusts while I was driving on the 215 here in vegas going home...because I have the satoshi (rgm and rbm) mod done and the hood latch support bracket was gone the hood acted like a sail and would catch all the wind...the hood would flex up and down unless you slowed down...

    needless to say I bought another bracket and haven't had that problem since...

    I do notice that because our truck have the composite bed...while traveling 65+mph on the highway with 35+mph gusts the truck can get a little loose in the rear end...but nothing a little driver mod can't correct...:)
     
  5. Sep 29, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    rhoppas

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    It can get a bit windy in KS. It's so flat there is nothing to slow the wind down. :D
     
  6. Sep 29, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I was driving through a steady 40 MPH with some 60+ MPH gust cross wind a few weeks ago and I was holding my steering wheel at about a 45 degree angle to keep the truck straight, but I never felt like I was floating or anything.
     
  7. Sep 29, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    dunkhi

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    i only feel sketched around 80mph where i live at the least.
     
  8. Sep 29, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    THXEY

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    yeah same here
     
  9. Sep 29, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    Capita

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    I don't find this truck as bad as my old f-150. Maybe the tonneau cover helps a bit
     
  10. Sep 29, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    At 75-80mph my truck is a little skittish in the wind. It's defiantly not comfortable, and no, the tonneau did not help. If anything it might have hurt the problem more.
     
  11. Sep 29, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i noticed this ALOT on the 06 access cab prerunner i had a while back. it was very squirrely when it was windy and i was driving on the interstate.
     
  12. Sep 29, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    SubZombie

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    I went down to the recommended psi on the door frame and mine feels pretty stable on the road now even in the higher wind. Not like a car but good for a truck.

    It came from the dealer with 35psi front and back, cold. Felt pretty unstable. Now at 29/32 it feels really planted.
     
  13. Sep 29, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    krimson

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    when semi's pass me ill feel a pocket of wind and it will move me a little
     
  14. Sep 29, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    Yes, Nebraska blows, Oklahoma sucks, and we're stuck in the middle. :D
     
  15. Sep 29, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Yea, lower tire pressure does help mine too. I run about 32psi with slightly larger than stock. check profile for size.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    how did you get 8" of lift?...6" suspension 2" body? 5" suspension with 3" body?
     
  17. Sep 30, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    10silvertaco

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    Some says tonneau does help or not. There was pretty high wind and cross wind last week and yesterday. I don't have problem and does shake a little. Not too bad. I also have tonneau cover as well. Everything else is stock.

    Think about removing my hood protector because felt like push me back.

    Maybe get 3M bra for my truck. Was it good?
     
  18. Sep 30, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    Incognito

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    My 09 was fine on the highway, but I could tell the wind had an affect on it...
     
  19. Sep 30, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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    Tacomas are great in the wind compared to a 2000 4Runner that I had. That rig was a feckin' kite!
     
  20. Sep 30, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    NraFan

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    The wind pushes me around sometimes when I drive on the open highway cross country. The one thing that bothers me is watching my hood in strong head winds. That thing starts rippling and wiggling and I think the thing is going to blow clear off sometimes.
     
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