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Everyman's Suspension Upgrade

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by shiverman, May 30, 2017.

  1. May 30, 2017 at 6:02 AM
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    shiverman

    shiverman [OP] Member

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    2011 Tacoma Prerunner absolutely stock with 75,000 miles. I took a road-trip this last weekend with the truck absolutely full of gear and noticed that the handling is becoming somewhat piggish and the back is sitting pretty low.

    What are some upgrades I might want to consider? I'm fine stiffening up the ride a bit and it seems like Bilstein 5100's are the default go-to option, but is there anything else I should consider?

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
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  2. May 30, 2017 at 6:04 AM
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    ChadsPride

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    Dakar leaf packs to help with the load

    Maybe freshen up the front with Bilstein 5100's (shocks) - Could even get new coils for a completely new feel

    Could also do that in the rear
     
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  3. May 30, 2017 at 6:33 AM
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    MattCowsmasher

    MattCowsmasher TTC #0010

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    Lifted, armored, lumenz w/ switches, positraked, long legged, big tars, debadged with a hood skewp
    New shocks an if your towing/loaded down in rear a lot may consider airbags to even it out
     
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  4. May 31, 2017 at 8:18 AM
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    mbrogz3000

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    Same boat with my mostly stock 2011 DCSB at 75k miles. As soon as I have anything in the bed, or I have another adult passenger, the handling becomes crap. This is just from normal driving as well.

    I'm considering doing the Icon AAL 1.5" kit and just Bilstein 5100 shocks. I don't need super off road shocks.
     
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  5. Jun 1, 2017 at 5:32 AM
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    shiverman

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