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first time off road, really stiff!!!

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by BatesY, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:25 PM
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    33" tires 1" block in rear revteck leveling kit front and a sented dolfin from my girl friend :)
    so i went to the lake for the first time with my new taco
    my buddy had his ford out there and we were going down a pretty messed up road at probly around 25mph and i had to go a lot slower because i couldent hold on anymore the truck shook me to the core my hear was bouncing off the roof and around the cab like a bobbel head lol

    then i came back and did it in my subarban and it was suber smooth

    so is there anything i can do to make the off road ride a LOT less jaring

    thanks Mike
     
  2. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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    wat?
    air pressure...change that rear block to an AAL....spacer kit in the front doesnt help...and upgraded shocks
     
  3. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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    im gonna say better tires and better shocks may be a start....should help a bit anyway.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:29 PM
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    i was jumping up and down in my buddys and his truck had a lot of "cush" to it

    did the same thing in mine and couldent get the shoks to compress at all
     
  5. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:32 PM
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    possibly his shocks are worn out?
     
  6. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:33 PM
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    wat?
    how many miles are on urs compared to his? also u have bilstein hd shocks on that trd...they're gonna be stiffer than the ones on say the non-trd reg cab.
     
  7. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    If you want the same ride as a Suburban then drop 1000 lbs in the bed.
     
  8. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    Another thing i think is the fact that tacomas are pretty light....
     
  9. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:37 PM
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    you got me there he has a lot more miles on the truck but less on the shocks

    he has aftermarket somthin or others

    i have 26000 on my truck


    its a little smother in 4 wheel but still really stiff

    i love it on the road but even if the roads not perfice it will throw me for a loop :p
     
  10. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:38 PM
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    thays one i didnt think of your on to somethin there
    im gonna get some sand bags like 300lbs to put in the bed
     
  11. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:42 PM
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    When i would haul my bike or even a truckload of 5 people you can notice the difference..... tacomas are so light the shocks don't absorb like they should with heavier vehicles....
     
  12. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:44 PM
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    how much weight do you think in the back?
     
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    well with my bike and gear it was around 300lb. I would start maybe around 200lb. then add till she feels good....IMO
     
  14. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:48 PM
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    okay sounds good, ill get some toob sand and try it out

    hows your off road ride?
     
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    w/o weight in the bed...... like shit!!!! your not alone even some back roads will shake me to death....
     
  16. Nov 26, 2008 at 8:56 PM
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    haha good to know its not just me

    even that stiff i still had a lot of fun showin up a ford!
     
  17. Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00 PM
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    Yeah they are extremely capable trucks!!!!
    Here is a pic of my old taco... i beat the crap out of it but it would go anywere!!!!!
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Nov 26, 2008 at 9:02 PM
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    nice lookin truck!

    they really will go anywhere

    it was funnt to watch this ford try and get to the plces i was goin up with ease
     
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    I know the feeling i love how guys with their big half tons think they are invinsible!!!!! they we go buy them... I love that!!!! haha
     
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    good feeling hu!

    its that compo of good power, good clearence and a light big truck that just kills the big trucks

    even when we arnt that much smaller haha
     
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