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Fish Tailing...

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by crucian, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    crucian

    crucian [OP] New Member

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    My 09 Tacoma fish tails when I go around curves or corners when it rains. The dealership (Tom Maund) said add some weight in the rear. I asked if they can do it and they said no but put some cinder blocks or sand bags in the back. Ahhhh...I don't think so Tim. That's so dang ghetto (no discriminating...I'm black).

    My question is this...where can I go to have some weights added to my truck. Several people at work said they had it done to their SUV's but can't remember where and I'm tired of waiting on them to find out from their husbands, friends, fathers, etc while my truck fish-tails around corners on wet days.

    I'm in Austin, TX. Anyone know of someone local that I can take my truck to?

    By the way, I just joined and posted pics of my truck, check 'er out. I call her Cylvia pronounced silvia but wanted to be unique.
     
  2. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    AvsFanTRD

    AvsFanTRD Oh gravity, thou art a heartless bitch!

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    Sounds like you either need better tires or to slow down in corners
     
  3. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    Jimbob225

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  4. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    But seriously, you probably just need to control the throttle more as all trucks are more likely to lose traction in the rear than a car/suv.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    crucian

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    Nah...the tires still have half the tread left and I don't speed around corners in my truck...it's too high and I don't wanna flip it. haha...seriously, I was turning a corner at 25mph yesterday and it started to fish tail.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    You have an appendage on the end of your right leg (Im guessing), called a "foot". Dont press to hard on the accelerator with it when you are turning.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    luk8272

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    Hey chris I thought you couldn't spell?

    Oh and I vote slow your roll.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    What!!??...Did a speel something correctly?? :eek:
     
  9. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    Are you guys reading my response...I don't speed around corners especially wont even do it in a car when it rains. I appreciate being funny but I'm seriously looking for some good advice here.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    We're mostly saying you need to roll on the throttle a little slower to keep traction. Maybe your PSI is too high?
     
  11. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    tinker_troy

    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    try adjusting your tire pressure.
    before I got my duratracs I would run the tire 5 pounds lower during the rainy season to get better traction.
    just a thought
     
  12. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    OK...thx for the advice.
     
  13. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:38 PM
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    i haven't heard of anyone adding weight to their frame or anything if that's what you're thinking. sounds like a crazy idea
     
  14. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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    Not trying to be smart but I have never, with any vehicle had an issue with it just fishtailing! Try a different approach to your turns, straighten them out as much as possible. Another words when getting to the stop sign to turn left get as far right as possible and start the turn before making the stop. Then ease onto the throttle, you know it wants to spin so apply less throttle. And just adding weight to your vehicle without it being secured is dangerious. Not to mention that just adding weight doesn't guarantee it will fix the problem may make it worse because of the extra weight shifting and you having to learn the feeling of it. I have hauled trailors with 3k pounds on them and spun the tires easily in my truck. Its an added thing to take into consideration mechanically and from a safety perspective.

    Oh and yeah chris you spelled appendage correctly. Not that I am surprised but I read in a thread that you couldn't spell, maybe I never noticed because I can't read!
     
  15. Apr 23, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    I've only fishtailed once in my truck. And it was kind of on purpose. I was testing in the rain, and there was no cars or anyone around, and it wasn't even that big of one.

    The things I do for science!
     
  16. Apr 24, 2010 at 1:14 AM
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    i like to make it go sideways... :D
     
  17. Apr 24, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    Get a couple bags of play sand cost about $8 total.

    standard practice, not gehtto at all.
     
  18. Apr 24, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    X2, If your running the stock rubber still? That is your problem! The stock tires that come on these trucks suck in the rain. The rugged fails i had were junk! Read some tire reveiws! Get some better tires! You don't need to add weight to your truck!
     
  19. Apr 24, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    Have you tried playing with the vsc or whatever all that electronic stuff on the 09's and later is? Maybe that will help. I wheel with a guy that says it will quickly correct and throw the truck back in line pretty quick when it slides out.
     
  20. Apr 24, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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