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GA Tacoma Owners BS Thread

Discussion in 'Georgia' started by BYJOSHCOOK, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Apr 14, 2020 at 9:08 AM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    Hands down.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2020 at 11:11 AM
    synaps3

    synaps3 Wag more bark less

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    Atlanta, moving to NM in April
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    2017 White SR5 4x4 DCLB
    SOS armor, ARE MX walk-in, Fox coils, Dakar leafs, etc
    Easiest: Sumosprings. I had them on stock suspension before I upgraded everything. They work great under load. Installation is simplest out of all the options by far, as they just replace factory bumpstops. If you get the right kind, your ride won't change much at all unloaded. If you get bigger ones than recommended (this is what I did - SSR-610-40), you will get a bit of a lift and a back-end bounce on speed humps, but can carry a LOT more weight without sagging.

    Best: Airbags. They can be adjusted to fit the load, but you need to also add OBA to have them be easily adjustable on the fly. You can pump up and air down with a bike pump, but that's way more hassle than adjusting a regulator in the cab.

    Other options...
    • Helper springs (Helwig or Super Spring) are cool because they don't affect unloaded suspension much, making the most effect when loaded. They'd be a good cheap option, but can result in limited flex offroad if that's something you care about.
    • Adding a leaf will increase the spring rate, so you'll squat less under load, but it'll be a harsh ride without load because the springs are at the same rate regardless of load. AAL is NOT a solution by itself. You need to couple it with better shocks, because you're dampening a higher spring rate. Even then, your ride will probably still be harsher unloaded. Some people get away with AAL without anything else - but they often are loaded all the time, so the effects of less dampening and ride harshness aren't noticed as much.
    • Dakar leafs or another leaf pack is just like AAL. Again, it's not a solution just by itself, you should also get shocks that can better support more spring rate, and unloaded it'll be harsh.

    My truck weighs a lot - I was around 6k on the scales last time we took a trip. I rode on factory suspension with sumosprings when I first added my camper top and armor. Shortly after, I got a full fox kit, including Dakar leafs, and kept the sumosprings too. I've had that setup for a couple of years and ~30k miles. Now that I have OBA, I'd go with air bags instead of the sumosprings, but I'd definitely keep the Dakars and upgraded shocks.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2020 at 11:33 AM
    Gilmorec61

    Gilmorec61 Well-Known Member

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    Yes
    I’ve used my x2o with syn line more times than I’d like to admit and it hasn’t skipped a beat
     
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  4. Apr 18, 2020 at 11:19 AM
    Built2Ride

    Built2Ride Who wants to ride out?! PM Me.

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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
  5. Apr 18, 2020 at 2:50 PM
    Marcmtb1

    Marcmtb1 Well-Known Member

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    5100/885 w/ 1/4 lean spacer, Icon RXT w/ B110’s, 255/80/17 FWP, AP Apex Sliders, SSP, ADD W1, BD mirror riser
  6. Apr 19, 2020 at 3:32 AM
    Built2Ride

    Built2Ride Who wants to ride out?! PM Me.

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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
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  7. Apr 19, 2020 at 6:37 AM
    Built2Ride

    Built2Ride Who wants to ride out?! PM Me.

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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
  8. Apr 19, 2020 at 2:21 PM
    Built2Ride

    Built2Ride Who wants to ride out?! PM Me.

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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Ran out of bread for my pb&j. Wait a minute, Hawaiian Dog Buns!

    Pandemic Dogs Son! BRAPpp

     
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  9. Apr 19, 2020 at 3:15 PM
    Scott B.

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    Improvise!
     
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  10. Apr 19, 2020 at 8:03 PM
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    a lot of bad ass stuff
    slap a banana down the middle of that bun next time. :bananadead:
     
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  11. Apr 20, 2020 at 8:45 AM
    grant318is

    grant318is Well-Known Member

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    Anyone want to do a winch install sometime this week? Going to be the GA guniea pig for the new Badland Apex...

    upload_2020-4-20_11-45-2.jpg
     
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  12. Apr 20, 2020 at 11:38 AM
    Built2Ride

    Built2Ride Who wants to ride out?! PM Me.

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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    Tuna Dogs Today!

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  13. Apr 20, 2020 at 12:25 PM
    grant318is

    grant318is Well-Known Member

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    You guys are no fun. Bought an X20 10K
     
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  14. Apr 20, 2020 at 12:34 PM
    Built2Ride

    Built2Ride Who wants to ride out?! PM Me.

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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    NOOOoooooooo...... had a feeling you were pulling a leg here ;)
     
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  15. Apr 20, 2020 at 12:44 PM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    My exact thought was "Why wouldn't you spend $10 more for a known winch?"
     
  16. Apr 21, 2020 at 5:56 AM
    iK0NiK

    iK0NiK Insert custom title here.

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    Bil 6112/5160's etc.
    Do you guys know if the camps around Charlie's Creek / Tallulah River Road are closed off? I know the actual campgrounds themselves (the ones that have hookups and grills) are closed, but what about the primitive sites?
     
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  17. Apr 21, 2020 at 6:23 AM
    CowboyTaco

    CowboyTaco $20 is $20

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    also curious on this
     
  18. Apr 21, 2020 at 1:35 PM
    Built2Ride

    Built2Ride Who wants to ride out?! PM Me.

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    All my rigs are purpose built. From crawling to camping. I also enjoy a nice stock truck for what that’s worth. Toyota’s are the jam!
    I will call my buddy that lives in that area and ask him. He rolls thru there almost daily.
     
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  19. Apr 21, 2020 at 2:15 PM
    backcountryj

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    Who’s your buddy that’s in that area daily?
     
  20. Apr 21, 2020 at 2:54 PM
    GATacoRookie

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    Toytec Fronts. 18x9 Fuels on 285/65/18 TerraGrapplerG2's. LEDs everywhere.
    This shackle hitch receiver sounds like a great idea, but is it safe to recover a Taco from its receiver?

    RHINO USA Shackle Hitch Receiver, Best Towing Accessories for Trucks & Jeeps, Connect Your Rhino Tow Strap for Vehicle Recovery to This 31,418 lbs Capacity Reciever, Mounts to 2” Receivers! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WLMF23C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ZP2NEbH5RGVZG
     

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