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I loaded up my truck with dirt and wood

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lsocoee, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Feb 18, 2008 at 2:03 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Moderator

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    After I got the suspension TSB done, I wanted to test it out. I went down to the Bonnet Caire Spillway and loaded it up with some dirt and then I decided that I could use some more weight. I stopped by Lowe's and bought some wood for shelves in my shop.

    Everything loaded up
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    Getting close to the bump stops
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    This is after I took out the wood
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    This is with the empty bed
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    I almost got stuck, but I managed to escape
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  2. Feb 18, 2008 at 2:32 PM
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    khfactor

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    Glad to see the Leaf Spring TSB is paying dividends.

    How many lbs would you have guesstimated were in the bed including wood?
    Judging by the pics (not seeing loaded up bed photos did not help), in excess of 500 lbs or more ????
     
  3. Feb 18, 2008 at 2:49 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I'm not sure about the weight. I bet the mud alone weighed at least 650 lbs.

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  4. Feb 18, 2008 at 2:54 PM
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    Great photos.... Now I have a comfort knowing that I can safely transport some decent weights in the bed without worrying about the bed bottoming out.

    Cheers for the TSB !!;)
     
  5. Feb 18, 2008 at 4:10 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Good for you, glad to see all is well !
     
  6. Feb 18, 2008 at 11:22 PM
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    pdxyota

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    That looks more like 500lbs of shit. :)
     
  7. Feb 19, 2008 at 3:36 AM
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    TuRDTACO

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    it's doo-doo baby!
     
  8. Feb 19, 2008 at 6:42 AM
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    I'd rather shovel shit than this stuff. The clay just sticks to everything it touches. It took about one scoop to coat the shovel and then that weighed 25 lbs.

    But this is the stuff you want under your house, which is where I put it.
     
  9. Feb 19, 2008 at 7:46 AM
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    i'm not sure if you realize this, but there should already be dirt under your house. You dont need to add it yourself....

    Unless you have one of those fancy houses with the concrete crawl space, then i recomend putting as much dirt as possible under there
     
  10. Feb 19, 2008 at 7:51 AM
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    i've had 40 bags of mulch in my bed (filled it over the top) and im lowered 2" in the back and i was sitting about as far away from bump stops as u were fully loaded. thats a pretty good amount of payload u had there!
     
  11. Feb 19, 2008 at 8:27 AM
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    I have a raised house but there are some low areas under my house that collect water. I'm trying to eliminate that by throwing some clay under there.

    How much does a bag of mulch weigh? How much clearance do you normally have on between your bump stops?
     
  12. Feb 19, 2008 at 3:02 PM
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    After calling the Toyota 800 number to complain about my initial attempt at the leaf spring TSB, I got a call back today. They said they don't the the TSB will help my situation (bottoming out with 500lb load) since it's for an unloaded condition, but as a courtesy they offered the TSB to me if I wanted it. I said "sign me up" Even if they don't think it will help, how can an extra spring not help. Now this thread is picture proof. Thanks, lsocoee, you're a good guy no matter what ndcouch says about you.
     
  13. Feb 20, 2008 at 6:21 AM
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    I wouldn't have to say bad things about him if the little bastard would go ahead and join my Alliance
     
  14. Feb 20, 2008 at 6:46 AM
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    FREEDOM!!

    I'd rather drink warm flat beer before joining the alliance.
     
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