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If you could do it over again, would you still have lifted your truck?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Hold The Gauc, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. Oct 16, 2020 at 9:57 PM
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    KrnTaco08

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    Besides my blown cv boots, I’m happy with it :oops:
     
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  2. Oct 16, 2020 at 9:59 PM
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    Im stock height on 265/75 and drag my skids all the time so yes I want a lift. Also looks great...
     
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  3. Oct 16, 2020 at 10:19 PM
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    As a man on a budget I'd rather get lockers and armor before I start lifting.
     
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  4. Oct 17, 2020 at 2:25 AM
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    Not the person you're quoting, but my take: really depends how fast you like to go. I found the stock TRD OR suspension way too soft for the stuff I like to do, and the rear was especially egregious. Running even a couple hundred pounds in the back at any kind of speed off-road = frequent, harsh bottom outs. I went with just an add a leaf and some stiffer shocks in the rear along with new bumpstops and it's made a world of difference.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:03 AM
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    Ok. This makes sense. I've been off pavement a few times, but I took it slow and I didn't have a load other than passengers. Thanks.
     
  6. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:18 AM
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    Believe me i know all about broken bones, and staying in hospitals. At 39 years old i was done. Imo, if you've never been injured seriously racing a dirt bike, your not riding hard enough.
     
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  7. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:29 AM
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    Japanese engineers are a lot smarter than anyone I've met on any forum so I trust that the suspension they've put in this truck is the one that's best suited for it. I don't have any Freudian 'size issues'...if I did, maybe I'd just buy a bigger truck instead of lifting my little Tacoma.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:31 AM
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    :cheers:
     
  9. Oct 17, 2020 at 6:47 AM
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    I lifted, then I went back to stock (plus airbags).

    As annoyed as I am that the stock suspension on this truck is actually that of a passenger car, I really despised this truck after I lifted it. It drove even more like a slug than it already does.
     
  10. Oct 17, 2020 at 9:24 AM
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    I am wondering how much experience many of you have hauling loads with trucks. All trucks squat and handle like crap when you get to about 2/3 payload. No truck is meant to bomb down single lane Forest service roads with a load. That's stupid and dangerous, not for you but the other people on the road. This isn't a baja truck and you aren't a professional racer. It's designed to go slow and easy through the nasty stuff, that is why the suspension is soft, to maximize articulation. Drive like it's designed and your fine.
     
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  11. Oct 17, 2020 at 9:31 AM
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    Lol agree. I’ll have to dig up pics but I have had my Tacomas pretty weighed down with bikes and gear, and towed a few PCS moves. If I was constantly towing a decent load I’d be driving a full size though as our trucks are not really designed for constantly towing, hauling large loads.
     
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  12. Oct 17, 2020 at 11:23 AM
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    On the other hand, going fast is super fun and with the right suspension you can do it comfortably. There are plenty of places where it's safe to go fast off road. Isn't making our trucks more capable and better suited for our purposes why we're all here?

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/B6CDD__gkNX/?igshid=1pqtjyncyr1sl
     
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  13. Oct 17, 2020 at 1:57 PM
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    That's my point. Complaining about the stock suspension not being like a rally car when off-road. That isn't what it was designed to do. If that is the goal, then you need to change the suspension. If you want to haul heavy loads, change the suspension. Especially don't get an OR model. My understanding is that they have the softest suspension to promote articulation.
     
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  14. Oct 17, 2020 at 1:59 PM
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    Most guys / gals here only swap stuff out for the IG likes, the stock setup is more than adequate as you mentioned on the OR for most people's needs.
     
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  15. Oct 17, 2020 at 2:17 PM
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    I drove my taco from the dealership to the suspension guy. One of the things I love about these trucks is all the aftermarket fun you can have. And I still love my dirtbike, streetbike, minibike, albeit I'm the last of my friends riding.
     
  16. Oct 17, 2020 at 2:48 PM
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    Nah. Stock height with aftermarket wheels and AT tires. The sport suspension does enough to handle around turns, firm ride and stable at even 90 with no drama. I didn't want any worries about any suspension noises which will drive my OCD nuts.
    Able to fit in any low condo garage / low store parking structure. And, when the wife gets in wearing a mini skirt, the skirt doesn't ride up to her waist. The stock aluminum side step is perfect.
     
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  17. Oct 17, 2020 at 4:49 PM
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    I have read that the sports have the firmest suspension.
     
  18. Oct 17, 2020 at 4:55 PM
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    Just don't let them design a suspension for a snowmobile.
     
  19. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:06 PM
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    It's not firm jarring like a sports car . It's firm but comfortable firm. The Off Road to me was too soft.
     
  20. Oct 17, 2020 at 5:09 PM
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    I can agree with this, I do miss the on road manners of the sport I had over my off road.
     
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