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Increase load capacity question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by cappsinc, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Apr 13, 2017 at 7:08 AM
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    cappsinc

    cappsinc [OP] Active Member

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    I am a contractor and installed the following items on stock suspension to expand the use of my '15 Tacoma DCLB 4x4.

    TruckVault 180 lbs
    Bedslide 200 lbs
    Camper Shell 180 lbs
    Roof rack 60 lbs
    Cargo 100lbs constant and occasionally more depends on the day
    Total 720lbs + or -

    After install, I have noticed the rear suspension seems to be a bit stressed. The rear is slightly lower than the front and rear bottoms out on smaller bumps. This presents an issue because I am constantly carrying roughly half the weight of the trucks maximum payload capacity and any additional load only worsens the ride quality/safety/lifespan of stock suspension.



    I am looking for insight on suspension set ups for increased load capacity to be used for 70% highway use, 25% touring semi rough terrain job sites and 5% sandy/beach camp/cruises. A modest lift (2" max) is ok with me if necessary.

    After reading several hundred lift threads I believe expedition style leafs are the way to go for increased load capacity. The OME Dakars are fairly common and increase the load capacity however, also increase the lift height to 2 3/4" - 3" which will require me to also install new struts/coils front and rear struts to keep it level.

    Any recommendations on a turn key complete setup that will increase load capacity and keep my truck level/stock 1" rake?

    Is there a leaf manufacturer which produces a quality expedition leaf spring to stock height, 1" or 2"?

    Is an AAL a viable option?

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  2. Apr 13, 2017 at 7:16 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    Pretty sure those 'lifts' are unloaded. If you are lugging the weight all the time you won't see that lift amount.

    Make it easy. Call Marie @ headstrong offroad. You did a good job describing your goals, so she'll be able to get you set up with the right gear.
     
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  3. Apr 13, 2017 at 7:20 AM
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    kirkofwimbo

    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

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  4. Apr 13, 2017 at 7:22 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... wisely

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    Get airbags
     
  5. Apr 13, 2017 at 7:54 AM
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    Thanks I haven't checked into this option. I'll do some research
     
  6. Apr 13, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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    Thanks. I just shot this over to headstrong off-road for their input
     
  7. May 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM
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    After much research I decided on the bags. Ordered ride rites. Thanks for the insight
     
  8. May 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM
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  9. May 23, 2017 at 6:10 PM
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    I bought a set off T.W. they were used and without hardware and lines. I put it all together and put them on and I am impressed with the way they handle loads now. I believe they are ride right as well. But totally worth the investment. I am now currently getting a leveling valve and a tank together to put an auto fill system on it. To hell with filling and emptying them. I like easy
     
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  10. May 25, 2017 at 1:14 PM
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    cappsinc

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    IMG_2189.jpg IMG_2188.jpg Installed the Ride Rite Air Bags and the issue is solved.

    No more bottoming out and my stock rake is back.
     
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