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Is it normal to feel every crack in the road? Even the tar that they fill cracks with?!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 757yotas, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Nov 13, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    757yotas

    757yotas [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ever since I've had the truck it rides so firm, if I have a drink the the center it spills everywhere. It is so firm even with multiple suspension set ups! So far I have tried the following set ups -
    5100 with OEM trd offroad coils set to 2.5"
    5100 with ome 2887 on lowest setting
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    Toytec Boss coilover with 650lb Eibach coil

    The rear is OME dakar packs with Toytec Boss shocks to replace the old 5100s it had before.

    My tires are 285/70r17 load E Nitto Exo Grapplers at 32 psi, I tried to lower it down to 27 psi but the only thing that changed was mpg so I went back to 32

    Need advice because I dont understand how it can be so firm with literally everything. Even coils that are over 50lbs apart in weight
     
  2. Nov 13, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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    mac84

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    Load Range E's maybe?:confused:
     
  3. Nov 13, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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  4. Nov 13, 2019 at 1:30 PM
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    757yotas

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    I thought that could be but I dont see how it can have that big of an effect
     
  5. Nov 13, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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    mac84

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    I will admit that stuff like that drives me NUTS
     
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  6. Nov 13, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    E rated tires really do kill the street ride on these trucks, they are simply overkill for the majority of Tacomas. I run Es on my 1st gen and the street ride can be pretty brutal even with Kings up front and Icons in the rear. But the trade off is that they are far more durable offroad than a lighter load tire.

    Once I air them down to 15psi or lower, everything is smooth as butter and I can really feel how well the suspension works. But on the street, with 32psi in them...they are rough. Just the way it is. There's a brutal speed bump in our work parking lot that I have to take a <4mph or else it feels like I'm slamming into a curb.

    I would suggest switching to a C rated tire if you don't need the E load ones
     
  7. Nov 13, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    Torspd

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    Camber bolts seized?
     
  8. Nov 13, 2019 at 2:03 PM
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    No I just replaced them not long ago, I might just have to get rid of the nittos and get some P rated wildpeaks since the truck only goes in sand
     
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  9. Nov 13, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    Be careful airing down P rated tires in sand...another good thing about E's is that you can air them down to under 10psi and not worry about rolling off the wheel or blowing a sidewall...P rated tires are going to have much weaker sidewalls
     
  10. Nov 13, 2019 at 2:10 PM
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    It’s the Dakars.
     
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  11. Nov 13, 2019 at 2:12 PM
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    Lower the tire pressure.
     
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  12. Nov 13, 2019 at 2:17 PM
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    This ^ also having your 5100's set at 2.5 doesn't help either.
     
  13. Nov 13, 2019 at 2:22 PM
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    5100s are stiff, E rated tires are stiff,

    but the Dakars are what’s breaking your spine the most ha. Try driving a Pickup with OEM leaf springs. See if you notice the difference.
     
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  14. Nov 13, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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    2.5” BILSTEIN on TRD OFF-ROAD springs with E-Rated tires...there’s your answer. I have the same up with TRD SPORT springs and it’s much better than stock.
     
  15. Nov 13, 2019 at 2:24 PM
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    It's the E rated tires. I'm presently running those mistakes. Fauckers wear so slow, too.
     
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    It’s a truck,man. What did you expect?
     
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  18. Nov 13, 2019 at 2:27 PM
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    I have Dakar leafs with TRD Pro Bilsteins and mine drives the same way, I attribute a little of this to the digressive valving of the shocks and a lot of it to the leaf pack being super stiff
     
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  19. Nov 13, 2019 at 2:38 PM
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    650lb Eibach coil? stiffer than stock, do you have an aftermarket front bumper?
     
  20. Nov 13, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    I have toytec boss now
     

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