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lifting for load carrying?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by tinytdog, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Oct 15, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    tinytdog

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    Dear knowledgable ones,

    I am starting a business where I will be carrying (not towing) up to and probably over the 1200 pounds my 06 Double Cab Taco is rated to carry. I purchased it used and the dealer would not complete the TSB because it had 65,000 miles on it. I will not be doing any serious off roading.

    My question: Will a lift kit increase my load capacity? Any recommendations for suspension upgrades? Just the rear or front and rear?

    I am looking at the OME kit from Toytec. But I'll save my money if I don't have to lift it. I have money to spend, just don't want to waste it. I definitely don't want to pay the dealer $2,600 for the TSB. Wish the previous owner did it!

    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 15, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    I think you need more than just a lift kit to upgrade the load carrying capability. The load rating for the trucks has to do with a lot more than just the suspension, like braking, etc.

    However if you add a lift kit (i.e. AAL), you might find that the truck sits higher in the rear compared to not adding a lift kit for the same amount of weight. This isn't adding load capacity, just reducing how much it squats.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    mjp2

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    As mentioned above, take into account everything when loading your truck. Brakes, bed strength, frame strength, etc.

    That said, you can look into Timbren bumpstops or an airbag suspension setup to help keep the back from bottoming out when loaded.

    Be safe!
     
  4. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    Brunes

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    +1 on the load capacity not being as simple as more height or an AAL. Get a trailer??
     
  5. Oct 15, 2009 at 5:48 PM
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    X2. A trailer is the way to go if you're going to be hauling that much weight with regularity.
     
  6. Oct 15, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    I don't...but I do know that lots of weight all the time will sag the rear springs no matter what you do...so if you are going to have alot back there all the time....A trailer will spread the load better.
     
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