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My truck leans toward the drivers side

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rhoppas, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Sep 3, 2007 at 6:35 PM
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    rhoppas

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    The drivers side of my new tacoma 4x4 V6 DC TRD Sport is lower than the passenger side. At the front tires it is 1/2 inch lower. At the rear tires it is 1 inch lower. It doesn't sound like much but it is noticeable and it irritates me. Is this normal??

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 3, 2007 at 6:47 PM
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    the infamous taco lean. apparently some have it and some dont. try parking somewhere else and re-measure
     
  3. Sep 3, 2007 at 6:49 PM
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    =p
    Its common. Adjusting your diet usually helps:D
     
  4. Sep 3, 2007 at 6:59 PM
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    Ha Ha! :D It doesn't matter where I park and there is nothing in the truck, including me.
     
  5. Sep 3, 2007 at 8:19 PM
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    humanoid

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    I had a '99 Xtra Cab PreRunner SR5 V6
    It leans that way because the battery, driver and gas tank are all located on that side.
     
  6. Sep 3, 2007 at 8:26 PM
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    Thanks! I figured the gas tank was partially to blame.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2007 at 10:23 AM
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    The truck is leanning like a cholo...lol
     
  8. Sep 4, 2007 at 6:58 PM
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    Are you a Sumo wrestler by any chance and you dont even know? :eek:
     
  9. Sep 4, 2007 at 7:19 PM
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    If I were a sumo wrestler I would have gotten the Tundra. I don't even want to know how much it leans when I am actually in the truck.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2007 at 7:29 PM
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    Don't worry about it. My F350 did it as well, with 2 batteries, one on each side, and fuel tank almost centered, and my fat ass:hungry:! My new taco doesn't do it yet? But it did bother me when I had my ford.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2007 at 8:01 PM
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    BTW no hard feeling "KILO", but I have an exclusivity on ":hungry:". Just ask tcBob. So, don't use it to insult your fat ass or use it in vain unless of course you are willing to Eat Steak with me :hungry:.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2007 at 8:08 PM
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    What do canadians know about steak?:hungry:
     
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    That they sizzle medium rare and chicks love to "strip loin" to the cloth. ;) And that AAA Angus beef comes from Canada and George W Bush has mad cow disease. :bananadance:
     
  14. Sep 5, 2007 at 7:00 AM
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  15. Sep 5, 2007 at 7:07 AM
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    ...that's the latest in OFF-TOPIC NEWS! ...and now for the weather... (or we could get back on subject ;))
     
  16. Oct 20, 2007 at 7:51 PM
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    Does'nt sound normal, with a truck as new as that it should be level. I am not trying to be rude, but how many lbs are you ? If it's not you, then I would have the frame, suspension, and tires/rims checked. Take nothing for granted, believe no one until they show you the problem.
     
  17. Oct 20, 2007 at 7:57 PM
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    Trust me, it's normal. I'm on 5 or 6 other Toyota sites and almost everyone has the same "problem". It's a built-in factory lean.
     
  18. Oct 20, 2007 at 8:26 PM
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    Yes, I have come to learn that it is normal. It still irritates me though...
     
  19. Jan 18, 2015 at 9:09 AM
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    A bag of sand on the passenger side will help.:cookiemonster:
     
  20. Jan 18, 2015 at 9:13 AM
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    My jeep did this and it drove me nuts. I just blamed the previous owner for being too fat.
     
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