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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Ed Gordon, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Sep 16, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    Ed Gordon

    Ed Gordon [OP] Member

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    Hi, got a new Tacoma 6 weeks ago and been using this forum for advice on trailer brake and suspension. A wealth of information here! Installing some Firestone air bags on the rear end tomorrow. Not sure I have anything to contribute but am thankful for the good advice offered here and the great pics of peoples trucks.
     
  2. Sep 16, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Glad everything is working out for you and welcome to TW! :)
     
  3. Sep 16, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    Superx2

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    welcome to TW neighbor! good luck with the truck. not sure that i have much to contribute either! oh well, :cheers:
     
  4. Sep 16, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    Welcome Ed. Sounds like you're doing work with that truck. What heavy loads you hauling?
     
  5. Sep 16, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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  6. Sep 16, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    Ed Gordon

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    Hauling a 2003 Dutchman 22" Hybrid camper. Weighs about 4k give or take. Used to haul it with a 2004 Expedition 5.4L V8 but the kids all grew up and was looking for better daily gas mileage so I could downsize to a single vehicle. Towed camper on some test runs once I got the trailer brake installed and bottomed out on the type of roads that lead to most campgrounds (gravel with potholes) I realized I need some rear suspension help. After reading a bit here, it looks like the Tacoma rear suspension is a bit weak stock if you haul anything heavy. She rides like a car empty. Traded in a 2009 Ranger 2.3L stick shift for her and that thing bounced like a go Kart (was fun to drive though and better mileage - just no towing capacity). Hoping the Firestone air bags will do the trick. Thanks for the welcome! I really like the Tacoma.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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    Tigahshark

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  8. Sep 17, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    [​IMG]Welcome to TW from Sparks, NV. [​IMG]
     
  9. Sep 17, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    RLDTACO

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    Welcome aboard! :wave:
     
  10. Sep 17, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    welcome from florida. those airbags will help out alot you should like them
     
  11. Sep 17, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    Welcome to TW!!!
     
  12. Sep 17, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    Ed Gordon

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    I installed a set on my new 2011 Tacoma this morning. Took me about 4 hours. Drivers side took three times as long due to gas tank and spare is over that way. I would recommend dropping the spare....I should have. Passenger side was a breeze. Routing the air lines is simple and took advice from another post and just put the air stems in the 7 pin connector bracket. Good location and out of the way. Be sure to have a way to tighten the big 1 1/16th ( I belive that is the size) Bolts to the frame. Luckily I had two sets of sockets this size. I am running them at 18lbs for a couple days just to see if they hold pressure then probably drop them to 10lbs. I took it on a ride and seems to help with high speed cornering. Just got this truck and towed my 4000lb camper home to clean it up and winterize it. Bottomed out on some rough gravel roads. Should be taking it back in a few days to storage and will report back how she rides with air bags installed now. I sprayed the soapy water on the air connections and did find a leak. I recommend following instructions and checking.
     
  13. Sep 18, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    nubbs

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    Welcome from Fontana, Ca.
     
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