1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

New Tire - Harsh Ride

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Brent5280, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:17 PM
    #1
    Brent5280

    Brent5280 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Member:
    #56868
    Messages:
    23
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brent
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Off-Road
    Westin Chrome Nerf Bars, Kenwood DVD in-dash, BAKflip cover
    I just got a new set of tires that are load range D versus my old C tires. Since the switch the switch, the ride seems a lot harsher. Is this normal or do you think there could be a issue with how they were balanced? I have the exact same tires (just a different rating) as I had before - BFG All-Terrain T/A KO.

    When I drive, I feel every little bump now, almost as if my shocks were dead.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:18 PM
    #2
    fishntaco

    fishntaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Member:
    #32523
    Messages:
    302
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Mobile Al
    Vehicle:
    08 Silver Streak DCLB Prerunner Sport
    Do the chalk line test to set your tire pressure and see if that improves the ride any.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:19 PM
    #3
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    49,813
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5 (+250k AND COUNTING), 88 SR5 PU (SOLD), 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
  4. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:20 PM
    #4
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,683
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Generally D or E rated tires ride stiffer , but as above check the pressures
     
  5. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:21 PM
    #5
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    30,837
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    You put tires meant for a 3/4 ton truck on a light weight Tacoma... They have a very stiff sidewall so you're going to feel bumps a lot more than you did before. How much pressure do you have in the tires?
     
  6. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:28 PM
    #6
    RelentlessFab

    RelentlessFab Tacoma offroad armor fabricating beast Vendor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Member:
    #4772
    Messages:
    14,192
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Eastern side of the Sierras: Sparks, NV
    Vehicle:
    07 SR5 4x4> 03 SR5 4x4 total> 14 Crewmax TRD
    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    This :cool:
     
  7. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:30 PM
    #7
    David K

    David K Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2009
    Member:
    #18969
    Messages:
    9,946
    Gender:
    Male
    San Marcos, Alta California
    Vehicle:
    2010 4WD Off Road DC
    Differential Breather Mod Light Bar: 2 Hella 4000 HID, 1 Cibie Halogen. Bilstein 5100s Ride Rite Air Bags
    Agree, too much air in there!
     
  8. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:36 PM
    #8
    Brent5280

    Brent5280 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Member:
    #56868
    Messages:
    23
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brent
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    07 TRD Off-Road
    Westin Chrome Nerf Bars, Kenwood DVD in-dash, BAKflip cover
    Thanks everyone. I will try to chalk line test when I get home tonight. Appreciate the advice.
     
To Top