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One Ton Tacoma.... Come and see!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by chilic82, May 9, 2010.

  1. May 9, 2010 at 6:13 AM
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    chilic82

    chilic82 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, I had to do a little yard work yesterday. So, I went down to a friend of mine's land and picked up some sod for my yard. I don't have a trailer so I had to put it in the back of the truck. My DC does have the LS TSB done and I was curious to see how it would handle it. The bump stops were about a half inch from touching the frame, but it handled it pretty good. I ran about 55- 60 home and didn't have much difficulty. So, here's what 2,000 lbs of sod looks like in the back of a Tacoma.

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  2. May 9, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    Impressive. I would have thought it would have been sagging more than that.
     
  3. May 9, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    Yeah, that's not bad at all.
     
  4. May 9, 2010 at 6:54 AM
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    AndrewFalk

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    Impressive load right there.
     
  5. May 9, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    Nice! Seeing how much (little) it sagged makes me wonder if I was off on my weight estimation when I loaded up on landscaping bricks and dirt:

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  6. May 9, 2010 at 7:11 AM
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    Glad you made it home safely and without doing any immediate damage. Overloading like that over-stresses the leaf packs and will wear them out early. Hope a pretty lawn is worth it.
     
  7. May 9, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    That was really a full load. I don't think you could have gone with much more.
     
  8. May 9, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Keep an ey eon your axel seals.....They may start to leak in a day or 2.
     
  9. May 9, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    Really? Why?
     
  10. May 9, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    I kinda hoped it would break the TSB packs in. They ride a little stiff to me and hoped this would soften them up. It seems to be OK. I won't be doing this again as I have all I need. Also, I only drove about 8 miles like this.
     
  11. May 9, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    Because of the extra pressure caused by overloading your truck by 200-800 lbs (I don't know what a DC is rated for..but my guess is it's in the range of 1200-1300 lbs.) will blow seals out pretty easily.

    That is the trade off in getting the TSB....I hope it worked out to do what you wanted without limiting the life of your springs...
     
  12. May 9, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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  13. May 9, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Because you overloaded the truck. The axel isnt designed to carry that much weight over it.
     
  14. May 9, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    It took that very nicely! Doesnt look like the saggy Tacomas that roll around here with a big piece of furniture....Like mine
     
  15. May 9, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    Looks like hes on the bump stops.
     
  16. May 9, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    OP Post said his bump stops were half an inch from the frame, but no one will really know until we get pictures of the actual parts.
     
  17. May 9, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    I don't buy this at all, an axle is not pressurized.. Extra load isn't going to increase pressures at all. It is vented, not a sealed space anyhow. A load could increase heat in the oil due to additional friction. But the only axle seals I have ever seen blow were due to outer bearing failure, bent axleshafts or grit chewing up the rubber seal.
     
  18. May 9, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    i did this with my truck last summer no problems...
     
  19. May 9, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    chris4x4

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    The axel carries the weight of the truck. A Floating axel does not. Being as the Tacoma uses a "Semi-Floating" axel, weight is beared on it. When a load exceeds the rating by too much, The axel in the axels housing can put stress on the seals, thus causing a leak. I dont know what you were reading in this thread, in which internal pressure is increased....
     
  20. May 9, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    Holy hell. That's a lot of weight
     
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