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prerunner rides stiff, any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by adamstoy, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Sep 22, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    adamstoy

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    2.5 inch spacer, black headlight mod, tonnou cover,chrome bull bar and step bars motometal 958 chrome w/ cooper zeon ltz 285/60R18 TRD OR suspension angle eye projectors with hid 6k's
    I have an 09 dblcab prerunner with 285-60-18 tires and currently have trd offroad coils and stock billies all around with a 2 inch spacer to clear the wheels. I know that spacers give a stiffer ride but its almost as if if i ran over a quater i could tell if its heads or tails. the shocks and struts only have about 8k miles on them and I know the "off road" coils are stiffer than sport or stock. could i go back to stock coils and 5100's up front and still clear the tires, and would air bags in the rear give a smoother ride with the bed being unloaded most of the time. Any input would be great..thanks
     
  2. Sep 23, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    YotaDan

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    You should get rid of the spacer and TRD coils. Put the stock coils in with a set of Bilstein 5100s set at 2.5" of lift. Then get a 3 leaf AAL set for the rear.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    BMiller421

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    You know what helped me a bit..lower your PSI in your tires..just a few (2-3 PSI or more if you like..)
     
  4. Sep 24, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    David K

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    Yah... you can control it all just by adjusting the tire pressure! What are you running, the max. rated for that tire (or more) ?

    Your truck is light, specially in back... it doesn't need the max. pressure if you don't have the max. load on it.
     
  5. Sep 24, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    battlescars

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    No no no, go beat on the truck a bunch until it rides like a caddy!
     
  6. Sep 24, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    TacoNut

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    Spacer lift is you're answer... really any lift, anytime you change the suspension geometry, you're going to affect the ride.....


    However, the real answer? If you want a caddy ride, go buy a caddy, not a truck.
     
  7. Sep 24, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    01taquito

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    get a fatter ass... sorry i've been drinking :) alot
     
  8. Sep 25, 2010 at 11:37 PM
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    battlescars

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    My taco rides like a caddy, what are you saying?
     
  9. Sep 26, 2010 at 12:11 AM
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    krimson

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    Just go with 5100s in the front. The spacer lift is your problem.
     
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