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Question about suspension up grade.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Elkhitman, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Apr 16, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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    Elkhitman

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    I have a 05 double cab 4X4, I'm having a problem with the rear suspension. When I drive the truck at hwy speed and hit a bump it feels like my suspension is bottoming out. It's even worse when I have a ATV in the back. Any recommendations on what I should do short of putting air bags or a lift maybe heavier rear shocks. Thx for the help.
     
  2. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:28 AM
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    If you have stock springs(3 leaf) there is a TSB for harsh ride where they will swap them out for a 4 leaf set. The dealership will probably give you a hard time and may not do it, but you could look into it.
     
  3. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:35 AM
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    He is an 05 so i doubt he still has the warranty to cover that. If you do have the 3 leaf spring pack I would ditch it and look into a new after market leaf pack. Airbags would help for sure, especially with the ATV in the back. I would still look into a new leaf pack though.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:59 AM
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    What they all said, cheapest fix is an add a leaf system, but for an ATV and 7 year old springs it might be worth it to get a whole new leaf pack.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    My neighbor was told by Les Schwab the Taco leafs only last 50k miles. He thought he was being told a line of BS until I told him it was essentially true.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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    Well heck, if they are only good for 50k I'm about 3 times over that. Thanks for all the help.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    get it over with and get the dakars, you will be stoked
     
  8. Apr 17, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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    Dakars FTW
     
  9. Apr 18, 2012 at 8:20 AM
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    Thx again for all the replies, where can I get the Dakars at?
     
  10. Apr 18, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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