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Realistic payload

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by maxpower29, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Jun 10, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    maxpower29

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    Going to pick dirt up Sunday, just wondering what the limit I should be thinking about. I think the book says 1200lbs. Im not sure what truck thats for though and if its for the 4th leaf one? Mine is just the SR5 with bilsteins and 4th leaf. 2.7 manual
     
  2. Jun 10, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    With the 4th leaf, you're good at 1200 lbs.
     
  3. Jun 10, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    It came stock with a 4th though
     
  4. Jun 10, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    All season mats, 2nd filter delete, DT header, Jardine cat-back, URD shifter, Bilstein 5100's all around at .85 front with Eibachs + .25 passenger/.5 drivers spacers and 1.5 AAL, 0w20 synthetic, Scanguage II, extra D rings, OEM backup camera+Mirror, bed mat, Extang Solid Fold, Popnlock 5300, Pro Comp 7089's 4.5bs 285/70/17 Revo 2s, De-badged
    cool guys thanks
     
  5. Jun 10, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    I had about 1,000(edit) lbs of crushed granite in my truck the other week, there was a definite change in how much more I had to keep that pedal down to move... I'm not sure, but do you think you would be pushing the truck to unnessessary limits with a thousand pound payload? (any big hills on the drive?)
     
  6. Jun 10, 2011 at 10:15 PM
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    I hauled about 1 yard of topsoil in my taco last month. The standard assumption is that screened topsoil should weigh about 78lbs/cubic foot or ~2100lb/yd.
    Mine must have been extremely light topsoil. I ran mostly in 4th gear and pulled it down to 3rd on the steeper hills and the truck handled it very well.
    I had the spring tsb done as soon as I bought the truck so this is on 4leaf packs
     
  7. Jun 11, 2011 at 3:42 AM
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    The drive will literally be only about 3-4 mins or less if I have nothing in the back. maybe 3 kms? so about 2 miles. shouldnt be bad, im just sketchy about putting it in such a new truck
     
  8. Jun 11, 2011 at 4:16 AM
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    You'll be fine, I had 2250lbs in my truck with an inch between the bump stops and frame. You'll be even better with as little gas in your tank as reasonably possible to reduce weight. Try to load as much as you can towards the front of the bed to distribute the weight more evenly over all four wheels, and drive slow and cautious, braking and steering will handle considerably different.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2011 at 5:24 AM
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    Last weekend I mulched my gardens, and I had 20 bags of mulch in the bed. Pretty much filled the bed to the top of the bed rails and then some. Each bag was 2 cubic feet, no weight on the bags though, but the mulch was pretty wet when I opened them up.

    I had the spring TSB done a long time ago.

    There was no bottoming out, but she was swatting down in the back a bit......
     
  10. Jun 11, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    you only have a short distance to travel, make two trips if your concerned. Like somebody said above make sure ya load as far forward as possible to get some weight on the front axle
     
  11. Jun 11, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    The truck should be able to run long distances, reliably at maximum payload. I haven't loaded this one up to capacity yet, but my last Hi-Lux as a short bed, 2wd and I routinely loaded 1/3 of a cord of wood (bed capacity), or one standard 3/4 yard construction style front load bucket, and my stock clutch was still good when I sold the truck at 217k miles.

    Howard
     
  12. Jun 11, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    just did this yesterday, but with 'fill soil' ... i have a sport w/ 4th leaf and toytec ULK,(1.5 AAL and Bilsteins)... lady told me on the phone, 'it will have some small rocks in it is that ok?' .. "Yeah no problem im just usin it for fill before i topsoil" .. so i go to get 2 scoops, puts 2 bucket loads in, HUGE rocks, HUGE chunks of topsoil lol... whatever it was for filling.... but as for the truck... she sat on the bumpstops the entire 11 miles.. only trouble i had was braking down a hill... going up hills and getting going wasnt too much of a problem at all... i will try to get the pic up of the truck loaded up..
     
  13. Jun 11, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    What its supposed to look like.....
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    2 buckets of fill...
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    I've had 1,000 lbs in my bed with the crappy 3 leaf springs. Hit the bumpstops a few times, but it wasn't a problem. You'll be fine.
     
  15. Jun 11, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    If it's brother, the Hilux, can carry 12 Taliban through the mountains of Afghanistan, I'm pretty sure you'll be OK on the asphalt of Canada.
     
  17. Jun 11, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    Put a tarp down if you want to be safe with scratches etc. I scratched my bed to hell..
     
  18. Jun 11, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    Its mostly just dirt so I think I will be fine
     
  19. Jun 11, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    Haha.. it looks like its ready for the 24 hr Baja
     
  20. Jun 11, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    yeah, i didnt rinse mine out yet but im sure its scratched to shit, from the shovel and rock rake lol.. but its like i told the old lady when she said 'why do you wanna do this shit with your truck when it looks so nice?' .. "Because its a f*ckin pick up truck, this is what its made for!"
     
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