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Rear of truck

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by sprato07, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Feb 5, 2017 at 5:31 AM
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    sprato07

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    I pull a 18' boat on a single axle trailer
    What can I install to the rear of my truck so it does sag down in the rear
    Don't want to spend alot
     
  2. Feb 5, 2017 at 5:52 AM
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    Icon Front & Rear AAL
    Plan on spending at least $200. Sumosprings or Timbren; I have the former, but haven't towed yet. They are well built and have a progressive resistance as weight is added.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2017 at 5:54 AM
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    Here is a picture FB_IMG_1486302592293.jpg

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    Beer:30 I love lamp

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  5. Feb 5, 2017 at 6:00 AM
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    looks like you lifted the front some. You may also want to consider an AAL for the rear. If you level the truck, the back is going to be lower with load. I'd try to keep at least a 1" rake.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2017 at 7:12 AM
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    You can do helper airbags + daystar cradles for like ~450
     
  7. Feb 5, 2017 at 7:15 AM
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    I have the Sumosprings and pull a 1500 lb trailer. Squat with load is flat. Found mine Sumo's on line for $170 with shipping (autoplicity). Easy install compared to AAL.
     
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    From the first post, not sure if you want it to sag or not. From the pics, that trailer tongue is a few inches too high. Trailer should be level or slightly low.

    G.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2017 at 7:22 AM
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    I'm in favor of the Firestone bags if you do not plan on any serious off-roading. I would also consider a 3 leaf progressive over a single AAL. The advantage of the bags is you can control your state of level with any load you are doing at the time using different air pressures in the bag. My buddy saved money by not choosing an on-board compressor and uses a bike pump instead. A little less convenient but only takes a few minutes to hand pump the bags at worst.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2017 at 7:30 AM
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    +1 for Firestone Ride Rite air bags. I didn't install a compressor either, just using a bike pump, it only takes a couple minutes to adjust them.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2017 at 7:50 AM
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    taczilla

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    With this:

    I actually used Trail Gear 2" AAL's, which are a progressive rate spring. They kept my 1" rake. Since your in the states, look here:

    http://www.trail-gear.com/product/4853/tacoma-rear-add-a-leaf-05#.WJdHxcozXIU

    ... and this:

    http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=7088

    You can haul this:
    free-wood.jpg

    Dump_wood_1.jpg


    Buy the 'T' for the Air Lift lines and install the filler valve to the left of the trailer harness plug:
    diff_zpsnml9k7vz_cebab8aa1578102161815ee8e591c67ddd42c281.jpg

    The AAL is progressive, and the air set up is completely adjustable with a compact air compressor/booster pack.

    (I haul various trailers/boats/campers, etc.) You can adjust the air pressure according to tongue weight.

    The system/components are inexpensive when compared to the overpriced Timbrens and Firestones that everyone here seems to rave about, plus they are less intrusive and completely removable. I transferred my Air Lifts from my '08 to my '12. They are still going strong after 8 years.

    And don't forget this:

    hitch.jpg

    It keeps tailgaters real fucking honest.


    My .02.
     
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  12. Feb 5, 2017 at 7:53 AM
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    I do tree work on the side and with that big ass trailer and the size of those logs, I can appreciate that. Good job Tacoma.
     

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