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Rear susp mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tickmagnet, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Jul 18, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    tickmagnet

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    Guys, newbie here. What would be the best way to beef up the rear suspension on my Taco? I towed a few boats around the last few wknds (18' Ranger w/ singl;e axle trailer) and 20' Lund w/ dble axle), seemed like I was squatting quite a bit.
     
  2. Jul 18, 2018 at 9:47 AM
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    Tongue weight unsure; 200lbs. maybe? 4 leaf pack, 6 lug wheel, V6.
     
  4. Jul 18, 2018 at 11:39 AM
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  6. Jul 18, 2018 at 2:25 PM
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    TRD Pro Suspension, SOS sliders, SR8 Wheels, Duratracs, ARE shell
    I have had nothing but satisfacton with the Ride-rites with the Daystar cradles (see link). Without the cradles, you can't get full extension or lift the truck by the frame.

    A heavier leaf pack, if you are not always loaded, rides rougher. With the bags, you deflate them when not needed, and you never know they are there. OBA is overkill for them unless you are up and down every day. Less than a minute each with a bike pump and gauge is all you need. I have my valves each side of the tag. Keep the plumbing sperate. There's a reason for two valves.

    Daystar, Air Bag Cradle designed for full suspension travel, Fits All 6" diameter convoluted Air Bags, fits any full size of half ton truck, 2/4WD, KU09140BK, Made in America

    About a ton of gravel. 30# in the bags. (5 lugger)

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    About 350# on the tongue. 15# in the bags. May could do less.

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  7. Jul 23, 2018 at 3:45 PM
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    Ride Rite air bags for the win... and Bilstein 5100 shocks, too!
    I just did a lift test for another Nomad and was just going to start a new thread with the results... here they are:
    Measuring from the street up to the wheel well, past the center of the wheel, empty truck bed, 3/4 tank of gas in tank (265/75-16 tires):
    Left (driver's) side:
    5 psi = 36.5"
    15 psi = 37.25"
    20 psi = 37.75"
    25 psi = 38"
    35 psi = 38.5"
    40 psi = 38.5"

    At 5, 15, and 20 psi, the right side was .25" taller but the same at 25-40 psi.
     
  8. Jul 24, 2018 at 5:16 PM
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    I can't get your link to work. I get a "Corrupted Content" error message (never seen that one before).

    {EDIT} Figured it out. Just cut out all the stuff that doesn't look like a normal URL, and it worked
     
  9. Jul 24, 2018 at 11:16 PM
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    Amazon! lol We'll see if this one works.

    https://www.amazon.com/Daystar-desi...qid=1532499302&sr=8-1&keywords=daystar+cradle
     
  10. Jul 25, 2018 at 5:39 AM
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    Just get the heavy dakars and call it a night :)
     

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