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Rear suspension bottoming out!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Boeingoing, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Jan 5, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    Boeingoing

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    I have a 2010 double cab SR5... seems the rear suspension bottoms out with minimal weight in the back, I even noticed it on a trail the other day with 3 guys in the truck and 200lbs in the back when we hit a rut. I realize this is a mid size truck... but shouldn't it be a bit more solid than that? My questions are does the trd have better rear suspension and is there a mod I can do to beef up the leaf springs or something? The truck isn't bagged on either, it only has 13,000k....:confused:
     
  2. Jan 5, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    wmdpowell

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    There might be a tsb for rear leaf springs on the 10 double cab (the stronger leafs might have been put in automatically in Canada, but not completely sure).

    Payload on my 11 regular cab is 1435 lbs. If the three guys weighed 200 you would only be at 800.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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    The TRD package comes with upgraded blistien shocks and beefier springs...
     
  4. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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    Boeingoing

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    It's a US truck... When I had the truck in for service I asked them if there was any outstanding TSB's and they said no... I guess I should do some research...
     
  5. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    The Traveler

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    I don't own a Taco anymore.
    False. Springs are the same, just the yellow bilstein shock vs the black Tokico shocks.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    Skunkman

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    Here is my suggestion, from experience. If you are going to use it like a real truck, and not a grocerey getter, spend the money and change out the rear leafs to an aftermarket set . I would highly suggest a set of Expo's . I started with a toytec add a leaf,and shattered both of them. Then went to a middle of the road replacement spring pack, and with any type of real weight they settled back to exactly zero lift and not much better ride than stock. Finally broke down and got the Expo's installed,now with a loaded truck it still has 2 + inches lift over stock, never bottoms out, and rides excellent on the road. I have a set of 5100's in the back, and they ride good, but at some point I am going to swap them out for the Bilsteins meant to handle the additional lift. Just a suggestion from someone that learned the hard (expensive ) way.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:08 PM
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    VirginiaBound

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    I would grab monster stickers and spray paint your wheels black.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    I thought the trd package came with progressive rate springs?
     
  9. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    In the front, yes.
     
  10. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:28 PM
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    In the front coils, yes...in the rear they are all the same springs, either the standard 3 leaf or tsb 4 leaf. The tsb is Toyota's fix for the problem the op describes. Canadian trucks get the 4 leaf pack standard

    Edit: traveler beat me to it...stupid small keys on my phone.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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    and the front springs are better arnt they?
     
  12. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    What is better than 'stock'? The TRD offroad coils are stock to TRD offroad trucks...the linear rate springs are 'stock' to sports and sr5
     
  13. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    Get the TSB springs. Not great, but better, and the way the truck should have left the factory.
     
  14. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:34 PM
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    'better' is a relative term in your usage of the word...
     
  15. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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    I just did the Toytec 2" AAL for non TSB leafs. Love the lift and and I rarely ever bottom out. Only when wheelin' hard
     
  16. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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  17. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    Spacers. Spacers everywhere.
    OP, you're going to have to long travel it.

    There's no way around it.

    That's how everyone fixes this problem.

    Agreed with the earlier sentiment of spray painting your wheels black and the addition of Monster stickers.
     
  18. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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    i would recommend plasti-dipping them black, as long as bedsides are left white
     
  19. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    :thumbsup:

    Don't forget all the sand on the carpet.
     
  20. Jan 5, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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    Well duh.

    I hope he remembers to get the fiberglass fenders on at least 3 months prior to starting his LT excursion, proper etiquette.
     
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