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Ride is too bumpy

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by neneago, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Dec 31, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    Hello. I recently bought a 2006 Taco because I loved my friends 2004. Its a regular cab automatic. I noticed the ride is real stiff. Im assuming its like that for extra cargo. I rarely carry heavy loads. My friends 2004 rides so much smoother.

    Any way I can make my truck more comfortable? Thanks
     
  2. Dec 31, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    What brand shocks came on your truck?
     
  3. Dec 31, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    I have no clue. It was a fleet vehicle for some company. Its completely stock.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    Check the rear tire air pressure.......if it seems really high air it down. I had a 2000 reg cab prerunner and found that with the wheel base so close together,the ride was a bit more rough. Also changed out the bench seat for buckets.
     
  5. Dec 31, 2010 at 6:47 PM
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    Is yours a prerunner or a basic reg cab?
     
  6. Dec 31, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    It has no labels in the back saying its a prerunner...so Im assuming its a regular cab. Here are a few pics i just took.

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  7. Dec 31, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    Looks bone stock. How many miles are on your truck? I would change those shocks out and have those springs looked at. If it was a fleet vehicle it may have done allot of heavy hauling. Hard to say.
     
  8. Dec 31, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    Its got 100k. Should I replace with OEM shocks or is their an aftermarket shock thats better?
     
  9. Dec 31, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    Get Bilstein 5100's all around
     
  10. Dec 31, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    get the ultimate lift with ome dakar leaf pack, that would look sick ! i wish i would have bought the single instead of the access.
     
  11. Dec 31, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    Neither of those will work because he has a 5-lugger. Bilstein might make a 5-lugger 5100, but I don't think so.
     
  12. Dec 31, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    Do you plan on lifting your truck or are you just going to keep it stock?
     
  13. Dec 31, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    I want to keep the truck stock looking. I dont go off roading and i only carry small loads from Home depot and ikea. Its a truck I use to maintain my home. My goal is to have a comfortable ride.
     
  14. Dec 31, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    I dont think he has a 5 lugger
     
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    That leaf pack is either a TSB pack , an AAL , or an aftermarket leaf pack .

    As a side note the writing on the top of the leaf pack looks exactly like the writing on the top of my Dakars . Maybe they are Dakars with one of the overloads removed ?
     
  16. Dec 31, 2010 at 9:43 PM
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    Got a photo or two of the outside of the truck?
     
  17. Dec 31, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    I'm guessing that the 2 rusty leafsprings in the picture were added since new. The truck was probably used for hauling if it was a fleet-truck. What should be there is just the 2 thin black ones and the fat-short-flat one on the bottom = stock.

    You can safely loose those 2 rusty leafs and you'll have a stock quality ride.

    Also, your tires on that truck shouldn't be over 30psi... set those down just as a bonus to make your ride smoother.
     
  18. Jan 1, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    I was looking at a similar tacoma in a parking lot. It has less leaf springs. Im thinking some of you have figured out my problem. Now I have to find a shop that can bring me back to stock. Anyone knows a shop in the San Francisco bay area? Should I just go to any suspension shop? Dealer? Thanks!
     
  19. Jan 1, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    I took these pictures from my stock PreRunner DC (No TSBs done). Hopefully they help...My bumpstop is on the axle by the way.

    IMG_0624.jpg
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  20. Jan 2, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    Thanks for the pictures. Im still looking for a shop to remove those two extra leafs that I have.
     
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