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Road force

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ZonKs, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Jun 20, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    ZonKs

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    Hi.

    I'm takin my truck in to big o tires here in Glendale today to get a road force balancing an have them take a look at the suspension an alignment. I've had absolutely no success with my local dealer in resolving the crappy ride in my brand new truck. It rides like shit. Is there anything specific to this truck that I should tell the guys at big o? Do I need to mention that these are lug centric and is there anything special they need to do because of this? Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 20, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    I believe the stock wheels are hub centric, not lug centric. I could be mistaken and will gladly stand corrected if proven wrong.
     
  3. Jun 20, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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    Looks like your right. Thanks
     
  4. Jun 20, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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    Anyone swapped out the springs in their 2012 sport? According to big o tires everything is fine with the suspension. He stated that the springs have a 5400 lb. rating. Wondering if changing to a slightly softer set of springs might be the answer. Off road have stiffer springs than the sport, correct? Any suggestions for good replacement springs? Thanks.
     
  5. Jun 20, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    Kinda of hard to know what you mean when you state it rides like shit. Can you expand on this.

    You are correct 2012 went to 4 leaf rear versus 3 leaf all previous years. Either way both springs packs suck and will sag in a short time if you haul weight or tow.

    Is it the front of back that you do not like in how it rides.

    What is your tire pressure? Are you all stock??

    If it is the bad try placing some weight in the bed and see if you like how it rides. Typically 200-250 will make the back feel planted and ride softer.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    Tacoma springs (linear or progressive, and 3 or 4 leaf packs) do not have 5400lb rating, the GVWR is 5450lbs on your truck for crying out loud.

    So, what is the difference in ride between your '07 and your '12?
     
  7. Jun 20, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    Thought the 5400 lb thing sounded off. I'm just going to wait for the springs to loosen up.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    What exactly do you mean by "rides like shit"? Is it too rough? Is it too bouncy? Does it wander or shake?

    IMHO, the 5100's on Eibachs with a 2" AAL make my DCLB the overall best riding truck I've ever driven.
     
  9. Jun 20, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    It seems to shake excessively. My off road was very tight and solid feeling. This is just different. Maby it's just a matter of paying too close attention and getting used to the difference. I had some trusted mechanics look at it and they said everything was fine so I'm over it.
     
  10. Jun 20, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    Does it do this at 60+ mph?
     
  11. Jun 21, 2012 at 1:11 PM
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    No it does it at pretty much all speeds. Its pretty much sport v off road suspension. miss my off road. It just doesn't feel nearly as stable as my old one. Whatever. It's cool.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    My sr5 feels like I'm riding on pillows. Even with the aal in the rear. Super soft, no wandering or anything . That's weird
     
  13. Jun 21, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    I think it's the 4 leaf pack and the different springs.
     

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