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Rough ride

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Poteet, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. Jan 31, 2015 at 3:26 PM
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    Poteet

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    Hey guys
    I have searched this forum, as well as others with no results. Forgive me if this is beating a dead horse.

    I have a 97 Tacoma, 92000 miles. I just replaced the shocks and struts and it still rides rough. I know it is a truck, but I've owned it since new and it should be smoother than this.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2015 at 3:39 PM
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    how many PSI are you running your tires at? any lift? spacers? blocks?
     
  3. Jan 31, 2015 at 3:40 PM
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    cheap chonese tires?
     
  4. Jan 31, 2015 at 3:42 PM
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    What shocks/struts? What leaves and springs up front, how many miles? It is a truck...
     
  5. Jan 31, 2015 at 3:46 PM
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    50 lbs. No Lift, No spacers all stock. Good tires. Goodyear Wrangler RT/S. Monroe Sesa-trac shocks and struts. No shakes or anything, just rough over bumps, even manhole covers etc…..
     
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  6. Jan 31, 2015 at 3:48 PM
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    50 lbs is way too much, go down to 30 and see how it rides
     
  7. Jan 31, 2015 at 4:10 PM
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    Thanks,

    It says 50lbs. cold max on the tire, I figured it would be less rolling resistance, better gas milage etc…..

    I'm going to lower the pressure and go for a ride right now.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2015 at 4:12 PM
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    yeah that's max pressure for tire, check the plaque on the door frame of your truck it should tell you recommended tire pressure. I think 30 is a good start point
     
  9. Jan 31, 2015 at 4:35 PM
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    Thanks again

    I went to 35# and it is way better, will go to 30# in the a.m.
     
  10. Jan 31, 2015 at 5:10 PM
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    great news man. love a quick, easy and FREE fix!!!
     
  11. Feb 1, 2015 at 7:59 AM
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    Poor guy. Comes to TW cuz he's truck rides rough. Let's some air out of his tires and now he'll be spending his paychecks on mods and improvements haha. That's how I got hooked. Came here searching for an answer to simple question and I'm on my second taco that I've dumped money into
     
  12. Feb 1, 2015 at 9:27 AM
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    So………………What's wrong with that?

    I bought my truck new in 97 and it has been a great truck.

    I just replaced both O2 sensors and fuel filter, 92,000 miles.

    I plan on doing the timing belt, water pump soon, after that? Who knows.
     
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  13. Feb 1, 2015 at 9:55 AM
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    Nothing wrong with that at all man just messing around
     
  14. Feb 1, 2015 at 9:58 AM
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    I know, no offense taken.
     
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    You air down to 30 psi ? How's the ride?
     
  16. Feb 2, 2015 at 1:56 PM
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    Much more civil!
     
  17. Feb 2, 2015 at 2:01 PM
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    Lol damn, next time go by the PSI on the doors, not what the tire says :)

    The rear should be 29, front 31 psi
     
  20. Feb 3, 2015 at 10:19 AM
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    Just keep an eye on wear. I need to fill my front tires up more to make the wear even. I'm sitting at 34 right now in the front and 32 in the rear. It's barely noticeable bit if I can fix it I will.
     

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