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Sagging Too Much?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vegetopia, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    vegetopia

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    I feel like my truck is sagging too much under this load. Wheeler's 5-leaf and Bilstein 5100s. I have kind of felt from the beginning that my 5-leaf pack didn't have enough arch in it. They look almost flat with no load in the bed.

    What do you think?

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  2. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    That is a good amount of sag. I dont have any experience with the 5100 or your leafs... I think my truck sags too much with the tsb done, but Im used to bigger trucks I guess.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    Your truck looks extremely level with nothing in it. Maybe with a little rake it wouldn't appear to sag so much.
     
  4. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    that's a heavy load....but with no load, what to the leafs look like?? flat with no load?? that can't be right
     
  6. Jan 4, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    Only you can stop sagging

    Buy pants that fit or USE A BELT
     
  7. Jan 4, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    unloaded it, here's some updated pics:

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    I have to assume that all that fresh pressure treated lumber had to way at least as much as that guys mulch and paving stones... maybe I'm wrong though.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    The truck looks to be sitting about perfect. Tacomas have very flat packs. From the parts you have installed up front you are probably sitting at about 2.75-3" of lift.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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  10. Jan 4, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    really? leafs being that flat is normal?
     
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    Thanks for chiming in Dan, just wanted to make sure. I have the 5100s set to the middle setting up front with the 880 coils. I think I should put them down to the 0 setting to put a bit of forward rake back in there, but I just really don't want to do the labor right now :p


    Looked like mulch... :D Thanks for the input. Obviously hanging that much wet lumber off the axle like that isn't going to help anything. The truck was so ass heavy, the front wheels actually bounced off the ground when going over a speed bump leaving the home depot parking lot. Looks like it's time to start fabbing that ladder rack.


    I haven't but am interested in this as an option. Who makes the best kit?
     
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