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Shocks?

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Kevinztaco, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Jan 8, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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    Kevinztaco

    Kevinztaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    I bought my 2013 Tacoma, V6, 4x4, TRD Sport about a month ago and I have been happy with it except the road handling, particularly on turns. I think the suspensions are too soft? It feels like the truck is going to roll over at tighter turns. I don't expect it to handle turns like a sports car but I am hopping to get some suggestions on how to improve turns. I have driven the TRD Off Road before and didn't like the bumpy ride. Anything out there that would solve this problem?
     
  2. Jan 8, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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    wolftree

    wolftree Well-Known Member

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    You are correct about the suspension being too soft. Toyota made it that way for cruising the mall, not carrying anything or handling.

    The quickest, cheapest improvement would be to install better shocks at least on the rear. All around would be better. I recommend either Bilstein 4600s or 5100s.

    The Toyota Bilsteins that I think are on your truck are made to Toyota spec by Bilstein (Soft).

    I am not certain what tires you have. My truck came with Dunlop GranTreks and scared me in a curves. I replaced them at 1300 miles and it was the best decision I could have made. I went with Michelin LTX M/S2s in a 265/70R-16 size.
     
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