1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Spacers, Air Bags, or Extra Leaf Spring

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bongoassaulttaco, Jul 14, 2020.

?

Spacers or Leaf spring

  1. Spacer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Leaf Spring

    3 vote(s)
    100.0%
  1. Jul 14, 2020 at 7:01 PM
    #1
    bongoassaulttaco

    bongoassaulttaco [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2020
    Member:
    #334492
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    2019-Tacoma Long Bed

    I utilize my bed alot. Rock, lumber, atv, you name it. This leads to the truck squatting quite a bit. What do ya'll recommend to maximize the function of the bed? Whats the difference between adding a leaf spring vs a spacer? I realize ill have to do something up front as well. Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Jul 14, 2020 at 7:25 PM
    #2
    su.brat

    su.brat Tacomakart

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2016
    Member:
    #193316
    Messages:
    8,879
    TW
    if you're just having sagging then maybe try a set of sumosprings before committing to more. it would probably fix you up.

    https://www.supersprings.com/shop/ssr-611-40/
     
    bongoassaulttaco [OP] likes this.
  3. Jul 15, 2020 at 11:50 AM
    #3
    bongoassaulttaco

    bongoassaulttaco [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2020
    Member:
    #334492
    Messages:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Any idea how it affects the ride when not under load?
     
  4. Jul 15, 2020 at 12:48 PM
    #4
    su.brat

    su.brat Tacomakart

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2016
    Member:
    #193316
    Messages:
    8,879
    TW
    do you carry weight like bumpers, etc?

    they add firmness after about 2" and reduce how much the shock will compress. they are not airbags but a medium soft porous rubber compound, so they give and flex but are somewhat elastic. if you do any higher speed or higher energy driving they can get your rear end bucking a little depending on other factors like tires, your shocks & springs, the road contour, etc. you'd have to figure if your rear end ever gets strong movement like that, most don't. i think the vast majority would not notice them much.
     
  5. Sep 26, 2020 at 8:25 AM
    #5
    MGP

    MGP New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2020
    Member:
    #341492
    Messages:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    A little late to the party (just completed last step today).
    I have a '16 TRD OR access cab.
    What I did since I also carry rock, logs etc. and then drive curvy mountains roads...is I got the 1000# Sumosprings SSR-610-40s and the 500# sumo springs SSR-612-40. The mounting bolt on the flange is the same for both. I then bought a large hard rubber piece from a hardware store and drilled a 5/16" hole and mounted it on the same bolt. This is more of a protector for the mounting bolt. So now I have a field changeable normal, medium and HD setup that has proven to stay level even with 2000# of Number 4 gravel in the rear. I didn't apply the blue Loctite so now I just unscrew the Sumo or rubber and screw on the one I need. All stay in the truck with me. I like options!
    Hope this helps someone.
    MGP
     
  6. Oct 1, 2020 at 6:59 AM
    #6
    CHUCK W

    CHUCK W Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Member:
    #109366
    Messages:
    245
    Gender:
    Male
    Firestone Ride Rite air bags. You can adjust the air to match your load. Keeps the truck level with loads or while towing.
     
    Const.Off. likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top