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Summo springs again

Discussion in 'Towing' started by squirtdog, Mar 22, 2019.

  1. Mar 22, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    I just got a 2019 Trd access cab 4x4. I would like to tow a Casita trailer and know I either need Summo springs or air bags. My question is if I went with Summo springs will they effect my suspension articulation because of the TRD model. The part number that fits is Sumo SSR-612-47 rated at 1000 lbs. Thanks
     
  2. Mar 23, 2019 at 11:48 PM
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    Recommended are the 40s. I've been running them for 35k miles , 8-10k towing a Chalet Arrowhead . I'd do it again , no doubt .
    I ran airbags on my '02 SR5 Tacoma. Really liked them too. Frankly, I prefer the Sumos.

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  3. Mar 24, 2019 at 5:21 AM
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    Thanks for the info. How much does your trailer weigh and do you have trouble see around it because of the width? I was thinking about selling the Casita and buying a Rockwood Hard sided with the off road package. My concerns are the width at 84 inches.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2019 at 5:20 PM
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    I run my Chalet Arrowhead between 2200-2400lbs, tongue weight about 180lbs . Width78". I hauled this trailer all over the western with my '02, and I used mirror extenders. The '16 I don't need them Thank God.
    I'd rather discourage getting the heavier Sumos, you might really get the harsh ride you're looking to avoid . Seriously, the 40s are perfect.
    A friend had a '16 with an R-Pod trailer . HATED the towing experience so bad, he sold the truck (not the trailer , huh ...) and bought a Tundra. Thanks , I'll take my Tacoma ANYDAY over a tundra.
    If be happy to continue this dialogue with a phone call if you'd likelike . ...
    Phone number? My name is Chip
    We could certainly cover a lot more!

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  5. Mar 25, 2019 at 5:38 AM
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    Thanks for the info. When you say run the 40's I assume you mean the ones for 500Lbs. Thanks
     
  6. Mar 30, 2019 at 7:08 PM
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    my 4x4 place recommended the Superspring, had it installed on my 2012 dlcb trd, no more sag, I pull a 21 foot palomino, 3200 lb.,450 tongue wt, with equalizer hitch, , im very happy, not real harsh or clunky
     
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  7. Mar 31, 2019 at 5:44 AM
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    What spring rate did you go with? 500 or 1000 thanks
     
  8. Mar 31, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    1000, I never like the nose up of the Tacoma, even after leveling, knowing that and adding the tongue weight, the shopset the superspring to give me a extra inch up in the rear, now level when towing
     
  9. Apr 1, 2019 at 6:03 AM
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    Thanks for the info
     

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