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Taco Lean or other?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by FishinTaco, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Sep 28, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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    FishinTaco

    FishinTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    D'Arcy
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    5100's all the way around, OME 880's and AAL, BF's 265/75R16. Switched beds from Stepside to Fleetside
    I've gone through and read a bunch of threads on the lean, but even with the searching didn't satisfy my question.

    I just got a frame replacement, put 5100's all the way around and a skyjacker soft ride AAL and ome 880's (with billy's at the middle).

    I didn't notice the lean much before, or even right after the frame swap. But now, a couple weeks after frame swap, my rear end leans 3/4" to drivers and my front leans 1" to the drivers side.

    Ground to bottom of fender through center of wheel:

    38" drivers rear
    38 3/4" Passenger rear
    37 1/4" Driver front
    38 1/4" Passenger front

    Think is normal and just deal with it? Or as I've read with some frame swaps, is it an issue with the frame replacement having the rear shock mounts welded improperly from dana? When the taco's lean, do they lean both front and rear? Sorry for all the questions, any help is appreciated.

    It was on level ground, was a full tank of gas, tire pressure the same, nothing in the truck, I checked to make sure the side specific 5100's were on the proper side in the rear..etc...

    Cheers, BTW Toyota in Sudbury did a sweet job on the frame swap...she's tight like a tiger.

    D.C
     
  2. Sep 28, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    Supra TT

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    My truck leans 1" exactly on the driver side... I am furiated with it, however I'm in a different league than you, SAS ftw. But I shouldn't be leaning. No one should.. but almost everyone does :(
     
  3. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    NegroTundra

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    I'm leaning 3/4" front and back even WITH a toytec 1/4" spacer up front and driver/passenger specific leafs from OME (dakar). I've learned to deal.
     
  4. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    TacoMX

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    My taco lean really doesn't bother me. Its just a part of its character :taco:
     
  5. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    dayNnite4

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    i think the gas tank, battery and driver always being on one side will do this..just my guess
     
  6. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    ttran

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    I put a top plate spacer on my driver's side which fixed my taco lean. But with a full tank of gas and me in the cab, it still leans a bit
     
  7. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    TacoMX

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    sure is :bananadead:
     
  8. Sep 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    FishinTaco

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    5100's all the way around, OME 880's and AAL, BF's 265/75R16. Switched beds from Stepside to Fleetside
    Yeah, I'm not all that worried,just making sure the numbers are what other people have seen, I'll deal with the character for now. Thanks for the responses. I was suprised as the suspension is all brand new and is leaning. She might really lean after a while. Maybe a spacer then. When i had my 98, people talked about the lean, I never had it and wondered about it. Until then I'll load stuff on the passenger side...lol.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    Hood shocks; 2in lift all round with 5100 Bilstein adjustables front and rear old man EMU leafs; front aggressive bumper w/ 8K lb smitty winch
    I have a similar situation as you. Measured the same way before and after my 2in lift and I am 5/8in lower on my driver side. Truck was empty in cab and bed, fuel at 1/4 tank, and tires were all even. Don't know what the problem is but it would be nice to know what is going on. (05 Taco, 4x4, offroad pkg, TRD)
     
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