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Taco Lean Poll.... Theory 1

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sierrahsky, May 12, 2011.

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If you have taco lean please explain your set up.

Poll closed Jun 11, 2011.
  1. + sway bar, + stock suspension

    6 vote(s)
    35.3%
  2. - sway bar, + stock suspension

    1 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. + sway bar, + aftermarket suspension (explain)

    8 vote(s)
    47.1%
  4. - sway bar, + aftermarket suspension (explain)

    2 vote(s)
    11.8%
  1. May 12, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    sierrahsky

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    Theory: Those who do not run the sway bar will experience taco lean when upgrading to a non adjustable suspension.

    Research: In the last year I have gone through about 8 different variations of my suspension set ups if not more. So I now have a theory on taco lean and want to see if its accurate. I have done countless changes to see if I can get the weight distribution as close to be exactly the same on both sides of the truck, and did not change to avoid skewing the results. This is what I have found:

    My set ups & Leans:

    Set up 1:
    Front: 3" Truxx Lift Level Kit (top plate spacer) w/stock shocks & Sway Bar
    Rear: Stock LEaf pack non tsb with 1.5" blocks w/stock shocks
    Lean: None

    Set Up 2:
    Front: 885 Coils with 1/4 top place spacer, Billies 5100's @ 0 + Sway Bar
    Rear: TSB Leaf Pack (4) + 2" AAL + Rear Billies 5100's
    Lean: None

    Set Up 3:
    Same as above but without sway bar
    Lean: 1/4" drivers side

    Set Up 4: (Without Front Bumper & Winch)
    Front: 886 Coils with 1/4 Top Plate spacer, billies 5100 @0 - sway bar
    Rear: Dakar HD Leaf Pack, 5100 Billies
    Lean: 2" (after 2 weeks reduced to 1.5")

    Set Up 5:
    Same as above - top plate spacer on drivers side + sway bar
    Lean: None

    Set Up 6: (With front bumper and winch)
    Front: 886 Coils, 1/4 Top Plates, OME 9000's, - Sway Bar
    Rear: Dakar HD Leaf Pack, 5100 Billies
    Lean: .5"

    Set Up 7: (With front bumper and winch)
    Front: 886 Coils, 1/4 Top Plates, OME 9000's, + Sway Bar
    Rear: Dakar HD Leaf Pack, 5100 Billies
    Lean: None
     
  2. May 12, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    grivera

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    Taco Lean- prior to and after adding the TSB springs and 5100's all around fronts set at 1.75".
     
  3. May 12, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    RLDTACO

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    x2
     
  4. May 12, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Did you guys add the 1/4" driver's side spacer ?
     
  5. May 12, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    durf4694

    durf4694 giggity giggity

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    no stock lean for this guy . lucky i suppose
     
  6. May 12, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    Largefarva

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    And yes, I have the 1/4" driver side spacer.
     
  7. May 12, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    RLDTACO

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    I have 5100's set at 0 and Eibachs with 1/4" spacer on driver side rear TSB. There is only about 1/4" difference.
     
  8. May 12, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    Good timing on this one Josh. I put my diff drop back on today and may be raising my front up from .85 to 1.75 tomorrow, but I noticed my lean had increased in the last year (since I put the 5100s on). The lean is now very noticeable from the front with a 3/4 inch difference up front and 1/4 in the rear. I started thinking about the spacer, but then people here are saying that it didn't fix it. I also wondered (maybe someone here can tell me) whether adding the 1/4 inch spacer throws off the alignment? Trying to decide whether to get the spacer and wait on raising the front, or whether to raise the front tomorrow and deal with the spacer later.

    5100s all 4 corners, no tsb, AAL, sway bar, original springs
     
  9. May 12, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    The shop that installed my 5100's and Eibachs said that I would need the 1/4" driver side spacer to keep things level. They said the OEM front coils on the newer trucks are side specific to help with the Taco lean. The Eibachs are not side specific so more lean. My truck stayed about the same, about a 1/4" difference.
     
  10. May 12, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    KEG'sTACO

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    Stage 1 6" Procomp Suspension lift with stock leafs (no TSB) and Procomp MX900 rear shocks. Stock Billies up front. Noticeble taco lean.

    EDIT: No swaybar
     
  11. May 12, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    No taco lean here untill I get into the truck, I need to loose some weight:D The truck lean goes away when my dad rides with me we both weight 285.
     
  12. May 12, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    Reno.... When are you going to come wheeling?
     
  13. May 12, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    Let me know when and where? I am usually open on the weekends.

    Hit me up with a pm.
     
  14. May 12, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    Set up:
    Front: AP bumper/winch, 885's, 5100's at .85, 1/4" top plate spacer, no sway bar
    Rear: Stock LEaf pack with 2" AAL, 5100's
    Lean: 1/2" to PASSENGER side (wtf)

    Possibles: Stock leafs are soft (almost 6 years old) and also have a 60" Hi-Lift mounted on the passenger side of the inside of the bed. I was sitting dead level after the lift and bumper went on, but after my first trail run hitting some hard bumps, I had the lean to the passenger side. I think my leafs are too soft now.

    Will report when I upgrade the leaf pack with aftermarkets.
     
  15. May 12, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    Wouldn't the differances in the amount of gas in the tank throw off the measuments?
     
  16. May 12, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    Front : OME 885x no spacer , OME 90000 shocks
    Rear : OME Dakar leaf pack , OME N182 shocks

    Stock front and rear bumpers , OME trim packer on driver's side , sway bar installed

    No lean
     
  17. May 12, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    I should point out that all my coil sets were x series.

    Will do , as soon as my back heals.

    No, Running a full tank would not drop you that much. If its doing that you really really really need new springs.

    I know that on the 08,09+ the engine bay is a different layout.
     
  18. May 13, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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  19. May 13, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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  20. May 13, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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