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Tacoma Lean

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by silvertaco13, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Nov 5, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    silvertaco13

    silvertaco13 [OP] It's a Toyota thing, Jeeps can't understand

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    For now I have a 3inch coilspring spacer in the front and 2 inch blocks in the rear. I've heard some people talking about a "toyota lean" and my taco leans to the driver side. Anybody knows the reaon why???
     
  2. Nov 5, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    gas, battery, yourself are all on drivers side.
     
  3. Nov 5, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    ^^^ what he said
     
  4. Nov 5, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    You're too Heavy? hehe mine leans too
     
  5. Nov 5, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    you be fat?
     
  6. Nov 8, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    silvertaco13 [OP] It's a Toyota thing, Jeeps can't understand

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    haha I talked to a guy that lifts tacoma for our local toyota dealership and he said more than likely the blocks have something to do with it. Plus it was level when I put the spacer on then when i threw the blocks on that's when the lean showed.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    mjp2

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    It's the truck's balance. You would have had that stock too.

    The Tacoma is based on the Hilux, which is a right hand drive vehicle. In that model, the battery and fuel tank balance out the driver's weight. Not so on our vehicles.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    I measured the distance between the frame and leaf spring on both sides, there is a 3/4 inch difference, driver side lower. Look up the Technical Service Bulletin for Rear Spring Harsh Ride. T-SB-0305-08 It calls to replace the 3 leaf spring with a new leaf assembly that has 4 leaf springs on both sides!!! about a $1,500.00 fix if you have to pay for it. Of course toyota won't come out and tell you that. I caught mine in the nick of time, still within 36 months, 36,000 miles.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    Technical Service Bulletin for Rear Spring Harsh Ride. T-SB-0305-08

    I carry heavy loads. Not over what the truck is rated for. I believe these stock springs are too weak and it shows. Mine now leans too. Hopefully the warrenty fix, with the upgraded leaf springs will solve this issue.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    Thanks man yeah I was told new leafs would help so looks like im getting some new ones
     
  11. Nov 8, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    If you have limited slip rearend it will bind at times when you park causing a lean.
     
  12. Nov 8, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    The TSB rear leafs do little to no help with "Taco Lean"

    My Tacoma has the exact same 1/4" lean with the TSB as it had before the 4pack TSB was installed.
     
  13. Nov 8, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    btw...

    do I understand this correctly?...

    the 1/4" spacer makes a 1/2" of lift. so...if I use a 1/4" spacer and I have a 1/4" lean...wont I end up with a 1/4' lean the other way?
     
  14. Dec 30, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    I had the warrenty work completed and still notice a slight lean. I think it may have something to do with the gas tank and battery being mounted on the drivers side. Figure one gallon of water weighs 8.35 pounds. :confused:Gas tank holds 21.1 gallons. Thats about 176 lbs of weight in gas alone on the drivers side. Plus I am usually the only one in it driving daily...shock wear and tear greater on that side. I can see how it could get a slight lean. Still drives straight and true. :)
     
  15. Dec 30, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    Mine was 5/8ths lower on the drvr side so the 1/4 Toytec spacer put it within 1/8th
     
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