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Tacoma ride/vibration

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chrism0923, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. Jul 11, 2020 at 7:20 AM
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    Chrism0923

    Chrism0923 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else’s Tacoma seen a little stiff/rough on bumpy roads? Mine rides great on the highway. It just seems a little stiff and rough on roads that aren’t so smooth. Also I’ve read that most Tacoma’s are known for some vibration. I’ve checked all my u-joints and the hanger/carrier bearing in the center of drive shaft and all is good. Just wanted to get some opinions.
     
  2. Jul 11, 2020 at 7:27 AM
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    [KD]

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    Looks like you have a TRD Sport, I might be wrong but I believe they have stiffer suspension which would explain the nicer highway ride. I drove a sport and an off-road before I bought my SR5, all around the same age and mileage and the sport definitely had the firmest ride.
     
  3. Jul 11, 2020 at 7:35 AM
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    I don’t think mines a Trd Sport. I don’t have a rear diff locker on mine. It is 4wd though.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2020 at 8:04 AM
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    O/R has the Locker
    Sport has the hood scoop.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2020 at 8:09 AM
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    Ahhhh gotcha. I didn’t know that. I don’t have Trd stickers in mine anywhere idk if that makes a difference
     
  6. Jul 11, 2020 at 8:10 AM
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    FWIW, the O/R uses a Progressive rate coil spring.
    Mine seems to ride “harsh” over small bumps and pot holes.

    The Sport has a Larger Swaybar, which helps in cornering.

    I think the actual shocks themselves are the same.
     
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