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Tacoma uneven at ride height

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hawkvenom, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Jun 1, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    Hawkvenom

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    I was looking at the rear of my brand new Tacoma and I noticed the drivers side rear sits higher. I measured the driver side rear and its about 37-3/4 inches from the ground to the wheel well and the passenger rear is about 35 inches. What could be the cause for the uneven height? My tacoma is a 2012 double cab 4x2 prerunner with only 1000 miles. I havent even owed it for a month yet. Any help is appreciated. I plan on taking it to the dealer in about a week. Will they tell me to let the spring settle? Anyone ever experience this? Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Was it on level ground when you measured ?
     
  3. Jun 13, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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    You're worried about a 1/2" ?
     
  4. Jun 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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    1/2" is a lot to some guys :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jun 13, 2012 at 11:03 PM
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    Tire pressure the same?
     
  6. Jun 13, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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    LOL well played sir
     
  7. Jun 13, 2012 at 11:25 PM
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    check my build
    its that damm taco lean man!:annoyed:
     
  8. Jun 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM
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    Sleighman diff. has the taco lean driver's side 1/2" lower.....the OP i'm not so sure? Pass side is 2 3/4" lower? That is a lot of Taco leaning the wrong way.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM
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    This just hit me actually ^
     
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    How did you determine all four tires were at the same elevation with a 5' (?) level ?
     
  11. Jun 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM
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    check my build
    ya noticed the shocks i had on my tacoma for a while were different lengths on either side too!
     
  12. Jul 26, 2012 at 11:13 PM
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    I just lifted my 2012 and noticed this lean also.. Front got fixed with the OME trim packer, but the rear was still 1/2-5/8" lean to drivers side.. So since i got the Progressive 3 leaf AAL from wheelers, i descided to take out the first small leaf on the passenger side, and i still have my overloads in.
    After taking it for a spin i parked it back on my level shop floor and re-measured and its almost perfect now. no more lean. :)
     
  13. Jul 26, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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    Just a passing thought. Is the lean consistent? If you load up the springs & shocks just before parking (a hill, curb, sharp cornering, heavy uneven load, etc), they may not fully unload until the truck is driven again.
     
  14. Jul 29, 2012 at 7:26 PM
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    ^^True.. but the lean will always be there..

    Ive measured mine multiple times and a couple times ive gotten different measurements bc of this reason.. (spring havent unloaded all the way)

    but the most lean ive gotten now is about 1/4"... If it gets worse or my passenger side gets lower then my drivers side, i will put the small leaf back in on the drivers side... but for now its all good.. :)

    does anyone know if taking the small leaf out of the progressive AAL is a bad thing? does it provide any type of support for the othe 2 leafs?
     
  15. Jul 30, 2012 at 5:35 AM
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    ^^ That's a bummer. Hope I don't ever see this lean in my truck. Anyway, the small leaf is mainly intended to keep the axle from twisting excessively during hard stops or acceleration. Also adds a bit of support for heavier loads. I wouldn't remove it, but you're not me. My choice would probably be to add leafs (leaves?), not take away.
     
  16. Jul 30, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    ^^ Yeah your probably right.. I think I will be putting it back in soon.. :) thanks!
    I just hope my lean isnt too bad..
     
  17. Jul 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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    Put it back in today. Sucks that the ubolt that came with the wheelers progressive AAL arent long enough.. I geuss its bc i have the 4 leaf pack not the 3...
    But my lean isnt too bad atleast you cant even tell like before. Soo im happy its gone. :)
     
  18. Jul 31, 2012 at 12:26 AM
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    2 3/4" is rather extreme in my opinion. Take it back to the dealer and make them fix it.
     
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