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The lean and the lift

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Itchy Dog, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Mar 8, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    Itchy Dog

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    So I got my OME 883 coils & OME front/rear shocks and Wheelersoffroad 5 leaf rear spring pack installed, and it's almost exactly the look I was going for on my 03 Double Cab (new tires on the wish list, but not for a long while). The front was raised up just over two inches and the rear almost 2 inches. Now the rear needs another inch to make it look just right (it's 1/2 lower than the front after the install). What's my best option to get the rear up 1/2 to 1 more inch? My local mechanic says to wait a couple thousand miles and see if the springs settle.

    Also, what of the old Taco lean? My truck seems to list about a half inch to the driver's side. Is it a body issue? What have you guys done to correct this, if anything? I can live with it, but if I can fix it I'd rather not live with it.

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  2. Mar 8, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    yep... let the front suspension settle first...
     
  3. Mar 8, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    if it still isnt to your liking look at a shackel lift.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    Fuel tank, driver and battery are all on the driver side...hence the driver side lean. ToyTec makes a 1/4" top spacer kit to compensate.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    Not saying you're wrong, but I just have a hard time believing this.
    What does a battery weigh- 15-20 pounds? Even with an empty tank, and no driver sitting in the truck, with all new springs, it still leans. That just doesn't make sense. There's got to be, in my mind anyway, something else to look at to explain the lean.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    IamJorgeEdward

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    its called the taco lean and it is very common in the tacoma. it has to do with weight dist.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2010 at 11:31 PM
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    Itchy Dog

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    Ever since I got the truck and started reading I've heard of the Taco Lean.
    But I assume it doesn't affect every truck, right? If not, why not? It's just one of those things that will plague my conscious thought until I can find an explanation :confused:
     
  8. Mar 9, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    It does affect every truck but varies.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    i'd say the battery is closer to 50 lbs from when i lifted it out. together with a 200 lb guy driving and 150 lbs of gas, that's about 400 lbs extra on the driver's side. i'd say it's significant...
     
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