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Truck not sitting level

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wado66, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    wado66

    wado66 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Something I noticed today on my 2012 Tacoma DCLB.
    Looking at the back of the truck it looked like it was sitting unlevel. So I checked the tire pressures. They were all 32PSI. Next I measured from the fender well to the garage floor and this is what I got.
    Front Driver Side - 34.5
    Front Passenger Side - 35.125
    Back Driver Side - 37.125
    Back Passenger Side - 37.562
    So, front is unlevel by .625 and back is unlevel by .437
    I know it doesn't sound like much but it is very noticeable when looking at the truck.
    Has anyone else noticed this in their truck.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    Sq0nk

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    Yep. It's called the Tacoma lean.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    Yup.

    Would be interesting to see if the RHD models lean the other way.
    I suspect it is intentional due to the crown in the road.

    My '06 Silverado 2500 was the same way... took an extra crank on the TR to level the driver's side vs passenger.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    wado66

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    Please tell me yall are joking.......
    This is an acceptable issue with this truck???
     
  5. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    The taco lean? Yes.. I'm guessing 50% of tacos have it.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    Bryan139

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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    I've read its due to the driver, gas tank, battery, steering, etc., all being on the same side. The trucks are based off the Hilux which has the diver on the opposite side. So half of that weight is on the other side, balancing the truck. When they moved it for Americans they didn't think about that.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    These are the best trucks on the market and destroy everything in their class, but theyre not perfect.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    Well, I may be pissing in the wind but I'm headed to the dealer to complain about it. I have to go there anyway to get them to repair some trim moulding on the lower part of the windshield. So we will see.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    Seems acceptable to me. I can come up with way bigger gripes.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    didnt you notice it when you purchased it? i think all trucks come out of the factory... like someone else said "i think i could find better things to bitch about" :rolleyes:
     
  12. Apr 8, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    theydidnt say it that way, but you get the point.
     
  13. Apr 8, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    Taco lean

    Driver , fuel tank and battery all on the same side of the truck
     
  14. Apr 8, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    deal with it.
     
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    I'm a tooling engineer in the automotive industry and I know how much tighter the tolerances are on the Toyotas, Nissans, and Hondas. I was just surprised when I looked and could visually see the lean. It may be something I have to accept, but when I pay $30,000+ for a truck I expect it to be held to a certain standard. There is a Suzuki truck that sits across the street from me and it sit visually level.
    If this is all I have to bitch about on the truck then that is great. The way I look at it, the better something is built, the more you scrutinize it.
     
  16. Apr 8, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    trade it in for a Suzuki then.
     
  17. Apr 8, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    this
     
  18. Apr 8, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    Ha...Kinda set myself up for that one.
     
  19. Apr 8, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    Toytec has a $15 1/4" spacer to correct the lean.
     
  20. Apr 8, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    Date only hefty women. It will level out quickly.
     
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