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Wallowing suspension...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Slideeslide, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. Apr 12, 2021 at 6:09 AM
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    Slideeslide

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    Side to side, that is the constant feeling I have when driving over anything remotely bumpy. I understand as a truck it won't drive like a sports car but my '17 TRD off road with 80k on it feels like it's constantly in a state of body roll. I don't have much extra weight on it. Current setup is soft topper with a Uptop soft top truss rack over it. Going to be adding a up top Bravo rack on cab for carrying a RTT.

    I'm looking for a suggestions for my suspension. I do tow a boat and have no desire to raise my vehicle with a lift. I am considering adding airbags for towing but at this point really need to get the road manners better. Help?
     
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  2. Apr 12, 2021 at 6:17 AM
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    JoeCOVA

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    Could be a number of things, leafs, shocks etc.
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2021 at 7:13 AM
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    Vmax540

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    Get a stiffer sway bar or one from a Sport ?
     
  4. Apr 12, 2021 at 7:35 AM
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  5. Apr 12, 2021 at 7:38 AM
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    The stock OR suspension is wallowy in my opinion. If you want to correct this issue, with a mild upgrade that won’t drastically change your truck, but will greatly improve the ride, get Billstien 5100’s on all corners. They eliminate this wallowy feeling.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2021 at 7:39 AM
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    Do you have the stock tires ? If so it’s the tires mine does the same shit it’s not terrible but the tires will grab the road and pull the truck slightly .
     
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  7. Apr 12, 2021 at 7:40 AM
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    ryanvar42

    ryanvar42 That is your opinion. It is wrong.

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    first start by making sure suspension is all tight and in working order. If that's not the case then its suspension change or sway bars to use a bandaid
     
  8. Apr 12, 2021 at 7:43 AM
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    5100’s or eibach :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Apr 12, 2021 at 7:48 AM
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    My 2020 sr5 has nearly zero body roll, and corners dam flat, even trailering. It rides similar to my brothers 77 trans am, just taller.
     
  10. Apr 12, 2021 at 7:50 AM
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    When did you last replace the OEM shocks (how many miles on them) and what did you replace them with?
     
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  11. Apr 12, 2021 at 7:52 AM
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  12. Apr 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM
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    gForceDude

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    I solved this same problem by putting these on the rear on mine:

    https://www.amazon.com/SSR-612-40-S...Y3EX5VQPH8CYK3KYW&refRID=X98Y3EX5VQPH8CYK3KYW

    https://www.amazon.com/Bilstein-241...21317--8-1---1&vehicleName=2020+Toyota+Tacoma

    The shocks made it much more controlled & firmer feeling, and the Sumos helped with the loads.
    Better both empty & loaded now!
     
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  13. Apr 12, 2021 at 10:48 AM
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    Slideeslide

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    Never. Still OEM.
     
  14. Apr 12, 2021 at 10:50 AM
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    Are you lifted at all?
     
  15. Apr 12, 2021 at 11:46 AM
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    I’m thinking that’s your issue ... I bet they’re worn out.
     
  16. Apr 12, 2021 at 11:52 AM
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    I'm by no means an expert with shocks, but I was thinking the same thing.

    Has the truck always preformed this way or is this wallowing effect something new? If your usage hasn't changed much but this wallowing effect has gotten worse then I would assume that it's just worn out shocks and/or leafs.
     
  17. Apr 12, 2021 at 12:11 PM
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  18. Apr 12, 2021 at 12:31 PM
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    Nope, no lift (none wanted).
     
  19. May 4, 2021 at 7:26 PM
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    Update: Replaced all four corners with Billy 5100s and used #3. Level and rides so much better.

    Thanks everyone
     
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  20. May 4, 2021 at 8:23 PM
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    Maybe just crank the tire pressure to like 39. People complain about the sport suspension because it's too harsh and the off-road for being soft. My sport is great until I have a load and then I need more spring. This truck has trouble with any weight
     

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