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What affordable suspension modification to make after adding weight?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by energygeek, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Jan 4, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    energygeek

    energygeek [OP] WassawBound

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    Current Setup: Tire: 33" KO2 Wheels: SCS Front: Bilstien 6112 Rear: Bilstien 5100 & OME Leafs Storage: Decked and SnugTop Brakes: Extended Stainless Lines Roof Rack: Prinsu Towing: Tacoma Tow Package with REDAC brake controller Kayak Bunks: 3" PVC. :) Sleep Setup: In shell or on roof with Plywood and Big Agnes Fly Creek II Cooler: RTIC 65 Liter Future Mods: Winch: MileMaker 12000, install in progress. Bumpers: Any Suggestions? Dual Battery: Roof Top Tent: FSR Power Management: SPOD Brake Upgrade: 4 Runner Conversion Needs Fixing: Wheel Wells Broken Sway Bar bolt
    I've added the items below to my DCSB TRD OR with tow package.

    Permanent loads:
    SnugTop SuperSport: ..........~200 lbs
    Decked Storage System:.......~200 lbs
    Tools & Some Camping Gear:.~100 lbs
    Prinsu racks:..........................~45 lbs
    Sub Total.............................~545 lbs

    Expedition loads: _
    Hobie Pro Angler 14.............~144.5 lbs (Rigged)
    Other Camping Gear.............~150 lbs
    Sky Camp RTT.....................~165 lbs (On my wish list. I'm not sure if I'll carry it along with the Hobie or even if that's possible.)
    _______________________________
    Sub Total............................~456.5 lbs
    Total..................................~1001.5 lbs

    Toyota seems to list 1,280 lbs as the pay load for the 2015 4x4 Double Cab Auto.

    My truck was hitting the bump stops on dips and speed bumps only after adding the Decked system. It didn't seem to take much to impact the suspension characteristics of the Taco.

    What is most cost effective modification I can make so that I feel comfortable with my truck on fire roads again? Or put another way, what do I need to do to get my truck back to its stock capabilities?
     
  2. Jan 4, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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    geekhouse23

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    I would order custom Deaver springs. You can give them the information above and they will make you a set that will handle the weight without lifting the rig.
     
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  3. Jan 4, 2018 at 8:52 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    ^^^ This.

    Suppose you could have springs built for the 'fixed' load, then use bags or overloads to handle the Expo gear, assuming that comes in and out every time.

    If it were mine, I'd go once and done. Less maintenance.
     
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  4. Jan 4, 2018 at 8:55 AM
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    By "once and done" are you implying to lift at the same time? Or springs to handle the full load?
     
  5. Jan 4, 2018 at 8:57 AM
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    Metallikatz3

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    that weight is similar to my camping gear and I'm using OME Dakar EL096R springs. This will lift the rear about 2" or so but with that much constant weight you may want to end up with the rear a little higher and letting it settle
     
  6. Jan 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    Springs to handle the full load and ride ht you want.
     
  7. Jan 4, 2018 at 9:03 AM
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    Agreed, with this.

    I have a Deaver pack myself and Love it.
     
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  8. Jan 4, 2018 at 9:08 AM
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    Metallikatz3

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    Depending on where you're located Alcan is another option and they are in Colorado.
     

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