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where does toyota leave us reg cab owners?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacoyota, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Sep 1, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    Tacoyota

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    After reading all these threads, I'm less certain of what I want to do for my truck. I dont think its as bad as the acc. cab or Doublecab, but i'm thinking i want more support. The 3 ideas i have are: airbags, getting the 4 leafs at a junkyard(spendy from dealer), or a set of Alcans set up to improve stock (0"-.75"), im not going to lift this truck btw, and remember t.s.b. doesnt apply to a reg cab.
    I'm going towards Alcan springs, might be a bit more flex, i want to get rid of a clacking noise in my springs too.I had no real trouble a 400lb in the bed, my worries are if we get 2 of our elk tags (spike btw) filled and the truck falls short. I'm going to respect my 1500ish lb. payload b.t.w.
    So. what do you all think?
     
  2. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:13 AM
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    Sorry I don't know what suspension options are available for the regular cab, but your payload with nothing else in the truck including driver is 1435lbs then you subtract your weight and the weight of anything else in the cab then your payload is really closer to around 1200lbs.
    Also the payload in a regular cab is more than the access cabs and double cabs ;).

    You might get more answers in the Suspension section.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/
     
  3. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:25 AM
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    they just hate us =P

    why do you think we didn't get the V6 as well? lol
     
  4. Sep 2, 2009 at 3:59 AM
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    Some helper springs would probably help you out and you'd spend less money than replacing the whole spring pack.

    I feel your pain, brother! :D
     
  5. Sep 2, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    yea,the payload sticker says 1300 lb cargo, more like 1450 by the gvwr sticker.

    I'm thinking of helpers, but want to minimize any lift (hope thats not sacreligious lol). Airbags sound good , but will articulation pull one apart? (i kinda doub it)
    the factory 4 leafs sound good , but mght actually lift the rear from what i hear.
    In a nutshell actually there is a lot of good options, I'm not being decisive here is all.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    I really like my Timbren SES. You don't feel them until you load up or throw it into a corner.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    I've just begun reading on them yesterday.Didnt want to go speaking of them without reading up on them.
     
  8. Sep 2, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    Does the TSB leaf springs even fit the regular cabs?

    When I first joined, I was was and still am confused as to the bottom out issue and the TSB being only for access and double cab. I even went out and looked at my 3 leafs on my regular cab and the P/N stenciled on them is not even what is called out in the TSB so that tells me they are in some way different.

    Hootbro
     
  9. Sep 2, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    were not in the tsb, dont think we need to be .Our payload is higher though.

    Might need to load 1000 lb and drive a gravel road and get a better feel for their abilities.
    I would only load near max 1-5 days a year , but they would be 25 mi up a gravel road, then 80 mi on the highways. Not going to worry about pavers or concrete loads from the store 1 mi away.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2009 at 6:38 PM
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    Yeah I understand we are not in the TSB.

    I guess my question then, is it because it is not actually needed on the regular cabs or because Toyota chooses to ignore us because we are a smaller part of the Tacoma market?
     
  11. Sep 2, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    I think more because its not needed, if the 3 leaf springs were the same (dont think they are), we would be putting 300 lb less on them give or take, compared to the doublecab.
    I'm jumping windows tonite, looking at timbrens, looks like the best way to go for the money so far, but i think articulation would be limited. Cant find data to support one way or the other yet.
     
  12. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    Srsly. I would've loved a V6 reg cab with a MT.

    My plan, if I decide that I need more support in the rear end, is to go with airbags. They're fairly inexpensive ($200-$300 for a kit, depending on brand) and will let me keep the factory ride when I'm not hauling a load.
     
  13. Sep 2, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    Giving benefit of the doubt to toyota, reg cabs arent where the sales are , nor the 4 cyl , so im glad toyota still has em. Consider this idea: reg cab, the shorter box, v6(should i add a s.c.?), with the factory locker, what a blast that could be!
     
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