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wind blow u across the highway?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kjf216, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    kjf216

    kjf216 [OP] Fitz

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    So today i was on the highway fighting to keep my truck going straight with the wind and was wonder is there something worng my truck or does everyone get a work out keeping thier truck in the lane? I noticed this mostly when its a medium to high wind situation, my truck just walks all over the place and by the time i get off the highway my arm is tired.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    mmadej87

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    work-out more and you wont have this problem :) haha jk

    due to the large-ness of the sides of our truck, there's alot of surface area for that wind to push on, making our trucks easily affected by wind..its normal

    i usually just use the weight of my arm to keep my truck in-line, but then again the wind here in SFL isnt ever that strong to blow me off the road..but i do fight it every now and then
     
  3. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    Jreaka13

    Jreaka13 COLORADO!!!

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    i have driven in some pretty heavy winds before and it was a workout... but i know mine wasnt out of the ordinary.. as long as it drives well when your not in windy situations.... I mean does it feel good when driving on the highway typicaly? if so i wouldnt worry about it!!
     
  4. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    X2. What he said. And it doesn't help that the trucks are fairly light.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    carmellocafe

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    Yep, I've experienced this too. Our trucks tend to catch the wind like a sail. I found that by wedging my knee under the steering wheel a little it helps with this. My 86' Bronco isn't affected by the wind as much as the Tacoma! WTF?
     
  6. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    I've noticed it too, but it's not as bad as my work vehicle (98 E250 van). That thing is like driving a wall.
     
  7. Jan 28, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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  8. Jan 28, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    kjf216

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    under normal conditions i have no problem controlling it, just get alittle work out in the wind. i figured it was normal but the only other car i drove was an 06 f150 and that was like driving a tank, just thought i would ask.
     
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