1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

For constant 350 lb bed load - what's best?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Stig, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Jan 14, 2020 at 10:17 AM
    #1
    Stig

    Stig [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2016
    Member:
    #3475
    Messages:
    899
    I have a constant minimum load of 300 lbs (cap, fridge, random supplies) but is more like 340 lbs daily.

    And another 50 to 100 lbs occasionally.

    On stock suspension now. Rear is sagging some but haven't measured yet. Will eventually upgrade my shocks but don't plan to lift the front more than 2" and want to keep some rake.

    Offroad consists of just fire roads and that's less than 1%. Mainly want a decent ride, at least no worse than OEM. Lots of pot holes and I don't like to slow down for railroad tracks.

    I was thinking to go with new leafs for my constant added weight but reading some posts here makes me think just a shackle is better. Sounds like messing with leaf packs is a rabbit hole I don't have time for.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Jan 14, 2020 at 10:45 AM
    #2
    SprinterAE86

    SprinterAE86 New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2018
    Member:
    #15447
    Messages:
    809
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ian
    Fleming Island, Fl
    Vehicle:
    2012 Toyota Sequoia Platinum
    Bilstein 5100 2.3/1.5, TRD sway bars ft/rr, Cooper Tires Discoverer AT3 XLT 295.70.18, Vision Manx 2 18x9 +12, APS side armor steps, TRD-Pro Grill and Bulge, de-chromed, blackout emblems, OEM mirror caps and flares, TRD shift knob, Leather wrapped steering wheel, All weather mats
    5100 and Firestone air bags for height and load adjustment is what I have. I up the pressure to add 1" rake .
     
  3. Jan 14, 2020 at 11:03 AM
    #3
    Jrharvey02

    Jrharvey02 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2018
    Member:
    #19822
    Messages:
    1,070
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tundra CM 5.7 Platinum Dark Black
    I swapped my 2010 leafs w/ (nearly new) 2018 Sport take-offs. Not too bad of a job at all, gained 3/4” and it cost $150.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2020 at 11:03 AM
    #4
    Rex Kramer

    Rex Kramer 1-8-7-3-6-5-4-2

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2017
    Member:
    #7181
    Messages:
    5,332
    Gender:
    Male
    Georgia
    Vehicle:
    2002 4.7L RCLB 4X4 2007 5.7L RCSB 2X4
    Bag it!
     
  5. Jan 14, 2020 at 11:07 AM
    #5
    TheBeast

    TheBeast The Beach

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Member:
    #3246
    Messages:
    10,903
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2012
    aftermarket leaf pack tailored for your load. Deaver U748 for example. You will gain height and cushion as well.
     
    blizz86 likes this.
  6. Jan 14, 2020 at 11:17 AM
    #6
    WestexSBK

    WestexSBK New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2018
    Member:
    #13072
    Messages:
    390
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2014 Tundra
    X2

     
  7. Jan 14, 2020 at 11:48 AM
    #7
    EddieWouldGo

    EddieWouldGo New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2020
    Member:
    #41192
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nathan
    Vehicle:
    2019 Tundra Limited CrewMax
    ADD Stealth Front Bumper w/Winch, 35" KO2s, OME BP51 Suspension, Decked Drawers, ExpeditionOne Dual Swing Rear bumper, Firestone Airbags, Thule Adjustable height bed rack, Roofnest Sandpiper.
    I have about 500LBS or more of added weight in the back (long story) but even with the OME BP51 Suspension kit that came with Heavier duty springs it was still Sagging:
    I added the Firsestone Air Ride system that is on the fly adjustable with a bluetooth controller so I can still airdown for rock crawling and it has been amazing.

    I have heard from several other that the Ad-a-leaf kits can work very well as well if you have a pretty consistent amount of weight.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top