Adding a topper to stock suspension.

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by bumpedmyhead, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. bumpedmyhead

    bumpedmyhead Well-Known Member

    I oredered an ARE MX topper for my 2018 TRDSPTLB. According to the brochure, it weighs 190lbs, plus I upgraded the windows and added roof tracks. So Im guessing around 210 lbs total. I have Yakima crossbars and towers that weight about 40 lbs, and both fishing kayaks weigh about 130 lbs total. Total weight 380 lbs without gear. Might even throw MTBs in back on ocassion. Will the rear springs and shocks handle this constant weight? If not, please provide suggestions along with parts list. My truck has stock suspension, stock wheels/tires 4wd. Thanks.
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  3. OP

    bumpedmyhead Well-Known Member

    I think Im just gonna go with the OME setup with 888s, and Dakars. Put on the Sema rims with 285/70/17s. Should work, right? How much improvement over stock rear springs are the Dakars? As far as cargo capacity?
  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Capacity or payload doesn’t change by adding suspension. The way it looks and sits loaded will.
    That set up will work well and look good for what you’re doing.
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