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I have a 2000 Tacoma xtra cab with the 265/75-15s. At highway speed it bounces all over the place when I go over uneven surfaces. Is this something I could correct wih a tire change or is this a suspension problem? I use the truck for commuting and carrying construction tools and material, so a tire reccomendation with that in mind would be great.

Just looking to make it home with a full cup of coffee,
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Are the tires balanced. Take a look and see if all your weights are there. It could also be the road you are driving on. Find a different strech of highway to test it on.
 

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It doesn't feel like blown shocks, and they are less than 2 years old. It feels sloppy as if the tires were underinflated (they're not). I bought the truck used. Is it possible that prior overloading may have damaged the springs?
 

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Are the top three coils collapsed to the point that they are touching.I put an arb winch bumper and 9000lb winch on my 02.A week later the top coils were touching each othere.I broke down and put on a set of adjustable coil overs on it.Factory replacement coils are not very expensive.If you want some a little stiffer you can get the trd coils very reasonable.When is the last time you had an alignment done.
 

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grntrk said:
I have a 2000 Tacoma xtra cab with the 265/75-15s. At highway speed it bounces all over the place when I go over uneven surfaces. Is this something I could correct wih a tire change or is this a suspension problem? I use the truck for commuting and carrying construction tools and material, so a tire reccomendation with that in mind would be great.

Just looking to make it home with a full cup of coffee,
Chris


What brand and type of tires are you running? All Terrain tires seem to have very rough riding characteristics over the All Season types,thats one of the drawbacks when using an AT tire on an every day driver,All Seasons dont have the stiffer sidewalls and have a pleasant ride but mushy if you haul some weight. If you use for work to haul tools you can get P Metric XL(Extra Load tires) which can handle more weight than just P Metrics and may not have the harshness of AT or the LT types if its tires these might be a good compromise.
 

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bouncing or vibration

if it's bouncing eraticly it's more likely shock absorbers either worn, leaking or broken firstly do a visual for oil leaks on all the shockers then do a bounce test on each corner set up a bounce on each corner andthen let go it shouldnt bounce at all if it does replace as a pair, make shure the tyres are inflated correctly.
If it's a vibration check for loss of wheel weights dried mud stuck to the inside of the rims or slush for that mater if all clean have the wheels balanced.
Hope this is of some help to you Joe
 

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What brand and type of tires are you running? All Terrain tires seem to have very rough riding characteristics over the All Season types,thats one of the drawbacks when using an AT tire on an every day driver,All Seasons dont have the stiffer sidewalls and have a pleasant ride but mushy if you haul some weight. If you use for work to haul tools you can get P Metric XL(Extra Load tires) which can handle more weight than just P Metrics and may not have the harshness of AT or the LT types if its tires these might be a good compromise.
That sounds like solid advice and I am in the market for new tires. Any recommendations? I like the idea of the all season XL.

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Did You Replace Your Rear Shocks? I Had The Same Problem And It Turned Out To Be My Rear Shocks. The Dealer Replaced My Front Stuts Which Helped Some But The Real Problem Was The Rear Shocks. I Was Getting A Lot Of Bounce And Wandering Especially On Secondary Roads.
 

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Question you said at highway speed and and you hit rough roads (like pot holes)? well any way when I used to live at Ft Irwin Cali the only road to the base was riddled with pot holes and yes at 55 and higher when I hit them i was bouncing all over the place. but on good highways I was not.
So that being said if that is the case then it does not matter what tires you put on it will still do it.
how does it do on good roads.
It is the suspension in thiese trucks that causes it.
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grntrk said:
That sounds like solid advice and I am in the market for new tires. Any recommendations? I like the idea of the all season XL.

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I am looking for tires also and havent made up my mind on which brand or types that would work for me,cant make up my mind stay with an All Season or go with a street friendly AT tire. Im leaning toward a Michelin tire LTX or Sears XC LT4(Michelin) I want good balance,long wear,comfy drive I dont haul anything,light offroad fun on weekends. If your looking for XL(extra Load) just look for the P265/70/16XL designation after the size this tells you its got extra carrying capacity over standard load you air them up to carry added weight and let some out for normal comfortable driving.Good Luck
 
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