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Shell and Sleeping Platform; Is 300 lbs Too Much Weight?

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Planning on buying a Tacoma Access Cab TRD Off Road 4x4 in the next few weeks. One of the first priorities will be to put on a shell (probably ARE) and bulid a sleeping platform in the back. Total weight will be +/- 300 lbs. Based on all the suspension issues that the Tacoma's seem to have, will I have an issue with this ammount of weight? Will I need to upgrade the suspension, or will the existing suspension (with or without the TSB) be good enough? Also, if I do need an upgrade, what would you suggest?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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i would say no. mine never really sagged with two dirtbikes in the back, and that's much more than 300lbs. on the other hand, some people have had different experiences. the only thing you can do is try it. if it does sag, you have a legit reason to ask for the tsb to be performed on your truck. if for some reason they do not do it for you (i don't see WHY they would but..) then you could look into an aal, or helper spring or possibly an air bag setup if you wanted. like i said though, i don't personally think you'll have an issue.
be sure to post up a pic of that setup when you do it-i'd like to see what you come up with.
good luck.
no, it will not void the warranty. IF something were to fail as a direct result of your adding an accessory, toyota would not assist in repairs on that specific thing. that's all.
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