How to increase load capacity

Asked by Nov 14, 2016 at 11:00 PM about the 1996 Toyota Tacoma 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Car Customization

Is it possible to increase the load carrying capacity of a 1996 Tacoma with a
2.4L engine?   If so, how?

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Heavy duty rear springs or overload shocks should help. Air springs are a option. Heavy duty shocks both front and back will help keep things under control.

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Heavy duty tires would be the next step. If you can get load range E tires and pump them up to the max when you need to carry a heavy load. Even with heavy duty tires and springs you will be limited to about 2,000 pounds.

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Thanks for the responses. Where can you get heavy duty rear (leaf?) springs?


Do an internet search ---- springs/truck-suv/toyota/tacoma

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