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Recommended Suspension Enhancement to Level 2016 Toyota Tacoma when Towing Trailer  


Hello. I tow a travel trailer with my 2016 tacoma. The trailer is about 3000# with about a 300# tongue load. It has a single beam tongue so weight distribution systems will not work. It it tows well without the weight distribution anyway. But it squats just a bit in the rear and I would love to fix the squat. Ive had the whole setup weighed. I have 2600# on front axle. 2900# on ease axle. And 2510 lbs on the trailer axle. Full load of fuel and me in the truck. And bed loaded with usual camping gear. So I dont think weight on the front axle is enough of an issue to even worry about weight dirtibution hitches even if I could get one for a single pole trailer. But Id like to eliminate the squat. 1. Will these help with the squatting problem. 2. Ive watched the video you have posted several times. It looks like in the video that when the sumo spring compresses when going over a bump that the sumo spring is actually flexing the truck frame. So my question is will these do any damage to the frame of the truck or the plate that contacts the bumpstop?


Expert Reply:

Installing the Super Springs SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle # SSR-610-40 referenced in your question on your 2016 Toyota Tacoma will definitely help to level your vehicle and reduce the sag you are getting from your trailer's tongue weight. Once installed, these will also help to absorb bumps and shocks as well as minimize sway when towing your trailer. The springs will compress according to the weight of your cargo, which will help to maintain a smooth ride regardless of the load you are hauling.

The SumoSprings jounce will actually replace the factory bumpstop on your vehicle and will act as shock absorbers to dampen road vibration and bumps when driving. They will not do any damage to the frame of your truck or the plate that the SumoSprings will come into contact with.

I have attached an installation video on a 2007 Toyota Tacoma for you to check out.

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