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I drive a 1998 std cab 4WD Tacoma with an odometer reading 110K. I've noticed a slite sag looking at it from the rear end at around 90K but just today I noticed that it's only the bed and not the cab. The cab is completely level while the bed is lopsided with about an inch to 1 1/2" sag on the passenger side.

What could be the cause of this?
Leaf springs gone bad with all those crazy jumps and mudding trips?
Shocks shot with the all speed bumps I've ignored?
Worn stock mounts?

Can this lopsided Taco be level once again? :welder:

No body lift.
No aftermarket shocks.
All stock with a lot of offroad/highway abuse/love.

Thanks,
Tino
 

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I drive a 1998 std cab 4WD Tacoma with an odometer reading 110K. I've noticed a slite sag looking at it from the rear end at around 90K but just today I noticed that it's only the bed and not the cab. The cab is completely level while the bed is lopsided with about an inch to 1 1/2" sag on the passenger side.

What could be the cause of this?
Leaf springs gone bad with all those crazy jumps and mudding trips?
Shocks shot with the all speed bumps I've ignored?
Worn stock mounts?

Can this lopsided Taco be level once again? :welder:

No body lift.
No aftermarket shocks.
All stock with a lot of offroad/highway abuse/love.

Thanks,
Tino
start by looking at your body lines, do they line up? if not possibly a bent frame or your cab is collapsing, second is you could have bent the frame behind the bump stops, look at it and see if you can see any bumps in it on the top or bottom (signs of bent frame) also you might wnat to keep your tires on teh ground from now on, what your seeing is just the beginning of lots of time and money to fix, trust me i have first hand experience on this.
 

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Okay so the sag isn't as bad as I first mentioned, it's actually sagging about .5" from the passanger side looking from the rear and measuring from those accent lines under the rear cab window to the actual bed rail.

I looked for any bends, cracks, bulges in the frame around the bump stops and found none.

I'm thinking it might be worn out passenger side leaf springs/shocks but then again why would only the bed be affected?
 

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Look at the bed mounts. If you have carried a lot of weight in the bed, it is possible to bend, or even brake them. My dad did this to his Ford Ranger's bed. I doubt it will be shock related, and your correct will not be spring related cause your body lines would line up. My bets on a cracked/bent bed mount.
 

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me too
the driver' side is always going to be lower the the passenger side
I have had the same problem
I just bought and installed the ALL PRO rear lift kit and def brought my rear end driver's side back up
I just have to send my SAW's back and have them revalved and recharged
 

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hey folks. Mine leans like a beaatch too.

Actually the front drivers corner is the lowest. And the rear the passenger corner of the bed is visibly higher, go figure. I have the cornfed 2.5" Spacers (which I will immdeately sell when I get a decent coilover/arm setup) and all pro rear 3" lift springs for the early year models (i have a 95 ext cab 3.4L). Body lines seem to meet up and I can't find the bends by the bump stops. I didn't notice it before the lift, not to say it wasn't.

I was hoping that maybe the coilovers would allow me to correct it with the adjustability they are built with, but first I'm trying to check the frame for damage. Nothing seems obvious yet. . . before I spend the money, if there are problems, I am gonna sell the truck and leave it how it is.
 

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i got a 96 extr 4cyl and its only got 73k it sat in the yard most its life so the frame is pretty rotted but i got it for only $250 but it just started leaning to the passenger side i think more towards the front what could this be IT HAS YET TO SEE OFFROAD contact me at [email protected] if u can thanks alot -MIKE
 

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i got a 96 extr 4cyl and its only got 73k it sat in the yard most its life so the frame is pretty rotted but i got it for only $250 but it just started leaning to the passenger side i think more towards the front what could this be IT HAS YET TO SEE OFFROAD contact me at [email protected] if u can thanks alot -MIKE
Uh, what's the point of this post? You trying to sell it or what?
 

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I drive a 1998 std cab 4WD Tacoma with an odometer reading 110K. I've noticed a slite sag looking at it from the rear end at around 90K but just today I noticed that it's only the bed and not the cab. The cab is completely level while the bed is lopsided with about an inch to 1 1/2" sag on the passenger side.

What could be the cause of this?
Leaf springs gone bad with all those crazy jumps and mudding trips?
Shocks shot with the all speed bumps I've ignored?
Worn stock mounts?

Can this lopsided Taco be level once again? :welder:

No body lift.
No aftermarket shocks.
All stock with a lot of offroad/highway abuse/love.

Thanks,
Tino
Check the frame as the pre2000 tacos have weak frames. See;
<http://www.demello-offroad.com//catalog/product_info.php?cPath=27_60&products_id=108&osCsid=aa3a1ca3a7cb8051cafeb1230189d1df> and
<http://www.offroadingadventures.com/> look for bent fram info at the bottom of the web page titled "Off-Road Info, Picts, and Videos."
 
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