So was wondering what type of damage my weak 2007 Tacoma rear leaf springs might cause. With a cap (175lbs.) and minimal weight (maybe an additional 100 lbs. from kids bikes etc.)in the back, the truck is constantly bottoming out on minor bumps, dips, even swells in pavement on the highway. Could the constant dynamic "loading" of the axle, when it bottoms out, eat the axle bearings and/or otherwise cause premature failure?
Any one have any thoughts on this.