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Car like ride? No, not really.

But, more sidewall on P-Metric tires and weight over the rear axle will help.
 

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Sequoia is pretty a Tundra isn’t it? I imagine it’s a smoother ride. Wondering if softer socks and B instead of C tires would help.
 

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Sequoia has independent rear suspension.
It's also heavy and had P tires from factory.
Tundra is a truck, with rear leafs and solid axle.
For hauling and towing. Truck stuff.
I have E tires and my truck still soaks up the bumps better than my wife's last 3 small SUVs.
You can feel every crack and pebble in a car.
Aside from that, anything you do to soften the ride will also soften your payload and towing.
So why not get a big heavy SUV like the Sequoia at that point?
 

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Switching to a SUV is becoming an option actually. Maybe a Yukon? I tow 99% of the time. But still want a softer ride. Toyota Sequoia is an option. Though haven’t driven one yet. I have been in a Yukon. It was plushy. I’m lookin for plushy. My 2015 still has enough resale value to do something
 

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My short wheel base '07 Tundra rides more like an old Firebird / Camaro without the frame & body flex, and it corners surprisingly well with minimal body roll thanks to rear suspension mods and street tires.
 

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When my 2014 DC SR5 had the stock black shocks, it did ride like a car, or more like a boat..
My 2005 DC rode more like a car than my 2014.
@RugDog did you not drive it before you bought it?

A rear sway bar well help with body roll on turns, but it won't change the ride going down a straight road..

As @H2O MAN stated, the more weight in the rear of the bed, the smoother it rides.
Try a few bags of sand or dirt back there and see if changes anything..
 

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Yeah. I drove it before I bought it. I was trading a Ram 2500 diesel. Which was way rougher, so the Tundra was great. But, after a few years, I’d like to improve the ride.
 

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It's a truck so it's built to haul and tow things, hence the rough(er) ride. The suspension in the rear is the main culprit. If you load the rear leaf springs a little it makes a fairly dramatic difference. I had a 15 double cab and had the same sentiments as you in regards to the ride. I ended up putting a 2x8 in the rear bed divider slots and then loaded the rear of the truck with some sand tubes from Lowes. I think I had 180lbs between the rear divider and tailgate. It really helped me with a lot of my ride problems, especially on segmented concrete highways. I swear if my wife didn't wear a sports bra on a segmented concrete highways she would knock herself out. The weighted bed comes at the cost of fuel economy, though. I never calculated it out but it was noticeable.

I was never able to be happy with that solution, mainly because I use the bed a lot and got sick of loading 180lbs of sand in and out of it so I just picked up a 19 TRD Pro. While it's not like a car it's many times better.

One thing I could never understand about my 15 was that it was branded as a TRD Off-Road. While I don't do any rock crawling or anything like that I do live in Oregon and spend a lot of time on mountain trails and logging roads. While I had ground clearance and ruggedness to handle the terrain the suspension would buck me so hard I can't count how many times I bounced my head off of the side window.
 

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My platinum rides like shit empty and on the road, which in full disclosure do suck here in IL.

My ram rode LIGHT YEARS better.

That said, I put a sand bad tube 60lbs on each side of the bed all the way in the rear, and it did smooth it out considerably.

Its still a truck and rides like one but it's a little better now.
 

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I'd look at the F150 too.
When I got my CM in 2011, one of my hunting buddies bought a 2011 F150. It rode like a Lincoln Town car.
Pretty sure they still have the same suspension setup.
 

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When my 2014 DC SR5 had the stock black shocks, it did ride like a car, or more like a boat..
My 2005 DC rode more like a car than my 2014.

@RugDog did you not drive it before you bought it?

A rear sway bar well help with body roll on turns, but it won't change the ride going down a straight road..
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As @H2O MAN stated, the more weight in the rear of the bed, the smoother it rides.
Try a few bags of sand or dirt back there and see if changes anything..
I dought anyone interested in a car type ride in a truck will grab a few bags of sand , and shoulda bought a Honda Ridgeline .
 

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A few bags of sand works really well for a better ride imo. It also smooths out axle hop a bit which is bad in the tundra on shitty roads

And I don’t want a Honda Ridgeline lol
 

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You know what is odd?
My truck rides better with my wife in the passenger's seat.
She only weighs about 105#....:eek:
 

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My 2002 rides like the proverbial Cadillac, big Michelin LT tires and a heavy LEER top with a daily load of approximately 600 lbs in the bed. The ride is smooth & insulated - it's great for long road trips, but it's not as sporty as my 2007 in the handling department.
 

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