Just bought a 2011 Reg. Cab 4x4. It's been my dream growing up (I'm only 26) to own a Tacoma, and so it's such an immense pleasure to finally reach that goal. I've always loved how they looked, especially the 2nd gen, and when I saw the truck on the lot I just knew I had to have it; it's everything I ever wanted. I have a couple questions for you all, however:
1. I know there was a leaf spring TSB issued for the previous years of this Tacoma generation. The back of my truck goes down considerably with just me (175) standing in the bed, so I'm a bit fearful to transport firewood or a washer and dryer in there. If the TSB for '11 isn't out yet, how many months am I looking at waiting for it to be issued? How long did it take for the other years? Six months, maybe?
2. Sometimes when I back out of a parking space in reverse, shift to drive (I have an auto) and then accelerate, I'll hear some kind of chirp noise seemingly coming from the backend. Just one short "chirp"...I don't know how else to describe this. What might this sound be, and could it present a problem or might it simply be the truck settling in?