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Old 02-08-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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Question Canadian Version 2006 TRD Sport 4X4 Bottoms out

Hey anyone else find that their truck bottoms out real easy....even WITHOUT a load in the box?..... I've gone to the dealer and they said that the recall for "harsh ride" "was for US vehicles only.....Mine has better springs".... I think they are full of crap....mine bottoms out when going 70kms/hr on a paved road and a small bump..... I can feel the rubber "bumper" on the springs hit bottom........

Any ideas?.... Should I add another leaf to the springs?....

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Old 02-08-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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Hey anyone else find that their truck bottoms out real easy....even WITHOUT a load in the box?..... I've gone to the dealer and they said that the recall for "harsh ride" "was for US vehicles only.....Mine has better springs".... I think they are full of crap....mine bottoms out when going 70kms/hr on a paved road and a small bump..... I can feel the rubber "bumper" on the springs hit bottom........

Any ideas?.... Should I add another leaf to the springs?....

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I don't believe the Canadian trucks started getting the 4 leaf pack till the '07's .

Get a new leaf pack .
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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It ain't covered by warranty though..... Is there a good after market fix?...

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Old 02-08-2012, 07:42 PM   #4
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It ain't covered by warranty though..... Is there a good after market fix?...

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I know it's not covered by warranty .

Do you want any rear lift or stock height ?
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #5
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No, the ride height is good as is... just want more "beef" in suspension, I guess...

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Old 02-08-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
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No, the ride height is good as is... just want more "beef" in suspension, I guess...

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Look for a take off Canadian 4 leaf pack here , or CT4WD

I already sold mine , sorry
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:06 PM   #7
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I'm sorry .... don't understand....."Look for a take off Canadian 4 leaf pack here , or CT4WD"....

Do you mean on this website?.... What's a "CT4WD"?
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I'm sorry .... don't understand....."Look for a take off Canadian 4 leaf pack here , or CT4WD"....

Do you mean on this website?.... What's a "CT4WD"?
Look for somebody who is replacing their 4 leaf ( TSB ) pack on Tacomaworld , or http://www.ct4wda.com/ ( Canadian Toyota 4WD Association )
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doesn't deaver or somebody make a custom leaf pack for stock ride height that provides better beef for hauling and such? maybe its alcan?
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Hey OZ... thanx a lot... I'll try that... I never heard of our Canadian site...I'll check that out also...

You are a great guy.. Thanx man.....

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doesn't deaver or somebody make a custom leaf pack for stock ride height that provides better beef for hauling and such? maybe its alcan?
Alcan will build to your specs
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Hey OZ... thanx a lot... I'll try that... I never heard of our Canadian site...I'll check that out also...

You are a great guy.. Thanx man.....

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I think he just means look for a used 4 leaf pack. A lot of people gets lifts, etc. and have the original 4 leaf pack sitting around with little mileage on them. (In Canada they come with 4 leafs, in the US they come with 3 and you can get a 4 pack via the technical service bulletin, applies to most 2nd gens).

If you ever carry much weight in the bed or tow, I would suggest a set of Firestone RideRite airbags. You can firm it up as much as you want and also maintain stock height/level when under load. They cost me about $230 U.S. if remember right. Install is pretty basic.

I just air them up with a bike pump, super easy.

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Geese...Thanx to all you guys.... Good advice... I gotta crawl under Old Tom and see what he has for springs (3 or 4) and then go from there, I guess....

All I know is the ride is the shits as is....

Thanx again... I'll post back with my details...

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My 06 canuck tacoma has 3 leaf packs, had the same issues, now have the firestone ride rite air bags and will also highly recommend them. One or the cheaper options, and the ability to level with a heavy load or trailer is awesome, especially at night with headlights on.

Hey, I bet if you get rid of the truck nuts it will ride better!
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Geese...Thanx to all you guys.... Good advice... I gotta crawl under Old Tom and see what he has for springs (3 or 4) and then go from there, I guess....

All I know is the ride is the shits as is....

Thanx again... I'll post back with my details...

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There are a few of us up here with the 4 leaf pack, I know of about 4 sets in Calgary.

I have a set off a 09 Tacoma
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My 06 canuck tacoma has 3 leaf packs, had the same issues, now have the firestone ride rite air bags and will also highly recommend them. One or the cheaper options, and the ability to level with a heavy load or trailer is awesome, especially at night with headlights on.

Hey, I bet if you get rid of the truck nuts it will ride better!
Hey Phil... maybe you hit on the cause of the problem... those Bulls Balls ARE quite heavy.... I didn't think that they'd "overload" the suspension.... Maybe I'll take them off and try the female version... the wind should just whistle through it...hehehe...

I did not check out how many springs I got yet... (senior's moment)..hehe

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I'vde figgured it out..... I had the dreaded "3-leaf_ pk from Toyota. I just went to a spring shop and had them add 1 spring and re-curve the Toyota crap srrings.... I'm now running about 1" higher than new and the suspension can handle a load....

Whooooo!!!!.... Thanx for nothing TOYOTA CANADA.... you guys suck...BIG time...
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