Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 2nd Gen. Tacomas

Notices

2009 with 3 Leafs. To TSB or not?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-30-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
FL4x4Taco [OP] FL4x4Taco is offline
Senior Member
FL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of light
Joined: May 2009, #17595
Gender: Male
Posts: 323
FL4x4Taco's Tacoma Gallery
2009 with 3 Leafs. To TSB or not?

Ok, I looked at my leafs today. I have 3. 2 actual, 1 overload. So I'm guessing I could have the TSB done. I already have a TRD Offroad, so I won't get new shocks. I'm worried about lifted the arse end 1-2" and it riding a lot harsher. I don't normally carry anything in the bed. How much weight in the bed does it take to see the issue with these weak springs? I'd really like to see pics of a truck with before and after of the TSB to see how much rake it gives. I know with new leafs it takes a few weeks to months to settle them. so if someone has had it done for about 7k/6 months that's a good idea of how it's going to look.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 01:45 PM   #2
Senior Member
2009tacomav6 is just really nice2009tacomav6 is just really nice2009tacomav6 is just really nice2009tacomav6 is just really nice
Navy:
Joined: Dec 2008, #11323
Location: phx AZ
Gender: Dude
Posts: 386
2009tacomav6's Tacoma Gallery
I just slapped on OME ones and they are way better...
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 01:51 PM   #3
Senior Member
STLTaco09 has a spectacular aura aboutSTLTaco09 has a spectacular aura aboutSTLTaco09 has a spectacular aura about
Joined: Dec 2008, #11281
Gender: Male
Posts: 361
STLTaco09's Tacoma Gallery
Search around a bit, there are a lot of pics of trucks before and after with the TSB. I say if you can get it, definitely go for it. The truck is supposed to haul a certain amount without an issue, and if it doesn't this upsets me. I don't haul a lot either, but I the one time I do, I dont want to be bouncing off the bump stops. The ride is fine with the TSB leafs - its a truck not a caddy.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 01:54 PM   #4
Senior Member
STLTaco09 has a spectacular aura aboutSTLTaco09 has a spectacular aura aboutSTLTaco09 has a spectacular aura about
Joined: Dec 2008, #11281
Gender: Male
Posts: 361
STLTaco09's Tacoma Gallery
Check out this thread:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...009-tsb-5.html

There is a comparison right there. But there is a lot of other info in the other pages in the thread as well.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 03:29 PM   #5
FL4x4Taco [OP] FL4x4Taco is offline
Senior Member
FL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of light
Joined: May 2009, #17595
Gender: Male
Posts: 323
FL4x4Taco's Tacoma Gallery
Nice. 7/8" of height increase. Are my rear Billy's good? Or do they need replacing also?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 04:10 PM   #6
Senior Member
STLTaco09 has a spectacular aura aboutSTLTaco09 has a spectacular aura aboutSTLTaco09 has a spectacular aura about
Joined: Dec 2008, #11281
Gender: Male
Posts: 361
STLTaco09's Tacoma Gallery
The TRD Billys will remain if you take it in for the TSB. They're probably fine unless you put some other lift on the truck. Bilstein 5100's are a popular choice, many switch out all 4, however some do only the front 2 to get the lifting capabilities. I think the Bilstein 5100's are also slightly longer than the TRD ones, allowing for slightly more lift than the stock setup.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 04:11 PM   #7
I AM THE GREAT CHACHOLIO!!!
TheTacoManChach has much to be proud ofTheTacoManChach has much to be proud ofTheTacoManChach has much to be proud ofTheTacoManChach has much to be proud ofTheTacoManChach has much to be proud ofTheTacoManChach has much to be proud ofTheTacoManChach has much to be proud ofTheTacoManChach has much to be proud ofTheTacoManChach has much to be proud of
 
TheTacoManChach's Avatar
Name: Brian
Joined: Feb 2009, #13608
Location: Fayetteville, TX
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 547
TheTacoManChach's Tacoma Gallery
well worste case scenario you take the leaf out and sell it...
No brainer if you ask me...
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2009, 05:29 PM   #9
Senior Member
jrobson is one of the sharper tools in the shedjrobson is one of the sharper tools in the shedjrobson is one of the sharper tools in the shedjrobson is one of the sharper tools in the shedjrobson is one of the sharper tools in the shedjrobson is one of the sharper tools in the shedjrobson is one of the sharper tools in the shedjrobson is one of the sharper tools in the shedjrobson is one of the sharper tools in the shedjrobson is one of the sharper tools in the shedjrobson is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
jrobson's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2009, #12211
Location: Mobile, Alabama
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,095
jrobson's Tacoma Gallery
You'll be sorry if ya don't. They just did mine on my 09 and I already had it lifted. They just changed the spring pack and put my AAL back in. Hardly even a noticible difference.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 08:16 AM   #10
FL4x4Taco [OP] FL4x4Taco is offline
Senior Member
FL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of light
Joined: May 2009, #17595
Gender: Male
Posts: 323
FL4x4Taco's Tacoma Gallery
I'm not looking to lift the truck. so if I get the TSB 4 leaf pack, that's how we're rolling. Only thing I could imagine doing is changing the shocks out to a different type/brand to give a better ride. I'm a huge fan of the Monroe Reflex shocks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 08:24 AM   #11
Legend in my own mind
CableTec is a glorious beacon of lightCableTec is a glorious beacon of lightCableTec is a glorious beacon of lightCableTec is a glorious beacon of lightCableTec is a glorious beacon of light
 
CableTec's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2009, #14296
Location: J-ville and P-ville, FL
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Posts: 137
CableTec's Tacoma Gallery
I say go for it.......it does raise the back end up an inch or so and it stiffens it up noticeably; but if you're hauling a dirtbike or anything in the bed; then it's a good idea.

After all, it's a free mod. Do it before you no longer qualify.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 08:55 AM   #12
FL4x4Taco [OP] FL4x4Taco is offline
Senior Member
FL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of light
Joined: May 2009, #17595
Gender: Male
Posts: 323
FL4x4Taco's Tacoma Gallery
10-4 guys. I'll start by calling the 1800 # and seeing when I have time. Sucks I won't have a car for a few days. Haven't figured out how to get to work.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 08:58 AM   #13
abides.
Brunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Brunes's Avatar
Coast Guard: LT- CG MH-65C/D Driver- CGAS NOLA
Name: Mark
Joined: May 2008, #7011
Location: Big Easy, USA
Age: 30
Gender: Dude
Posts: 17,718
Brunes's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to Brunes
Quote:
Originally Posted by FL4x4Taco View Post
10-4 guys. I'll start by calling the 1800 # and seeing when I have time. Sucks I won't have a car for a few days. Haven't figured out how to get to work.
Have you asked a dealer yet?? That's a good place to start...The 1-800 is a place to go if the dealer isn't helpful.
And it shouldn't take longer than an afternoon at the most once the parts are in.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 10:33 AM   #14
FL4x4Taco [OP] FL4x4Taco is offline
Senior Member
FL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of lightFL4x4Taco is a glorious beacon of light
Joined: May 2009, #17595
Gender: Male
Posts: 323
FL4x4Taco's Tacoma Gallery
Good point. I'll do that and schedule for a Sat morning being they're open Sat.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 10:38 AM   #15
Senior Member
Menametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud of
 
Menametony's Avatar
Navy: ET1(SW/AW)
Joined: Dec 2008, #11263
Location: Virginia Beach, Va
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,386
Menametony's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to Menametony
let me get this straight... we are suppose to have 3 aal in the rear? i mean i see 2 and one that looks like a short aal that holds them together...?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 10:41 AM   #16
abides.
Brunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrunes is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Brunes's Avatar
Coast Guard: LT- CG MH-65C/D Driver- CGAS NOLA
Name: Mark
Joined: May 2008, #7011
Location: Big Easy, USA
Age: 30
Gender: Dude
Posts: 17,718
Brunes's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to Brunes
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menametony View Post
let me get this straight... we are suppose to have 3 aal in the rear? i mean i see 2 and one that looks like a short aal that holds them together...?
There should be two that are bent and then one that is much shorter and nearly straight in the old pack. The new pack has three bent and one straight. The straight one is an overload leaf.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 10:42 AM   #17
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
chris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
chris4x4's Avatar
Name: FlimFlubberJAM
Joined: May 2008, #6497
Location: Tenoe, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 96,864
chris4x4's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menametony View Post
let me get this straight... we are suppose to have 3 aal in the rear? i mean i see 2 and one that looks like a short aal that holds them together...?
"aal" means Add A Leaf......
The OEM springs consist of 2 mian springs, and an Over load spring. The TSB spring pack has 3 main springs, and an Over load.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 10:48 AM   #19
With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine.
chris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shedchris4x4 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
chris4x4's Avatar
Name: FlimFlubberJAM
Joined: May 2008, #6497
Location: Tenoe, AZ
Gender: Male
Posts: 96,864
chris4x4's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menametony View Post
oh.. ok i have the 2 main springs and an overload spring.. that's normal?
Yes...Thats the stock leaf pack..
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 10:52 AM   #20
Senior Member
Menametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud ofMenametony has much to be proud of
 
Menametony's Avatar
Navy: ET1(SW/AW)
Joined: Dec 2008, #11263
Location: Virginia Beach, Va
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,386
Menametony's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to Menametony
im confused..... tsb.. will add another leaf...i mean is that at toyota's expense? do i just go in and say that i have the incorrect number of leafs?
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: 2009 used stock leafs zeropresence 2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace 5 02-02-2012 09:54 PM
TSB Leafs Blasphemous Suspension 19 04-12-2011 02:55 PM
TSB Leafs - Cheap Muy Grande Buy / Sell / Trade 16 01-10-2011 09:30 AM
Re:tsb rear leafs taco G Canada 22 06-05-2010 08:44 AM
WOOHOO new Leafs..not TSB though = ( ryanf 2nd Gen. Tacomas 4 12-02-2009 04:35 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.