I read somewhere (probably on this site) that 80% of all Tacomas are sold with "comfort springs" because in their estimation 80 percent of the owners are not real truck buyers but car buyers that want to occasionally haul a load....
I have owned 2 Tacomas both had comfort springs (3 leaves) both sagged
I owned a 2001 dodge 2500 diesel between the 2 of them the dodge was a true truck (work horse) but with the cost of diesel over $4 I had to let it go.
The Tacomas have been without a doubt the best trucks I have ever owned in my 40 years of driving cars and trucks its that neither seem to handle the advertised 1/2 ton load without looking like they are overloaded.
I never heard of a TSB until I visited this site. So I took my 2008 to the dealer for the "fix" but was told no fix has been offered for 2008 only 2005 through 2007, grr, so I will at my expense and disdain for false advertising have to put an extra leaf, stronger shocks, and possibly air bags between the leaf springs like I did with my 96 taco
The only other Japanese truck I have owned was a Nissan 4X4 it was without a doubt the worst riding kidney busting truck i have ever owned. I never put a load in it because I wasn't in the same business as I am today. I sold it after one 4 hour trip to the snow and will probably never buy another Nissan again .
Originally Posted by genxer36
Until you slam on brakes and all the weight is forced upon you.
I have loaded my bed with a pallet of sod. Didn't notice much sag.