There's been alot of talk about TSB T-SB-0305-08 (Leaf Spring Issue) here and it's clear that this is covered ONLY under the 3 year / 36 month warranty.
My situation is this: bought a 2008 Access cab with 38,000 miles on it. I've had it 2 months and live in the Snow Zone of the Midwest. I put 180 lbs. of sand in the back for traction and now constantly hear the bed hitting the bump stops when I go over a small dip in the road or go over speed bumps.
So I am basically S.O.L. unless I want to spend the ± $1,500 to have the stealership do the mod, right?
As someone else on here stated in another thread, this seems like poor design on Toyota's part. Is there any other recourse, i.e. better shocks, etc. (I am not a wrench so looking for advice).