Originally Posted by jensent
Im not interested in a lift, just addition load capacity. I think the replacement of the rear springs may be a stretch of the dealers mechanical ability. I would rather fix the problem myself. Dont want the dealer messing with the front end setting at all. That is beyond them and they know it. They farm it out. Results are still bad. Air bags, helper springs, coil over shocks? What have you guys used with good results as an alternative to the Rear Spring TSB?
I do all the work I can on my truck, and I was worried too this job was beyond the average mechanic's skill level at a dealership. But I went for it because of having the extra support the springs offer with a load, plus they were upgrading my shocks to the TRD Bilsteins. It was a great upgrade for free, and even though I was going to put 5100's on the truck I knew I could sell the stock shocks on E-bay which helped pay for the 5100's.
Maybe they will not warranty anything, but you could ask if they will give you the parts and you could do the work yourself? You will have to give them the used parts I am sure for the warranty, if they would even consider doing this for you. You will also have to do an alingment on the truck when you replace the rear springs. Thats a cost for you as well. If you want the free upgrade, let them do the work, and then fix it if you know what you are doing and they did not do it right for you the first time. Or, just make them re do it until its right.