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Old 09-11-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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2" leveling kit

i put a 2" leveling kit on my 07 tacoma last year. now when i take it off roading, i am having trouble with my rear shocks bottoming out. can some one help me out with this. do i just need new shocks, an add a leaf, or both.

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Old 09-11-2010, 02:55 PM   #2
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Need a litte more info. Did the leveling kit come with an add a leaf, a block, or was it just a front leveling kit?

Do you have the rear spring TSB performed? How many leafs total do you have in the back?

when you say the shocks are bottoming out, is that during droop, or are the leafs hitting the bump stops?
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thank you kpt for responding. the leveling kit is only a 2" front leveling kit. nothing has been done to rear of the truck. i only have the 3 stock leafs on the the back. yes, it is the leafs hitting the bump stops. but it seems to happen a lot. also bow hunting season did just start here so i am spending a lot more time in the hills.

1 more thing i only have 25000 miles on my truck. so don't think it would be shock failure already, but i do drive it pretty hard.
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:34 PM   #4
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First thing I would try is an add a leaf. That will stiffen up the rear. You can get one for under $100 from wheelers offroad or fat bob's garage.
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thanks, will give it a try.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:18 PM   #7
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On my 07 I had aal's installed with the lift right after I bought the truck and have never experienced a bottoming out issue or axle wrap. The tsb that installs the aal's for free will do the same thing if you can still get it done under warrenty.
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sweet i will call my dealer tomorrow. my truck is still under warranty. thanks alot.
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