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Old 08-25-2011, 07:14 AM   #1
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Rear Spring Harsh Ride

So I brought my 2011 SR5 Taco in to Toyota yesterday for a "Harsh" ride and this is what they said they were going to do


rear assembly spring (both sides)
alignment
front Toe-in
Front Camber
Front Caster

Not being huge into the mechanical aspect of things (go easy I am learning slowly) will this affect the height of my truck at all? If so how much and how much to add new shocks and the works to give myself a 3'' lift? Any help would be appreciated I am still a green horn and just started doing minor mods to Miranda (my trucks name)
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:28 AM   #2
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What kind of Harsh ride how did the truck feel?
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:34 AM   #3
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it felt weighed down and not leterally "bottoming" out but that kind of feeling.... Essentially I want to lift it and am wondering if any of what the dealership is going to do will aid that process
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being i admittedly dont know what

front Toe-in's
Front Camber's
Front Caster's

was just curious and I assume when they say springs they are talking about leaf springs?
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Did they say if they were going to replace the springs? From what you said it dont sound like that is what there going to do.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:45 AM   #6
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ya I believe they said upgrade the springs or replace I cannot remember which one... There definately was no mention of shocks or anything tho. Thats why I am curious to see if it will affect the height of the truck or not
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If they are doing alignment then they may be swapping base shocks to yellow bilsteins...if OP doesn't already have them.
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On the 11 they will not replace the shocks. Shocks are fine. And if they do replace the springs you may get 1.5 or 2 inch of lift.
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The Camber and toe-in stuff have to do with the tilt/angle of the front wheels and is adjusted during alignment. They're most likely addressing the TSB that toyota issued for the Tacomas and will replace the rear leaf springs with a 4 pack. Since they're replacing the springs, they'll have to do the alignment as well.
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ya I believe they said upgrade the springs or replace I cannot remember which one... There definately was no mention of shocks or anything tho. Thats why I am curious to see if it will affect the height of the truck or not
Spring replacement is 3 leaf pack out back for a 4 leaf pack............which should have been coming on these trucks since 2005.
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Gotcha thank you all I appreciate the help, trying to learn as much as I can. This is my 2nd Truck but the 1st one I am actually in to and plan to mod the shit out of
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any recommendations on shocks or a 3'' lift kit that will not break the bank, my truck is a daily driver aswell fyi
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884's with 5100s set at 0 with a top spacer
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how much do you think that would run me and any recommendations on where to go to get them?
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how much do you think that would run me and any recommendations on where to go to get them?

http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php...mart&Itemid=72

They have all sorts of other stuff.
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