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Old 06-09-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
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I have a new 2012 Tacoma 4x4 access cab 4 cyl 5 speed. Taking my truck in to the dealer on Thursday to have them look at the leaf springs. Mine has 3. I want the fourth one. They said that the service notice was for older trucks... but will look at it. One question I have is will installing the fourth one make my truck ride worse or stiffer on the highway in unloaded conditions? It sounds like the dealer is going to be a pain getting this done...
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It barely feels stiffer.
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It barely feels stiffer.
That's what she said.
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Thanks I guess I'll insist that they do it
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Thanks I guess I'll insist that they do it

It seems lately (the last year or so ) Dealerships have been harder to deal with in regards to the spring TSB (personally, this should've ceased to be an issue years ago) & I'm not 100% sure but I think the 4th leaf was for Canadian trucks, may have changed tho'...
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Are you bottoming out easily or having a "harsh" ride? I so, you'll have to prove it! Get new leafs and sell the stockers for some cash!
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Are you bottoming out easily or having a "harsh" ride? I so, you'll have to prove it!
Correct. You have to go in and say the right thing. You have to say "It's bottoming out when I carry a load and it's causing a harsh ride." It would help if you can show them how the bump stops have hit the leafs. If your bump stops are clean that may indicate you are fibbing.
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