I had posted some time ago, when I was trying to get Toyota to cover my truck in the TSB, rear spring recall. My truck was out of warranty by time; but not miles. I checked with Toyota; they said if a dealer verified the problem; something, maybe could be done. You can see my earlier posts.
Laurel Toyota, in Johnstown, Pa; at first gave me the run around. Then I complained to the factory again, about Laurel, and the factory offered to pay half of the parts price. The parts had to be put on by the dealer.
Back to Laurel, instead of charging me the repair time, listed in the TSB, the service coordinator, seemingly charged me "customer pay time" not the time allotted in the TSB. (Of course I had a copy of the entire TSB including the repair time). This amounted to about triple labor $$$, they wanted to charge me.
I was even going to buy a new set of tires from Laurel at the time; as a token gesture of, thank you for helping me.
I hadn't driven that truck much in the past few months, very few miles; but just noticed the second spring leaf from the top (the one that usually breaks) was broken.
I took the truck to Penn Public, spring shop, in Altoona, PA (They have been in the truck spring business since 1918). Had them make a set of springs at about 1/3 the price Laurel quoted me.
The moral of this story: When you are having spring problems; look around your neighborhood, for a reputable truck spring shop. Then have a custom set made for your truck. Forget about the factory springs. You may be surprised at the quality and the price.