Originally Posted by blowham
After reading all the post and negative response to leveling kits I will be going with the 5100's to level the front since I plan using my truck for off roading.
I have an 08 TRD Off Road. Is there a TSB for that year and how important is it for me to get it with the upgraded shockes in the front? Or do I just go with AAL? Or is it even necessary to do anything with the back?
If the TSB is available for my truck, how do I check that it hasn't already been done since I bought it used? And if I need to get it done, how do I go about doing that with a dealer?
Good choice on the 5100's. (but you don't 'need' them to offroad, the trd or is plenty capable stock)
Yes the 08 is covered on the TSB.
TRD editions do not get upgraded shocks in the front.
TRD editions get 4 leafs in the rear only.
Look to see if your truck has 3 or 4 leafs in the rear and thats how you will know if it has been done.
You don't "need" it unless you plan on hauling loads or if you have loaded your truck w/less than payload and it sits/hits the bumpstops.
If you decide to get it done, do it before you are out of 3yr/36k miles warranty, and just tell the dealer you "have a harsh ride when loaded and would like the rear leaf tsb#..." print it out and take it to them.