Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Suspension

Notices

Should I get the rear suspension TSB?

View Poll Results: Should I have the suspension TSB performed?
5100's and TSB now 29 61.70%
TSB and no 5100's 9 19.15%
TSB/5100's before the end of 3 years/36,000 7 14.89%
No TSB, and AAL/lift in the future if I feel like it 2 4.26%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-25-2010, 09:40 AM   #1
DubVeeTaco [OP] DubVeeTaco is offline
Member
DubVeeTaco is on a distinguished road
 
DubVeeTaco's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Feb 2010, #32140
Location: Morgantown, WV
Gender: Male
Posts: 53
DubVeeTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Should I get the rear suspension TSB?

At the risk of beating a dead horse, (I have read all of the TSB threads) I thought I'd post a poll about my truck.

I have a 2010 Access Cab Off Road Tacoma, running 265/75 16's. The dealer has pre-approved me for the rear suspension TSB, but I'm wondering if I should get it done now, wait until the end of the 3 year/36,000 mile warranty period, or not get it done at all.

I don't do a lot of towing/hauling, but I would like to have the capability to do so in the future. I also like the height and rake of my truck as it sits now.

I'm thinking that I'm going to need 5100's up front to compensate for the increased rake that the TSB will cause, (especially since I have an access cab). So, what should I do? 5100's and TSB now? TSB and no 5100's? TSB/5100's before the end of 3 years/36,000? No TSB, and AAL/lift in the future if I feel like it?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2010, 09:54 AM   #2
Senior Member
DBZ 2010 is on a distinguished road
 
DBZ 2010's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2010, #29399
Location: Kahului, Maui
Gender: Male
Posts: 139
DBZ 2010's Tacoma Gallery
Hey,
its really up to you. If you got the money for the 5100 then go for it. Plus if your dealer already approved you thats great, cause alot of members out there had to fight it out with their dealers to get it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2010, 11:37 AM   #3
Banned
whippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Christian
Joined: Dec 2009, #27905
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Age: 30
Gender: Dude
Posts: 35,565
whippersnapper02's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to whippersnapper02
Do you want it? Yes? Then get it done. You don't want it? Then don't do it. Any questions? You don't need to level it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2010, 12:33 PM   #4
Senior Member
gupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
gupster88's Avatar
Name: Brett
Joined: May 2009, #16692
Location: Almost Heaven
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,650
gupster88's Tacoma Gallery
what do you want to do? if you want it then go for it, its a free rear lift. but you will need to add 5100's and set them at .85" at least to maintain the rake you have now.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 06:48 AM   #5
Senior Member
pudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
pudge151's Avatar
Name: Sean
Joined: Apr 2010, #34558
Location: Connecticut
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,036
pudge151's Tacoma Gallery
i have an 08 DC that i just did 5100's and the TSB on, i LOVE IT !!!! it rides great, not really stiff at all, barely noticeable from stock. i set the fronts at .85 and she sits just like stock. i have bottomed out a few times with mine and thats why i didnt it now, i have 17k on my truck. if you are not having problems than just wait a couple years, if not just go for itnow. you wont be dissapointed.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 08:06 AM   #6
DubVeeTaco [OP] DubVeeTaco is offline
Member
DubVeeTaco is on a distinguished road
 
DubVeeTaco's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Feb 2010, #32140
Location: Morgantown, WV
Gender: Male
Posts: 53
DubVeeTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Thanks for all the input, guys! I just ordered the 5100's - can't wait to get them on when the TSB is done.

Now, the only decision is where to set them at - 0.85 or 1.75

I'm leaning towards 1.75..thinking I'll gain about an inch in the rear from the TSB, and still maintain a slight rake at that setting. (Right now, I'm measuring 37'' in the rear and 35'' in the front, at the rear corner of the fenderwells.)

TW rocks!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 10:10 AM   #7
Senior Member
gupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
gupster88's Avatar
Name: Brett
Joined: May 2009, #16692
Location: Almost Heaven
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,650
gupster88's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by DubVeeTaco View Post
Thanks for all the input, guys! I just ordered the 5100's - can't wait to get them on when the TSB is done.

Now, the only decision is where to set them at - 0.85 or 1.75

I'm leaning towards 1.75..thinking I'll gain about an inch in the rear from the TSB, and still maintain a slight rake at that setting. (Right now, I'm measuring 37'' in the rear and 35'' in the front, at the rear corner of the fenderwells.)

TW rocks!!
sounds good man. 1.75" should set you about level height, maybe a little rake but not as much as you have now. .85" will give you factory rake usually.

i see you are from mo-town. i assume you are a mountaineer fan???
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 10:26 AM   #8
Senior Member
Outlaw has a spectacular aura aboutOutlaw has a spectacular aura aboutOutlaw has a spectacular aura about
 
Outlaw's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2008, #10513
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Gender: Male
Posts: 682
Outlaw's Tacoma Gallery
I had the TSB done on my '09 access cab, and didnt do any any other modifications to the suspension.
I liked the way it rode, and the leafsprings settled a bit.
If you want to level it, try .85 at first and see how much the springs settle.
i like having a rake.
on my '10 access cab, I have OME springs and shocks on the front, and a 2" Toytec AAL and have a factory rake, but truck sits about 2" higher.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 10:28 AM   #9
DubVeeTaco [OP] DubVeeTaco is offline
Member
DubVeeTaco is on a distinguished road
 
DubVeeTaco's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Feb 2010, #32140
Location: Morgantown, WV
Gender: Male
Posts: 53
DubVeeTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by meteoraman2514 View Post
sounds good man. 1.75" should set you about level height, maybe a little rake but not as much as you have now. .85" will give you factory rake usually.

i see you are from mo-town. i assume you are a mountaineer fan???
Yeah, I was considering 0.85'', but I'm thinking that with the 75 series tires, it would look better with a slightly higher lift in the front..plus, I have an access cab, which may sit a bit higher in the rear than a four door post-TSB (less weight). At least I still some time to decide, and search TW for pix of both!

Love the Mounties!! You really can't beat living in Morgantown...and football season's right around the corner
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 10:30 AM   #10
I've got so much soul in me that I'm barely alive.
Zombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shedZombie Runner is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Zombie Runner's Avatar
Air Force: AMMO (2W0)
Name: Kevin
Joined: Mar 2008, #5246
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 16,264
Zombie Runner's Tacoma Gallery
if they already said they will do it, then go get it done now.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 10:30 AM   #11
DubVeeTaco [OP] DubVeeTaco is offline
Member
DubVeeTaco is on a distinguished road
 
DubVeeTaco's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Feb 2010, #32140
Location: Morgantown, WV
Gender: Male
Posts: 53
DubVeeTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
I had the TSB done on my '09 access cab, and didnt do any any other modifications to the suspension.
I liked the way it rode, and the leafsprings settled a bit.
If you want to level it, try .85 at first and see how much the springs settle.
i like having a rake.
on my '10 access cab, I have OME springs and shocks on the front, and a 2" Toytec AAL and have a factory rake, but truck sits about 2" higher.
Good advice, Outlaw. Do you have any pix, by chance, of the '09 post-TSB?

Thanks!
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 11:32 AM   #13
DubVeeTaco [OP] DubVeeTaco is offline
Member
DubVeeTaco is on a distinguished road
 
DubVeeTaco's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Feb 2010, #32140
Location: Morgantown, WV
Gender: Male
Posts: 53
DubVeeTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
Outlaw - thanks for the pix!!

After seeing these, I'm glad I ordered the 5100's. I like a little rake too, but not quite that much. It's all a matter of personal preference though. Great looking ride!
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 11:38 AM   #14
Senior Member
Outlaw has a spectacular aura aboutOutlaw has a spectacular aura aboutOutlaw has a spectacular aura about
 
Outlaw's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2008, #10513
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Gender: Male
Posts: 682
Outlaw's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by DubVeeTaco View Post
Outlaw - thanks for the pix!!

After seeing these, I'm glad I ordered the 5100's. I like a little rake too, but not quite that much. It's all a matter of personal preference though. Great looking ride!
I miss it, but Im even happier with my new truck. I learned a lot from owning the '09 , so knew exactly what I wanted to do with the truck.
Only thing that came unexpectedly was the need for new UCAs after lifting with the OME front suspension.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 11:39 AM   #15
Senior Member
pudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
pudge151's Avatar
Name: Sean
Joined: Apr 2010, #34558
Location: Connecticut
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,036
pudge151's Tacoma Gallery
if you get it done and go with .85 in the front it will sit the same at stock. if you go 1.75 you may get a lean to the back (front high) IMO this looks terrible and when and if you tow somethingyour lights will be up in the skyu. .85 retains the stock look and ride. 1.75 may bea rougher ride.

measurements for you

before after
drv fr- 34.5 35.5
pass fr 35 36
drv rear 36 37
pass rear 36 37
Attached Thumbnails
Should I get the rear suspension TSB?-p5260129.jpg   Should I get the rear suspension TSB?-p5260130.jpg   Should I get the rear suspension TSB?-p5260131.jpg  
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 12:05 PM   #16
Senior Member
gupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shedgupster88 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
gupster88's Avatar
Name: Brett
Joined: May 2009, #16692
Location: Almost Heaven
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,650
gupster88's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by DubVeeTaco View Post
Love the Mounties!! You really can't beat living in Morgantown...and football season's right around the corner
yeah morgantown is the place to live if you are a mountaineer maniac. looking forward to football, kinda anxious to see how good we are this year. seems like basketball is becoming THE sport now though
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 01:49 PM   #17
DubVeeTaco [OP] DubVeeTaco is offline
Member
DubVeeTaco is on a distinguished road
 
DubVeeTaco's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Feb 2010, #32140
Location: Morgantown, WV
Gender: Male
Posts: 53
DubVeeTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by pudge151 View Post
if you get it done and go with .85 in the front it will sit the same at stock. if you go 1.75 you may get a lean to the back (front high) IMO this looks terrible and when and if you tow somethingyour lights will be up in the skyu. .85 retains the stock look and ride. 1.75 may bea rougher ride.

measurements for you

before after
drv fr- 34.5 35.5
pass fr 35 36
drv rear 36 37
pass rear 36 37
Pudge151 - great advice, pix and measurements. Thanks!

I definitely don't want the "backwards lean", and I don't want the lights to hit the sky when towing/hauling. Seeing your truck at 0.85 makes me want mine just like that. I'm also not really wanting a "lifted" look, and the extra inch ro so from the 5100's at that setting and the TSB should be just the ticket...oh yeah, and the extra inch from the 75 series tires

Did you put 5100's on the rear as well? I'm hoping that I won't regret just ordering the fronts in an effort to save $... (My thought is that I wouldn't be able to tell much difference in the ride quality w the stock Billy's vs. the 5100's in the rear.)
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 01:55 PM   #18
DubVeeTaco [OP] DubVeeTaco is offline
Member
DubVeeTaco is on a distinguished road
 
DubVeeTaco's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Feb 2010, #32140
Location: Morgantown, WV
Gender: Male
Posts: 53
DubVeeTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Outlaw View Post
I miss it, but Im even happier with my new truck. I learned a lot from owning the '09 , so knew exactly what I wanted to do with the truck.
Only thing that came unexpectedly was the need for new UCAs after lifting with the OME front suspension.
Yeah, I'm not ready for UCA's yet -- they seem to be a "must have" when you go with a true 3'' lift. Glad you like the new ride...
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 02:16 PM   #19
Senior Member
Outlaw has a spectacular aura aboutOutlaw has a spectacular aura aboutOutlaw has a spectacular aura about
 
Outlaw's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2008, #10513
Location: Iowa City, Iowa
Gender: Male
Posts: 682
Outlaw's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by DubVeeTaco View Post
Yeah, I'm not ready for UCA's yet -- they seem to be a "must have" when you go with a true 3'' lift. Glad you like the new ride...
... or even 2 " of lift are almost a must have. I probably would be fine without them as my alignment was within spec, but I want better than within spec.
Also, i did get Billstein 5100s for the rear to go with my AAL, and am happy with the ride. i dont know, with just the TSB AAL, if it would make a big difference with stock shocks. Probably wouldnt notice it much.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2010, 03:44 PM   #20
Senior Member
pudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shedpudge151 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
pudge151's Avatar
Name: Sean
Joined: Apr 2010, #34558
Location: Connecticut
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,036
pudge151's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by DubVeeTaco View Post
Pudge151 - great advice, pix and measurements. Thanks!

no problem man, im glad i could help. as you can see i got an inch of lift all around from the TSB rear springs and the 5100's set at .85

I definitely don't want the "backwards lean", and I don't want the lights to hit the sky when towing/hauling. Seeing your truck at 0.85 makes me want mine just like that. I'm also not really wanting a "lifted" look, and the extra inch ro so from the 5100's at that setting and the TSB should be just the ticket...oh yeah, and the extra inch from the 75 series tires

i agree. i didnt want a lifted look either

Did you put 5100's on the rear as well? I'm hoping that I won't regret just ordering the fronts in an effort to save $... (My thought is that I wouldn't be able to tell much difference in the ride quality w the stock Billy's vs. the 5100's in the rear.)
i did get all 4 billi 5100's but its not needed. its just preference. they do ride better but i dont thinks its a huge difference
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Suspension TSB 09TacomaPA 2nd Gen. Tacomas 16 03-06-2011 08:43 AM
If i get the Rear TSB suspension done should i take off the rear lift block? 09REG.cabTaco 2nd Gen. Tacomas 4 04-01-2010 08:59 AM
TSB rear suspension vs Stock Suspension glennleno1966 4 Cylinder 6 03-10-2010 05:02 PM
Rear suspension tsb napiliboy47 2nd Gen. Tacomas 19 02-26-2010 01:50 PM
Got the Rear Suspension TSB Done 2ndtaco07 2nd Gen. Tacomas 19 12-30-2009 07:39 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.