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2011 TSB rough ride just done

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SMKYTXN, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    I just had the rear TSB done at Don McGill in Houston. They didn't make a fuss about the swap, which was nice. When they explained what they were going to do they told me that the swap only included the leaf pack, which is what I've read here. When I got the truck back they had replaced the leaf packs and done all four shocks. The shocks are unmarked as far as I can tell, and all black. I already have the front 5100's and eibach springs on order so that's not an issue. I'm just curious as to what these shocks are and if they're worth a damn.

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  2. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    They are made by tokico. The 5100s in the rear will give you a much improved ride.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    what, but you have a TRD Sport? why would they put the crap tokicos in?
     
  4. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    I'm not sure why they changed out the shocks either, as they said they weren't going to change them. I had the yellow billsteins on there already.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    i also believe the TSB would upgrade not TRD trucks to the yellow bilstein shocks. i'd take it back, get your yellow TRD shocks back
     
  6. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Only up until 2009. Then the tsb claims the stock shocks are improved, so they do not change them.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    taken right from the TSb it specifically says Do NOT replace shock absorbers or bumb stops on Non-TRD option. so apparently the Tokiko shocks are better

    2009 – 2011 model year Tacoma with Non-TRD & TRD Option Package Truck
    OP CODE DESCRIPTION TIME OFP T1 T2
    SU7003 Rear Spring Assembly (Both Sides) 1.4
    Combo C Alignment 1.2
    Combo D Front Toe-in 0.1
    Combo E Front Camber 0.2
    Combo F Front Caster 0.2
    48210-04550 34 14
    NOTE
    The 2009 – 2011 model year non-TRD Option Package Truck is already equipped with updated
    shock absorbers and bump stops. Do NOT replace the shock absorbers or bump stops.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    i stand corrected. either way, they should have kept his TRD shocks on his truck
     
  9. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    I agree
     
  10. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    the TSB says to change them......so why wouldnt they?
     
  11. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    :confused: it says not to change them.
     
  12. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    on NON-TRD option trucks.....so the TRD you change them. i miss read it at first also. i had to read it several times.
     
  13. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    On the older tsbs, it said to replace the non TRD trucks with the TRD suspension, and to do nothing on the TRD trucks. Now the new one says no need to do anything to the non TRD trucks either now.
     
  14. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    I'm going to call the dealer in the morning to see about getting my shocks back.

    This is the second time Don McGill has added their own little twist to my requested repairs. They did me the favor of trimming my weathertechs after I brought the truck to them with a squeaky clutch. They did buy me new mats though.
     
  15. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    the TSB notes that the 2009 model and up already have upgraded tokico shocks, implying that the tokicos were upgraded when manufactured and therefore do not need to be replaced with the inheritely better TRD (yellow) shocks. TRD trucks would still have their TRD shocks. Non TRD trucks would keep their already upgraded tokico (black) shocks.

    the dealer interpreted the TSB just as you did, which is not correct.
     
  16. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    Not sure what the older ones say. the copy i have, dated 21 Dec 2010 says (in a confusing way) DO NOT replace the shocks or bumpstops on NON-TRD option trucks. That saying, they ARE supposed to change them on the ones with the TRD option. maybe b/c of the little lift the springs give you. maybe b/c they think the Bilsteins suck. i dont have a clue.
     
  17. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    my interpretation
     
  18. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    so all the dealerships are interpreting the TSB wrong? this isnt the only time ive heard this.
     
  19. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    and i had a buddy take his 2009 non TRD truck in for the TSB and come back with yellow TRD shocks, which is what they would have done for a 2008. they made a mistake in his favor.
     
  20. Aug 4, 2011 at 5:22 AM
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    eh, im sure youll scrap either one of them in the future anyway.
     
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