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3-Leaf vs. 4-Leaf TSB

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by davelac, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Feb 5, 2012 at 4:48 AM
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    davelac

    davelac [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After reading a number of postings about the leaf spring TSB, is it really worth have the work done to replace my 3-leaf with the 4-leaf? I don't do any off-roading, no real heavy loads in the bed, don't tow and the truck rides very smooth in my opinion. I hate to have my new truck torn apart on the back end by the local dealers and not be happy with it later.

    What's the concensus out there?
     
  2. Feb 5, 2012 at 5:11 AM
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    bb609

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    Thousands drive thier trucks not even knowing about the TSB and don't have a problem. If you don't think you'll need it, don't bother.
     
  3. Feb 5, 2012 at 6:26 AM
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    Twizter68

    Twizter68 AMS1(AW), USN retired

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    If you don't tow, or load the bed down on a regular basis with wood, dirt, cinder blocks, etc., then don't worry about it.

    HOWEVER! If you DO do all of the above, you need it, asap!
     
  4. Feb 5, 2012 at 6:52 AM
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    Brunes

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    You already answered the question...You don't have a complaint so the TSB (which was written to respond to customer complaints) isn't for you...
    I think it goes "Ain't broke...Don't fix it"
     
  5. Feb 5, 2012 at 7:01 AM
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    Gabe911

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    I did it a couple weeks ago...it lifted the rear about 1" but has already settled some without loading....i did the tsb because I plan on lifting the front with a mild lift....its under warraty and made sense to me...the ride did not change at all to me...just the stance of the truck...hope it helps
     
  6. Feb 5, 2012 at 7:32 AM
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    YotaMark

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    I love the way my truck rides since I did the TSB.. BUT, the new springs moved my rear end out of alignment. my thrust angle was out. it took alot of messing around on the alignment rack to get it to track straight again.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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    xxaarraa

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    I think 90% of the folks get the tSB done because, combined with the billies up front, it's a very cheap way to get 2-3" of lift.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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    This.
     
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