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4 Leaf tsb thinner than 3 leaf

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by magnum922, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    Hello,

    A Toyota dealer master tech told me that the tsb 4 leaf metal is actually a little thinner metal than the original 3 leaf. Anyone notice this?
     
  2. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    I have seen several comments saying the same thing.
     
  3. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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    Hmmm, Maybe to make it less of a lift. So people don't bitch about the back end being too high after its done.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    I never really checked, other than counting the number of leafs.
    All I can say is that your service tech is way smarter than the one I deal with. Mine didn't even know what the rear TSB was.:rolleyes:
     
  5. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    (with 4 leaf tsb) He also said it handles better, will still bottom out just as much as the 3 leaf under load conditions, only will help with tounge weight of a improperly loaded trailor.
     
  6. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    Now thats interesting.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    Your service tech is a trained TROUBLE SHOOTING and REPAIR/INSTALLATION guy...not a metalurgist or mechanical engineer.

    The thickness of a piece of metal means little to nothing if you don't understand how it's made.
     
  8. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    I've carried the same weight before and after the TSB, (about 1000LBS). It did not bottom out at all after the TSB but did bottom out a lot before the TSB. In my case, what he said was not correct.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    He's full of shit about it bottoming out. I had mine done last summer and I can haul a hell of a lot more without bottoming out now with the new leaf pack. The ride is firmer than before.
     
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