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A new mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Nick54, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Aug 9, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    Nick54

    Nick54 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I got home from work today and installed my new Redline hood struts, I love them!! Add that to my Backfill F1 bed cover, Tacoma bed mat, Dynamax UltreFlow SS Muffler. Weathertech floor liners and side window deflectors. When I finished with the hood struts, I dropped the Taco off at the dealer for the TSB leaf spring upgrade. Now I'm just waiting on the next group buy so I can get my Wet Okoles. Who know what after that.
     
  2. Aug 9, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    Primersinmyshoe

    Primersinmyshoe Old Sheepdog

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    I want those hood struts too. Which ones did you get (regular, plus or elite) and were they easy to install? Any fancy drilling of holes?
     
  3. Aug 9, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Nick54

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    I bought the base line system about $70.00, they work really well. We'll see how long they hold up. Some drilling required, however it's a rather simple operation, measure, mark, drill, screw/rivet. The struts just snap onto the ball brackets and your done, I would say it's about a 1 hour job.
     
  4. Aug 9, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    raswank

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    I just bought a 2010 Sport, are they still having this squeaky leaf spring issue? And when can I expect it to start? That is why I got rid of my 2005 Double Cab sport 2 years ago.
     
  5. Aug 9, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    I bought the 2010 Double Cab TRD Sport as well and am very pleased with the truck. This is the first Tacoma I have owned and am pleased with it to this point, time will tell. I have not experienced any squeeking with the springs, I am getting them replaced according to a TSB to correct a load capicity issue. The 3 leaf packs are replaced with 4 leaf packs.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2010 at 3:46 AM
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    Primersinmyshoe

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    Nick, do they replace all three original springs with four new ones, or do they just add one more leaf the the original three?
     
  7. Aug 10, 2010 at 4:40 AM
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    rb11701

    rb11701 Oh yeah!

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    They add a new 4 leaf pack. Also, there is s tsb on the squeak. They add new friction pads.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2010 at 5:24 AM
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    there is a sticker on the inside of my door stating something about a 4 pound difference in something I will check that out. You would have figured 5 years down the line they would have fixed this problem. I will check to see if I already have the 4 pack instead of 3. Thanks
     
  9. Aug 10, 2010 at 6:10 AM
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    That sticker in my door state this vehicle load capacity has been reduced by 4 pounds what is that? And my double cab has the 3 pack. Do I have to wait to see if I get the squeak, or get this done before they start to squeak. What is the tsb number so I can keep track of this
     
  10. Aug 10, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    +1 on the complete 4 leaf for 3 leaf change out, and I suppose that yellow sticker will not apply after the upgrade.
     
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