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After adding TSB Rear Leaf Spring... Comments & Questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by TSubatis, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Feb 25, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    TSubatis

    TSubatis [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just had my TSB Rear Leaf Spring installed on my Base 2007 DC 4x4 (still under 3 year/30K warranty) Overall, I'm very happy with it. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE ELIGIBLE!! Feels more like a pickup truck now. It's a much firmer ride, and even though I feel more bumps in the road, I'm confident I can haul passengers, loads, or a trailer without bottoming out, which was rediculous in the first place!

    Some pics of the billsteins installed:

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    Rear:
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    After
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    Comments/Questions:
    -First off, did the TSB upgrade me to the same suspension as a TRD DC 4x4?

    -If so, which one: Offroad or Sport?

    -If not, what is the difference between the Offroad and Sport suspensions, compared to the Base model?

    -Seems like the rear end is raked out a bit,and that I gained about an inch of lift. I was planning on lifting the Taco 3", leveling it, and adding larger wheels/tires. Will my lift be over 3" with the TSB fix & lift kit?

    -Seems like Toytec or procomp are the way to go, but I'm not sure parts I need, after they installed the TSB fix. I don't do heavy duty wheeling or crawling but I don't want to hesitate taking it down a trail. I do lots of highway driving, like to go up in the mountains to snowboard, camp, etc.

    -Once a lift kit is selected what is the largest size wheel and tire I can run without ANY rubbing? Don't want to deal with trimming.

    Sorry for so many Qs
     
  2. Feb 25, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    You have the same shocks as the TRD trucks. The TRD Sport has a larger diameter sway bar. The TRD trucks have Progressive rate springs (Which Im not a fan of personally). If you want to level it out, a pair of Bilstien 5100 front shocks should do the trick. Set them at the 2.5" setting, and it should be good.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    Delmarva

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    there's chris :D
     
  4. Feb 25, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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  5. Feb 25, 2009 at 3:47 PM
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    TSubatis

    TSubatis [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    TSubatis

    TSubatis [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Chris, you seem to be the guy to ask... (sorry i'm a newbie)

    Might be a dumb question but do I need to get a pair of coils for the 5100s? or can I use them with the coils that are on the truck (I believe they're heavy dutys, part of the TSB)

    Also is it smart to get Toytec's TSB AAL also, to fit 33s?

    Thanks
     
  7. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    You can use the stock springs. The 5100's only lift to 2.5" so your gonna have to do some trimming to fit 33's. An AAL in ther rear will help fir the 33" tire.
     
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