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Another TSB question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by bobbybreach, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Jan 23, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    bobbybreach

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    How do I know or how can I tell if I have a TSB? Is that something that comes stock or did someone have to add it? I have a 09 trd doubles cab. Please help me cause I want to do a lift but I just have no idea exactly what TSB is or if I have it.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Jan 23, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    Count your leaf springs. 2+ overload no tsb 3+ overload tsb
     
  3. Jan 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    Which one is the overload? And is the TSB stock?
     
  4. Jan 23, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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    TSB means technical service bulletin. Its a problem a car has that the manufacturers acknowledge but it is not a recall because it either doesnt effect every vehicle, or isnt a safety concern, also some TSBs are not a problem to all owners, like the leaf spring TSB
     
  5. Jan 23, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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    The overload is the straight one on the bottom. The TSB is stock i believe on canadians models and some trd sports
     
  6. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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    nothing cool
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    because you have the Off Road model, does your's look like this? yes=TSB done (or canadian model. didn't know that as posted above.)
     
  7. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:15 PM
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    Yes I do have TSB. Thank you for clarifying that. Including the TSB am I able to AAL at 1.5"?
     
  8. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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    Or do I have to remove the TSB in order to have the AAL 1.5"?
     
  9. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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    so if you only have 2+ overlaod you can have the tsb done? for free?
     
  10. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    Maybe. Depends. If your not under warranty it is less likely
     
  11. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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    not in warranty but definatly going to ask my dealer
     
  12. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:56 PM
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    Can I add a 1.5" leaf with the existing TSB?
     
  13. Jan 23, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    Yes, I have the TSB and an AAL. No issues at all and you do not have to remove any of the leafs from your leaf pack to do so.
     
  14. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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    If you have the extended warranty, you might have half a chance. Otherwise, good luck...
     
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    well i just got the truck like a month ago. bought it used. figure its worth a try
     
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    Mike did you have your TSB done after you purchased the truck? What was your approach with the dealer to get it done? I obviously am not getting it but it might help others. Just tell them you have a "harsh ride" and that you hit the bump stops with weight in the bed?
     
  17. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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    I did. My truck was bottoming out with just the sport bike in the bed. The dealership's first response was to give me a sweet deal on a Tundra (which I almost took). I ended up calling Toyota Customer Service and they told me about the TSB. They gave me a case number and the dealership performed the work using the TSB (the dealership had never heard about the TSB before me).

    If you tell the dealership you're having issues with the truck bottoming out with a light load, they should be familiar enough with the TSB by now.
     
  18. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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    So basically a TSB is an extra leaf for what ever reason I don't know of and it's like a factory rear lift correct? Any Idea from the hub to the fender how many inches it is with the TSB and without the TSB?
     
  19. Jan 23, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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    The TSB is a service bulletin created for people who were having trouble with the rear end bottoming out under a light load. It's not a factory lift although some lift is acheived from the extra leaf. Typically the TSB adds about 3/4 of an inch of lift to the rear but does settle down with time.
     
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