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as far as the suspension tsb

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Marioso, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Jun 2, 2008 at 10:09 PM
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    Marioso

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    do i take it in for service? and if so what do i tell them? please share experiences
     
  2. Jun 2, 2008 at 10:16 PM
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    SocalMan22

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  3. Jun 2, 2008 at 10:19 PM
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    they wont ask any other questions? have u gone?
     
  4. Jun 3, 2008 at 10:16 AM
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    Chester

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    I imagine you warranty is up,SEARCH get the part # for the springs and order them.It has been on here countless times,also dealers that have done it and the hoops people had to jump through to get it done.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2008 at 12:05 PM
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    ask roberjohnson he knows more he got his done at toyota san diego i tried didnt go prepared though
     
  6. Jun 3, 2008 at 12:08 PM
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    ShorelineFab

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    There was a PDF here somewhere that shows the bulletin to all Dealers, but
    cannot locate it, anyone has it??????:eek:
     
  7. Jun 3, 2008 at 12:10 PM
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    tcBob

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    they most likely won't do it if you're past the warranty like chester said
     
  8. Jun 3, 2008 at 1:28 PM
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    well i still have till 60 something thoughsand with the factory (doesnt cover electronics) but the dealer i boguth the truck at sold me an extra warranty of 30000 that covers urr thanggg
     
  9. Jun 3, 2008 at 2:45 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    it was the factory warranty that would have covered it 36000
     
  10. Jun 3, 2008 at 2:57 PM
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    Marioso

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    oh 36000? how about the extended?
     
  11. Jun 3, 2008 at 4:15 PM
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    No extended sorry bro.
     
  12. Jun 3, 2008 at 5:37 PM
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    How about the '08 guys? are people getting this done still or is it a hassle? I called up a dealer today and tried to get a feel for how they are handling it all before I told him it was an '08. After I said it was an '08, he said they could not do it, but then I explained how it has the same parts and three leaf springs like the '05-'07. He said he would take all my information and put it in the computer and see if toyota would give him permission to order parts and do it. I said I did not have all the information at the time and would call back. What do you guys reccommend I do? Should I call back with the information and see what happens or call toyota directly and see what they say? I don't see why the would not do it unless they did change something on the '08 but from what it looks like I have the same suspension as my friends '06. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  13. Jun 3, 2008 at 7:56 PM
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    Just got my '08 Sport done last week. I just explained my bottoming out and that it was built with the 3 leaf spring like they're changing out on the '05-'07s My service manager at Empire Toyota in Oneonta, NY was nice enough to call the regional service people, and they OK'd it. Three days later the parts came in and the next day they did it.

    BTW, I explained that I didn't like the mushy feeling brakes, and how long it took to stop. Called him today to ask what he did to the brakes. They work great now. He said he did nothing but the TSB, and that the new springs effect the braking for the better.

    I love the way the truck handles curves now, instead of that "drifting" feeling I had before. I hitched up my 19ft boat with a tongue weight of about 260 lbs. and the truck squatted only about 3/4". Happier camper now. Good luck.
     
  14. Jun 3, 2008 at 8:42 PM
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    I've not had the opportunity to load anything "heavy" per-se in the back of my truck; hence, I don't know if my tail end is subject to bottoming out. My truck is also lifted about 2". So there again I don't know if I'd have the problem if I was hauling a heavy load. Is this bottoming out problem w/all Tacoma 05-07 or what? I called a dealer. I was asked if my truck was bottoming out. I said, "No,"...end conversation. I think I have a pretty solid ride, but I'd be jealous if there's something [free] out there that'll make it better. Am I not privvy because I lifted mine therefor excluding me from the TSB? Has anyone had the TSB done even though they've a lift on their Tacoma and it wasn't bottoming out?
     
  15. Jun 3, 2008 at 8:45 PM
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    My dealer is going to the the TSB, I have a 08 TRD Sport!
    So I guess it will be OK in your part to go back and demand this upgrade!!
     
  16. Jun 3, 2008 at 9:54 PM
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    chris4x4

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    My truck wasnt "bottoming out". I had a lift, and the ride was horrible. I told the dealer that the ride was bad, and hey said, "well, you have a lift", to which I replied, "No, the lift would not affect it this bad". They replaced the springs for me.
     
  17. Jun 3, 2008 at 10:17 PM
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    so basically i am SOL since i have an extended warranty through the honda dealership?
     
  18. Jun 4, 2008 at 6:03 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Your not "screwed" per se, as you can always get a set of Deavers or Alcans. :)
     
  19. Jun 4, 2008 at 6:42 AM
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    basically, you can go and kiss some a$$ and see if the dealer would cut you a break but im not sure, i went to Toyota Chula Vista and the guy did not ask a single question, all he said was it will be ready by 5pm, thats was great!
     
  20. Jun 4, 2008 at 12:17 PM
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    Marioso

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    do i go to a toyota dealer or a honda? and how expensive is it if i just wanna upgrade suspension? whats the price range?
     
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