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Bottoming out after 49,000 miles! Anyone else?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by nvtaco, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    nvtaco

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    '07 double cab trd sport, only 49,000 miles, bottoming out in the rear all the time now at say 10mph over a speed hump (not bump), bottom out.
    1 adult, 3 kids, bottom out over all sorts of potholes, driveways.
    Would it be my rear springs or shocks (or both) that may be shot.
    Anyone else experience this?
    I use it as a truck hauling lawnmowers, grass, leaves, brush, and towed a travel trailer with a weight dist. hitch for approx 15k of its life.

    Have you fixed this problem and if so how? Thanks
     
  2. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    There is a TSB for the rear leaf pack. Check the Sticky in the second Gen. section.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    nvtaco

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    Thanks, I forgot to mention I am a Canadian taco and have the (4 I think) leafs.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    Were you able to fix it with another spring option or just live with it?
     
  5. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    There is the option of an AAL, too. That would assist with hauling and towing.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    Yup, me too! Just under 50k
     
  7. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    I'm not saying it would be covered. Just answering the question of other people having the same issue. Obviously, they have.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    my single cab does it. i had an acura 4cyl motor in the bed of my truck 350lbs max and my truck would bottom out over small dips in the road.. im just gonna replace shocks with bilsteins 5100's and the AAL, call it a day. just under 50k on my truck
     
  9. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    oh yeah i have 60k and my rear end bottoms out all the time! mostly offroad tho and very harshly
     
  10. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    How bad is this for the rest of the truck? I got some superbumps from wheelers and it at least makes it tolerable! But.......it can't be good for the rear of the truck, frame etc!
     
  11. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    I didn't bother with the TSB. Went with OME set up instead. Bottoming out is definitely an issue with these trucks. It's up to you how far you need or want to take the suspension.
     
  12. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    Did you go OME Dakar springs along with the OME shock or just Dakars and 5100s? I dont mind doing a mild lift replacing the front shocks, coils and rear stuff. Are you happy with it?
     
  13. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    Complete OME with Dakars.
     
  14. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    That was exactly my thought as well. When I bottom out, I am wondering what will be totally stressed out next:eek:
     
  15. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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    Did you have this setup when you were hauling the hay in one of your pictures? Thats a fair bit of weight and the backend doesn't look bad at all! If thats the case I think I have made my decision to replace :)
     
  16. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    Get a full leaf pack to eliminate this problem. It might cost you ~$500 but is well worth it.
     
  17. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    Thanks and good looking truck, I have not seen a short box single cab before, me likey!
     
  18. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    Heh, no. That was actually with my stock three leaf pack. I was quite surprised, more than twenty bales in there. Dakars would look even better!
     
  19. Feb 6, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    So how would you rate the ride now, empty with the dakars?
    Progressive with good give, jarring?
     
  20. Feb 6, 2012 at 9:26 PM
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