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Bottoming Out

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by montgomery_30824, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Feb 1, 2009 at 8:45 PM
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    montgomery_30824

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    ok so this is the second time this has happened. I was coming home this afternoon and went through a red light at about 35-40 MPH and it had a dip in the middle and the back of my truck bottomed out, happened once before but at a different intersection, oh and the bed of the truck was empty. WTF??!! Dont understand how the stock suspension can be so loose. Would the 3" from toytec with the AAL and front spacers fix this?
     
  2. Feb 1, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    do you hve the rear tsb done already?
     
  3. Feb 1, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    sounds like you need the TSB done like what deadbolt said
     
  4. Feb 1, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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  5. Feb 1, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    no. when i got the truck it had 39K on it already so i figured i wouldnt waste my time asking about it.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    No thats the best thing to do. if its over warranty just get a AAL
     
  7. Feb 1, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    thats what i figured. guess i will just hafta convince the wife that i "NEED" that lift. hopefully it wont take much cause she was with me today when it hit bottom. so we will see.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    there should be no reason on why your truck is bottoming out, i have flown over a hump in the road that leads into a dip on my way to school and my truck does not bottom out.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    its not really considered a lift, its just to make your truck stiffer in the back. but that AAL does give it a bit of a lift because the back doesnt dip/sink
     
  10. Feb 1, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    I bottomed out once running from the sheriff with my brother Luke.....Wait .....Never mind.
     
  11. Feb 1, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    thats what i thought but it does. I have the 100k mile extended warranty that covers bumper to bumper. you think they would cover the tsb?
     
  12. Feb 1, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    Umm. An AAL is a lift. Thats the entire point of an AAL. Add another leaf spring to increase the height.
     
  14. Feb 1, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    Oh sorry I thought it was just to stiffen the existing leafs.....Sorry
     
  15. Feb 2, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    How old is you truck? Before I got my 09 I had a 2000 prerunner with 200K miles. I bottomed out a few times and I think it was because I never replaced the suspension and it was old and worn out. Dont know if that is the case for you but I believe it was for me.
     
  16. Feb 2, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    its an '06 with 49k on it.
     
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