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bottoms out?????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wheelieking396, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Jun 1, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    wheelieking396

    wheelieking396 [OP] Member

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    Hello everyone. I have a 06 pre-runner dbl cab 2wd, and every time I load stuff in the bed it seems to bottom out. I dont have to load much back there even if there are 4-5 people in the cab too it does it. I have the TRD off road Pak and I thought that the bilstins were good. Has any body had this problem too. Are there better shocks that give a better ride?




     
  2. Jun 1, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    BigJLarse83

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    I have an 06 PreRunner as well and I had the same issue. Just throw on an AAL and the 5100's and you're good to go. I had 30, 30lb bags of mulch in the rear and it barely squatted with the aal.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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    DR coilovers AAl 285 kelly safaris lightbar/skidplate need more!
    AAL all the way man, unless you got nothing up front it might get a little stink-bugged on ya. .
     
  4. Jun 1, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    what is aal and 5100"s
     
  5. Jun 1, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    I also think that there is a TBS fix for this too
     
  6. Jun 1, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    DR coilovers AAl 285 kelly safaris lightbar/skidplate need more!
    AAL is an add a leaf. bascially you add a stiff leaf spring to the pack that is already on there. pretty simple install.. 5100's are bilstien shocks that are a little better quality than the stock bilsteins with trd's
     
  7. Jun 1, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    Thx I'll try that
     
  8. Jun 1, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    Get the rear leaf TSB done!
     
  9. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    I had the same issue with my truck since it was new. Since my leaf pack was already shot (sounds like yours is also) the AAL I added about a year ago only held its strenght for about a year or so and then became weak. Adding an AAL will most likely only put a band-aid on the problem causing it to happen in the future. I would suggest a whole new leaf pack, timbrens, or airbags. I went ahead and added a Dakar leaf pack, it did give me about 2 1/2 inches of lift as opposed to the AAL 2inchs of lift. GL
     
  10. Jun 1, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    TSB is only in good during 3/36 warranty period.
    Some, key word some, do manage to work something out with a dealer like pay 1/2 it depends on dealer but even with TSB, it still will bottom out.
    Go with other suggestions given on here.
     
  11. Jun 1, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    Mr_Torque

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    I installed "Timbren" rubber overload springs and would highly recommend them. They don't affect normal ride and are really easy to install.

    http://www.timbren.com/ses-kits.htm
     
  12. Jun 1, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    I just installed the Firestone Ride-Rite Airbags. I haven't really decided if I like them or not yet. With the Timbrens, when going over a bump, does it jolt pretty bad?
     
  13. Jun 1, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    My truck was used with 60,000 and has never had the tsb....i called my dealer and asked if if i qualified. They said with my extended warranty they will send it into Toyota and see what happens!
     
  14. Jun 1, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    ^Well that is interesting. I have a felling Toyota will deny and, if so, the 5100/AAL option is a great way to remedy the situation. I did exactly that a 1.5 months ago and I love driving my truck now knowing I won't bottom out with a pebble in the bed.

    FYI, you're looking at minimum of $182 for the front shocks and $50 for the AAL plus whatever you pay to install unless you do it yourself. I recommend installing yourself with someone who knows what they're doing so you can learn.
     
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