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Check my rears (do I need TSB?)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Joehs, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Apr 17, 2010 at 8:20 AM

    Joehs [OP] Okie!

    Apr 16, 2010
    First Name:
    Broken Arrow, OK
    12' Tacoma Sport
    ::EDIT:: Sorry for the crappy phone pics, it's all I've got =\

    Hey all,

    Just wanted to check with some people and see what the consensus was on whether or not I need to do the TSB?

    I've got some pretty nasty sounds coming out of the rear suspension when I add or remove weight from the bed. While it may not be directly related to this, anyone know of any fixes for it?

    On to the pics!

    Right side:

    Left side:

    If I do need this done, how bad is it? I'm considering getting a lift in the near future, hopefully an OME setup, although I'm still bouncing around the idea of 5100's and a real AAL from toytec. The TSB shouldn't have any affect on that, should it? Any opinions on the better option? Just do some light wheeling in Oklahoma, nothing too special, and definitely no hardcore rock climbing or anything like that.

    Thanks for the opinions!
  2. Apr 17, 2010 at 9:00 AM

    tuckr2 Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2009
    Western Washington State
    2010 Silver dbl cab LB 4x4 It's Purdy too!
    LT265/70/17 BFG A/T's, Disabled Seat Belt Buzzer, Black and Gray Covercraft Seat Covers front and rear, Matching SnugTop Supersport Canopy, undercoat, bed mat, window vent shades. Black Weathertech Liners. Trans TSB, Rear Spring TSB Installed.
    So, didn't see the year of your truck.
    The main thing is does the truck ride well? Do you haul any stuff in the back about say 400 lbs? If you do you might notice the back end hitting the bump stops going over rough roadway, speed bumps, etc.. If this is the case, then you should definitely get into the dealer and let them know. Pull up the rear spring TSB and look at what the complaints were. Use that language when you are speaking with the dealership. A key word many have used is "harsh ride".
    I had my springs replaced about the 2nd week I owned my rig. It really made a good difference in the ride. Firmer, more responsive handling, and yes able to carry larger load that it was designed to do. Rear end of the truck sits about 1 1/2 inches higher- not over noticible though.
    good luck, Ken
    T-SB-0305-08 Rev 2.pdf

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