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Do I need the TSB?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jrdbrn, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Mar 23, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    jrdbrn

    jrdbrn [OP] Borne Fishing

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    I went to Lowes last night and bought an assortment of pavers. The majority were 6"x9" and some where 6"x6". 90 in total. I think it was like 60/30.

    I didn't realize until I got to my parents house that the truck was LOADED. I felt like I may have bottomed out once on our great Louisiana highways.

    I am assuming it was about 400 pounds. I didn't have a scale to weigh the stones.

    Here is what I was looking at.

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    Is this normal or am I pushing the weight of the bed? The picture blows :-\
     
  2. Mar 23, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Good idea to get the TSB if you do alot of hauling. Sounds like you need it if it bottomed out with 400lbs.
     
  3. Mar 23, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    mattg43

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    small pavers are about 4.5lbs each - 135lbs
    The larger ones are about 6.7lbs each - 402lbs
    So probably about 525lbs or so.

    These are the thinner, 45mm thick ones

    The thicker ones would be about 700lbs.

    - I just bought a pallet of the smaller ones, looked up weight for the trailer -

    As this is being discussed in other threads, if you rarely haul, and want a more "car-like" ride, keep the factory springs and deal with the occasional issue.

    If you regularly haul stuff in the bed, and dont mind a "truck ride", then look into getting it done.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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    Sounds like you need it to me. Do it and you won't regret it.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    Are you still under warrantee? If yes....then GET IT.

    You paid a lot of money for that truck and deserve a better leaf pak to support hauling what the truck is supposed to haul.
     
  6. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Short answer : yes
     
  7. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    I would say if you like the ride of the truck normally don't get it done. It will lift the back a bit and you will have a raked unlevelled truck without a load forcing you to buy new shocks for the front to level it out and then the ride will be stiffer unless you are carrying a load..... I would put that money towards an Airbag system instead.

    Sounds as if you, like me, as a home owner only do that kind of heavier hauling a few times a year. Look into those Firestone adjustable airbags.
    When you load the truck pump em up. When you unload, release the air and get your carlike ride back. IF you want a semi free lift go for the TSB and find a place to install the front shocks.

    If the ride is only harsh when you are loaded I would not worry about it unless you are always loaded.
     
  8. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    I wonder why all of the Canadians don't complain about this un-level , harsh ride ?

    The answer is still yes .
     
  9. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    I would get it done. You won't notice a big difference in ride without weight in back, but much better when loaded down.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    Hard asses..? Canadians are not whiners and poseurs like Americans either. They likely actually use a truck for its purposes....at least Toyota thinks so.
     
  11. Mar 23, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    I'll contact the dealership I got it from. I do mow grass on weekends and when I load the mower to the front of the trailer, it does drop a BIT.
     
  12. Mar 23, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    I think a lot of us Americans would be too afraid to put a little scratch in the plastic bed...to carry a heavy payload of bricks. I would bet more Americans "Armor All" their Tacoma truck beds than Canadians...
     
  13. Mar 24, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    For sure get this done. I just did hours ago and couldn't be happier with the improved ride.
     
  14. May 20, 2011 at 5:50 AM
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    Anyone know is the 2011 was part of the TSB? I dont carry much in the summer, but in the winter I like to add a few hundred lbs of bricks to my bed for added weight.

    BTW, anyone else add weight in the winter?
     
  15. May 24, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    2011 is included in the TSB
     
  16. May 24, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    I didn't notice a harsher ride after upgrading mine- I suppose if your looking for it you'll feel it...
     
  17. May 24, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    I brought it to the dealer and they ordered the parts. Hopefully all goes well.
     
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