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Does your 08 have the old rear springs?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dsds, Feb 19, 2008.

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Does your new 08 have old rear springs?

Poll closed Apr 19, 2008.
  1. has new springs

    5 vote(s)
    6.2%
  2. has old springs

    60 vote(s)
    74.1%
  3. don't know but am concerned

    11 vote(s)
    13.6%
  4. just don't care

    5 vote(s)
    6.2%
  1. Feb 19, 2008 at 8:59 PM
    #1
    dsds

    dsds [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Lets do a poll on new 08 Tacoma drivers who aren't that impressed to find the old part numbers for their rear springs.

    - has new springs
    - has old springs
    - don't know what I have but concerned
    - just don't care

    Why is Toyota still putting them on our new trucks?
     
  2. Feb 19, 2008 at 11:27 PM
    #2
    CtryBoyInMT

    CtryBoyInMT Lifetime Member

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    They are not bad or old. They are the "comfort" springs. For 80% of the people that buy Tacoma's, only own a truck for the status factor. They never intend to or are capable of utilizing the truck as, well, a truck.:rolleyes:
     
  3. Feb 20, 2008 at 2:05 AM
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    ERdept

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    Don't know if I have it or not, but I'm adding a shell which weighs close to 200 lbs, which will both preload the springs and decrease the overall carrying capacity. On top of that, I will then haul my hobby stuff which will add another 200-300 lbs, then another person (180lbs). So on hobby days I'll be weighing the truck down by at least 500lbs. Do I need the newer springs?

    I have an 2008 Toy Taco, TRD prerunner.

    Can anyone tell me which ones I have and if adding the above weight will be better with the TSB springs?
     
  4. Feb 20, 2008 at 3:29 AM
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    gsxr3000

    gsxr3000 Well-Known Member

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    my toyota dealer will NOT perform the upgrades until the TSB is updated with 08.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2008 at 4:44 AM
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    TacoMon

    TacoMon Northern Alliance Gynecologist

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    I dropped off my truck last night to get the TSB done after two calls and a visit to the dealership.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2008 at 6:49 AM
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    nd

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    yeah, you need the springs. but you will have to wait till hte TSB includes the 08's
     
  7. Feb 20, 2008 at 9:28 AM
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    dsds

    dsds [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Stick your head into the wheel well and read off the white numbers located on top of the springs:

    "COMFORT" (ie. weak)

    Left = 48220-04190
    Right = 48210-04550

    NEW (ie. might be able to carry stuff without dragging your a**)

    Left = 48220-04210
    Right = 48210-04570
     
  8. Feb 24, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    dsds

    dsds [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Let's also find out if it depends on manufacturing date.
    Please check your drivers side doorpost sticker.

    I'm 08/07 = August 2007 with "weak" springs on my shortbox TRD sport out of San Fran CA.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2008 at 7:22 PM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    I'm Jan. '08 and still have the three leaf total rear springs. Gulf Sates truck out of TX. Dealer said they would order the parts and then called back the same afternoon and said only ('05 to 08-28-07 Tacoma 4x4 & PreRunner except standard cab) were now included in the TSB spring replacement program.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2008 at 8:32 PM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    I just checked the #'s on top of the springs and there are more symbols than what the TSB is showing.

    The right rear leaf had (++ CHI 48210-04550 F-RH 311007) on it and the left rear leaf had (++ CHI 48220-04190 F-LH 021107) on it. This truck is a 1-08 manufacture date on a Gulf States truck for TX. These are the same #'s of the replaced springs with the addition of the extra symbols. I'm hoping ++ & F for thicker and firmer springs. Anybody have any feedback for the extra symbols. :confused:
     
  11. Feb 24, 2008 at 8:42 PM
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    dsds

    dsds [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey that means I should be good to go on the TSB since my exact build date was 08-15-07. I'll call Toyota on Monday and quiz them.
    I'll also get underneath and check mine for those other markings like above.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2008 at 9:30 PM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    Hate to bring you down. The revision put out 8-28-07 states 2007 model year has been added to Applicable Vehicles. Still not '08 models. :(
     
  13. Feb 25, 2008 at 10:25 AM
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    dsds

    dsds [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Oh I see what you mean... the revision to the TSB added 07's in late August. We'll I guess we can expect 08's to be added next fall as well. Maybe earlier if we press on.
     
  14. Feb 25, 2008 at 5:44 PM
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    M2M

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    well, here's a new twist on the dealer B.S.
    had the appointment set up through the 800 number
    went through the whole - we can't duplicate your problem, 4 people in the back, drove it around,yada, yada , yada - the service person even told me that they are not aware of any issues OR TSB's on it -
    (did he forget, toyota set up the appointment?? )
    I was nice enough to offer to do a little investigating to find any additional information
    I had it in my pocket and decided that I was just going to walk away
     
  15. Feb 25, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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    TacoTurd

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    Sorry dude, you definitely have the old springs.

    NO company would keep the part number for a different spring. Bad things would happen if they got mixed-up. The symbols are just supplier or distributor marks.
     
  16. Feb 26, 2008 at 10:12 AM
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    jkib

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    Ive read some reports where the new springs are not much better. Anyone experience this. I'm wondering if stock springs with a set of supersprings might be better.
    What do you think.
     
  17. Feb 26, 2008 at 11:07 AM
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    TacoTurd

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    :confused: How did you manage that??

    The new springs are a lot better. Three weeks and haven't bottomed-out yet. The old ones where hitting bumpstops routinely. Mine is DCLB, it was hurting with the three-leafs.

    (now to put on this Hellwig sway bar sitting in my garage)...
     
  18. Feb 26, 2008 at 4:12 PM
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    Mellow

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    I have the same part numbers on my '08. It was built 10/2007.

    I don't use my truck as much as many of you do as far as hauling however, I'd like to know I could put my 800lb motorcycle in the bed if I ever needed to.

    I kinda like the air bag option.
     
  19. Feb 26, 2008 at 4:28 PM
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    pdxyota

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    I visited the Toyota dealer today to look at the 08's, all of them had 3 leaf springs, NONE of them were the updated ones. The DC non-trd's looked saggy already.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2008 at 4:46 PM
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    jkib

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    I just wonder how long before the 4-leaf pak begins to sag.
     
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