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How to Duplicate the Harsh Ride fro TSB???

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jmed99, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    jmed99

    jmed99 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an appointment (they are about an hour away) to get the TSB this week. :headbang: The dealership has ordered the parts and I'm ready to go. They did say however that they would need to duplicate the problem.

    I just want the TSB done to give me a lift....I have never had the harsh ride symptoms. I'm sure it would ride harshly if I had something heavy in the back like others have said here on TW since I know I only have 3 leaf springs. I've had to tow appliances separately a couple times but I guess they weren't heavy enough for me to notice a harsh ride.

    So what do I need to put in the bed to get it to do this? If the dealership says they can't duplicate it, what should I suggest they put in the back of it and ride over a speed bump to get them to perform the TSB?

    Thanks...:D
     
  2. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    Jigzor

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    450 lbs of sand? quad?

    They didn't ask me to duplicate the issue. Why would they already order the parts if they weren't going to do it..
     
  3. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    SManZ

    SManZ el tráfico más lento se queda derecha

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    +1 to sand. The weight is easily verified, its cheap, and can be returned after you use it (to the dismay of the staff at Home Depot who have to restock it). :p

    I think I used 18 bags, 900lbs.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    Go to Home Depot or Lowe's and buy 600 pounds of play sand in 50 lb. bags. Then return it after Toyota see's your truck sitting on the bump stops.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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    It's not worth it for the lift alone. I don't think anybody will notice.

    Sand.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    Actually, I wanted to get the TSB done for 'just in case' situations. It ended up bringing the back up enough to see the difference. Last week I added 884s and now it sits level.

    * Note: I do have an access cab.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    I agree. I think they will do it since they ordered the parts. The service guy I spoke to had to get special permission to order the parts since they are so expensive. He called me back and said ok. If they want to duplicate it like they said they would then I'll get some sand.

    Thanks guys!
     
  8. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    I had afriend that used a forklift to load a pallet of pipe fitting into the bed, Just make sure that the bumpstops on the leafsprings compress a little. You can use this argument with the dealer showing that the bumpstops got smashed when the truck was loaded up and going over bumps/potholes. When I got mine done, they even changed the bumpstops which wasn't part of the tsb for the 2010 model.
     
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