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I know it's been talked to death but...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BONES, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Jul 3, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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    BONES

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    ...about this suspension TSB. Has anyone regretted getting it? Did it ride like you thought, not looked like you would've liked or force you to spend $ to raise the front? I'm just a little torn on weather to get it done or not. I usually ride w/ the bed empty but will load it up a few times a year. BTW, I definitely qualify for it :amen:("06, 17750miles, 3 leafs, clean spots from the bump-stops, etc...) Just fishing for a few opinions, that's all. I'd understand if you guys are tired of posting about this subject.:boink: I promise not to bring it up again.
     
  2. Jul 3, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    No.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2008 at 5:30 PM
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    Charli

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    No regrets--I like the ride much better. Rides like a truck now instead of a luxury car although still not as hard as my 2000 did. (I consider a harder ride a good thing, and I miss the 2000 a lot although I love my current taco as well). That said, I also lifted it 3" at the same time as the TSB, so I can't speak to how much the TSB alone would have stiffened up the ride. I don't know how much my experience will help you decide, but my vote would be get it done while you are still under warrenty.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2008 at 5:41 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    No regrets,tracks better over bumps,didn't want a full 3" lift,free aal,already orderd the 5100's for front leveling.(set at 1.75)I'll now clear 32's.This setup works very well for me.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2008 at 6:31 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    No regrets! Now I can hitch up my boat and it doesnt look like Big foot is stepping on the back of the truck. Rides much better than it did. :)
     
  6. Jul 3, 2008 at 7:20 PM
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    Johnson8537

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    Love it... would do it again... (I did mine after the leveling kit and the rear block spacer) rides smoother - Tows better and can actually haul a load.

    Go for it!!!

    I think without the TSB with a leveling kit the front end looks higher than the back end.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2008 at 12:20 AM
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    Janster

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    Get it done!! You won't regret it. And if you're worried about it being too azz-high, put some weight in it for a bit and let the springs settle. The rear will come down and it'll have a nice 'rake' to it (trucks are supposed to rake).

    It rides nicer, feels better/firmer, and it's really not that much different in ride feel as it was....

    You won't have to worry as much about carrying heavy loads. I finally put a scoop of mulch in mine and the TSB springs did GREAT and I'm satisfied.

    I highly doubt the original springs would've handled a full scoop of mulch.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2008 at 4:59 AM
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    I recommend it.
     
  9. Jul 4, 2008 at 5:14 AM
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    The tech at Power Toyota Tempe Autoplex warned me that the ride would be more stiff, but it feels fine. The tail is noticably higher, but it's fine. I was a little concerned that it might be something that I could regret, but after driving the truck I am happy with the ride.

    I do now have the option of buying the cheap leveling front end lift spacers, but I am not sure that I need or want to. I plan to leave the tail high for now to see if it settles back down a little. It is a PreRunner, and I will be doing some desert running I'll see how it handles off road before I lift the front. The truck has 34,000 on it so it wasn't a bad idea to change the shocks, new bilsteins for free ain't a bad deal.

    Later,

    Allan Greenblazer
     
  10. Jul 4, 2008 at 5:51 AM
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    chris4x4

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    The back end wont settle as much as you might think. If you decide you want to put a lift on, let me know, and I'll help you do the install. :)
     
  11. Jul 4, 2008 at 11:35 AM
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    Thanks for all the great feedback! I'll be making my appt. next week for oil change, tire rotation, and let them know that my Taco "rides rough when loaded". If they give me problems (Toyo of Carlsbad) then I'll contact Toyo directly. I hope they don't since I do have noticeable rubbing from the bump stops.:pray: Thanks again, you guys ROCK!:thumbsup: BTW, I won't forget about the alignment either.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2008 at 4:33 AM
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    They should automatically do the allignment as part of the TSB.

    Atleast, they did it on mine without me asking for it.

    Good Luck!

    Look at it this way.... If you don't like the way the TSB rides - you could easily swap springs with someone who is 'out of warrantee' and still has the original leaf paks. Or just buy something aftermarket and sell the TSB springs.

    But - I doubt you'll dislike it.
     
  13. Jul 7, 2008 at 12:41 AM
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    Thanks for the offer! What all does it take to install a leveling kit? Doesn't the alignment need to be redone with the spacers?

    Later,

    Allan Greenblazer
     
  14. Jul 7, 2008 at 6:05 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Yes, The truck will need to be re aligned. Other than that, just basic tools and a coils spring compressor, and your set. :)
     
  15. Jul 7, 2008 at 11:00 PM
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    Greenblazer

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    Hey Chris,

    Well I will have to put the leveling mod on the back burner for a little while. I am preparing to go on vacation at the end of August, and I am saving money for that.

    The spacer lift advertised on this forum (Ebay) (See here:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Toyo...dZViewItemQQcategoryZ33585QQitemZ270251346346 )

    says the following:

    "These polyurethane spacers mount on top of the stock coil-over with no disassembly of the stock coil required. Kit comes complete with stud extensions and all hardware for an easy installation. The simplicity of a strut mount meets the ride comfort of polyurethane."

    Why would I need a coil spring compressor? Anybody have bad things to say about this kind of levelling spacer? Do you reccommend another brand?

    Later,

    Allan Greenblazer
     
  16. Jul 8, 2008 at 5:53 PM
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    chris4x4

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    That kit is going to over wok your ball joints. May cause them to fail. The spaces in that link affectively make your strut LONGER. Thats not good for stock Ball joints. It will over extend them. A "Pre Load" spacer is going to make the ride more stiff. If you are lifting for looks, try to find a Pre load, and a top plate lift that splits the lift between the 2. Personally, get the Bilstien 5100 shocks. They give lift and are valved for the lift it gives. Its more money, bu if you get a cheap lift, you WILL regret it. :)
     
  17. Jul 8, 2008 at 8:28 PM
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    +2 on the 5100's.Love how she rides now.:D
     
  18. Jul 8, 2008 at 8:30 PM
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    So Toyota will only perform TSBs if the truck is still under warranty?
     
  19. Jul 8, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Yep. :)
     
  20. Jul 8, 2008 at 8:40 PM
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    I did it again. Got tired of paying truck payments and gas and traded in for a 2015 Honda Accord Sport since I enjoyed my 2013 Sport so much.
    What happens if the truck is out of warranty? They won't perform it? They'll charge for it? Do it myself?

    About to buy an 05 with 56,000 miles on it in a private party sale...so obviously the factory 3yr/36000 mile warranty has expired.
     
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