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If I get a lift Kit do I need to do the TSB ???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bart, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Feb 18, 2008 at 8:57 AM
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    Bart

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    If I understand this right the leaf spring issue is something my dealer will cover. Which mean's they add a new leaf spring pack?? or just one leaf spring?? What I want to know is do I want to have this done before I get the lift kit or not? Because the kit come's with one more leaf spring. I do carry around my predator 500 in my bed it's about 400 lbs and I can feel the truck trying to bottom out and I see a slight drop in my ride hight. What Is my solution?
     
  2. Feb 18, 2008 at 9:07 AM
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    They add a whole new pack for both sides that contains an additional leaf. It boosted my bed height by 1.5". I would get it done first since it's free. Maybe you could talk them into doing the lift as well, since they will be in there tearing it apart anyway. The motorcycle I sold last summer had a TSB for the tranny. Many people were getting HC piston kits installed for the cost of parts because the dealers were billing the time to the TSB. Perhaps these guys will do the same.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2008 at 10:19 AM
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    Thank's for the info. I'm going to call my dealer today and get it done. I hate that 1 1/2 drive but as much as I haul toy's I think I might need it.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2008 at 11:07 AM
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    wat?
    if u get the tsb done, its recommended to not use an AAL to lift the rear b/c the suspension would be to hard it'd jar ur teeth out. if u do the tsb, i'd go blocks for the rear...if u dont get the tsb, then i'd use the AAL
     
  5. Feb 18, 2008 at 12:58 PM
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    I was mainly wondering if I use the extra spring in the kit if it would give me the same ride with out the bottoming out and sagging. If that's the case then I wont get the TSB done.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2008 at 3:03 PM
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    I got the TSB done before I put my Toytech 3" with blocks on. I noticed the rear end was stiffer and raised by 1 1/2 inches after the TSB. I liked the stiffer ride and the truck definitely seemed more responsive in the rear and less "soggy".

    It was nice to do the TSB because then all I had to do was add the block...Easy! Otherwise, I would have had to remove the whole leaf pack in order to do an 'Add A Leaf'.
     
  7. Feb 18, 2008 at 5:20 PM
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    Thank's guy's for the info.
     
  8. Feb 19, 2008 at 12:08 PM
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    Has anyone managed to get a TSB done after they had a lift? I would love to get the extra leaf and I don't care about the stiffer ridew cause I have blocks in the back with my REvtek lift. I just haven't heard of anyone getting it done after the lift and I don't feel like taking it out just to get the TSB yet.
     
  9. Feb 19, 2008 at 12:36 PM
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    i dont think the lift AAL will fit with the 4th tsb leaf. plus, even if it did, i know you said you dont care about the stiffness but i really dont think you'd like it. it would be like the back didnt even have suspension. do you just want more lift?
     
  10. Feb 19, 2008 at 5:22 PM
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    yeah. I wouldn't be getting an AAL in addition to the TSB. I have blocks in the back right now. What I want are the four leaf springs and my blocks. It wouldn't raise it much more. I just wonder if they would do the TSB on a Revtek lift.
     
  11. Feb 19, 2008 at 5:44 PM
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    wat?
    i just installed 2" blocks on my tsb. it rides pretty damn stiff. i might need to go in and install some 2" shock shaft extender
     
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