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Leaf Spring Questions

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Brettster56, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Jun 9, 2012 at 9:06 PM
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    Brettster56

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    I have a new 2012 Tacoma 4x4 access cab 4 cyl 5 speed. Taking my truck in to the dealer on Thursday to have them look at the leaf springs. Mine has 3. I want the fourth one. They said that the service notice was for older trucks... but will look at it. One question I have is will installing the fourth one make my truck ride worse or stiffer on the highway in unloaded conditions? It sounds like the dealer is going to be a pain getting this done...
     
  2. Jun 9, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    That's what she said.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    Thanks I guess I'll insist that they do it
     
  4. Jun 10, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now

    It seems lately (the last year or so ) Dealerships have been harder to deal with in regards to the spring TSB (personally, this should've ceased to be an issue years ago) & I'm not 100% sure but I think the 4th leaf was for Canadian trucks, may have changed tho'...
     
  5. Jun 11, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    Are you bottoming out easily or having a "harsh" ride? I so, you'll have to prove it! Get new leafs and sell the stockers for some cash!
     
  6. Jun 11, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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    Correct. You have to go in and say the right thing. You have to say "It's bottoming out when I carry a load and it's causing a harsh ride." It would help if you can show them how the bump stops have hit the leafs. If your bump stops are clean that may indicate you are fibbing.
     
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