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new springs tsb

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by David Tarantino, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Oct 17, 2008 at 5:17 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    ok so i got my truck back from the dealer the paint was peeling
    on the bumper by the fog lights this was the 4th time i had it there
    for this
    this time the bumper was removed came out nice
    very happy good job
    BUT this is the best part we all no about the tsb for the
    rear springs on the 08s i had said something to the
    service manager about this i go to pick her up
    and she has new spring in the rear WOW:D
     
  2. Oct 17, 2008 at 5:23 PM
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    Well looks like you are one happy taco owner now.
    How does the ride feel and how much heigh did you gain in the rear?
     
  3. Oct 17, 2008 at 5:36 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    the ride is great its about 2 to 3 inchs higher in the rear
    this is were you guys come in i need help
    i need to level it but how do i use blocks or the 5100s
    i dont go off road soo
    and the ride is what iam looking for
     
  4. Oct 17, 2008 at 5:39 PM
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    Im guessing a lot of guys here would say get the 5100s. That should level you out since you have the tsb done. If you want something a bit higher than 2.5 inches in the front, go for the toytec ome 885 coils
     
  5. Oct 17, 2008 at 5:40 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    yeah....blocks wont do ya all too much good in the front to level it out w/ the rear

    but u also have to remember that those springs are gonna settle down too
     
  6. Oct 17, 2008 at 5:46 PM
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    If you end up going with the 5100s. Wheelersoffroad has them for 158/pair. Thats the cheapest Ive found.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2008 at 5:53 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    ok i go with the 5100s is that the hole unit or the springs or what
    what does it look like do i have to replace the struts and springs
    or what:D thanks
     
  8. Oct 17, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    the 5100s are adjustable shocks. Youll need a spring compressor for the springs to place them on the shocks.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2008 at 6:08 PM
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    deadbolt thanks s so 5100s it is pics when iam done
     
  10. Oct 17, 2008 at 6:13 PM
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    No problemo.
    Hope it turns out great. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Oct 17, 2008 at 6:49 PM
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    you really got 2-3in. out of the new rear springs?? I thought you were only supposed to get 1-1.5in. out of the new springs.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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    I just got my truck back from the dealer doing the rear TSB and I got almost an inch lift in the back.

    Also, I can feel the ride is firmer, but I like it.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    FYI I bought 4 new Bilstein 5100's on Ebay yesterday for $279 with free shipping. The auction should still be active but I can't post the link from my iPhone. Just search for "Bilstein 5100 Tacoma".
     
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    wat?
    yeah, thats prolly w/ downsouthmotorsports. mucho people have bought from them on here. good deals and fast shipping
     
  15. Oct 17, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    yeah most people are saying around 1in. after the new springs. I can't wait to get mine done, i've been getting screwed around by 2 different dealers for almost 3 weeks. My parts should be in tuesday hopefully.
     
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    Yep - I got mine there too. Be here next Wednesday.
     
  17. Oct 18, 2008 at 2:50 AM
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    ok so maybe not it likes 2inchs to me i was so happy to have my truck
    back i may have wrong
     
  18. Oct 18, 2008 at 3:12 AM
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    getting there....
    5100's set on 1.75......the rear will settle a bit, and 1.75 should be damn near perfect.:)
     
  19. Oct 18, 2008 at 3:22 AM
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    [​IMG]is this all i need for the front
     
  20. Oct 18, 2008 at 5:15 AM
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    Thats it....I would go ahead and change all four. Get them from Sonny at Downsouth Motorsports on Ebay. Thats what i did...........great ride

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