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NO TSB New Air Lift In, SO SO MUCH NICER *PICS*

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ryanf, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Oct 28, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    ryanf

    ryanf [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I was unable to get the TSB, no biggie, but hated the fact that it rode awful, and when i loaded it with weight (which I do often since i work with my taco) it would flatten the leafs out. I ordered a set of Air Lift Springs for the rear end. I ordered the Controler kit as well, but didn't install since it was pouring out, but I wanted to get the springs in and off my living room floor ( My wife was more concerned with them off the floor then me),

    Install time was about 40 Minutes, super simple, and strait foreward. And wow what a difference, I have them set at 30PSI, and the ride is so much smoother. I haven't loaded it yet, but can't wait to see how it does with some weight.

    At 100 PSI it adds about 4 1/2 inches of lift to the rear end, which is nice, because my front shocks are on their way out and I will up grade to the adjustable bilsteins to get a little free lift.

    Im not sure if I am even going to use the controller kit, I might just put an OBA system on and leave an air line back there....we will see...

    here are some pics...

    Anyone considering thie Air Lift kit, GET IT it rocks and its cheap.

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  2. Oct 28, 2009 at 9:55 PM
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    09tacoLI

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    Kinda sucks no free TSB truck looks great. I just wondering if you changed your rear brake lines cus with my 3in in the rear they are maxed out at full droop. I dont know if the air bag do the same just wondering.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    i Didn't check but now I will in the AM, I will never keep them inflated that hight with out a load in the back. Yes it sucks they wouldnt give the TSB,but i like these more because I can adjust them depending on what kind of load Im carrying?

    Are you an AF reservist? Out at the 107th i think it is? what do you do in the AF?
     
  4. Oct 28, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    ryanf

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    just saw you were SF, same here CATM. Are you active or reserve out in LI?
     
  5. Oct 29, 2009 at 4:11 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Looks good!
     
  6. Oct 29, 2009 at 5:09 AM
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    Looks good!

    Would you mind posting what you paid or a link to where you bought them?
     
  7. Oct 29, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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    Just out of curiousity why wouldnt they give you the TSB?
     
  8. Oct 29, 2009 at 8:02 AM
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    I'm guessing over 36K miles.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    I got them Off ebay for $190 bucks. The controller was an additonal $200. They seller was great ( will get the name later and post ) I actually ordered the wrong part emailed him, he fixed it added the controller.

    The reason they wouldnt give me the TSB is because i was over 36K. I spoke to the guy, and said they normally would but they would have to eat it, which normally isn't a big deal but 1700 bucks is a lot when they aren't selling cars. And I get that, it sucks but that dealer ship has hooked me up huge before, so I was ok with it.
     
  10. Oct 29, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    No I m out these days. I pretty sure I spoke with you awile back u r in S.I. right?
     
  11. Oct 29, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    Awesomeness. How do you keep left and right leveled with each other. I've been looking into this for a while. I don't want to lift the front to be level with the TSB and when loaded the rear sags.
     
  12. Oct 29, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    I've had the Firestone Ride Rite air bags for over two years now and wouldn't hesitate recommending air bags to anyone else with a Tacoma. I opted for the Firestones because they mount directly above the rear axle, versus the Air Lifts that mount and push on the leaf spring.

    As for the droop comment, the rear suspension is limited by the length of the rear OEM shocks. He can inflate, deflate the bags as much as he wants. The suspension will still only droop to the full extended length of the rear shocks - hence the rear brake line isn't a problem on a stock, bagged setup.

    As for leveling left to right - just inflate/deflate each individual bag. I usually run mine at 8 psi when empty and I have a fiberglass tonneau that must weight at least 100 lbs or so.

    I installed the air chucks in the predrilled holes in the bottom of the bumper. Didn't want to drill the chrome and introduce rust. I think there are 4-6 holes already in the underside of the bumper. I also bought one of those small, 12" long bicycle pumps that I keep in the rear seat pouch along with a digital air pressure gauge. Remarkably quick to air up after loading and be done with it. No need for the compressor system at all.
     
  13. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    Just out of curiosity, where did you purchase your Firestone bags?
     
  14. Nov 15, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    UpstateTacoma I'd rather be diving than working..

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    Post pics. I wanna see what the hole locations you said in the post.. sorry if i post this but its true...

    :worthless:
     
  15. Nov 16, 2009 at 6:58 AM
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    i have them on my dodge and they are nice to keep the truck level when loaded, but mine ride like a wagon when i have anymore than 20 psi. i thought the onboard compressor was a waste for my application becuase i usually only mess with them a few times a year. the only time i let them down is when i go on a road trip unloaded and want a smoother ride

    brett
     
  16. Nov 16, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    Its almost winter here, salt and sand is a daily occourance on the roads - underside of truck is filthy so no pics.

    If you want to see the holes, walk to the rear of your truck, bend down, and look at the bottom edge of the bumper from underneath.

    Not being sarcastic - but come on now. How hard is it to look at the bottom of your bumper?
     
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