1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Okay, go or no-go time (rear springs)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dondo, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:41 AM
    #1
    Dondo

    Dondo [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Member:
    #32961
    Messages:
    13
    Gender:
    Male
    Kansas
    Vehicle:
    2010 PreRunner SR5
    I've got my dealer all riled up about the Toyota TSB dealing with the rear springs. The dealer is trying his hardest to talk me out of it saying that the ride will be so harsh and that it will feel like a lumber wagon. They told me that they stuck 500 lbs in the back of the truck and still had an inch before it would hit the bump stops. I kindly pointed out that if I had 500 lbs in the back, driving 40 mph and hit a bump, that with only an inch, it would bottom out....and that is with only half of the published load you can put in the back.

    He said he would look into this and would get back with me. My question is, how harsh a ride will it really be? Like most people, the truck is empty and unloaded most of the time. Occasionally I will get 300-600 lbs in the back and a couple of times a year I will haul my car trailer with my 1953 M38a1 Jeep around. Are the new springs worth it? Based on what people are saying on these forums, I'm thinking that new springs will be acceptable.

    Someone either talk me into it, or talk me out of it. I can live with it the way it is now for my daily driver. But I do use it as a truck fairly often.

    Thanks for any advice.
    Dondo
     
  2. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:46 AM
    #2
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    49,839
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5 (+250k AND COUNTING), 88 SR5 PU (SOLD), 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    Tell your dealer to go F*** himself. Yes they are worth it. You are entitled to the TSB work. It is not their call since you are within the requirements of the TSB. It is your call. If you are going to be haulling what you stated in your post then I would get the leafs. DO NOT LET THEM TALK YOU OUT OF IT.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2010 at 9:57 AM
    #3
    Outlaw

    Outlaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    Member:
    #10513
    Messages:
    712
    Gender:
    Male
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Vehicle:
    '10 TRD SPORT Acc.Cab Mag Grey 4x4 Auto
    Weathertech floor liners, stone and bug deflector, Putco Element In Channel Window Visors, Viper remote starter, Harley lighted hitch cover, Herculeze front mudflap, Metal Miller Harley Grill Emblem, SockMonkey design Bedside Decals and 3rd Brake light TRD decal, K&N Air Filter, Goodyear Duratrac 265/70/17 C load, Valor Exhaust tip, De-badged tailgate, Advantage Tonneau Cover, Tacoma bedmat, Bicycle Mount Rail mounts, Custom Ipod holder. Stock Suspension :( (winter wheels: 2014 16" stock steel wheels plastidipped black with general arctics 265/75/16)
    I had the TSB done to my 2009,( have a '10 now w/o TSB Leafs) and the ride was a little stiffer than stock as everyone hear will agree. however, if you are planning to get 5100 rear shocks or another aftermarket shock that is slightly bigger or longer, the truck will ride much better from what I hear. With a load in the truck the handles much better with the TSB springs. im going with an AAL and 5100's rear shocks this time and not dealing with the hassles of the dealer. ive also heard the shock extenders that Toytec sells helps with the thump! you get when you hit a bump with the TSB.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:09 AM
    #4
    RainDodger

    RainDodger YGWYPF

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Member:
    #26412
    Messages:
    363
    Gender:
    Male
    Great Northwest
    Vehicle:
    '09 Black, TRD Sport
    None yet! It's new!
    Good grief. The TSB has been done to my '09 and it still feels like a freakin' lincoln town car. Our tacomas do not feel even remotely like trucks. They're like cars with a pickup bed.

    Don't get me wrong. I love every 1st and 2nd gen I've had, but they're not real trucks compared to REAL trucks. They ride soft and they do generally what they're designed for. Get the springs done and be happy.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:09 AM
    #5
    rob1

    rob1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Member:
    #18799
    Messages:
    1,817
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    South Texas
    Vehicle:
    Indigo Blue DblCab 4X4 Long Bed TRD Sport SR5
    Tail gate mod, locking gas cap, locking spare tire, rear spring tsb,Weathertech Digital fit's
    Dude, GET her dunnn!! It is worth it!! and then with all the stuff you say you're pulling, you would have better control of what you're hauling...
    I got it done last year in Nov? or was it Dec either way...I do not regret it one bit!!!:thumbsup: My vote is Do IT!!!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:19 AM
    #6
    mak90

    mak90 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Member:
    #25411
    Messages:
    341
    Gender:
    Male
    Central Coast, Ca.
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma 4x4 TRD Off Road
    TRD Exhaust, TSB springs,Weathertech mats,Bed mat, Wet Okole seat covers
    The dealer i went to said the same thing about it being a stiff ride. Had it done and i am glad i did rides much better.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:29 AM
    #7
    DBZ 2010

    DBZ 2010 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Member:
    #29399
    Messages:
    139
    Gender:
    Male
    Kahului, Maui
    Vehicle:
    2010 Wht Dbl Cab TRD Off Road PreRunner
    Gaylord TL Series Tonneau, 3 TSB's (Trans Re-flash, Rear Leaf Springs, Intermediate Steering Shaft), 5100 Bilsteins x 4 set at 1.75, Silver TRD FJ 16 inch Wheels, Wet Okoles
    I say do it! I got mine done and added the 5100 set at 1.75, the look and ride is great.

    2010 Tacoma side.jpg
    2010 Tacoma front debadge.jpg
    2010 Tacoma rear debadge.jpg
     
  8. Mar 29, 2010 at 10:53 AM
    #8
    tegdog

    tegdog Taco Lover

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Member:
    #15262
    Messages:
    772
    Gender:
    Male
    Indiana
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma Dbl TRD Sport
    ventvisors,seatcovers, bug shield,TRD CAI,TRD CAT BACK,blacked out emblems,bed extender, TSB leaf pack,Pro Dry filter, Grill craft upper, lower, & triangles, Hella 500 Black magics
    Its not really harsh at all IMO, I think it actually handles better now. git er done son!!
     
  9. Mar 29, 2010 at 11:07 AM
    #9
    Jimbo

    Jimbo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    Member:
    #2603
    Messages:
    64
    North Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    07_4x4_Access Cab_V-6_Manual-6_Silver Mica
    None yet
    That is a huge bunch of BULL! I had them change mine and it is a world of positive difference. My truck handles way better and carry's a load much more stable than before. I would tell anyone with the choice to get it done. Unless you really like the soft mushy ride that make the truck body roll to much in curves, etc.
    Tell'em you'll take the truck ride and get it fixed. Its a truck anyway, right?
     
To Top