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Planing on lifting soon, TSB or not?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Gunmetal, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Nov 17, 2011 at 6:25 AM
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    Gunmetal

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    I have a 2008 TRD sport 4x4 double cab. I am planning on lifting it in the near future. I have no idea if i have the TSB done on my truck or not.

    My question is.. if I'm going to do a 3" lift, would i benefit from making sure i have the TSB first? Or, if I find out i do not have the TSB, would ordering the AAL for a non TSB be just as good?

    Basically I'm trying to find out if the hassle of getting the TSB done (if I do not have it already) is worth it..

    I hope my question makes sense..:confused:
     
  2. Nov 17, 2011 at 6:47 AM
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Are you still even able to have the TSB completed? It's covered under your 3 yr 36k mile warranty so you might be SOL. The TSB pack does give a little lift on it's own but you can use a non-TSB pack and an AAL. If you do get the TSB leaf pack, an AAL will be much more effective in a brand new leaf pack vs. a 3 year old leaf pack that has already sagged some.

    If you plan on getting a 3" lift with a replacement leaf pack like the Dakar or All-Pro Expos, then no need to waste your time with the TSB.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    I have 3 leafs counting the overload. Did toyota redesign their 3 leaf pack or did they just move to 4?
     
  4. Nov 17, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    The TSB replaces the 3 leaf pack with a 4 leaf pack. Even on the 2012s, they still have the same 3 leaf pack although I think they're putting the 4 leaf pack on certain models from the factory now.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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    You are right about me being SOL. I'm at like 50K (guess that answers that!)

    I don't know what the right lift for me is.. i really just want to run 285/70/17 with out a problem..
     
  6. Nov 17, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    Even with a lift you'll have to do some trimming to clear that size tire.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    Thanks for the advice..
     
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