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question about the leaf spring tsb

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by danmckennat, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. Apr 10, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    danmckennat

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    so i finally got approved for the tsb on my 09 trd access cab. before i take it in to get done i was wondering is there anything else that they have to do to the truck besides put the new springs in and have an allignment done?
     
  2. Apr 10, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    Have you read thru the TSB??
     
  3. Apr 10, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    danmckennat

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    yes but i just want to make sure there is nothing else that i missed
     
  4. Apr 11, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    No, just the springs and the alignment. Just had mine done last week.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    Not true. If you don't have a TRD package, it includes the Bistein shocks front and rear.
     
  6. Apr 11, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    He does, read his description. If you have "off-road" package I think that only comes with the TRD.
     
  7. Apr 11, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    True. My post was clarification for anyone else who comes upon this thread.
     
  8. Apr 11, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    Yes. take height measurements from right side to the left before and after the TSB. Had mine done last week and the truck sits 3/4" high on the passenger side.
     
  9. Apr 11, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    WOW, that is a lot, mine was maybe 1/4" off
     
  10. Apr 13, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    I was at the dealership today getting my tsb springs ordered. my truck has always been about 1/4 inch higher on the pass side . I believe it is because the front springs sag a little. I've read that this is called the "tacoma lean" . They say that because the battery and fuel tank are all on the left side it causes it to sag. Not sure about all that, but it bugs me like crazy. My plan is to get the tsb 4 spring pack in the rear. Then im gonna get adjustable coilovers up front to compensate for the lean.I hope that will do it. Its kinda expensive just to get your truck to sit same height on both sides. It shouldn't be like this.
     
  11. Apr 14, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    yes i heard same thing before that all tacoma lean toward the driver side cause of all the heavy stuff on that side. my old 96 had the same lean. have not checked out my 09 yet. but yea little things like that drive me crazy too
     
  12. Apr 14, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    crap...now I gotta go check to see if my taco leans.:annoyed:
     
  13. Apr 14, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    when did you get your truck?
    I dont know if I need to change my leaf spring on mine thou...
    I still haven't look in my wheel-well... :)

    i thought the 09 has already updated... it doesn't feel like i have a harsh ride thou
     
  14. Apr 14, 2009 at 12:37 PM
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    I think "It's already been fixed" is the standard answer when the person on the other end doesn't know what is going on. Cause I got told my '08 was fixed too...and guess what...It wasn't.
     
  15. Apr 14, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    i have only had my 09 for five months, go count how many leaf springs you have there should be four i only had three.
     
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    :laugh:lean, mean, Taco machine!!
     
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    Yup, three. I'm still having a hard time making heads or tails of this whole TSB thing. Can anyone at least tell me what it stands for?! I read through several long threads hoping I'd find it but no luck.
     
  18. Apr 14, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    You musta found the wrong threads.

    TSB is Technical Service bulletin...They are Toyota Corporate instruction guides for mechs to fix hard to id or repair problems. We happen to have them online and use them to make sure our trucks work the way we want them too.

    Keep looking thru the threads...if you have any other specific questions post up...but make sure you have read thru everything out there...or wear a flame suit...
     
  19. Apr 14, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    I'm pretty sure I got a general understanding of what the TSB is in refrence to. I read several threads on it to include the 4 or 5 page one all the way through. I just never saw what it stood for :confused:
     
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    Not knocking you man...There are probably 100's of TSB threads....and every 10th or so someone asks what it means...There is on thread that has a list/links to PDFs of all of them for at least the 05-08 trucks....So the info is out there...just gotta be patient while looking.
     
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