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Rear "bottoms out" under load...

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by pgiroua, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Jun 24, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    pgiroua

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    I have a 2007 SBDC with right about 99,000 miles. I have noticed that whenever I have a load in the back, or even just 2 adults in the extended cab, that the rear bottoms out on some bumps. Is this an indication that it is time to get new shocks in the rear or a new leaf pack? Both?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    -Royce
     
  2. Jun 24, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    the rear leafs are known to suck...
     
  3. Jun 24, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    I have gathered that from reading several posts here. Do you think that is the only thing causing the truck to bottom out or do you think the shocks should be replaced also?
     
  4. Jun 24, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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    Are the shocks the originals? If so cheap investment to a nicer ride.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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    Yes...everything is still orginal...
     
  6. Jun 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    I would replace both, but I would do the pack first. Thats the most important part IMHO.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    Replace both and look at Downsouth motor sports & Spring Refurbishing

    Depending on how bad your springs are or how much you want to spend,...
     
  8. Jun 24, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    our rear spring sucks. you probably have to replace both. i bet you they squeak as well. if you want to stay stock, i'll sell you mine, like brand new front and rear shocks so all you need woud be the spring leafs.
     
  9. Jun 24, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    wow, I cant believe that your truck has this problem with only 99000 miles on it. Our rear suspension does suck
     
  10. Jun 24, 2012 at 5:53 PM
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    Soft springs = bottoming out.

    Worn shocks = bouncing up and down after hitting a bump.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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  12. Jun 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    How does everyone feel about the add a leaf to fix this problem along with new shocks?
     
  13. Jun 24, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    How flat or negative arched are your current leafs?
     
  14. Jun 24, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    Not too sure, I will check it out tomorrow. If they still have the arch does this mean the AAL may be a good solution?
     
  15. Jun 24, 2012 at 7:48 PM
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    It means that is a viable solution. Did you check out the thread that I posted?
     
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    My truck was bottoming out with a small load with 7k miles. Its just crappy springs from Toyota. Keep your eyes peeled for some TSB'd leaf springs in the BST section.
     
  17. Jun 25, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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    Well...looks like I am getting some new leaf packs. Does anyone know if this would be covered under an extended warranty? I am going to check my documents here pretty soon, just wondering if anyone knew off hand.

    Worn Leaf Springs.jpg
     
  18. Jun 25, 2012 at 6:43 AM
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    Not with your mileage.
     
  19. Jun 25, 2012 at 6:52 AM
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    Op I had the same issue . I did a 1.5 aal and I stopped bottoming out for about 1 year. I started to bottom out again . I just installed Dakar leaf pack 2 weeks ago. I'm very happy with the ride . Here's a link
    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/05upometaco.htm
     
  20. Jun 25, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    According to this I am covered right? I bought a 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty from the Land Rover dealership that I purchased the truck from. I will reach the mileage waaay before the 3 years but I am still under the mileage limit at this time.

    This was taken from the warranty companies website:

    Suspension

    Upper and lower control arms. Control arm shaft and bushings. Upper and lower ball joints. King pins and bushings. Torsion bars, strut bar and bushings. Stabilizer bar, links and bushings. Wheel bearings, knuckle, spindle and support. MacPherson strut housing (not including shock absorber or insert). Coil spring, leaf spring, trailing arm, track bar, strut bearing/plates, radius rod and bushings. Steering dampener (shock), steering knuckle wear sleeve, electronic level control compressor, pressure limiter, compressor relay, height sensor, dryer, compressor assembly.
     
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