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Rear Leaf Springs TSB?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jimsc, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Oct 22, 2010 at 2:18 PM
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    Jimsc

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    I have a 2010 Dbl Cab Short Bed with the 3 leaf springs. Just loaded the bed with 1,300 lbs of landscaping rock and it is not hitting the rubber stops. The bed is sagging but I guess this is normal with 1,300 lbs. I think this ok.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    So are you asking if you need the tsb or if you have it?
     
  3. Oct 22, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    Now that you have 1300 LBs in the bed drive over some speed bumps and see if it bottoms out. If it does do the TSB if it doesn't then don't.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    JanBoothius

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    My 2010 does not have the leaf TSB. I drove from NY to UT in two days, with all my worldly possessions (probably not 1300 pounds though)... and it was sitting very low, and didn't feel right, but still got me to my new home safe and sound.
    Just tell the dealer it sags far more than it should under load, and demand the rear TSB be done when you get your next service. That is what I am going to do.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    I guess my question is how much should it sag with 1,300 lbs? It's not on the stops. The payload rating is 1,295 lbs so I'm 5 lbs over. I don't want to sacrifice ride for the rare occasion that I might have it fully loaded. I've heard that with the TSB 4 leaf springs the ride quality is not a good.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    Pugga

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    If you're happy with the ride and feel it did well with the weight, don't do a thing to it. Mine was bottoming out with a 400lb motorcycle in the bed on a bumpy road so I had to do something about it. If you like the ride unloaded and are happy with it loaded on occassion, make a judgement call. How frequently do you tow? If it wasn't bottoming out with 1,300 lbs in the bed, I'd say your leafs are fine.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    The TSB does not have to do with sag or the truck Sitting on the bump stops, it has to do with it Hitting the bump stops. It doesn't matter how much weight you can get in the bed before it SITS on the stops, it matters how much weight you can get in the bed before it HITS the stops...as in while you're driving.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    jivewalker

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    FWIW, Post TSB ride to me actually seemed better.
     
  9. Oct 22, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    I just got mine done. I carried a couple of 4cyl motors in the bed and it was junk ever since. I love the ride now, and it sits a lot nicer. It is quite a bit stiffer though so you need to weigh your options and decide if you want a stiffer ride just to carry stuff once in a while or if your okay with it the way it is.

    Scott
     
  10. Oct 23, 2010 at 4:30 AM
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    This...The OP overloaded his rig. I'd be interest to hear how the ride was
     
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