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Rear leaf TSB...does it provide any lift?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Veccster, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Feb 25, 2009 at 7:34 AM
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    Veccster

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    My 2009 DCSB TRD sport only has 3 leafs (or leaves :confused:) in the rear, I know I'll be getting the TSB done sooner or later because I do haul stuff and am good at fighting resistive dealerships.

    Does the 4th leaf provide any lift in the rear?




    I would like a 1.5" - 2" lift for cosmetic purposes. I'm lookig for the easiest/cheapest way of doing this...any suggestions? Tires will remain stock.
     
  2. Feb 25, 2009 at 7:37 AM
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  3. Feb 25, 2009 at 8:29 AM
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    I swear my leaf pack was better before I had the TSB done.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    In what sense?
     
  5. Feb 25, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    My leafs used to have an arch facing up. Since I put on the TSB the arch is flat and kinda faces downwards.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    wat?
    i never had an arch issue w/ the tsb on my 07.....

    but to the OP, u can expect about an inch after settle on the tsb leafs...u can also buy a tsb AAL from toytec that will get u up to that 2" mark for $80
     
  7. Feb 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    I have not noticed a difference. If you are looking for a little lift, try some 5100's .
     
  8. Feb 25, 2009 at 10:10 AM
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    Sorry for my ignorance...but what are 5100's?

    I guess I'll go searching for info on that. So long as the install is straightforward, I have someone who can do it for me. Next concern is cost.

    I think a little lift would be great. Then my damn mud flaps would stop dragging over speed bumps!
     
  9. Feb 25, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    5100's wont do anything to lift the rear just so you know. They're adjustable for up to 2.5" of lift on the front. The only way to get lift on the rear is an AAL, block, or an entirely different leaf pack.
     
  11. Feb 25, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    AAL is Add-a-leaf?

    Isn't that what the TSB does? Do some add a 5th leaf?


    I set an appointment with the dealership this Friday. They want to look at it and document my "rough ride" to Toyota. I have a feeling this means they are going to fight to not complete the work for me. We'll see how this turns out.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    You have the four pack?
    Be sure and use the term 'Harsh Ride'.
    Study this before you go.....................
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/27765-denied-leesburg-va-toyota-rear-leaf-tsb.html
     
  13. Feb 25, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    Did they end up doing the tsb for you? I am trying to get the work done on my 09
     
  14. Feb 25, 2009 at 3:49 PM
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    To op -- oops, just realized you have an '09............then you will need to ask nicely and be patient and polite. They are not obligated to do it.
     
  15. Feb 25, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    Similar thoughts had crossed my mind at one point, however, Toyota screwed up and put crappy leaves on tacomas. At some point even the guys who want it for cosmetic reasons may need to haul something or tow something with a little tongue weight. When the need arises then they may be out of the time frame in which it could have been done.

    My recently purchased 2006 with 56k had the original leaves and they were already arched the wrong way, that is how crappy the factory leaves were!! This truck has never even been towed or hauled with. I was able to get the TSB performed on my truck just last week after toyota sent out an inspector to look at it. They know they built a shitty product (rear leaves) and are more than willing to replace it. It is the dealerships who are being A holes about it!!

    BTW, my truck was lifted 1.25 inches (measured) in the rear after the TSB was performed. It also rides much nicer.
     
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    Many people buy trucks to drive as a car........

    Toyota has put softer springs on to cater to this fact.......

    Those of us that want the upgrades, add up to a very small percentage of all Tacoma owners.........

    Some with '09s have had the springs upgraded by very good dealers........
     
  17. Feb 25, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    If that is so, why are most reporting a better ride after the new springs?:confused:

    [/quote]Those of us that want the upgrades, add up to a very small percentage of all Tacoma owners.........

    Some with '09s have had the springs upgraded by very good dealers........[/quote]

    I agree, the dealership that did mine was excellent to work with..:)
     
  18. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    wat?
    better ride doesnt have to mean softer. i prefer a more firm ride in a truck
     
  19. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    Not taken as rude but you don't know the whole story. I chopped some wood for a friend this weekend. I knew about the TSB and was initially concerned about damaging something in my new truck by hauling it for him. After some harassment, I decided to haul it and, sure enough, discovered the same slop in the rear suspension that everyone else has felt.

    That is why I have an appointment with my dealership on Friday. I would actually prefer a car-like ride. But, the fact is, I need my truck to be a truck. I haul block, stone, lumber, dirt bikes, etc...it needs to be capable of handling these loads.

    I am still looking for a small lift and that is strictly for cosmetic purposes. I really don't care if you take issue with someone lifting their truck to make it look better but I am not looking for it to be done for 'free'.

    If the TSB does not add a lift, then I am purchasing the necessary parts to lift my truck. If the TSB does lift the truck, then I can stop my search for additional parts because I hope to get that resolved shortly. That was the reason of my post.


    Hope that clears up any misconceptions :cool:
     
  20. Feb 25, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    Well speaking for myself, my truck rides better because it now rides like a truck, and not a car. It seems to be tighter in turns, and more responsive on hills, not too soft. I'm not afraid to hit a bump harder.

    Better can be defined differently by different people. Better does not always equal smooth, rough or any other exact description.

    Hope this helps.:)
     
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