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rear spring dealer time length to install TSB?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hophornbeam, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Feb 19, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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    Hello all-

    Tomorrow my 2011 4wd Double Cab goes in for the install of the rear spring TSB.

    Can some of you who've had it done give me a "real world time estimate" for how long it will take if I wait for it?

    thanks!
     
  2. Feb 19, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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  3. Feb 19, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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    Depends on when they start, generally takes a couple hours...which also happens to be about the expected life span of the Toyota spring TSB.....:eek::eek:
     
  4. Feb 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    But I should add it depends on how & how much your truck is used...has alot to do with longevity of springs
     
  5. Feb 19, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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    The 4 leaf pack sucks too

    Enjoy
     
  6. Feb 19, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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    can you tell me what tsb is? and are 2nd gen tacos notorious for weak
    springs?
     
  7. Feb 19, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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  8. Feb 19, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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    Overall, sadly Toyota hasn't put a decent spring on a truck since pre 1995...
     
  9. Feb 19, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    I'm not expecting miracles, but I can tell from even non-strenuous use that the OEM pre-TSB springs are wimpy in the extreme; the TSB set should at least be _some_ progress in the right direction.
     
  10. Feb 19, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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    Well I agree, you'd think so but this whole spring TSB shit has followed one production year after another, its just slapping one POS spring on top of another....... Toyota must've gotten a few container ships worth of lousy steel, just really...really....sad...
     
  11. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    Just had it done last week. The svc manager said that it calls for 3 hours in their time estimate. Having that done plus had them re-aim the headlights and I was out the door in 3-1/2.
     
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    I had the " TSB " 4 leaf pack stock , they suck

    Just a heads up
     
  13. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    ^What he said. I'm ditching my sagging 4 leaf pack for Dakars this Summer. Driving unloaded I've got a bit of Cali slam going. It's embarrassing.
     
  14. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    so the bottoming out I'm feeling in the rearend is the shock collapsing because of the weak springs? at first I thought it was the snubber hitting the frame but I put grease on the top of the snubber and it never got any on the frame. so the only thing Ican think of is the shock bottoming out, anyone have an opinion?
    thanks
     
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    You know about getting centre pin collars , yes ?
     
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    What is this, how you say "Cali Slam" of which you speak of ?? brrraaaaaahhh !!:p:p:p

    Your shocks are bumpstops with those pieces of shit you're rolling now,,,

    I'm sorry for being so harsh man but yer a TW brother & I love you man !!! Truth hurts....:p:p:p

    but seriously yeah shocks are the only suspension you've had for awhile
     
  17. Feb 19, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    yeah I understand but what I dont see is why the shock bottoms out before it hits the snubber
     
  18. Feb 19, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    Because your springs are dogshit & they are so neg. arc'd they're allowing the shock to pre-maturely compress,since I'm betting theres no pos. arc to speak of so there is no "happy zone" , or neutral area for the "mid travel" of your suspension that place where the shock is in its mid stroke , upstroking/downstroking with no stress which is how a normal susp. should be, the only time to stress a shock absorber is offroading/driven aggressively or under heavy load....

    In other words the shocks are having to make up for the shit springs

    I, of course like to stress my shocks harshly & often...
     
  19. Feb 19, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    LOL ok thanks much, I assume this is about 400.00 if I do it myself?
     
  20. Feb 19, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    what do these springs run? about 400.00? if I do it myself
     
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