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Rear spring TSB 2011 ?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by jensent, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Aug 10, 2011 at 5:33 AM
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    jensent

    jensent [OP] Active Member

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    Is there a rear spring TSB for 2011 4 Cyl 4x4 access cab and double cab models? Thinking of a new truck. Broke a leaf in both rear springs on our 1996 ext. cab a few years back. They were 3 leaf paks. I used stock replacements. Are there rear spring TSB for the 6 cyl trucks?
    If no TSB is available can you suggest other fixes? Have they worked for you? Dont really like the idea of the dealer working on our vehicle.
    Have searched and not found this info.
     
  2. Aug 11, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    PSJ

    PSJ Prerunners Work

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    Rear Leaf spring TSB, Bilstein 5100's all around w/ front set at 1.75", 265/75R/16 Mickey Thompson Baja STZ's, Trailer hitch w/custom wiring, AFE drop in dry filter, Rear Diff breather mod, Debadged truck, customized stock TRD wheel center caps, added factory fog lights, bed mat, door sills, tinted windows
    I am not sure if the 2011's are included yet, but they are still building them with the weaker 3 leaf spring set up, unless your in Canada where the 4 leaf spring set up seems to be a standard on the trucks up there. However, you should have no problem getting the rear leaf spring TSB done on a 2011. But depending on where you may go with a lift, there are several options with rear leaf springs to consider. Do a search of rear leaf springs, and you will be amazed on how much info pops up...;)
     
  3. Aug 12, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    Im not interested in a lift, just addition load capacity. I think the replacement of the rear springs may be a stretch of the dealers mechanical ability. I would rather fix the problem myself. Dont want the dealer messing with the front end setting at all. That is beyond them and they know it. They farm it out. Results are still bad. Air bags, helper springs, coil over shocks? What have you guys used with good results as an alternative to the Rear Spring TSB?
     
  4. Aug 12, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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    yeah the 11's are on the tsb list as well

    not sure the reg cab is on it though, thinking its just the access and DC
     
  5. Aug 13, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    2" lift up front/rear 4leaf TSB, flowmaster exhaust, k&n filter/CF delete, OEM tool box/AL Camper, black 16" renegade wheels 265/75-16 toyo a/t, custom middle console, Hurst T-Shift, Y-Wire mod, selectable ABS, UGuage, MotoNav, 5/20% tint, seat belt alarm disabled, Pioneer with bluetoof freehand, popo flashlight, big knife 100rds .223, mini14 locked and loaded
    they did my 11' reg. cab
     
  6. Aug 13, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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  7. Aug 30, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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    Yep. Mine is being done in 48 hours. AC;2.7;4x4.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    I do all the work I can on my truck, and I was worried too this job was beyond the average mechanic's skill level at a dealership. But I went for it because of having the extra support the springs offer with a load, plus they were upgrading my shocks to the TRD Bilsteins. It was a great upgrade for free, and even though I was going to put 5100's on the truck I knew I could sell the stock shocks on E-bay which helped pay for the 5100's. :D Maybe they will not warranty anything, but you could ask if they will give you the parts and you could do the work yourself? You will have to give them the used parts I am sure for the warranty, if they would even consider doing this for you. You will also have to do an alingment on the truck when you replace the rear springs. Thats a cost for you as well. If you want the free upgrade, let them do the work, and then fix it if you know what you are doing and they did not do it right for you the first time. Or, just make them re do it until its right.
     
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