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rear spring TSB only 3 leaves?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by krap22, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. Apr 23, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    krap22

    krap22 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just took it in to the dealer complaining about the crappy ride with it loaded with my bike. They said they would take care of it with stiffer springs. Here are the springs they put on.

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    I only count 3 leaves. It is stiffer than what i had. Before unloaded it was 7" above the tire. With my bike, it was 5.5". Now, unloaded, it is 7.5" and loaded it is 6.25". It is much better. I just wondered if they changed the spring pack they are putting in.
     
  2. Apr 23, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    it's supposed to be a 4 leaf pack, hmm
     
  3. Apr 23, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    Should be 3 leaves and an overload
     
  4. Apr 23, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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  5. Apr 23, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    could the difference you're seeing in ride height be the difference between worn leaves and new crisp leaves? sounds like someone made a mistake.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Definitely not the tsb pack
     
  7. Apr 23, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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  8. Apr 23, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    OP, the same thing happened to me and then I checked the part numbers on the TSB. There is a table that says part # being replaced and part number that is replacing. My dealer installed brand new 3 leaf packs with the same original part number. I went back with the TSB and read the instructions with the service writer. He shamefully admitted the mistake and they installed the correct 4 leaf pack. TAKE IT BACK!
     
  9. Apr 23, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    awesome, i knew i was working with a bunch of idiots
     
  10. Apr 23, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    does anyone know what the part number should be for the TSB pack?

    my invoice shows 48210-04550 for the RH and 48220-04191 for the left. I"m going to go verify that with the sticker on the springs
     
  11. Apr 23, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    i found them.

    48210-04570 and 48220-04210

    and they did install the wrong ones. What a bunch of retards.
     
  12. Apr 23, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    My final #'s, installed just this week, were 04571 and 04211.
     
  13. Apr 23, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    That's crazy.
     
  14. Apr 23, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    Is it just me or are the springs in your first photo already preloaded/sagging? Did you have the bed loaded in that pic or something?

    Either way, they didn't do it right. I also fart in their direction lol
     
  15. Apr 23, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    My dealer did the same thing to me, they ended up shipping me the right leaf springs to my local auto shop so they could install them.
     
  16. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:07 AM
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