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Rear spring TSB

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by j24guy, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    j24guy

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    I have a local dear that will honor the TSB and put the new springs on. He is warning me of a rough ride after the new springs go on. Is this true and just how rough is it. I had a 99 SR5 4X4 and is was much stiffer than my 09 DC TRD sport.

    So in short should I have it done.

    Thanks All
     
  2. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    It's a subjective judgment. I drove in mine for 8 months and would hit the bump stops occasionally with a load in the back before getting the TSB springs on the rear. You can tell a difference over bumps, potholes and ripples in the pavement. But rough??? No, I wouldn't call it rough. There's definitely no bounce to it but in my opinion that's how a truck should ride.

    It's interesting, every time I come home I hit my driveway which has a 4-5º angle up from the street. As the IFS goes over it feels kind of like a wave rolling under the front of the truck, a bit mushy even. But when the rear (with TSB springs) goes over it all I get is a solid "thump, thump" from the rear wheels. Much better, IMO
     
  3. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    KPT

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    It's not a huge difference in stiffness. Rides like a truck should.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    stangkeip10

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    just got mine on last week and the truck has 1000 miles on it. i honestly can't tell a difference in the ride, but with weight in the back it does a lot better.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    I think mine drives better, bu I did have the Billies put on a day or two later.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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  7. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    It rides more like you would expect in a truck
    I would not say its rough, more firm
    Definnetly worth it.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    Get it done while it is free! I had mine done and no regrets!
     
  9. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    Wish I'd known about the tsb alot sooner :eek:
     
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    Per the TSB the dealer is supposed to inform the customer that the ride will be stiffer. They do this because they will not change the suspension back for free if the customer is unhappy with the ride.

    Saying this, the ride is not that much stiffer. In fact, it rides like a truck.
     
  11. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    I debated getting the TSB done but finally decided against it. The reason is that most of my driving is done on reasonably maintained roads and the truck bounces around enough as it is unless it's loaded down.


    I did get some bottoming-out on wash-outs this fall while out hunting and wondered if I should have gone ahead and got the TSB. However, I then realized that five hefty hunters, an 80-pound dog, a couple hundred pounds of gear, the weight of all the tools and other crap I've got in the truck, and a fiberglass topper actually exceeded the rated capacity of the truck.
     
  12. Apr 26, 2010 at 7:58 PM
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    CyberTron

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    If you purchased a Tacoma from another dealership, for example a honda or ford dealership will toyota be obligated to fix the TSB problem?
     
  13. Apr 26, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    As long as the vehicle is still under the 3 year/36k mile warranty it doesn't matter where you bought it.
     
  14. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    Can't say if it's better as mine came stock with the 4 leaf pack :canada:

    But with a load on I certainly wouldn't want a softer rear spring set up .

    OZ
     
  15. Apr 26, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    will they do it on all Tacomas? I have an '05 wth 110k... or is there a mileage or age limit?
     
  16. Apr 27, 2010 at 5:34 AM
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    They are only required to do it for free if you are under warranty.
     
  17. Apr 28, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    Thanks to all for your input. Calling the Dealer to get the TSB Done.:)
     
  18. Apr 28, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    I've got a 2010 Tacoma OR DC 4x4 (less than 1000 miles) -- dealer has agreed to replace spring package which will be done mid-May. My question as follows: do I need to make any adjustments to shocks (I've got OR Bilsteins that came with OR package)? I understand rear end may lift a bit?
     
  19. Apr 28, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    ^^ no need to adjust anything with your shocks. Should be around 1.5 inches of rear lift initially, and then settle to around 1 inch.
     
  20. Apr 28, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    Great stuff -- thanks to forum members for alerting me to this issue -- dealer didn't blink an eye after I told them I had a copy of TSB!
     
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