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Should I get the leaf springs replaced on 2010?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by copdude33, May 23, 2010.

  1. May 23, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    copdude33

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    My truck qualifies for the leaf spring TSB where the 3 springs will be replaced with the 4 springs. However I hear that the 4 springs will jack it up in the back and also make it a stiffer ride. I don't haul much of anything in the back so should I get them replaced?
     
  2. May 23, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    Personal preference. I am about to have it done, but my truck sure doesn't need it. I hauled 1,200lb of concrete mix and it handled like a dream. (to test the leafs)

    I am doing it because I want the lift, and I want to do more suspension work. I am afraid if I do that work now, and later want (or worse: need) the TSB, Toyota is not going to allow it because of all the custom suspension work I had done to my truck (e.g. lift, new shocks, etc).

    You need to weight the short term vs. the long term. Also, you have 3 years (or more if you bought ext. warranty) to have it done. If you don't have any immediate plans to doing suspension work on your truck, don't feel like you have to rush it. Just enjoy your Tacoma :)
     
  3. May 23, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    Mine is getting done on Tuesday.
    Would just rather have it done now and not have to worry about it later.
     
  4. May 24, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    Just begining, doing some research having some fun!!
    I had my 2010 TDR Off Road SR 5 leaf spring TSB done last week along with it's 5000 mile oil change etc. They did an alignment as well, rides better handles better, I like it. Tool it around for a while & read some of the other posters. Most are saying get it done, particularly if you are towing, and hauling heavy stuff. Enjoy your Taco!!!
     
  5. May 24, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    Most people seem to think it doesn't change the feel or it feels better. The TSB states it's for Customer Complaints- so if you don't have a complaint- You probably don't really need it. I doubt you'll notice the difference so much you'd regret asking for it tho...


    As far as SC example= 1200 lbs of concrete is an overweight load for your truck (I'm pretty sure) and "handled like a dream" means you either paid less then ideal attention to your ride or you have really low standards...The TSB will be amazing for you.

    And you only have the 3yr 36k warranty unless you have a really nice dealer (The TSB states so directly in the paperwork).
     
  6. May 24, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    It's really up to you, but for me I did it because we pay enough for the truck that anything I can get from Toyota free is worth getting. Plus I added 5100 billies from DSM and the rig looks great, nice & level.

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  7. May 24, 2010 at 3:51 PM
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    If you can get it without any hassle then I would go for it. Remember, it will settle after some time so it wont be as high when you first get them installed.:cool:
     
  9. May 24, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    Yep, it seemed better then getting the rake. And the the headlights don't aim at the ground anymore.
     
  10. May 24, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    This is my concern -- I haven't gotten the TSB, and I'm wondering about re-aligning the headlights after it's done. What is everyone doing with the lights if they don't run 5100's in the front?

    (It seems like I would have to get 5100's for the front at the very least to fix the headlight issue, and bring the stance of the truck closer to stock.)
     
  11. May 24, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    There is a sticky posted for headlights, just use the search and that might answer some of your questions.
     
  12. May 24, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    Bed Mat, WV Hitch Cover, 265/75 R16 Cooper Discoverer ATR's, XM, Rear leaf TSB, front 5100's at 1.75..
    OK, thanks very much!
     
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