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So whats the cheapest suspension set up to replace a non-TSB one?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by sickspeed, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Mar 3, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    sickspeed

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    the dealership denied doing the TSB on my truck because its over the mileage. I dont really want or need to lift it but i would like to have it level and a tad higher in the front than it is now so i dont get rubbing with 265/75/16 tires. i have an 06 access 4x4 sr5 non-trd. suggestions are much appreciated. thanks!
     
  2. Mar 3, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    my truck is completely stock with some really crummy 265/70R17 goodyear tires and mine don`t seem to rub at all. from what i have read the bilsteins 5100s are a good shock and they are adjustable in the front. you can set the shocks so your truck sits level. hope this helps!
     
  3. Mar 4, 2010 at 5:51 AM
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    should i swap out the springs too or add spacers to match the slightly higher height? and what about the rear leafs? AALs seem to be the route to take but im fine with the height now, its just the ride quality when loaded up that sucks. I dont have the tsb done. Also, i have 245/75/16 tires now and they rub if i brake/flex and turn at the same time.
     
  4. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    You should also be able to pick up a set of TSBs around here. I recall seeing them in the $50-$75 range.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    basically the parts that wouldve been installed had the tesb been done on my truck?
     
  6. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    I'm sorry, I should have been a little more verbose in my last response to make it more clear.

    Yes, the "TSBs" I was referring to are the 4-leaf springs that Toyota would have installed on your truck had they fulfilled the TSB for you. Some guys have had them on, then changed out to something else later, so they come up for sale on this site from time to time.

    I hope that was a better answer. :)
     
  7. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    Have you considered airbags? These are inflatable rubber bladders that sit between your frame and your springs/axle. When you have a heavy load, inflate them, but you get to keep your nice ride when you aren't laden.

    Take a look at these. You can probably find them for less elsewhere, but that was 5s of searching.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    I think AAL is the cheapest.
    A set of updated TSB takeoffs would be pretty smart, too.
    No need to mess with shocks...those are no help at all.
    I ordered airbags and will install next weekend.
    I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  9. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    I did the cheapest cause thats how i roll... an AAL for the rear from Toytec and a set of bilsteen 5100s in the front set at 2.5. I was then able to upgrade to 285s. Heres how i sit now:

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  10. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    Does it even matter if the TSB has been done if you go with the AAL (rear) and 5100s (fronts)? did you do the shocks in the rear too and are those the 285s in the pic? thanks!
     
  11. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    jefferson needs to stop cruising Buy/Sell/Trade....

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    If you have the rear spring TSB you can still get an AAL from Toytec, you just have to get the Rear Spring TSB AAL. Its awesome. I didnt get to get the TSB however.. so.. yah, and yes, actually i have 5100s on all four corners, and those are the BF Goodrich TA KOs 285s in the picture.
     
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