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Suspension TSB or not

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bamban, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Aug 29, 2008 at 11:51 AM
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    Bamban

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    I got a call from the Service Manager stating they will do the TSB, but caution me if this is really what I want due to the ride smoothness difference.

    Question I have for y'all who converted. Is the TSB ride that much harder than stock? Is the suspension kidney buster? How is the ride over small neighborhood bumps?

    My application is basically on paved roads, but my 08 4x4 DC 4.0L Taco is going hunting with me and most likely loaded. It is my daily driver, but will see loads on occasion, like over the weekend, my wife bought about 300+ lbs of unassembled stuff from IKEA. The bed was full and consequently with noticeable suspension compression

    Any thoughts, I need to answer the guy so he can start ordering parts if I give him the go..

    Thanks in advance for your
     
  2. Aug 29, 2008 at 12:23 PM
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    SamSter0077

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    Just do it already!

    :)

    Right after I got it done, I was to my "OMG, what did I do.." it was VERY bumpy.. every crack in the road was horrible. My wife just laughed at me, after two weeks or so.. it has really started to soften, yes.. it's tight, but at least it's no where near as bumpy. They warned/scared me the same way yours has. It is SOOOO much better for carrying loads, you "have" to do it.

    if your going to beat it up like a truck, just do it already.. let me know what you think.

    -Sam
     
  3. Aug 29, 2008 at 12:23 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    get it done!!! you'll like the ride..........and honestly, its not harsh at all......it rides like a truck should, but its still comfortable, and overall handling is way better!!
     
  4. Aug 29, 2008 at 12:47 PM
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    Bamban

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    It will be done. Will call them so they can order parts. Timing is good by the the time I get back in town the parts should be here

    Thank y'all.
     
  5. Aug 29, 2008 at 6:56 PM
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    Bamban

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    tacoman,

    parts are on order. manager anticipates a week or so to get parts in. will reflect back on my thoughts about the ride after a dew weeks on the road. there is no cheap reversal now...
     
  6. Aug 29, 2008 at 6:58 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    you will like it man. some people.....and by that i mean very few will say it rides stiff. it honestly doesnt, and it does handle alot better....not as much sway at higher speeds, and it soaks up bumps and pot holes alot better than the 3 leaf pack. you'll be glad you went with it man.......we wouldnt lead ya in the wrong direction!!:)
     
  7. Aug 29, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    do it...............DO IT...................DO IT!!!!!!!!!

    Im lovin the ride of the TSB springs. :burnrubber:
     
  8. Aug 29, 2008 at 7:02 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    they are great man!!!

    cant wait till i get my wheeler 5 leaf packs for my 04.....gonna be day and night between the worn out flat stock springs i have on there now!!! and new energy suspension bushings for the springs, rack and sway bar..........gonna be damn good to have!!!:D
     
  9. Aug 29, 2008 at 7:07 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    sweet!
     
  10. Aug 30, 2008 at 10:09 PM
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    I had the same concern before I got mine done. Trust me, you'll love the ride after and also, no more axle-wrap to speak of. My Taco's rear end now 'tracks' over speed bumps instead of hopping over them. No regrets here.
     
  11. Aug 31, 2008 at 2:13 PM
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    Thanks for the input. Can't wait....
     
  12. Sep 8, 2008 at 7:53 PM
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    Got the suspension TSB done today. You guys are absolutely right, the ride is better and I just love it....

    Thanks y'all....
     
  13. Sep 8, 2008 at 7:56 PM
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    good to hear!
     
  14. Sep 9, 2008 at 2:23 AM
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    has anyone who has a DC TRD Sport had the TSB done? What have they noticed in the change?
    Thanks
     
  15. Sep 9, 2008 at 6:51 AM
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    SamSter0077

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    Glad to hear you like it! Now get some 5100's.. :) level out the front.

    -Sam
     
  16. Sep 9, 2008 at 8:56 AM
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    JATaco

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    Do it!
     
  17. Sep 9, 2008 at 9:43 AM
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    Yeah man get them done, the ride is better and the truck stays level with heavier loads
     
  18. Sep 9, 2008 at 10:04 AM
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    kubota man

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    i have a question got the new 4 leaf springs for my 08 dc 4x4 and was wondering the 5100 you guy talk about for the front is it just shocks or do you change the spring out also .been thinking about a little lift for the front. any advice would be very helpfull thinks.
     
  19. Sep 9, 2008 at 10:16 AM
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    SamSter0077

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    It's a Shock, It's Adjustable, and uses your Factory Springs. I have not done it yet, but I got the TSB done recently and the 5100's will be my next step. I measured the rear, I am exactly 1.75" higher in back than front. DC PreRunner. 0", .85", 1.75", 2.5" are the settings available on the 5100's. I am still trying to decide what to do with the rear... blocks/leafs..

    I think I will go 1.75 in front and leave the back alone for now. New Tires are next..

    -Sam

    PS- I am no expert! Just an Enthusiast :D
     
  20. Sep 9, 2008 at 10:24 AM
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    kubota man

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    thanks man just may get me a set of them are thay hard to put on quist i need to rent a spring compressor for the install well thanks again
     
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