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Those of you who have had the Spring TSB

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Veinguy, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Feb 8, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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    Veinguy

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    How's the ride, is there an appreciable difference in the ride quality? Are you glad you did it? Any complaints? Thanks in advance for your input, if there is already a thread for this I apologize for wasting space.
     
  2. Feb 8, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    IndigoTaco

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    If you use your truck as a truck like I do......do it. If not, then it doesn't really matter unless you want about 1.5-1.75" of lift in the back. I didn't notice any difference in ride quality, maybe a hair stiffer.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    Simon2150

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    It rode a bit stiffer. IMO, if you're still under warranty and are eligible to get it done, then do it. Think about it, you're getting new suspension parts, how bad could it be? If you're a TRD, you'll at least get a new 4 leaf pack for the back and if you're an SR5, you'll also get upgraded bilstein shocks.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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  5. Feb 8, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    If you plan on using your truck as a truck, at one point or another, do it.

    I couldn't carry my quad and 4 people in my truck without it hitting the bump stops at times. Now i can carry the same weight without hitting the bump stops.
    The ride is just about the same but it does feel a little stiffer (in a good way).

    The only negative I see is that if you're not planning on lifting the front end, it's going to leave you with a not so good looking rake.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    I agree with IndigoTaco: if you like the ride now and don't really load up the bed or tow or don't really want a lift stay with what you got. However, if you do carry loads like I do sometimes from Lowe's or Home Depot that are over 750 pounds you should do it. The ride is firmer, less squishy and wobbly with weight. Now I feel like I can actually throw a ton weight in the bed with no problem.

    I think overall it feels like a stronger TRUCK with the TSB service done. Say "TRUCK" like the guy in the Tundra commercials.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    Had the TSB done and added 5100's and it rides great. It definitely doesn't feel like driving a car like it did when it was stock but it feels like a truck should.
     
  8. Feb 8, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    Joe in the hills

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    IMHO, barely perceptively change in ride, might be a tad more noticable in freezing weather than a warm day.

    Don't mind that it's a little higher in the rear end either.

    Glad that I got it done, especially the lagging Trany TSB.

    From start to finish it took the dealership 3-1/2 hrs to do both.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    The ride to me seemed to change for the better. Seems before I felt every little bump. With the TSB I don't seem to notice the little stuff as much and the bigger bumps are handled with ease. Ken
     
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