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Truck rides great after spring TSB

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Joe B, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    Joe B

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    Just picked up the truck and I'm very happy with the way the new rear springs handles bumps and dips.Seems it has a much more well controlled,solid,smooth feel over bumps and such over the 3 leaf..
    The rear seems up a bit and should settle.
    Can 5100s replacing the stock Bilsteins make the ride even better?
    If so,how?:confused:
     
  2. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    yes they will...its all in the valving i believe......CHRIS!!
     
  3. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:28 PM
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    :D
    No doubt Chris is da man!

    Hey jhodge,did I tell you I'm very pleased with the spring TSB?
    :yay::bananadance::woot:
     
  4. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    wat?
    haha....i was having a time w/ my dealer after i did an AAL on my 09, so i just went ahead and bought 3" leaf packs and new shocks. rides damn nice too
     
  5. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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  6. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    yeah...Those billies will feel good...
     
  7. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    I was worried that the rear would be too bouncy with the 4 leafs.
    You guys say the Billies would make the rear ride even better...
    Looks like I'll be getting the Billies.:)
     
  8. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    Glad your happy
    I was suprised how well mine road as well after the TSB. feels a little more firm, but not close to stiff. I got 1/2" increase in back.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    :thumbsup::cheers:
     
  10. Mar 26, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    Settled at half inch higher.
    Thanks for that.I was curious.
    I'm going to do something to bring the up the front to level off a bit.
    I'm still thinking about which way too go.Most likely 5100s.
     
  11. Mar 26, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    I am looking to get the rear tsb done too but I am out of warranty..
    Should I just get AALs in the rear?
     
  12. Mar 26, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    Are you trying to lift....or just replace those rear springs??
     
  13. Mar 27, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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  14. Mar 27, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    You can get a Pre-TSB AAL from Toytec that'll get you towards 3 inches. You can also talk to Wheelers offroad and get a single Leaf or three leaf AAL.
    Complete replacement springs are also an option.

    Depends on what you want to spend...
     
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    I have a stock 05 DC with original shocks and springs which I bought used last November, so I'm way past getting the TSB for free (I'm at 50K miles). Dumb question, what does AAL stand for? I've noticed very poor load capability with this truck, which is my first Tocama. Will a AAL help?
     
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    AAL is Add A Leaf. It's an extra leaf for the rear spring pack to allow some lift...and It might help your ride with load capacity(I'm not really sure).
     
  18. Mar 27, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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  19. Mar 27, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    I have a couple of questions if you don't mind. When I'm going down the interstate at 65 or 70 and hit a dip it feels like the back axle is bottoming out. Will this leaf spring TBS correct that? My wife likes the ride, says it rides like a car. We take trips from NJ to Baltimore often in my Taco. Will this TBS stiffen the ride and make it more like a truck so she will give me a hard time about it or will it sill be comfortable for her. Thanks for your help and experience.




     
  20. Mar 27, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    I can't answer your dip question with certainty but I believe you would do better with the TSB.I have a DC if that makes a difference with it's 14.5 " longer wheelbase...I don't know.
    I was worried also that the ridew would be too bouncy and firm but it's a nice controlled firm that actually feels better than stock to me and I like a smooth ride.
     
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