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TSB driver lean fix?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by splitbolt, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Mar 8, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    Hello everybody.
    Let me first apologize for what may seem like a subject that gets beat to death. I tried searching a bit, but it was like trying to find a needle in a stack of needles.
    I plan on getting the Bilsteins to level out the TSB rake. I would also like to get get rid of the rear driver side lean(1-1/4"). I'm aware of the OME 5mm trim packer, but as I understand it, this would only get me about 1/3 of the way there. Is this correct?
    Does a upper strut plate spacer accomplish the same thing as a 'trim packer'?
    Will a spacer or trim packer then cause the front to lean?
    Which side does the spacer or trim packer go on?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    You can't pair the OME trim packer with the Bilstein shocks I don't think.

    You need a top plate spacer or to offset the 5100s....
     
  3. Mar 8, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    toytec sells a 1/4" spacer that goes on top of the strut assembly. and Brunes is correct, the OME trim packer only works on OME struts
     
  4. Mar 8, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    Okay, thanks.
    So, a 1/4" spacer will lift my driver side rear 1/2"? Hmmm...not anywhere near the 1-1/4" I need.
    How will this affect the front, which currently sits level?
     
  5. Mar 8, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    Wait, your front sits level? The spacers we were mentioning were all front stuff, if the back is uneven I would say an add a leaf on both sides would be my first step. One of your srpings is probably just sagging more then the other. If that doesn't do it put a lift block on the lower side.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    my bad, I didn't read your first post well enough. If you got the TSB done id go back to the dealer and have them look cuz the rear TSB should sag that much. Check to make sure they're both the correct 4 leaf spring packs too
     
  7. Mar 9, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    Jeez...
    I'm about ready to say screw it and get some Deavers or Alcans or OME/Dakars.
    Will this eliminate the rear lean or might there be a bigger problem I'm not aware of?
     
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    I've got dakars in my rear end with the 3rd leaf removed. I need to swap them cause i've got a lean hopefully that solves it if not i need to get my drivers side re-arched a little. the 4 leaf pack have different part #s depending on the side to account for the gas tank.
     
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    So the TSB leafs are side specific? What are the correct numbers for each side?
     
  10. Mar 9, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    I think this thread confused me a bit.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/suspension/77822-ome-5mm-spacer-fix-tacoma-lean.html
     
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    i'm not sure iirc one ends in R the other ends in L
     
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    When i get home i'll snap a picture and put it up here
     
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    Technical Service Bulletin. Not a recall, but a fix for those who experience a 'problem'. In this case, saggy stock 3-leaf springs are replaced with a 4-leaf pack which raises the rear 1" to 1-1/2"
     
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    Allrighty here ya go these here are the leafs that came on the truck from the factory. In Canada there is no such thing as the 3 leaf pack.
    IMAG0200.jpg
    as you can see two different part numbers passenger side or right side on the top drivers or left on the bottom
    IMAG0205.jpg
    here you can see the pass side is slightly lower unloaded I can only assume this is to compensate for the extra weight on the drivers side.
     
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    After looking at it for a while I just checked mine today and my TSB springs are leaning 1" lower on my drivers side. I measured 37" on the drivers side and 38" on the passangers. I checked to see if the springs were on the right side amd they were. :mad:
     
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