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tsb for rear leaf

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jeffro51, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Jan 31, 2012 at 4:30 PM
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    Jeffro51

    Jeffro51 [OP] Active Member

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    I recently bought a 08 dc 4wd from a local toyota dealer. I am sure that they did not do any thing for the leaf springs. What am I looking for to see if anything was changed? Is it a warranty fix. The truck drives fine to me but I have not had more t.han 400# in the bed yet
     
  2. Jan 31, 2012 at 5:05 PM
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    stangkeip10

    stangkeip10 Well-Known Member

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    count the number of rear springs, if you have 4 it's already been done. if you have 3 then you don't. if you are out of warranty, search for other options.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    Jeffro51

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    How big of a change/ improvement for towing has it been for people?
     
  4. Feb 10, 2012 at 9:37 PM
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    David K

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    If rear seat passengers or a load in the bed cause the suspension to 'bottom-out' when driving over bumps or holes... then you have the 'Harsh Ride' as Toyota calls it.

    I had a 2005 DC with the Harsh Ride, and fixed it with Ride Rite Air Bags and Bilstein 5100 rear shocks... I was extremely pleased and the truck was fixed.

    My 2010 DC over the same conditions does NOT bottom out I (after 2 years and 34,000 miles so far)... still 3 leafs. No doubt better springs. Hoo ray! I still have my Ride Rites (off my traded in '05) in case I needed them.

    Since others with '10s and new trucks still have a problem, it must be a random lot of bad springs out there being used still? Shame!
     
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