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TSB question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jsatch32, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    jsatch32

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    Hey guys...I have an appointment @ Toyota for 2:30 today I'm trying to get the tsb done on rear end of my 09 tacoma 4x4...not sure what to tell them....anyone know what I should say so they won't turn me away or think I'm just tryin to bs them....really want this done..already have my billies and my rims and tires on the way...just need to know what to say to service guy.........thanks..
     
  2. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    Tell them u have a harsh ride when loaded with 400lbs and it rides on bumpstops
    GL
     
  3. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    Pugga

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    Sounds like you are trying to BS them... why do you want to have this done? If you tell them it's bottoming out, all they have to do look and see if the bump stops have been hitting the frame but the above post is what to tell them.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    If it does... You must know why you are going in, so be honest. Not all DC or AC Tacomas need the TSB... Some, like my 2010 have better springs and don't bottom out to the bump stops (like my 2005 did). If this happens when you have a load in the bed or two adults in the back seat and drive over bumps... and the suspension bottoms... then get the TSB done. Otherwise, if you have never bottomed then you will just get a harder riding truck... which may be okay for you?
     
  5. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    I gave my local dealership a call and told the service guy that I was having problems with the ride while loaded down. I told him excatly this: "I noticed my truck slouching really bad in the back with a load in the bed and it feels like its bottoming out."
    I explained that I was looking up this problem online and had come across the TSB which he had never heard of. He said he would look into it and call me back. That was almost a month ago and I never did get a call back. I gotta bring it in for scheduled maintenance soon so I plan on bringing it up again then. Hopefully it gets done.

    Good luck. Let us know what happens.
     
  6. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    I want it done for 2 reasons.
    1. Because of the slight rear lift. I plan on getting the front end raisd slightly and this will make it even.
    2. I noticed when I loaded it down the rear in sits way too low, not like a truck should.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    I'm just trying to get lil more height out of rear end....goin from 16" wheels to 17's and don't want it to b outta level with front billies at 2.5... only bottomed out one time with bout 600 lbs in....gotta 3 leaf pack now....warranty up in 7 months and I've already had probs with radio and blower motor ....just don't wana end up screwed....love my truck but havnt had best of luck so far......don't always carry full load though...should I just leave I be...??
     
  8. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:42 AM
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    get it done while its free!
     
  9. Jun 27, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    Dont just leave it be. If you can get it done, get it done.
     
  10. Jun 27, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    I wish I didn't get mine. Stuck in a rental for a day just to get some less crappy but still very crappy parts installed sucks.
     
  11. Jun 27, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    What ?

    My truck came from the factory with 4 leafs

    Can I get 5 ?
     
  12. Jun 27, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    I got a brand new, loaded TRD Sport DCLB as a loaner when I had mine done. :D
    Stop it! :smack: I know what you're up to, rubbing our noses in the fact that our 'upgraded' suspension is the same as yours right off the lot.
     
  13. Jun 27, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    My dealer didn't have loaners because of the pedal recall. They paid for my rental which was a Chevy something sedan. My truck is fully loaded so a Sport Taco wouldn't have been much different. Still not worth doing it.
     
  14. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    That sucks! Mine's a SR5 DCSB so the TRD Sport DCLB was a model year newer and very nice to bomb around in for the day. You're right about the crappy parts though, my TSB pack crapped out on me in 30,000 miles. I'm only at 50,000 miles and the truck has it's third suspension set-up on it... The one I've got now seems to be doing well so far though.
     
  15. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    Mine hasn't crapped out yet but I still bottom out with the same load just less than with the 3 leaf pack.
     
  16. Jun 27, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    At dealer now...he mentioned the 4 leaf upgrade but theyve had it back there an hour...still no word...keeping my fingers crossed....hearing all these horror stories...starting to think thereuy should b a recall on all 09 models...does anybody besides me love their truck..??? Only got 13,000 miles on my truck and got lotta stuff planned to do to it but wondering if I should just save my money for all these future repairs everyone keeps talking bout........
     
  17. Jun 27, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    Just left dealer...took them hour and half just to look and see how many leaf springs I had on rear end then explain tsb to me......oh well...I ain't complaining....got tsb approval from service manager...parts ordered should have it all wrapped up n week...been stock-piling parts for couple months...guess now I can get this whole project goin......WOO HOO..!....


    thanks for the input fellas....
     
  18. Jun 27, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    I'm not sure if the TSB for your year includes an alignment, but if it does you should get your front billies installed before the TSB gets done. Free alignment!
     
  19. Jun 27, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    How much will tsb raise rear.??
     
  20. Jun 27, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    1/4" when it settles.
     
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