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My 2008 DC has right around 31k miles on it, and in 1k miles my warranty will run out. I've never had a problem with bottoming out, even with moderately heavy loads in the bed. I've been thinking about trying to get the TSB done just because it would be free to do now, even though I'm not experiencing any of the problems listed on the TSB. It may be because I haven't pushed my load limits, I don't know. I think the most weight I've had back there is 1/2 a yard of sand.

Also, what do you guys tell the dealership? Do you just describe the symptoms listed in the TSB and hope they will reference the TSB? or do you just actually request that the TSB be done?

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If you'd like to have the work done, speak in terms of the problems. If you walk in mentioning a TSB, most service people will be put off and start giving you a hard time. Since a TSB is not a recall, the dealership won't be reimbursed by Toyota for the parts and labor unless they can reasonably say they were fixing something that the customer said was broken.
 

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ya need to check the limits of the TSB provisions, I know it is 3 years, but not sure if the mileage is 30k or 36k
 

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i went to my dealership to try and get the tsb done. i wasn't actually experiencing any problems, but at the same time, i had never really had any weight in my bed. they stood on the real bumper and bounced up and down a few times and said it was bouncing back like it was supposed to. they adjusted my tire pressure and sent me on my way.
 

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ya need to check the limits of the TSB provisions, I know it is 3 years, but not sure if the mileage is 30k or 36k
I don't know why I was thinking my warranty was for 32k... it's 36k. Well, I guess that buys me a little more time.
 

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If you don't tow (boat, rv, trailer) then I would suggest not to do it, IMHO.
 

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even if I didn't have a heavy trailer I would do it because IT IS A TRUCK, it should ride a little stiff. If you think the ride is a little harsh, get a caddy.
 

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if you want the tsb done
show them


put a heavy load in the back and drive it there ! if it saggs and is hitting the bumpstops you have a much better chance than just saying i want the tsb
and getting a good answer
 

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I vote no.

I'm ripping out all OEM suspension (as you all know). Front is done, rear is next.

Alcans, Deavers, AllPro 3" full Mil wrap, whatever. Note no Toyota suspension on that list.

Cheers

PS I had the TSB done. speaking from experience here.
 
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