I've scoured this forum and found some info here and there about the frame replacement deal on the 01-04 Tacomas. I just did the buyback for my '98 that had several frame perforations and I'm looking for a newer, but still 1st gen. Tacoma. I've found several online that have a rebuilt frame and I'm unsure about how that might affect the truck.
I've read posts here that span the whole spectrum: "love it, feels like a new truck, will last even longer" all the way to "lots of problems with these rebuilds, some other parts not being replaced that were affected by the rust, some rebuilds poorly done, trucks pulling bad to the side, or sitting uneven front to back..."
I doubt I could confirm where the rebuilds were done on the trucks I'm considering, but the guy I'm talking to now has a really small dealership local in PA and SWEARS to me that these rebuilds increase the value of these trucks and that they have to pay more for them at auction.
Can anybody help by chiming in on the risks of buying one in this situation? Or ways to make sure the rebuild was done right and won't affect the quality or longevity?