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Old 10-12-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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toyota certified with lift ?

most dealers that i talk to say they cant certify a used toyota that has any kind of lift put on it...then for about every 5 that say they cant there is one dealer that says that if its just a spacer lift they can still certify it,

#anyone know any thing about what can and cant be certified re: lifts ?
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:23 AM   #2
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Hmm. I never thought about that. Good post rep for you.
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:01 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Toyota Certified Used Vehicles site
We want the cars to look and feel as new as possible
The main marketing I've seen for certified vehicles is that it's barely used, or like new. Any aftermarket mods are going to diminish that selling point.

It is really just a profit equation though, when it comes down to it. As in, is the extra money they get for it being "certified" enough to offset the risk of paying for any warranty repairs that may have to make on the vehicle. A stock vehicle is easy to assess - you know the failure rates, and the est. repair costs so you can get a pretty good idea. Aftermarket parts would be hard to assess - you don't have info on the parts themselves, and you don't know if they were installed correctly. It's easier for the dealer to just say no.
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yes. i bought my truck certified with a 1.5" spacer lift.
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:37 PM   #6
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If anything, they should certify the ones with coil overs and new leafs, not spacers.
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My local dealer was at one time offering brand new tacos with a (southern trail package) 3000 big ones got you 3 in spacer lift with bf mud terrains 265 75 16 I think. Lol
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3k got you $200 spacers and $1000 tires? WOW what a rip off.
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I work in the used car department for a ford dealer. Yes they can certify a truck with just spacers, how ever if it has a real lift kit the answer is no they cannot
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3k got you $200 spacers and $1000 tires? WOW what a rip off.
Lol not me but someone got them lol those trucks never seemed to stay on the lot long. Ill have to ride by and take a pic if there are any sitting out.
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Bought my 05 off my wife's cousin a few months ago. They bought it as a certified toyota and it has SAWS up front and spacer lift in back. It was 2 0r 3 years old and had about 35,000 mi. It had been bought new from that dealer originally and had been always maintained there. Warranty still good till next year for me.
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Lol not me but someone got them lol those trucks never seemed to stay on the lot long. Ill have to ride by and take a pic if there are any sitting out.

Ohh thank god you didnt get suckered into that deal. I wonder who buys these things since they dont stay on the lot for long.
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I purchased mine Toyota certified with a spacer lift on 285/70/r17s. Even have a printed copy of the add that says Toyota certified, and in the description it says "Classy Lift". I suspect I will get some headache from a shop if I need warranty work, but I am prepared.
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I just purchased a gently used 2009 Tacoma that is Certified and had one of their transferable Platinum coverage plans.

The dealer told me that modifications that "do not unalterably damage or change the intended use" of the truck were ok. Somewhat vague sales-rep speak, so I asked if a 3" lift would violate the warranty. He said, flat out, NO, it would not violate the warranty.

The rep said if I tried to fit the wrong size tires or something that could cause body damage; that would violate the agreement.
In this situation I would walk right past anyone in sales and go to the service department and ask for the manager to discuss all the conditions of "non stock" suspension. Get it in writing, keep it in the glovebox.
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