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03-62K miles Wrecked

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Price168, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Feb 10, 2019 at 12:08 PM
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    Price168

    Price168 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I wrecked my truck a few weeks ago on black ice. Long story,but I ended up hitting the center median and went into a ditch on the right side. A bolder came under and bent the skid plate and right wheel area. I replaced the radiator, Lower A Arm, Spindle,Ball Joints, Tie Rods,brakes,Rotors, new rear bumper and I just temporarily pulled the bed side out to get it drive able. However the right tire is still back .25 inch. There is no visible frame damage to the naked eye.

    Can a frame shop pull it out you think.


    The truck has 62,000 miles and the inside is like new, loaded with TRD and SR5. It’s a pre runner. 15 TRD wheels and a toytec lift with 5100s and coilovers. What do you think I can get out of it in its current condition? It’s drivable but still needs that issue above addressed. I’m thinking of going to a new 3rd Gen. Clear title.

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  2. Feb 10, 2019 at 12:11 PM
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    BartMaster1234

    BartMaster1234 American Auto Horns

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    You bring it to an alignment shop or a frame shop and see what they say?
     
  3. Feb 10, 2019 at 12:14 PM
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    Not yet,I was just thinking worst case.
     
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    I would at least bring it to an alignment shop and explain.
     
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  5. Feb 10, 2019 at 12:35 PM
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    There was a guy on here who got carried away jumping and nose dived it. Both front tires rubbed when he turned and they were able to fix it with an alignment.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2019 at 12:58 PM
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    If not, I will buy the suspension and tires/wheels.
     
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    Have you driven the truck??

    Unless the rear Tires are screaming and they are down to cords in 10 miles from brand new I would not worry about .25" mine are out more then that
     
  9. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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    It’s driveable..I guess what I meant is measurements for the lower AArm are back .25 which is kicking the front right about 1-2 inches further back than the other side. I guess I will see what the frame shop can do. I hate to sell the truck with only 62K miles. Rear seems to be okay..
     
  10. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:35 PM
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    Your frame is "diamonded". It's common. Take it to frame shop and they will pull it back to spec. I've done 4 1 St gens.

    Have $400 ready. Pay the shop $300 and give the tech $100 for a tip. This time of year insurance work is taking and paying the shops good money. The tech never sees that good paying job money.

    Give him the $100 ahead of time to move you up in the rotation.
     
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  11. Feb 11, 2019 at 12:27 AM
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    Yeah dude get that sucker fixed! That’s no big deal. Don’t tell the alignment shop anything and they’ll attempt to get it as best they can. If they won’t be able to, they’ll let you know what they’re having trouble with, at that point you can decide if it’s all good or you need to get the frame pulled.
    I’d be interested in buying if all else fails.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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    Sounds like the frame shop can pull it out, I’m hoping they have it fixed by Monday. I will post the results once I get it back.If I end up putting it for sale I’m going to ask 8500 for it as is and throw in the Timing belt kit.
     
  13. Mar 5, 2019 at 8:11 PM
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    Frame ended up being solid just an alignment
     
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