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08 tailgate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 6th toyota, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Jun 20, 2008 at 7:43 PM
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    6th toyota

    6th toyota [OP] Member

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    08 prerunner debagged - 2.7 sr5
    while spending the weekend at the river, I found myself hauling 700 lbs of
    ass or asses ( well, both )on the tailgate as they sat down I could only imagine ( after all the bad things I have heard ) all 3 of my friends falling to the ground as it broke. But it did fine....whew..how embarrissing would that have been. I assume they bend or delaminate, or are they now ok..?
     
  2. Jun 20, 2008 at 7:53 PM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    AFE oil free drop in, Secondary removed, tint, front D-rings, Toyota bed mat, Undercover tonneau, TRD seat covers and floor mats, Pioneer speakers, Westin Platinum bars, Fumoto oil valve, short antena, Nifty Xtreme's, TSB leaf springs, Bilstein 5100's set at .85" in the front

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/new-members/7109-rear-spring-tailgate-tsb-quick-reference.html
     
  3. Jun 21, 2008 at 8:43 AM
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    ricepow

    ricepow Well-Known Member

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    Check the TSB and see if yours was built before or after they starting building the trucks with the better tailgate. Mine was after, thank goodness.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2008 at 1:13 PM
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    xraymikey

    xraymikey Well-Known Member

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    3inch lift, Running Boards. Future BFG All-terrains (once factory Rugged Terrains wear our)
    I have a 08? I bought in march. It was made in January. Does this one fall in the TSB? where can I check it. and what do I do if it does?

    ohh also by the way what does TSB mean again? TSB service bullention?
     
  5. Jun 22, 2008 at 2:55 PM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    AFE oil free drop in, Secondary removed, tint, front D-rings, Toyota bed mat, Undercover tonneau, TRD seat covers and floor mats, Pioneer speakers, Westin Platinum bars, Fumoto oil valve, short antena, Nifty Xtreme's, TSB leaf springs, Bilstein 5100's set at .85" in the front
    Check you vin# against the above TSB. If it is a higher number than 5TE###2N#8Z485818 for your truck model you should be good.
     
  6. Jun 23, 2008 at 12:10 PM
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    dubya05

    dubya05 0O0O0O0O

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    fog light mod, mag-light mod, secondary air filter delete.
    If what part of the number is higher? could you please underline the section? Also, are these TSB's done for free?
     
  7. Jun 23, 2008 at 3:00 PM
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    ricepow

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    See underlined/bold area, thats the number. Yours must be higher than that.
     
  8. Jun 23, 2008 at 3:04 PM
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    dubya05

    dubya05 0O0O0O0O

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    im at 285XXX. So your recommendation is to get there before 36,000 and i can get it fixed for free? Sorry about the newbness.
     
  9. Jun 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    The above link is for all models of 08's. I'm not sure what model of truck you have for lack of information. Prerunner, ect. Just open the link and find your model. The number on the TSB is where in production the change was made, if your vin.# is higher you should be good. Also FYI the 5's are made in CA and the 3's are made in Mexico.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2008 at 12:06 AM
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    ricepow

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    Well sorta....apparently it cant be fixed until it is broken first. So you will have to load something heavy on the tailgate first to create the problem, then it can be fixed, lol.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2008 at 2:21 AM
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    Siafu

    Siafu Eat My Dirt

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    so what your saying is either way they are made by mexicans?
     
  12. Jun 24, 2008 at 2:23 AM
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    ricepow

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    Oh shit! Hahahahahahahahahaha.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2008 at 8:42 AM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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  14. Jun 25, 2008 at 11:57 AM
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    Siafu

    Siafu Eat My Dirt

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    dude i was kidding. i live in southern cali and its population consist of a lot of mexicans.
    for example. out of about 40 sales ppl im the only white guy.
     
  15. Jun 25, 2008 at 12:27 PM
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    freirefishing

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    i look like an ahole now, im a newbie myself and was trying to figure out what the heck a tsb was.
     
  16. Jun 27, 2008 at 10:53 AM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    I know but this took off in an ugly direction awhile back.

    This is an International Forum by membership. Hell we even let those frostbutt Canadians in.

    That ought to get the Master fired up. ;)
     
  17. Jun 27, 2008 at 2:58 PM
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    mmatheny

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    My '08 I bought end of Jan. is way past the VIN # they started putting the stronger tailgate on - mine WAS built in Mehico!
     
  18. Jun 29, 2008 at 8:06 AM
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    6th toyota

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    Mine is good ( numberwise ) and made in Cali
     
  19. Jun 29, 2008 at 8:41 AM
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    Al Swearengen

    Al Swearengen Old Noob

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    TRD Toyota rugged trail off road package.
    572xxx and all seems good here with 600 lbs regularly going on and off this tailgate.
     
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