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2001 Tacoma in NY (frame replacement in process)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by dangyankee65, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Mar 12, 2010 at 7:53 PM
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    dangyankee65

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    Question - I am in the process of potentially buying an 01 Tacoma 4x4 which is currently getting the frame replaced. The price is right based on the mileage but, should I be leery of other problems created by replacing the frame (brake line problems, suspension re-mounting).

    Also, does the dealership warranty the frame replacement? I am tempted to ask for the vehicle for a couple of days and have my regular mechanic look at it

    Thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 13, 2010 at 4:03 AM
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    exminnesotaboy

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    I just spoke to a Toyota corporate case manager yesterday and asked the warranty question: she advised that all replaced parts have a 1 year warranty: leafs, hardware, frame, brake lines, etc...

    I think it is reasonable to ask for the vehicle for a weekend, but be prepared for them to not accommodate your request
     
  3. Mar 13, 2010 at 4:59 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    i think they have it down to a science replaceing frames.they are doing alot of them.i wouldnt be worried.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2010 at 5:08 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    They sure do at my dealer, dedicated two bays & do a few a week. Occasionlly I drive thru their to check out trucks & have noticed so many I think they are buying wholesale somewhere then re-selling certified carving a lucritive niche in their used sales lot. Tacomas are so popular here.

    To the OP, I would still take the truck to my mechanic, $50-75 bucks could save headaches in the future. It has saved me & always encourage anyone buying from me to do the same. Keep us posted or post pics if you buy! :)
     
  5. Apr 2, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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    Hey gang - ended up buying the 01 Taco (4x4 crew) with the new frame. This is my 5th Toyota (2 old school PU way back when, old school 4runner and then a Gen2 Taco (sold to go back to Gen1)). Loved them ALL

    Took this one to my mechanic to get ALL the oils changed etc and he raved about the shape of the truck and said the dealership did a great job with the frame. New leafs, new brake lines. Will post pics in a couple days. Many Thanks for your support.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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    Very nice!! A trusted mechanic's word, gives you SO much peace of mind. Great find!! Congrats on the new truck!! :D
     
  7. Apr 2, 2010 at 7:45 PM
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    ct-taco

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    hey dangyankee, congrats on the new wheels! How much did you end up paying ?..
     
  8. Apr 3, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    Hey guys. I ended up paying $13k. The engine had 68,000 on it, crew cab 4x4, power everything, remote starter, new tires and new exhaust (not to mention new frame). price wise - maybe coulda done a little better but am very happy with it. Next - nerfs for my short GF?


    I hope this pic works - a pic of my truck carrying my other favorite toy --- 2000 Suzuki Intruder

    XZ_1dsc00232.jpg
     
  9. Apr 4, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    ct-taco

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    Nah, you did perfect ,with those kinda miles, plus a crewcab..the bikes a squeeze tho!
    I'd be gettin a 4x8 trailer, you'll be saving the bulkhead, and your back window
    WAY easier too,I've a KLR 650, and the back of the bed is thrashed, did'nt know what I was missing before the trailer....AND mines an xtra cab..
    the gf will learn to jump, an you get to watch :D
     
  10. Apr 13, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    funny CT-Taco ---- it IS a nice view ;-)
     
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