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2005-2006 DMZ Motor Mount Gusset Kit (fix/prevent a broken frame!!!)

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2005-2015)' started by kogary, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Sep 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    kogary

    kogary [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I recently sold my 2005 Tacoma before I got a chance to install the DMZ motor mount gusset kit.

    For those of you who aren't familiar with the motor mount/frame interface issue, basically, on the 2005/2006 models, the motor mounts were welded directly to the frame (and generally rather poorly at that) without any gussets or plate supports to distribute the load of the motor (2007+ Toyota fixed by adding a load distribution plate). Eventually, the frame can begin to give and will start cracking along the edges of the motor mounts. Ultimately, the motor mounts will essentially "punch" through the frame and collapse.

    This motor mount kit (made by DMZ) welds onto the frame and motor mounts, creating an extremely strong interface connection. After welding this in, you'll have zero worries about breaking your frame! For you 2005/2006 guys, this is cheap insurance to prevent a major problem later down the road!

    Installation is pretty straight forward (requires you to weld).

    (Below is a picture showing what can happen without adding reinforcement)

    Selling the brand new kit (with instructions from DMZ) for $85 shipped (conus).

    Thanks for looking, happy truckin! :)

    - Gary



    Picture of gusset kit that eliminates possibility of motor mount / frame failure

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    Picture showing what can happen without the gussets, when the motor mount punching through the frame!

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  2. Sep 22, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    kogary

    kogary [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Morning bump :)
     
  3. Sep 23, 2012 at 12:20 AM
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    kogary

    kogary [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Evening bump!
     
  4. Sep 24, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    Evening bump
     
  5. Sep 26, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    SOLD!
     
  6. Sep 26, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    Dang. I was looking for one.
     
  7. Sep 27, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    lilgerber

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    wish i would have saw this thread. How much are these from DMZ?
     
  8. Sep 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    SLOsquirrel

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    are these still available from DMZ?
     
  9. Sep 27, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    kogary

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    Yes, you can still contact DMZ for the kit.
     
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