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2nd Gen Frame Replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NAYo2002, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Jul 17, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    NAYo2002

    NAYo2002 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know how much it'd cost to replace the entire frame (parts and labor) on the 05-present Tacomas? I'm doing some cost/benefit decisions on rust prevention periodic sprays etc and can't really do it unless I know how much it costs just to replace it when it gets rusted.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    2nd gens haven't really had a big problem with rust. Do they use alot of salt on the roads in the winter?
     
  3. Jul 17, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    Probably be cheaper to buy a beater truck to drive during the winter and leave the taco in the garage for the winter! :D
     
  4. Jul 17, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    jnoley07

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    are you an Industrial Technology major? Sounds like a bunch of crap I had to do during a few of my classes.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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    Don't know about 2nd gen, but I read somewhere that Toyota was paying $10,000+ to replace the 1st gen frames that they replaced.
     
  6. Jul 17, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    ekard

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    The quote I have from insurance says 5352.16 in parts (before tax) and 2100 (28 hours x $75/hour) in labor to replace the frame alone.

    Don't know how accurate that is though, since the body shop is calling the insurance people back in to reappraise the whole vehicle.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    I'm just trying to see how much it'd cost. There are already minor rust on the lower control arm and some of the underbody. I drive on a lot of gravel/dirt roads and I'm sure it's just surface rust from paint chipping.

    My big concern right now is for 2 years from now when I'll be moving to Boston. It's next the the ocean and I'm sure they use tons of salt.
     
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