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Bed not level

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DMS, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Aug 26, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    DMS

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    I just noticed that the bed on my '11 DCSB is not level. This is not the "Taco lean" that I'm talking about. The front of the bed is level with the cab, but if you stand behind the truck and look, i can see that the tailgate is lower on the passenger side because at eye level...it doesn't line up with the front of the bed. Every other Tacos that I've seen look straight.

    Anyone else have this issue? Is there a fix? Or am I just being too anal?!
     
  2. Aug 26, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    rleeharris

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    Strange. Obviously a new truck, right? If there as body panel alignment problem, I would take it back to the dealer ASAP.

    Any pics?
     
  3. Aug 26, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    I think it's the bed, which looks slanted at the tailgate. The tailgate is even with the two sides, it just seems a tad lower on the passenger side. At eye level, if I try to line up the top of the tailgate with the top of the front edge of the bed, I can see more of the passenger side front edge.

    I'll try to get a pic when I can. I'm not sure if the slant is significant enough to be seen on camera.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    Now that I think about it...I have the tow package. I wonder if that has anything to do with it. Do you think that the tow hitch bar could be tweaking the frame somehow causing it to be lower on the right?
     
  5. Aug 26, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    I'd use a measuring tape to confirm if the bed is crooked or your eyes are crooked.
     
  6. Aug 26, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    I did the level as well...there's a difference between the front of the bed and the rear. It looked the same with full tank as well as empty...I don't think it's because the truck is leaning one way or the other.
     
  7. Aug 26, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    Thanks...but I might hold off on trying that one as a last resort!

    I'm cursed with an uncanny ability of spotting things that aren't level. Then my OCD kicks in and it bugs the he'll outta me!:D
     
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