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Buying a 2011 4x4-worried about frame rust

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tonyreo, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    tonyreo

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    I am about to buy a new 2011 Tacoma 4x4 access cab.
    I've been reading this forum and saw a bunch of posts about frames rusting. I am now a bit worried about it.
    Am I worrying needlessly?
    I live in northeast Ohio, you know, a lot of snow, salt, and liquid deicers.
    Any input would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    Pugga

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    It's a brand new truck, no need to worry. Just take care of it the best you can, try to wash it off on the warmer winter days (I like those auto car washes with the undercarraige wash) and, if you plan to keep your truck for a long period of time (over 5 years say) then look into the frame treatments. You can also undercoat them yourself if you're looking for a good weekend project.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    757southpaw

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    Maintain the frame like anything else! I've decided that once a year to get underneath the truck with a wirebrush and sandpaper to hit rust spots and than paint over em!
     
  4. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    just get it treated from the get go & touched up every yr.
    I wish I did that
    Mine needs the wire brush POR 15 makeover & I powerwash every week in the winter time.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    I think you just wanted to show off your lift ;) :D
     
  6. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    90YotaPU

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    My '99 rusted but took 12 years. Also, I'm sure after all the buybacks and repairs Toyota did, I'm sure they have stepped up their game on the frames (at least I'm hoping).
     
  7. Oct 27, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    Try to negotiate having the dealer do the undercoating for free.
     
  8. Oct 27, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    I justsigned the papers for mine last night. I had the dealer throw in the rustproofing and undercoating package for free. I told him that I did my research on the 1st gen buyback and have heard about problems with ome 2nd gens. We even talked about the load of truck frames that he just got in to do frame swaps on some tacomas.
     
  9. Oct 27, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    When I bought mine it already had rust!!:mad::mad::mad: Before signing the papers I decided that it would be a good idea to look under the truck to see if there was any rust. I should have looked more thoroughly, but I only looked at the back end of the truck, (near the spare tire, the back side of the rear axle) and it looked okay. After bringing it home I went under the truck again and saw that there were several patches of rust on the front facing side of the rear axle and on other hard to see places. The dealership fixed it in the end, but the point is, even if the truck is new, check the undercarriage!!!

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  10. Oct 27, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    Undercoating is a scam unless its oil based..

    even then your not sure they covered every little nook and cranny of the underside..

    Mop and glow linoleum formula, cut it 50/50 with water in a sprayer and coat the underside..

    It'll look a satin hazy clear and you'll have nothing to worry about..

    Don't get it on anything chrome because it's a pain to wash off..

    rinse your underside at least once a month and your solid..
     
  11. Oct 27, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    You seem to have a broken bolt on that brake line mount. :cool:
     
  12. Oct 27, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    mine was also rusted from the day I bought it. under the paint on the frame the metal is rusted. they just paint over it. at least it was on mine. also in other spots like the front skid plate and control arms.
     
  13. Oct 27, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    X2 on the oil based undercoating. I live in salt land and there is no ''anti-rust paint'' that will keep you rust free.
     
  14. Mar 8, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    borla exhaust tintind windows
    just get it painted
     
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