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C-Frame does it matter?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thecreeper, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. Jun 8, 2009 at 6:14 AM
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    thecreeper

    thecreeper [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm narrowing down my purchase between a Pro4x Crew Cab fully loaded (1 left) to a double cab OFFRD PKG which are a plenty to be found...

    Anyway I was passing an auto salvage lot and saw a "newer" Tacoma sitting right there. I should have snapped a pic (maybe i can tonight if its still there). But the Tacoma looked like it was hit in the bed (drivers side) and it looked pretty horrific. I was told this might be one downfall of the Tacoma (from a Toyota salesman) but the chances of getting into an accident like that is hopefully very slim. I will be off roading but I am not a wheeler or anything serious. I go out to the fields that are usually riddled with potholes, mud, dirt roads, gravel, etc... all during the fall and winter (bird hunting). One sales man told me to becareful of tortional twist (???) as he has seem 1 tacoma with a shattered windshield because of this and frame damage to another. I'm not up to speed on this stuff... any thoughts on it?
     
  2. Jun 8, 2009 at 6:19 AM
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    Titan vs. Tacoma? Get the tacoma...Titan is on the last year build and gets about 15 mpg. Nice big truck, but with 4-5 gas in the near future its your money. Nissan is a bitzoch about warranty stuff too..
     
  3. Jun 8, 2009 at 6:22 AM
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    Frontier actually. Totally fully loaded. MSRP is $35k and it was a special order that didn't go through (guy couldn't get financing). So they offered me $8k off. I have to admit I do like all the options it has...

    but anyway what about the C-Frame and this tortion twist? Thoughts? After seeing that Tacoma it sent chills through me but again that must have been an extreame accident.
     
  4. Jun 8, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    After seeing some of the tacoma's after wrecks and people have walked away form it, I am not worried about my trucks strength.


    tortional twist (???) WTF???

    here is my tortional twist
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  5. Jun 8, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    I HAVE SLAMMED many a things with my truck with no damage, but somehow the electric box in my yard won once :'(
     
  6. Jun 8, 2009 at 6:46 AM
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  7. Jun 8, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    i dont think you have anything to worry about. if there was a problem that caused windshields to crack or frames to twist up i think we would have discovered it by now. some of us have put these new models through their paces quite a few times with no complaints....
     
  8. Jun 8, 2009 at 7:10 AM
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    FlawedXJ

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    Just read that article. Pretty good, but the comments at the bottom are hilarious. People are like "check your facts before you post, the trd sport has an open diff....bla bla....I love Hummers....blah blah blah..."
     
  9. Jun 8, 2009 at 7:13 AM
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    yep the comments are ridiculous, I thought the same thing when I saw that nonsence about the TRD Sport having an open diff
     
  10. Jun 8, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    dont make fun of my post :( the trd sport DOSE has a open diff
    jk
    who ever said that needs to get their facts straight
     
  11. Jun 8, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    thanks, interesting stuff. i never heard of this stuff about tortional twist or windows cracking, etc... no worries.
     
  12. Jun 8, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    yea i wouldnt worry about it at all.. as said before if there was a problem we would have found it by now.
     
  13. Jun 8, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    well i am trading my frontier in for a tacoma tomorrow...well the paperwork is done, they are just fixing the radio and adding my hitch. what i will say about the frontier is that the frame is bulletproof, its the same frame used on the titan/armada, just shortened, when driving through a ditch or on uneven terrain the frame has little flex. However the C channel tacoma frame does twist more i would not be worried about crash results or anything happening to the frame when offroading. The pro4x is a awesome truck, the m226 rear end is somewhat weak however since its a dana bastard child. check out clubfrontier.org if you want frontier info.
     
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