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Don't ever go to Lakeside Toyota!

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by lsocoee, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Jul 16, 2008 at 2:23 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Moderator

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    As some of you may be aware of my issues with the suspension TSB, I have not had much luck with Lakeside Toyota. Here's the synopsis:

    Visit 1: They replaced the original equipment with new versions of the original equipment.
    Visit 2: Replaced proper equipment.
    Visit 3: Replaced front pair of tires because after 6 months of driving, the tires were worn out because they never did the required alignment.

    [rant]:mad:As I received the vehicle, I noticed the rims were dirtier now than when I brought them in. There was also a lot of lube on the rim from when they pushed the tire on. I wasn't going to completely wipe down the rim to check for scratches because I figured they could handle it.

    Well, now my rims are clean and I can see they left a skinny 4" long scratch from the tool they used to remove or install the tires. This is the part of the rim that sits up right next to the tire. The only person that would ever notice it would be an anal retentive owner as he was cleaning his wheels.

    So I called up Lakeside just to chew their ass out. There is no way I would let them touch my truck again. Each time I bring it in, they're probably tagging it somewhere.

    I just called up the 800 number and informed them that I will never be going there again and the ideal result is going to be a new rim. The guy there was very accommodating and asked me to get the price of a replacement and he was going to get back with me on Friday.

    Any guesses on the rim price?


    $517.88 plus tax!

    If I had scratched it, I would probably only pay $10 to undo that scratch, but the fact that Lakeside Toyota has screwed up, yet again, I want to stick it to them. [/rant]
     
  2. Jul 16, 2008 at 2:26 PM
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    missileman125fw

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    That much money for a wheel? Don't you have a standard Tacoma Wheel?
     
  3. Jul 16, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Moderator

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    yes. here it is

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  4. Jul 16, 2008 at 2:38 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Moderator

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    For the folks who don't know, I can go get some decent aftermarket rims for $175 ea.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2008 at 2:39 PM
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    longbow

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    My heart goes out to you on this one, I fell bad enough when I do something dumb to my truck but when it is cause by someone else, especially at a dealership :mad:. I fully understand why you are pissed, I wouldn't let it go until you are fully satisfied and get what you want.

    As for the wheel :eek: what a price!!! To bad you are not close, I would sell you 4, they are coming off this Friday when my lift is installed.

    A quick question, why is it they can charge that much for that wheel, but I was told if I sell my wheels w/tires they are only $100 each?
     
  6. Jul 16, 2008 at 2:53 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Moderator

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    because they know they have you by the balls.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2008 at 2:55 PM
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    I'm getting the TSB suspension next week when they get the parts in.
    How will I know that they aren't not just putting new version of the original shocks back on it?
     
  8. Jul 16, 2008 at 2:57 PM
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    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Moderator

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    the new shocks will be yellow and blue and the springs will have 4 leafs instead of 3. I'd be more worried about the alignment. Make sure to get the alignment report before you leave. If they say it isn't necessary, tell them that they will be replacing your front tires in 6 months if they don't.
     
  9. Jul 16, 2008 at 2:57 PM
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    I can't stress enough though, don't go to those idiots.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2008 at 3:04 PM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    those rims should only be $225 a piece new
     
  11. Jul 16, 2008 at 3:10 PM
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    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Moderator

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    no kidding
     
  12. Jul 16, 2008 at 3:13 PM
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    Feel your pain man, the dealership is the place that is supposed to take the best care of your truck, but some of them are managed by a-holes
     
  13. Jul 16, 2008 at 3:17 PM
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    yeah, that's what I USED to think. Another dealership may repeal my general opinion of dealerships, but it isn't looking good.
     
  14. Jul 16, 2008 at 3:20 PM
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    I have realized that some people on this site know more about this trucks then the "professionals" taking care of them at the dealerships, you ask them questions about TSB's and they dont know shit
     
  15. Jul 16, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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    Those rims are not worth $500.00 + dollars, I have the same and opt for the steel. Sorry you have to deal with a rank dealer, my up here is cool. Good luck.
     
  16. Jul 17, 2008 at 4:51 AM
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    Thanks for the heads up. Sorry to hear they did that to you.
     
  17. Jul 17, 2008 at 5:27 AM
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    Sound like a bunch of ass clowns! Glad their taking care of you though.

    How close is the other stealership?
     
  18. Jul 17, 2008 at 10:27 AM
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    $518. Thats BBS territory.
     
  19. Jul 21, 2008 at 7:39 PM
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    I just bought my Taco. What is this TSB you speak of? How can I tell if it was already performed on my '06? I bought it used.

    Is there a list of all TSB's?
     
  20. Jul 21, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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