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finally started shopping a bit

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by danteisme, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Mar 10, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    danteisme

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    so i finally got a good job in the field that i graduated from college in. so now i can finally start lookin for a tacoma, as well as other vehicles. still not sure exactly what i want. i'm mainly lookin at the 05 and up 4wd tacomas. cant afford brand new, i dont want outragous monthly payments. so i'm probably restricted to the 4 cyl 4wd models. i had a question about the TSB on them. lets say the orignial owner did not have the TSB done for the leafs on their truck, even if I am not the original owner, can i have this service done? or any other TSBs that i should be concerned about?
     
  2. Mar 10, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    I got my '05 without the TSB done last summer.
    Earlier this year I was shopping around for suspension and found out about the TSB after I bought some Icon coilovers.Thats fine, I really like the ride the front has..however, the rear is a sagging lump of crap. I have tried 2 dealers so far and they act like I'm crazy and say to go get an add a leaf if it sags. I'm going to call corporate on this and make a mention of unsafe handling conditions with minimal weight in the rear, but I assume im way out of any warrany I have almost 80k miles.
    So, if you haven't bought one yet.. read about the TSB and how to identify when it is needed. And if you find one you like that doesn't have the TSB done..ask them to do it before you buy. good luck
     
  3. Mar 10, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    wat?
    u have to be under 3 years and 36k miles to get it done. if u go through a dealer to get a truck, have them do the work before you drive it off the lot
     
  4. May 1, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    well i might finally be going to look at one to buy tomorrow. its an 05 with 40K on it, one owner. i wont know if it had the TSB on the springs done or not til i get there to check it out. since its out of the 3 36K im kinda screwed if it needs it done huh? besides that, anything else in particular i should look for? i also read about the motor mounts, i will check those out as well.
     
  5. May 1, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    It has to be a truck that qualifies for the TSB as well (4x4 or Prerunner in either Access cab or Double cab). Standard cab doesn't qualify.
     
  6. May 1, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    If I have a 1" block in the rear does my truck still qualify?
     
  7. May 1, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    ohhhhhhhhhh i was under the impression it was all models. my bad.

    anything else in particular i should be looking for?
     
  8. May 1, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    No that voids the warranty
     
  9. May 1, 2009 at 9:50 PM
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    Figured, oh well, thanks.
     
  10. May 2, 2009 at 2:53 AM
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    wat?
    if u have a dealer that is somewhat ok, u'll be fine. the block doesnt hurt the fact that the springs are known weak from toyota. that block also doesnt diminish the load capacity of the springs either. take it in and if they say something, fight it....or remove the block before u go.
     
  11. May 7, 2009 at 6:56 AM
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    well if all goes well and this truck doesnt sell by the time i get off work today, i'm driving about 2 hours to go check out the 05 that i was talkin about previiously. hopefully its a good truck and all goes well. and i really really hope my car makes the trip there and back, shes been having some issues lately haha. since im going by myself if i do purchase this truck, i wont be able to pick it up til this weekend since i'm still unable to drive to vehicles at the same time. im working on it tho
     
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