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Frame rust recall

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by markey, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Mar 15, 2019 at 7:49 AM
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    sgage

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    I think obh is just trying to convince himself. :mudding: I for one could not get into or out of my place here in central NH without 4WD for at least half the year.
     
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  2. Mar 15, 2019 at 8:28 AM
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    ohh could be mathematically challenged. I have K&N intake, catback and still get 14mph in 4WD!
     
  3. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:08 PM
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    Jim, thanks for posting. I too will use this dealer but I have a few more years before my eligibility expires. I need to inspect my frame closely after the winter we have had. Make sure it's still usable .
     
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  4. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:29 PM
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    Ah, you women just don't know how to properly drive a 2WD.
     
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  5. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    Try going up a 6-8mile hill in the mountains through a snow storm. Limited speed due to the scaredy cats in front of you. 2wd can take you most places but definitely has its limits- momentum is key!
     
  6. Mar 15, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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    For that matter, try going up a 1 mile hill in the mountains through a snowstorm on a Class 6 (not town maintained) Road to my house. All winter it's ice and snow. And then comes Mud Season. 2WD ain't gonna cut it, I don't care how skilled a driver you seem to think you are (not you DirtTaco - OP).
     
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  7. Mar 15, 2019 at 7:47 PM
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    No offense, just my opinion. Sounds like cleats and sgage are looking for excuses to make justifying their gas guzzlers easier. As we all know, 4wd doesn’t help you stop any quicker, likely the added weight makes stopping distance longer.

    Anyway, in the middle of a snow storm with 2 feet on the ground half way up a hill I’ll take watching my girl and her Mom hop in the truck bed, jump up and down while holding onto the beds sides to get us the rest of the way up the hill. Can’t beat that bonding experience, the result of a an engineers wet dream of a RWD with all the weight in the front.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2019 at 8:08 PM
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    My gas guzzler? My regular cab 4 cyl 2007 4wd Taco? You are really reaching here. Where do you live? Some of us live in the country, in rough country. It's not about stopping any quicker, it's about getting to where you need to go. You don't seem to know what you're talking about. That's OK.
     
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  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 8:13 PM
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    Why you would buy a Tacoma which has shit mileage in all configurations and then worry about the tiny difference in 2wd and 4wd is beyond me :notsure:

    Anyways, I’ve had my truck at 3 dealers so far.

    The one where I bought my truck was beyond useless. I had taken it in for a few recalls before and at the same time some very minor work I didn’t have equipment for and they were unfriendly and not helpful at all. Later on I went in for the rear leaf recall and they wanted me to jump a bunch of hoops to get it done. I asked them to look at the frame while it was there because I knew a big rust hole had formed by the cat on the driver side. They said the tech didn’t find anythingo_O

    I called another dealer to get them to do the leaf springs and they didn’t ask for anything to get it done and even put the blocks back in for me. They looked at the frame and it was approved the same week for a frame swap. This was within a day of taking it between dealers. I guess the hole doubled in size over one day in the summer...

    I got a contract which required moving provinces before the swap would be done. I took it to a dealer in my new town and again it was approved that day for a swap. Waited for the frame for about a month and then the swap was done while I was up at site for a week. They were really communicative and called to put some new parts on while every thing was disassembled. It was 10/10 service.

    2/3 dealers did some awesome customer service. The first one was really frustrating to deal with and wasted lots of my time.

    Sorry for the ramble but my point is if one dealer says no keep trying. It could be one shitty tech who doesn’t care or the dealer. Keep pushing until you find one who does.
     
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  10. Mar 16, 2019 at 8:28 AM
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    My biggest $$ mistake was replacing my LCA's 2 months ago before the frame replacement this past week. New LCA's come with the new frame.
     
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  11. Mar 16, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    Exactly
     
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