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Frame swap tomorrow

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bikewrench, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    bikewrench

    bikewrench [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Been waiting for a while, but the day is finally here. Drop her off tomorrow and get my loaner, hopefully be back by the weekend. The icing on the cake, she'll be coming back w/ OME goodness installed. Take in stock truck w/ swiss cheees frame, get back lifted truck w/ new frame. Can't wait! Pics to follow.
     
  2. Jul 11, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    dip

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    Hopefully its all rosy for you it wasn't for me! Double check everything. I mean everything from every nut and bolt. They hurry these trucks through now. They are a cash cow for the dealer. I see why now some are sold right after the new frame is put on. Mine still doesn't quite seem right...
     
  3. Jul 12, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    What problems did you run into with yours?
     
  4. Jul 12, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    sorry to hear that. As much as I hear it goes good I hear just as many nightmare stories. Make sure you let them know youare concerned and your not going to accept anything less than perfect. Think about it, it's a ton of shit to get right.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    Brake pedal to the floor, brake fluid on my fender flares. Wasn't washed. Emergency brake wasn't hooked up. The physical parts weren't there! The skid plate over the gas tank was missing the front two bolts. It was literally flapping in the wind. Power steering pump was groaning. Tried to screw me over on my shocks. I had to get the GM of the dealership involved. Took three times to fix everything. They screwed up my trailer harness. I knew I was in trouble when I had it back in 2.5 days.:mad: Just found out last night my tailgate support cable is missing.:(
     
  6. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Timicha

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    sweet sounds good man!
     
  7. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

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    you lucky bastard.how bad was your frame???any pics??
     
  8. Jul 12, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    bikewrench

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    I didn't take any pics. Most of the damage was by the spring hangers. Not so many big hole, as lots of smaller ones thru the frame. May take some shots of the old frame when I pick the truck up.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    mortuusangelus

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    no truck now :(
    My frame is apparently still good, but at least it's documented.. and I'll have it checked again.. and again.. until it does rot. :D
     
  10. Jul 13, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    Loaner is a '10 Corolla w/ 1300 miles on it. The wife loves the car, but I am missing my Taco. It is such a pain to haul my bikes in this thing! I hope that things are going well and I get the truck back quickly. This makes me postive that I will not be living the car lifestyle anytime soon.
     
  11. Jul 13, 2010 at 6:14 PM
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    Like others said, check it all over after they give it back to you. My dealer did a decently good job, but about a month after I got it back I got a CEL, turns out they hadn't tightened the exhaust bolts and the pipe after the cat was only finger tight, I could actually loosen the bolts with my fingers so if I hadn't gotten the CEL my exhaust would have eventually fallen off and probably done some damage to my truck's belly. The dealer of course denied it was their fault and they wouldn't even check the engine code without charging me, I used Advance Auto and figured things out myself.

    My loaner was an scion xB, little box car that has about 3 inches of foot room for the driver, super small and really uncomfortable.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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  13. Jul 14, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    Wow... it's..... red :D

    Looks good, I hope everything is good with it.
     
  14. Jul 15, 2010 at 5:54 AM
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    Hey, you stole my truck! That's exactly what I have, except for the rims. Even have the same bug deflector! Hope you like your new frame.
     
  15. Jul 15, 2010 at 5:57 AM
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    oofy15354

    oofy15354 Proud Tundra *****

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    wow are those true beadlocks? im impressed
     
  16. Jul 15, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    bikewrench

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    Negative on the beadlocks. I'm not so wild on them, but they were on there when I bought it. I am going to do some ProComp matte black alloys when I get new tires.
     
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