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Getting Frame Replaced...What Else Should I Get Done At The Same Time?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NH03Tacoma, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Oct 4, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    NH03Tacoma

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    My frame is scheduled to be replaced here in a few weeks...while the truck is completely taken down, what else should I have done?

    Supposedly, along with the frame replacement they also will be changing the rear leaf springs, all brake lines, lower a-arms, spare tire carrier with new spare tire. (my spare tire fell off somewhere...kinda crazy that it didn't make a noise at all - it could have killed somebody...I see why they did the recall)

    My question is, while there with the truck torn completely apart, what else would you recommend that I replace? I'm planning on asking about a significantly reduced labor rate on a new clutch install and I am considering having a leveling kit installed.

    This one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/330730066730?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649

    Thanks in advance for your input!
     
  2. Oct 5, 2013 at 7:05 AM
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    Buy1Get1Freee

    Buy1Get1Freee HERP DERP

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    Looks like a spacer lift, most people on here don't recommend them as they deem them unsafe. Bilstens 5100s are what most people use for getting lift/leveling their trucks.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2013 at 7:08 AM
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    zacharypaul89

    zacharypaul89 Eat right, be fit, die anyway

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    ^agree. Bilstein 5100's and Eibach springs up front and an AAL in the rear. If you don't mind me asking, why are you getting all that re-done on your truck? Seems like they're replacing everything except the engine!
     
  4. Oct 5, 2013 at 7:58 AM
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    Of course I'd like some 5100's, I just don't have the coin to do it. I was hoping for a very basic leveling kit. I'll have to look into why some people deem them unsafe.

    All that is being done for free as well as the frame. I'm just curious what else is recommended.
     
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  5. Oct 5, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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    zacharypaul89 Eat right, be fit, die anyway

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    Nothing wrong with free! I've got Bilstein 5100's and Eibach springs with the ToyTec AAL in the rear and highly recommend it. I love it.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    I recently got mine back from a frame replacement. I had the fuel filter replaced (2.7 P.I.A.), rear shocks, complete front shock/ strut assy's, engine and tranny mounts and clutch, t/o, pilot bearing.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2013 at 11:06 AM
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    How much was it to do a clutch job seeing as it was 10x easier to do at that point, did they give a discount?
     
  8. Oct 7, 2013 at 5:41 AM
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    They charged me $97.00 for labor.
     
  9. Oct 7, 2013 at 5:46 AM
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    I had my cab mount bushings replaced when the frame was replaced on my truck.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    NH03Tacoma

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    Thanks!
     
  11. Oct 16, 2013 at 2:10 PM
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    NH03Tacoma

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    Well, I just bit the bullet and bought the ToyTec Ultimate kit and Total Chaos UCA's. With shipping, I spent $1818.29....:eek:

    Oh well, all new frame now all new suspension.
     

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