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Getting my frame inspection today

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by DblstuftTaco, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Jun 3, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    DblstuftTaco

    DblstuftTaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anything I should ask about or be concerned with?
    I would imagine it is going to fail. I have holes in the frame where the leaf springs attach at the front.
    Any advice would be appreciated.

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  2. Jun 3, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    ktmrider

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    well worst comes to worst you are going to get 1.5x your trucks value so good luck
     
  3. Jun 3, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    DblstuftTaco

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    from what i've read and been told, the best I could hope for is a frame replacement.
    Doesn't matter to me what they do as long as i don't have to worry about my truck breaking in half while driving down the road...:eek:
     
  4. Jun 3, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    from 95-00 the dealer will buy your truck from 01-04 they will actually replace your FRAME and some other stuff. taking my 04 one day next week good luck. btw hello new to the forum
     
  5. Jun 3, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    h_curtis

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    Are you folks being notified or are you calling Toyota and making an appointment?
     
  6. Jun 3, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    DblstuftTaco

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    I just noticed some holes in my frame and called the dealership. Had the inspection done tonight, it failed. I am now waiting for my new frame.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    03redtaco

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    So what did the dealership say??
     
  8. Jun 3, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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  9. Jun 3, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    TacoMike

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    I just picked mine up Tuesday from having the frame replaced. If you want to change things on your truck, like shocks and what not, now is the time to do it. I had about $1200 worth of parts and labor done. New Bilsteins all around, new rotors, pads and calipers up front. New water pump and belt. New fluids in the transfer case, front and rear diffs, and transmission. It's a win win.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    Barnone

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    Yea, that would not be good! Some were on this site was a picture of a Taco folded in half .
     
  11. Jun 4, 2010 at 4:54 AM
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    The shitty thing about it is I just put the OME 3" lift kit from toytec on there about 2 months ago. Wish I would have waited until now. I may have to have some of the other stuff done tho. It would be foolish not to.
     
  12. Jun 4, 2010 at 4:56 AM
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    How long did you have to wait for the frame to come in? How long did they have your truck?
     
  13. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    Frame swaps are fairly quick. At least the dealership local to me pushes them out fairly quick.

    As for notifications, I received a letter in the mail from Toyota, but if you call your local dealership they can take care of everything.
     
  14. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    As for notifications, I received a letter in the mail from Toyota, but if you call your local dealership they can take care of everything.[/quote]

    I just noticed a couple holes and posted a pic on here and a few guys told me to call a dealer. I did and they scheduled the inspection.
    I never received a letter. i've moved a couple of times so i'm sure it could have been lost somewhere along the line...
     
  15. Jun 4, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    TacoMike

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    They had my truck for a month. They're were lots of trucks ahead of mine. The actual job takes around 4/5 days. I had a corolla with 23 miles on it when they gave it to me to use.
     
  16. Jun 4, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    Funny you gus mentioned this, I asked the local Service guy at the Toyota dealership about this and he said no there are no recalls for the frame. So either he's bs'in me or he's clueless.
     
  17. Jun 4, 2010 at 11:09 PM
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    Jay W.

    Jay W. Whaaat?

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    I would probably guess the latter.. knowing some of the techs at the local Toyota shop :\
     
  18. Jun 5, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    TacoMike

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    You guys south of the Mason/Dixon line are not involved in the frame fiasco. Most states involved are the northern snow belt states.
     
  19. Jun 5, 2010 at 6:37 AM
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    burtonboards32

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    I wonder when the 05 and newer trucks are going to get the same treatment. The frame on my 06 looks like crap.
     
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