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Help identifying parts on the undercarriage of my 2020 Tacoma TRD Sport

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by UNDOVR, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Jul 7, 2020 at 12:26 PM
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    UNDOVR

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    Hey All,

    I am hoping someone can help me identify a few parts on my 2020 Tacoma - TRD Sport undercarriage.

    I was driving my truck to a campsite the other day and was forced off the road by some ATV's coming in the opposite direction. When I went off the road, my truck flat-bottomed. When I stopped and looked underneath my Truck I noticed I had some pretty bad damage.

    I was hoping someone could help me answer a few questions:

    1. Can someone help me identify the damaged parts?

    2. Is my truck safe to drive with the damage?

    3. What would the cost be to repair the damage?


    Thank you for the help!

    Best,
    J

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  2. Jul 7, 2020 at 12:33 PM
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    I believe that's one of the jacking points, if im looking at the picture correctly. Doesn't really have anything to do with the function of the truck. exhaust looks fine.
     
  3. Jul 7, 2020 at 12:35 PM
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    Pretty sure that exhaust pipe is flat bottomed already, may just be scratched up. Not familiar with the other part though, looks like it took the most of the hit.
     
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    Thank you all the quick responses!
     
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    A few more pictures of the 1st spot would probably help identify it easier, I couldn't find many photos on google to compare to. If that is just a jacking spot, don't think you'd have anything to repair unless it was for peace of mind/cosmetic
     
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    & welcome to tacomaworld :thumbsup:
     
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    That is the front jack point so I wouldn't worry about it. If you're hitting things that hard with the truck you should invest in a real skid plate though.
     
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  8. Jul 7, 2020 at 12:44 PM
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    Most of that can be fixed with a $6.50 rattle can of flat black combo enamel/primer.
     
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  9. Jul 7, 2020 at 1:25 PM
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    I'd touch up the bare metal with some paint to stop rust but forget about it otherwise.
     
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    Holy shit, that seems like a hard hit. That Jack point isn't exactly flimsy. I'd have someone look at it. The alignment seems fine? Not pulling one way or another?
     
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  11. Jul 7, 2020 at 4:36 PM
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    The first picture is the front lift point, no purpose other than lifting the front using a floor jack. Aside from touching up the paint, the only issue I would foresee is it appears it is deformed downward a bit, which might interfere slightly with a real skid plate. At least for the TRD skid, it matches flush so you can still use a floor jack on the skid backed by that lift point. Nothing a hammer can't fix. And speaking of skids, not sure on a sport, the OR has a second splash guard stock - one that covers the front diff and engine oil pan.

    Second picture is the exhaust cross-over, that is the lowest point on the front of the truck. It's common for that to get hit, and some people reroute the exhaust for that reason. It's supposed to be a bit flat like that, no big deal.

    Your lucky the front lift point took that hit and not the differential; this may be a good reason to upgrade to a real skid plate.
     
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  12. Jul 7, 2020 at 7:06 PM
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    The exhaust comes flattened in that spot from the factory. Nothing to worry about there. But daaaamn, that must have been a hard hit. That other dented piece you showed is a jack point. That's a pretty stout piece so it would take a significant hit to dent it. Wouldn't be a bad idea to take it to a body shop to make sure your frame or a crossmember isn't bent.
     

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