1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

I got the letter!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Tman12, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Tman12

    Tman12 [OP] =T=

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2008
    Member:
    #10273
    Messages:
    177
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Taryn
    VA
    Vehicle:
    01 Limited Double Cab 4x4
    Brush Guard, Flowmaster,Infinity 12" Sub,Vent Visors, Michelin AT2,Powder Coated stock alloy rims, yakima roof rack and bike mounts.
    Well came home today to find the nice Toyota letter that I didnt really want to see. I have an 01 dbl cab that I now have to go get checked out for frame rust. Bummer. Now I guess I can only join the crowd and hope for the best. :(
     
  2. ETaco23

    ETaco23 Marshall offroad Fabrication

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Member:
    #4544
    Messages:
    5,004
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Evan
    PNW
    Vehicle:
    12' AC TRD Sport 4x4
    AFE drop in filter, Black Badges, Wet Okole seat covers, PIAA xtreme white headlights, Nokya yellow fogs, UWS tool box, OME 885's w/1/4" spacers and OME shocks all around, TC UCA's, Wheelers 3 Leaf AAL, 285 Duratracs on 17" XD Addicts.
    I got it too! but my state isnt on the list to have there frames checked.
     
  3. David Tarantino

    David Tarantino Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Member:
    #7428
    Messages:
    6,145
    Gender:
    Male
    N.J.
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma
    can you post a copy of it what does it say i thought it was
    only 95 to 2000 :D
     
  4. Tman12

    Tman12 [OP] =T=

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2008
    Member:
    #10273
    Messages:
    177
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Taryn
    VA
    Vehicle:
    01 Limited Double Cab 4x4
    Brush Guard, Flowmaster,Infinity 12" Sub,Vent Visors, Michelin AT2,Powder Coated stock alloy rims, yakima roof rack and bike mounts.
    I said on it has been extended to a small amount of 01-04's
     
  5. David Tarantino

    David Tarantino Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Member:
    #7428
    Messages:
    6,145
    Gender:
    Male
    N.J.
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma
    in sum states or all ? thanks :D
     
  6. sliverworm

    sliverworm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Member:
    #12992
    Messages:
    414
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Texas
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner TRD Offroad
    so what happens if they find rust?
     
  7. blake1012

    blake1012 Go Braves!

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Member:
    #8023
    Messages:
    1,124
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chazz Michael Michaels
    Duluth, GA
    Vehicle:
    2003 ext cab. tacoma.
    8000k HID's, Weathertech Digital Fit floor liners, Rhino Lined bed, 16x8 TRD Ivan Stewart wheels, bull bar, step rails, Redline Tuning hood struts, low profile tool box
    x2...???
     
  8. TacoCo

    TacoCo Aspiring wrench monkey

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Member:
    #8512
    Messages:
    915
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Off-Road DC V6 Magnetic Gray
    Snugtop XV Shell, Yakima Rack, AFE Pro Dry Filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed, Michelin AT2's, Partially Debadged, HID conversion, Dynomax Super Turbo Muffler, Rear leaf spring TSB, Foglights always on Mod, URD Short Throw Shifter, Toytec Coilovers on the way!
    150% buyback at excellent blue book private party value.

    My buddy got like $9k for a '96 Taco with almost 300k miles on it.
     
  9. tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5966
    Messages:
    37,011
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Dunkin Donuts
    Vehicle:
    02 TRD 4x4
    no no no

    SOME 01-04s in 20 states are prone in frame rot/rust

    on the 01-04s they repair or replace your frame

    the 95.5-00s got bought back
     
  10. blake1012

    blake1012 Go Braves!

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Member:
    #8023
    Messages:
    1,124
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chazz Michael Michaels
    Duluth, GA
    Vehicle:
    2003 ext cab. tacoma.
    8000k HID's, Weathertech Digital Fit floor liners, Rhino Lined bed, 16x8 TRD Ivan Stewart wheels, bull bar, step rails, Redline Tuning hood struts, low profile tool box
    then i guess i woudnt be thaaaat mad if they wanted it back
     
  11. TacoCo

    TacoCo Aspiring wrench monkey

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Member:
    #8512
    Messages:
    915
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Off-Road DC V6 Magnetic Gray
    Snugtop XV Shell, Yakima Rack, AFE Pro Dry Filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed, Michelin AT2's, Partially Debadged, HID conversion, Dynomax Super Turbo Muffler, Rear leaf spring TSB, Foglights always on Mod, URD Short Throw Shifter, Toytec Coilovers on the way!
    Exactly, the last thing that Toyota wants to do is piss off the loyal Toyota truck owners.
     
  12. sliverworm

    sliverworm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2009
    Member:
    #12992
    Messages:
    414
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, Texas
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner TRD Offroad
    thats freaking awesome.
     
  13. WNYTACOMA

    WNYTACOMA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Member:
    #10961
    Messages:
    1,330
    Gender:
    Male
    Clarence, New York
    Vehicle:
    09 Metalic Grey TRD OFF ROAD
    Toyota Nerf steps Bugflector 2 Tool box Weathertech floor liners Wet Okole F/R - Bk/Char
    I'm pretty sure it is also inaccurate.

    See tigerfan00's post. I believe his post is accurate at this point.
     
  14. TacoCo

    TacoCo Aspiring wrench monkey

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Member:
    #8512
    Messages:
    915
    Gender:
    Male
    Colorado
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Off-Road DC V6 Magnetic Gray
    Snugtop XV Shell, Yakima Rack, AFE Pro Dry Filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed, Michelin AT2's, Partially Debadged, HID conversion, Dynomax Super Turbo Muffler, Rear leaf spring TSB, Foglights always on Mod, URD Short Throw Shifter, Toytec Coilovers on the way!
    Oh, didn't realize they were repairing/replacing the 01-04's.
     
  15. BAT24

    BAT24 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2008
    Member:
    #9361
    Messages:
    320
    Gender:
    Male
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    TRD Rugged Trail
    TRD - CAI Sport Hood Sport Grille Sport Headlights OEM LED Tails Factory Roof Rack
    Actually its completely accurate on the KBB excellent condition plus 50%. I got 9240.00 for my 96 Tacoma SX 4X4 regular cab cylinder 5 speed with 327.899 miles plus another 1 k for buying another Toyota and 2k for buying an 08 instead of an 09. Traded in an 05 VW GLI paid sales tax and walked with a brand new truck with no lien.
     
  16. Layd2rest

    Layd2rest New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Member:
    #14833
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    Fort smith , arkansas
    Vehicle:
    98 taco bagged on 18s
    bags, 18inch halos, budnik billet half wrap steering wheel, billet grill, 4runner front bumper
    so where on the frame is most prone to rust and does anyone know if there doing it in arkansas?
     
  17. tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5966
    Messages:
    37,011
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Dunkin Donuts
    Vehicle:
    02 TRD 4x4
    doubtful in arkansas unless yall use a lot of road salt there...

    you more than likely wont see the rust as its rotting from the inside out...but i believe they test it near the spring hangers as 1 spot
     
  18. fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Member:
    #11857
    Messages:
    4,473
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    High Point, NC
    Vehicle:
    280k miles
    SAS, Locked front rear, Ufab sliders and bumpers, air compressor, 35" BFG KM2 on steelies and 36" TSLs
    is nc on the list?
     
  19. Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,567
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    If you got the letter, it doesnt' really matter what state you're in. I'd take it in and get it checked. You got the letter...for some reason, your truck (VIN) was chosen to get the letter.
     
  20. tigerfan00

    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Member:
    #5966
    Messages:
    37,011
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Dunkin Donuts
    Vehicle:
    02 TRD 4x4
    i'd suspect that they do a VIN list of trucks who started their life in a heavy salt use area...much like janster said...so if you get a letter...go have your frame checked
     
To Top