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I'm Livid right now..... Warning Rant incoming lol

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TRDBishop, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    TRDBishop

    TRDBishop [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Took my 2nd gen in to get my icon lift installed... got a quoted price of 800$ with alignment...

    Seemed to be a bit high but ok i took it into 4 wheel parts in Copell Tx

    Get a call hour later stating it might be a few more hours labor cause of rusted bolts... OK so i go back to shop to see what is going on... This was an upstate NY truck before moving back to TX... so i expected some rust...

    So i get there they tell me the bolts wont budge they have to torch everything... i go to look at truck and not a single bolt had any socket or wrench marks... and about a year or so ago all bolts were removed from replacing the frame... They tell me i need all new lower control arms cause once the torch they will ruin the bushing... and they refused to push in new bushings..

    They quote me over 1000$ more to put the lift on... and come to find out they called Toyota to get the parts... 300$+ for stock lower control arms, when autozone is 125$....

    so i told them to give me my deposit back put the tires back on and give me my truck back because i refuse to pay for their techs laziness.

    what they dont know is i have many many years of wrenching under my belt and they didnt like being called out on the bullshit they were feeding me.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:27 AM
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    spitdog

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    Yea, but look on the positive side. You live in a gun friendly state.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

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    $600 is about the non-chain install cost here in UT, I'd imagine DFW metro area would be a little higher, so $800 isn't far off.

    4wheelparts is pretty predatory on install pricing.
     
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  4. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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    crazysccrmd

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    Just do the install yourself. It’s super simple and only takes a few hours, couple of beers and a driveway.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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    BINK05TRD

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    Glad you called them out. Good for you.
    Sucks we can’t trust anyone in this world.
    If you want something done right ya gotta do it yourself.
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:34 AM
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    Alexely999

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    This, then go get an alignment, or, shoot even do that yourself.
     
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  7. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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    Naveronski

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  8. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:39 AM
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    Do it yourself or check out Tandem Auto in Ft. Worth. They're Toyota specialists & will do it right.
    This is why I'd never buy a truck from the rust belt, especially when there's zero rust on the trucks from where you live.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:44 AM
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    honda50r

    honda50r Don't say 'Overland'

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    Wow you really got them!
     
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    So here is the problem.... 99 out of 100 wannabe mall crawlers who want to have rims that stick out past their tires, can't visually tell the difference between an impact wrench and a dildo. As a consequence, every respectable Ferengi will include the dildo as part of their business approach.
     
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  11. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:53 AM
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    I paid to have my install done. For me it was a time/means argument. I had the money to pay someone to do it (local garage VERY supportive of the Toyota community) and I needed and wanted it done in a day, no hangups, no patch till next weekend items. I dropped my truck off, and 6 hours later, I had a full C/O, rear shock and leaf pack install done, brake lines extended and bled, and alignment done. Totally turnkey.

    If I had access to a driveway and the tools needed (#apartmentlife problems, no POV Mx done on grounds), I could have made the time and done it myself, but I didn't and I was in over my head on brake stuff. A few of the bolts took some loving to break loose, and I wouldn't have had the means to resolve that timely either. Just worked out.
     
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    There is a clause in our rental agreement stating i can not work on vehicles on the property...


     
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    :rofl: I work in Finance/Sales Support/Accounting. You got it dead on.
     
  14. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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    eon_blue got boost?

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    I get the apartment-life problems part...I used to rent a guest house on someone else's property for a few years on a steep hill with no driveway (CA rental/housing problems)...made it really difficult to work on my own truck. Fortunately my wife and I recently got into a little house with an old beat up driveway, it's not the best situation for working on the truck but it allows me to do it which makes it 100x easier than living somewhere with no access to one.
     
  15. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:57 AM
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    I push this bound of my lease agreement frequently, but I always keep it within 5 minutes of driveable.
     
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    I've toyed with the idea of finding a place in SLC I can build an aircraft hangar or lease a warehouse with a studio apartment on the back / lofted. :rofl:

    The X overland crew's hangar is basically my unicorn.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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    yeah and I guarantee you the tiny 275 sq. ft guest 'house' I rented here in Southern CA probably cost me more per month than that hangar costs them out in Montana or wherever it is, lol
     
  18. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    Used to live in Torrance myself. I went RUNNING away from the LA area as fast as I could if only to escape the housing conditions/prices.
     
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    Lifted, armored, lumenz w/ switches, positraked, scuba ready, pizza cuttin tires, debadged with a hood skewp.
    Dude thats terrible..if your up for the drive @Texoma is the ATX goto guy for work. He did my first lift had the same issue as you for wayyyy less an better attention to detail. He also did my rear HC bumper an trutrac install this weekend my snorkel. He has also worked on others even that Chad guy. His wife Christa is also a great cook:thumbsup:
     
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  20. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:06 AM
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    I dunno?

    Every Toyota truck I've owned in the last 20 years has had at least one frozen cam bolts. You only need to put the impact on for a second to find out that they are froze. The have to be cut out and this destroys just about everything on the LCA.

    There price is stupid, but I bet there are froze cam bolts.
     
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  21. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:08 AM
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    Hell, my '15 has frozen cams. But to have to torch everything without even trying...that's where the shadiness begins.
     
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