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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 at 9:22 AM.

  1. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:09 AM
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    TRDBishop

    TRDBishop [OP] Well-Known Member

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    He sent me a PM... my sister lives in Leander.. which is not far at all..
     
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  2. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:11 AM
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    Ok good he is the only person I let work on my truck for things Im unable to.
     
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  3. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:12 AM
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    coopcooper

    coopcooper certified youtube mechanic

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    2nd gen lcas always get fucked. shit design from Toyota. your lucky they quoted out new shit instead of breaking both cam bolts then telling you after the fact.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:12 AM
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    scocar

    scocar Treat the cause, not the symptom

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    Mostly pallet racks loaded with very impressive boxes, and a smashed head unit
    And you get extra points for mashing up the obscure Next Gen reference with marital aids....:thumbsup:
     
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  5. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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    eon_blue

    eon_blue got boost?

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    My brother used to live in Torrance too and escaped up to Oregon last summer for the same reason, lol. My wife and I will hopefully be doing that ourselves in the next year or two.

    Anyway back on topic... @TRDBishop depending on where you're located, you might be able to post up in the regional forums on Tacomaworld and see if someone local to you has a driveway or garage that you could use to work on your rig. A lot of really cool people on this forum that like to help one another out
     
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  6. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:14 AM
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    I understand the logistics of everything... it wasnt just the cam bolts... it was EVERY bolt.. they said they had to replace... then when on the phone with toyota they told em 300 for each lca... am im sitting here going just put new bushing in ffs...


    and I am willing to except the fact that shit included more labor, and once you get into something you can run into unexpected things... but not at the price they wanted.. THAT is my point... If im spending the money im dayum sure going to get what i want.. if i dont i spend it elsewhere... its simple man...
     
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  7. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:17 AM
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    TRDBishop

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    Havent really thought about that TBH thanks.. Just moved back to TX after 10 yrs... Most of my old room mates and friends i try to get a hold of are either incarcerated or dead from fucking drugs...



     
  8. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:18 AM
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    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A Seldom Correct; Never Unsure.

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    For what it's worth, the Toyota whole LCAs are in fact ~$300/ea. The autozone discount brand can save you coin sure, and pressed bearings are easier. Pressing is more labor than a swap out though, and ties up other vehicles in the shop. On the plus side, they were gonna replace with OEM parts and not "swap the AZ ones in and bill you for the OEM ones" routine.

    I get their business perspective, but it does suck when you are on the wrong end of it.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    b_r_o

    b_r_o You're gonna have to speak up, I'm wearing a towel

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    Keep us up-dated!

    If the bolts come out easy I'm sure you'll let us know.

    If the bolts really are frozen and have to be torched... you'll let us know right? ;)
     
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  10. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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    A bunch a cool stickers, a bada ass MetalMiller Tx Longhorns grill emblem painted Hemi Orange, JBA long tube headers with o2 sims, Diff breather mod, Red LED interior lights, Fancy head unit that plays ipod n movies, Also DIY install factory stuff like, factory cruise control, factory intermittent wipers, OME nitro struts with 886x springs and toy tec top plate, JBA high caster UCA's for better alignmnet and dey beefier too, Old Man Emu Dakar leaf springs in da rear with the gear, U bolt flipper, Ivan Stewart TRD rims with 33" K Bro 2's, some bad ass weather tech floor liners so I don't muck up my interior, an ATO shackle flipper for mo travel in da rear wit the gear, also super shiny Fox 2.0 shocks back there too, all sorts of steal armor for bouncing off of the rocks like demello sliders, AP front skid, trans skid, n transfer skid, demello gas tank skid, and a tough as nails ARB bumper with warn 8k winch, I'm sure there's more
    Thanks Matt, I appreciate you. I'm sure Christa will have a batch of baked goods ready for you on Saturday.
     
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  11. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:33 AM
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    interesting to hear about frozen cam bolts, didnt have any issue doing my install
     
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  12. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:39 AM
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    Anytime Chris, looking forward to it. I'll have JJs an shiners in hand.
     
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  13. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:42 AM
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    4wheelparts "pretty predatory" on install pricing? they are malicious when I went to see them about the lift for my FJ Cruiser the parts were excellent in price .... then they wanted over $900 for the install so my total cost parts and all before tax would had been $1350 So I purchased the parts and went to work on the FJ and had it done just over 6 hours latter it only took that long because I did the front bumper then too.

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  14. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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    Any Toyota truck that spent a winter in the salt belt has a good chance of having froze cam bolts.
     
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  15. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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    This is true, time is money and sometimes your time is more valuable. Doing it yourself is always possible given you have all the right tools prepare, enough room, and extra tools/parts laying around if you run into issues. If this is your first time on this particular vehicle, expect delays. Also having another helping hand helps but since you are Doing It Yourself there usually is not another lending hand. Calculate how much you net in a 8hr working day and that will sometimes help you decide if you rather just pay someone else to do it and not worry about the extra cost or headaches you might run into. I'm sure most of you have worked on vehicles etc before and well know a 30min job can turn into 3hrs.

    *edit: my English sucks this morning :)
     
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  16. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:44 AM
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    This and that...
    I got the same 800+ estimate at a well rated 4x4 shop too. Searched around some more and found $350 without some crazy alignment charge. Broke down the rate too, 110/hour. Highly rated on google and other searches here in CO. Would just find another spot for the alignment. Hopefully you find another shop if that is still your goal. Sucks when trust is broken which is an understatement for this instance.

    Might do you some good to share these reviews wherever you can. Im sure it will work out in the end. Glad you got your truck back.

    Edit: Looking like I'll be doing it myself now.
     
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  17. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    Or when a "45 mins tops" job takes 2 days :anonymous:
     
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  18. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    If you have never removed a LCA with froze cam bolts, be prepared for a struggle.

    A sawzall with a high quality metal cutting blade will work good. A thin disc on an angle grinder works best.

    I would never use a torch. Just my opinion. Too much to catch fire.
     
  19. Nov 8, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    The problem comes in when its someone who charges a ludicrous per-hour rate who takes 2 days to do the job. At least if you're doing it yourself, you know its not going to bankrupt you.
     
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  20. Nov 8, 2018 at 11:11 AM
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    Not impressed by 4WP by me, techs dont seem very knowledgable and they all drive XJs that look like half assed slapped together POSs.....yeah, not working on my Taco...
     
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