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It was supposed to be a good day

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SuperD, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Mar 10, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    SuperD

    SuperD [OP] Mall Cruiser Pilot

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    After waiting almost a month for my lift to come in and almsot as long for my wheels, I finally made an appointment to have all of it put on. I dropped all of my parts off at the local offroad shop that was going to do the work on Friday. Monday afternoon I dropped the truck off so they could start on if first thing Tuesday morning. I was going to get off work early to take care of some personal business and pick the truck up that afternoon. :)

    I thought I had done all of my homework and purchased a 6" ProComp Stage II lift, some 17x9 Moto Metal 955's and a set of BFG 285/70 KM2's. I couldn't wait to see it all put together. Around noon the call came in. "Dude, we have a problem. You can't run 17" wheels with this kit." WHAT!?
    "We came across a piece of paper in the last box that says you MUST run 18" wheels with this kit." BS, I have researched, seen pictures, everything. "Well, let us test fit one of the wheels when we get it put back together. We'll let you know." I'm thinking, this isn't a fly-by-night shop. They have done hundreds of lifts on all kinds of trucks. They'll figure something out.

    In the meantime, I call ProComp. What I heard wasn't good! What really SUX is that this information isn't posted anywhere on the internet, that I could find. :mad: A couple of places have notes that say

    "[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Note: 6" of lift allows the use of 35" x 12.50" tires on 18" diameter rims up to 9" wide with up to 5.5" backspacing and 35" x 12.50" tires on 20" diameter rims up to 9" wide with up to 6" backspacing."[/FONT]

    Notice it DOES NOT say that YOU MUST use 18" wheels. Later on they call again to say the wheels are definitely a NO GO. Even with spacers :eek: Then he tells me the bolts, for the front shaft supplied with the kit, weren't in the box. I was freakin livid!

    So now, my truck sits at the shop taking up valuable lift space until I can get some wheels and tires, which from the looks of it, may not be until FRIDAY. :mad:

    Needless to say, I'm in a bind. And, what was going to be the highlight of my day after taking care of that personal business I spoke of earlier....did I mention that was having a root canal done?.....vanished into thin air :(

    Well, at least the root canal went smoothly :rolleyes:


     
  2. Mar 10, 2009 at 10:17 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Well-Known Member

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    Sucks about your truck but your truck is going to look bad ass man! in do time.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2009 at 10:21 PM
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    nvdeserted

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    That sucks! Don't rush on the wheels, make sure you get ones you're stoked on... you have to look at them everyday.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    bajamoon

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    i think he has t rush, his truck is sitting on a lift in the shop.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2009 at 10:31 PM
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    TRD4x4858

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    BONE STOCK! lol
    Yeah that shop must not be very happy about that
     
  6. Mar 10, 2009 at 10:41 PM
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    nvdeserted

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    True. That does suck.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2009 at 11:30 PM
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    toku58

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  8. Mar 11, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    allrsdup

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    i agree i have seen many procomp lifts with 17's
     
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