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My $350 mistake!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by TheSchwartz, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Feb 21, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    TheSchwartz

    TheSchwartz [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well it happened and I have no one to be mad at but me. My friend (an experienced mech for five years) and I (experienced operator for five years installed) my TOYTEC 2.5" lift last weekend. Since then I was hearing a chattering noise in the front end. Since im a procrastinator I decided to check it out when I did my oil change. Two days prior to my oil change I heard a pop while taking a turn and thought nothing it. While changing my oil I figured it out. My sway bar bracket was left loose and had fallen on to my CV boot tearing it. All in all dealer quote $350, would do it my self but nobody has the parts (to new).
     
  2. Feb 21, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    trcksr4grls

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    ouchhhhhhhhhhh that is a costly lesson, but could of been worse....
     
  3. Feb 21, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    surfsupl

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    Rear Diff Breather~ 5100's ~Fog Light Anytime~Tint~TRD Seat Covers~Weather Tech's~Pioneer H.U.~Lift~Eibach Springs~LED's......blah...blah...blah
    One of the many reasons I tend to stay away from lifts for these trucks. To many problems seem to develop after installing one. Not my cup of tea so to speak. Good luck. :)
     
  4. Feb 21, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    TheSchwartz

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    The lift both looks great and rides great. This was my mistake of not recheckng my work.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    His issue has nothing at all to do with a "problem" that "developed", he simply made a mistake (which we all do on occasion). If you aren't confident in your own wrenching skills, I understand, but there's nothing wrong with lifts when done properly.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2009 at 9:37 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    stock, for now
    sounds like your buddy needs to cough up $350..lol
     
  7. Feb 21, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    hillbillytaco

    hillbillytaco HOT!!

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    still like to see the truck because i wanna put mine in the air so bad
     
  8. Feb 22, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    TheSchwartz

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    Ill get some pic up when I get the truck back. Ill also try to get it next to a TRD so you can see a comparison.

    Aaron
     
  9. Feb 22, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    TheSchwartz

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    We looked for 2nd gen parts in general and nobody had them. All they had were lugs.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    RoyB

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    hey, we all make mistakes. i made some on my Transam a few times.

    I dropped a lifter while changing the cam one time. Had to pull the heads off and replace all the gaskets and bolts then- that was like 200 bucks worth of parts.

    The first time I was changing my torque converter I managed to break my trans pump. I don't recall the price to fix it, but I think it was about a grand or so.

    Since then I've changed converts and trans more times than I can count, same with heads and cams as well.
     
  11. Feb 22, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    jflan

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    Sorry to hear of your pain.
    I had a track bar loosen and wallow out at the frame connection on a Jeep lift.
    If I had re-torqued after a few miles (like you're supposed to :eek:), I might have caught it in time.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    grivera

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    That doesn't sound right, I think you need to do more searching; these things have been around for many years. I can't imagine that the only folks able to perform work on them would be the dealers. I'm sure someone will come along with info shortly...
     
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