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Normal Amounts of Rust?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by myname150, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Oct 23, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    myname150

    myname150 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I really dont know if this is normal for it's age. Houston hardly EVER gets snow, let alone enough to stick on the roads or for ice to form. So its pretty uncommon for them to salt the roads.

    Its an 08 (door sticker says built in 07 though) with about 44,000 Miles.

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  2. Oct 23, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    MrGuitarguy

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    Oh Jesus. I dont even want to check my truck now.
     
  3. Oct 23, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    Been driving on the beach much?
     
  4. Oct 23, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    myname150

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    Nope for the most bit, all city and highway driving.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    joes06tacoma

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    Mine does not have that. I live ten miles from the beach and go there often, but I have not driven the truck on the sand yet.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    My '01 isn't even that bad.
     
  7. Oct 23, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    S.B.

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    Compared to mine, that looks normal. I have 31,000 mile and mine was also bought in 07.

    But the previous owner (for two years) lived right next to the ocean, but never took it off pavement.
     
  8. Oct 23, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Are you serious ? My 09 looked worse than that after 1 winter .
     
  9. Oct 23, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    My 07 doesn't have any rust except for the muffler and tail pipe but I live in a dry desert environment and they mainly use lava rock on the roads in the winter. I'm kinda anal about the underside of my truck and get under there a few times a year to clean and look for any signs of rust forming. So far the only spots I've touched up were around some of the welds.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    Baadboy11

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    Normal, I suspect they will be recalling these in a few years like they did with the last models.

    (normal for these trucks that is)
     
  11. Oct 23, 2010 at 11:32 PM
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    thats not even bad, dont worry about it, mine looks worse
     
  12. Oct 24, 2010 at 1:56 AM
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    MountainEarth

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    That's nothing. It all looks like surface rust to me.
     
  13. Oct 24, 2010 at 3:25 AM
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    dalsmthme

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    I've got 17K on my '09 and it looks way worse. Got to love NY winters. It honestly isn't anything that is going to cause an issue. Mostly surface rust. Clean it with a wire brush and hit it with the ol' spray bomb. It will be fine...
     
  14. Oct 24, 2010 at 4:38 AM
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    Fortech

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    Most of the Tacomas around here are worst than that a month after taking delivery of them. Its only a little surface rust - purely cosmetic.
     
  15. Oct 24, 2010 at 5:27 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    my 08 was worse.i have to see if i can find pictures.my bosses 06 looks like the titanic
     
  16. Oct 24, 2010 at 5:30 AM
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    That's really minimal. If you're concerned about it, sand it off, blast some black sealer, or paint on it, and problem solved.
     
  17. Oct 24, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    myname150

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    Well then i guess all my worries are gone :D
     
  18. Oct 24, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    george3

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    Tacoma's come with a 5 year 50,000 mile guarantee to rust. If your Tacoma does not rust in 5 years or 50,000 miles, which ever come first, please return it to dealer, ask for TSB 18211920. Thanks you Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. 19001SouthWestern Ave. Dept. WC11 Torrance, CA 90501
     
  19. Oct 24, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    Capita

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    I wouldn't worry about that at all
     
  20. Oct 24, 2010 at 10:36 AM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    my 06 was way way worse......i hit it all with a scraper and sanded it lightly and just hit it with rustoleo hammered and reformer
     
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