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quick vin question.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rich8419, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Apr 9, 2008 at 10:05 AM
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    Rich8419

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    The first few numbers on the vin is 5TEP. What country does the 5 stand for?
     
  2. Apr 9, 2008 at 11:13 AM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    I've been told that 1,4, or 5 mean built in CA and a #3 means built in Mexico?
     
  3. Apr 9, 2008 at 11:34 AM
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    eordonez

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  4. Apr 9, 2008 at 11:48 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    all u have to do to see where it was made is look at one of the two stickers on the door jam. mine is hencho en mexico
     
  5. Apr 9, 2008 at 12:05 PM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    Mines a 5 and built in CA. I'm not the one that asked the question. ;)
     
  6. Apr 9, 2008 at 12:16 PM
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    Rich8419

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    Thanks folks.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2008 at 12:32 PM
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    More curious on how far it had to be shipped to my state than anything else. I'd imagine almost every plant in any country has so much automation that whoever works there is just lifting and putting things into place for a machine to rivet/screw/weld/press for the majority of the work. I got a buddy thats an industrial engineer for a pretty large firm and he claims that technology in automation is killing more jobs than whats going overseas. I can believe it. Have ya'll seen some of those new fancy cnc machines lately? wow.
     
  8. Apr 9, 2008 at 12:42 PM
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    klown

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    Dang that sucks dude
     
  9. Apr 9, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    tcBob

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    Coz he misspelled hecho?
     
  10. Apr 9, 2008 at 12:53 PM
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    Yeah that too :D
     
  11. Apr 9, 2008 at 1:27 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    haha...good cath. i was going off memory....lol...and my memory sucks. from what i've heard, the mexico trucks have been more dependable than the us built ones
     
  12. Apr 9, 2008 at 1:33 PM
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    Dcrooks84

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  13. Apr 9, 2008 at 1:46 PM
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    I would SERIOUSLY doubt that. The taco's built in Fremont are built by the same people that build corollas. So we know the people know how to do a good job. That would be the only difference in build locations, manufacturing machinery and plans should be identical, only diff is the people that are used. All taco truck beds are manufactured in mexico, the motors I think are manufactured in Alabama, final assembly is all done in Fremont now. I don't think tacos are made in mexico anymore.
     
  14. Apr 9, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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    http://www.toyota.com/about/our_business/operations/manufacturing/tmmbc/index.html
     
  15. Apr 9, 2008 at 2:30 PM
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    jhodge83

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  16. Apr 9, 2008 at 5:00 PM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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  17. Apr 9, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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    eordonez

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    yea mine is Built in Mexico (proudly) has #3
     
  18. Apr 9, 2008 at 5:18 PM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    Later;)
     
  19. Apr 9, 2008 at 8:19 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    hmm... this sparked a thought. i wonder what problems the Nummi trucks have that the Mexico ones dont and vice versa.
     
  20. Apr 9, 2008 at 8:26 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    so is mine!!
     
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