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Sounds like a tin can

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by wbhvacer, May 6, 2008.

  1. May 6, 2008 at 4:55 PM
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    wbhvacer

    wbhvacer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I went to the touch less car wash today and i thought the pressure was going to crease my sheet metal! Man these trucks are thin skinned, i could hear the top popping as it made its passes , and when the dryer went by the hood flexed what seemed to be 1/4 inch.
    I will be hand washing from now on!!!!:eek:
     
  2. May 6, 2008 at 4:58 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    hell yeah....definitely thin sheet metal. i put my first dent in mine, right near the 3rd brake light, when i was hand washing mine. just put a litle pressure there so i could reach the front of the roof, and bam.......dent!!
     
  3. May 6, 2008 at 4:59 PM
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    missileman125fw

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    I took my Tacoma to the automatic carwash. All these cute little girls drying my ride. But those brushes are bad for the paint so, I wash and wax on my own now!
     
  4. May 6, 2008 at 5:17 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    My stock answer to that 1 is Toyota strives to give you as much truck as they can while saving as much weight as possible...what suffers in the equation? The sheetmetal, which is a few gages thinner than your chevy's. This is the ONLY thing that sucks about my truck too. Very thin skinned indeed. Look at a 1st gen truck like mine that's a doublecab: looks substantial, long, tough, even heavy-only weighs in stock at around 3700lbs, mine's about 4100 w/shell, exhaust mod, sprayon liner, bullbar. We weigh less than a Crown Vic!:eek:
     
  5. May 7, 2008 at 4:03 AM
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    Janster

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    The paint is thin and not durable at all. Doesn't take much to chip it off.
    :rolleyes:
     
  6. May 7, 2008 at 2:12 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    you got that right........dont get behind a dump truck running 75 on the interstate.....trust me, i know!!
     
  7. May 7, 2008 at 2:18 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    HAH +1 you two-I swear that paint is 1 molecule thick:eek:
     
  8. May 7, 2008 at 2:52 PM
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    missileman125fw

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    I was coming back from a concert at the Arena and the wind was blowing hard. I freaking cardbord box comes flying at my sweet new Tacoma. Hits it right in front of the rear wheel well. YEP, there's a chip of paint missing.
     
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