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Sweet Parts Off a Used TRD at the Dealership? Yes Please!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mr Souc, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Apr 12, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    Mr Souc

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    Hey all,

    So I noticed while I was driving by a local Toyota dealership the other day that they have a used 05 TRD 4dr out front for sale. I also noticed that the truck has the TRD cat-back exhaust. Upon closer examination once I pulled in to look, I noticed that it has a real nice Pioneer double din DVD player head unit and a set of OEM TRD seat covers... I have the same year and model minus the parts...

    Being the opportunistic type of guy I am, asked the sales man once he came out to pester me if there was any chance that I could swap my stock exhaust and radio over for the stuff on this used truck. The long and short of it was NO...I don't take no for an answer...

    Once I got home I called the dealership and asked to speak with the manager and pitched the idea to him. To sweeten the deal, I also offered to pay labor to have them swap the exhausts over in the service department there. My stock radio is already pulled from my truck as I have a single din Pioneer unit installed so they would only need to pull the double din and swap in my stock radio. I told him I know a lot of dealerships like to sell used vehicles as close to stock as possible and that this could be a win win for both parties. The manager said he has never done that before and he would have to get back to me so I left my number with him.

    That was yesterday and when I called today to follow up, I was told he was not in and that I would have to try to reach him tomorrow.

    What do you all think my chances are for getting a green light? I would be pumped if he gave it the go ahead!

    Cheers!
     
  2. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    anthony250f

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    are you serious...?
     
  3. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    Doubt it..usually the people who work there have first dibs, chances areif they couldnt get it, you wont
     
  4. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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    this reminds me of the show shameless
     
  5. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    4banger09

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    If I could do it I would, save the shipping and you would have it "installed at the dealer" but chances are its not going to happen.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    ST3VE

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    Working at a dealership you will have a better chance of catching polio. haha. This would never fly here so I doubt it will be any chance of happening. I think he told you he would get back to you just to get off the phone.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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    Mr Souc

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    Haha, yeah I'm cheap! I'm ALWAYS looking for a good deal!

    I'm figuring it will be a no but there is never any harm in asking.

    Believe me, I know for a fact, I could have that exhaust off in less then 10 min at 2am lol! I just thought I would be legit you know.

    I have my fingers crossed...
     
  8. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:32 PM
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    Wow,sorry man. Just thought I would share...
     
  9. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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    hey man ur chances are slim to none, but mad props to u for asking that is a big set of deeeezzzz nuts....:cool:
     
  10. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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  11. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:38 PM
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    So he basically stole a set of rims and now you're admitting to it in writing...
     
  12. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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  13. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    0% and on top that you said you could go steal if you want -.- i hope he says no
     
  14. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    It's all good, no worries. I figured so :D

    Just comes down to opportunity. The TRD set up new is not exactly cheap. Thought I would throw it out there and see what happens. Could be a win win.

    BTW, I would never steel anything off the truck. However, funny story about this particular dealership: We had a snowstorm that knocked the power out for a couple hours a few years back. No power - no lights - no security cameras and somebody thought it was the perfect time to yank the rims and tires off of a few new vehicles. The following morning as I drove by headed to work, there were a few cars on blocks or an the ground covered with snow with no wheels... I imagine it was not fun trying to clear the snow out and figure out wtf happened.
     
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    Well first of all, I don't think they would do it because there is no guarantee that your parts will pass smog. They'd have to re-smog the car and I'm now sure they would want to pay for that. Second of all, it would not be too wise to trade a not stock stereo for theirs. What would be the gain in that?

    Second of all, are you saying that you can steal it and are just trying to be a nice guy right now?

    You don't take no for an answer so...

    Well it's a good thing this is the internet because if something happens to that vehicle we will consider this a coincidence. And I'm sure with all of the Toyota buffs around here, it's easy to figure out what dealership you are referring to.
     
  19. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    Edit: Chris, just saw your request, I will respect it, must have been typing it during. But either way, it's qft.
     
  20. Apr 12, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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