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Tacoma frame type

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ColdZeroBSP, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    ColdZeroBSP

    ColdZeroBSP [OP] Yo homie, that my briefcase?

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    Just out of curiosity, does anyone know any details about Tacoma frames? (fully boxed, reinforced C channel??) I know the Tundra's use the triple tech deal, which I think Toyota needs to rethink, but what about the Tacos?
     
  2. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The first gens are a fully boxed frame, and the second gens are a reinforced C frame.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    ColdZeroBSP [OP] Yo homie, that my briefcase?

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    Thanks Chris. I figured it was C channel, didn't know the 1st gens were boxed though. Wonder why they changed it?
     
  4. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    The inner rail was a lot thinner than the outer rails. It really had no structural integrity, just rusted to hell.
     
  5. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    frame type??? Rusted.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    The fully boxed frames had the rust problem, I think that is one of the reasons why Toyota went with the open frame on the 2nd generations. Things like mud and salt can get trapped in a boxed frame causing corrosion.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    the 2nd gens are rusting also.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    The box rusted from the inside out and there was nothing you could do about it. The C is open so you can get at any rust and clean it up before it's too late. That's mo betta IMHO
     
  9. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    1st gens are c frames also, pre tacomas are fully boxed
     
  10. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    Nope. They are fully boxed.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    The Hilux still has a fully boxed frame.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    1st gens are fully boxed to the rear axle, 2nd gens are just boxed in the engine bay only.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    Yeah? No rust on mine so there goes that blanket statement.
     
  14. Oct 22, 2009 at 8:07 PM
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    Mine isn't either, i didn't say EVERY 2nd gen is rusting at this very moment did i? Therefore its not a blanket statement ...sheesh, but do a search there are numerous threads showing significant frame rust on 2nd gen tacos.
     
  15. Oct 22, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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