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Thoughts on this undercarriage? Pics

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Phisherman, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Sep 12, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    Phisherman

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    Truck I'm looking at. Year 2000. Virginia/WV/Florida Truck. See any major frame issues or would you guys be content with this undercarriage?

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  2. Sep 12, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    The frame rusts from the inside out. Have it checked out by a dealership unless it's already been done.
     
  3. Sep 12, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    Rebel Taco 22

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    Id say pass. Any rust at all just scares me. I didnt want any rust at all on mine because I plan to drive it for a very long time.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    davestaco

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    as stated earlier, you wont know if the frame is bad because it rots frm inside. other than that it looks average
     
  5. Sep 13, 2011 at 5:50 AM
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    Phisherman

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    If this were a truck I'd like to own for 10+ years, what would be the steps you'd take stop, cure, prevent future rust? Would you be comfortable doing so with this truck?
     
  6. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:11 AM
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    NicNac22

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    the truck is 11 yrs old now, no rust is impossible, unless its garage kept any road debris cleaned off after every drive and dried...even then i dont think its possible, doesnt look bad imo, but what is the markings on the frame? has it been replaced?
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:11 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    That actually looks pretty clean for an 11 year old truck
     
  8. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    twfsa

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    Looks normal to me I touch up mine with a can of Rustoleum in the spring and just before winter I also shove a isolating yard sprinkler under it when washing during the winter to rinse the under carraige, don't forget to rinse the front of the radiator it catches the salt from the vehicle in front of you.
     
  9. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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    ive been trying to find a more powerful sprinkler to put under mine...maybe i will invent one...home undercarriage cleaner. i creep over the ones at the carwash but it never gets the whole underneath :(
     
  10. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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    Rust sucks, I think this looks pretty damn good for a 2000, i'm no rust scientist though
     
  11. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:34 AM
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    I'll show you what me 98 looked like after 5 years when I get home (can't access it at work). This thing looks cherry compared to mine.
     
  12. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    looks better than my '09 :(

    if you are worried just tap around the frame with a ball peen and listen to it. solid is good, if it goes all the way through, bad.
     
  13. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:41 AM
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    It's possible...the truck that I bought that spent it's whole life in Arizona and now resides in New Mexico has zero rust and no aftermarket undercoating, etc.
     
  14. Sep 13, 2011 at 6:49 AM
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    Thank god I live in FL...all you poor guys that have to worry about road salt...
     
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    well thats in az, he listed states in the salt belt...you guys have to worry about your trucks drying up and sand getting into places it shouldnt be. each geographical location has its pros and cons, but where he listed almost impossible to find a truck without rust.
     
  16. Sep 13, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    I live in CT and my frame is 10 times worse and was inspected by dealer and was withing guidelines. Your's looks fine
     
  17. Sep 13, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    TanSR5x4

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    it looks likes you could probably use some new leaf springs

    yours look almost flat
     
  18. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    Looks awesome compared to my 02. Had I known more of the rust issue, I probably wouldn't have bought mine. But those pictures looks damn good to me.
     
  19. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    X2 I've seen 2nd gen tacos that look 100 times worse
     
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    the first taco i looked at was a 00...it was a complete rust bucket, everything was flaking off looked like it was 20 yrs old and had been sittin in a field.
     
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