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Were they doing this right?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by myname150, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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    myname150

    myname150 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was at discount tire the other day getting a rebalance and tire rotation done...I then noticed that the frame wasn't in contact with the lift. The blocks they put made contact with the cab instead of the frame, so to me it looks like the entire weight of the truck is being held up by the cab and cab mounts...which doesn't sound too good. :confused:

    If you look closely, it does look like the lift makes contact with the frame, but it isn't.

    What do you guys think?

    Passenger side:
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    Driver side:
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  2. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    1337Taco

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    It should be contacting the frame.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    No it should be lifted either by the frame or the jacking locations.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:13 PM
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    The driver's side is on the pinch weld no ?
     
  5. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    I'd go torque all your cab mounts now. That's just tarted. Where is this?
     
  6. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    wow! some people are effin stupid....i wouldnt take my truck back to them ever
     
  7. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    Must of realized you supported Obama and wanted to screw up your truck :laughing: the only logical explanation I can come up with :p
     
  8. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    Thanks guys.

    I thought so...why would they need to use those blocks then?

    The discount tire in my area have always been really nice folks, never had a problem with them, I was just curious to know what was right or wrong.
     
  9. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    hahahah no bumper stickers yet on the truck, still waitin' for them to come in :D
     
  10. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:19 PM
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    Ya that doesn't look to right
     
  11. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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    Wow, inapropriate?

    Thats pretty stupid of them OP. They were using a low boy lift, so they should have used the blocks on the frame themselves.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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    Pinch Weld?
     
  13. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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    It is, but it is not a unibody so the frame is preferable due to weight and the stress on the body mounts.
     
  14. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    I wasn't suggesting that it was a good thing
     
  16. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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    Stress on the body mounts is exactly what I was thinking...

    I know our trucks aren't unibodies...we have body-on-frame types. We'll see if they do it again next time. Its my first time noticing it, and it maybe was just that guy working that day.
     
  17. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:39 PM
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    Yeah sorry i read your post wrong. :cheers:
     
  18. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    No worries man , my post wasn't that clear
     
  19. Feb 25, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    That's the appropriate way to lift a unit body passenger car. It's not the right way to lift a truck that has a separate frame. I would have called them out on it, that's a good way to damage the truck body.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2012 at 7:52 AM
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    Like I said, it's the first time I noticed it, and when I was there I didn't know if it was standard procedure or not, or if it was just that guy working on my truck. I suspected it wasn't since it's not a Honda Ridgeline, we actually have a frame :p

    If I see it again, I'll speak with the manager.
     
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