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Who does the work on your truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Ivan, Sep 7, 2011.

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Who does the work on your truck?

  1. No body but me touches my baby ;)

    55.8%
  2. Dealerships the way to go!

    14.5%
  3. Supporting local business at the locally owned repair shop

    6.4%
  4. I do oil changes, bring it somewhere else for everything else

    15.1%
  5. My tacoma doesn't need work, its invincible!!

    8.1%
  1. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    Ivan

    Ivan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Whats up guys, I just have a pretty basic question to ask you, who does the work on your truck? Dealerships or small locally owned shops, maybe even all by yourself?
     
  2. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    05 DSM Base SR5 Slug Taco
    Full custom stereo, onboard air compressor, train horns, spacer lift, 30" tires, optima yellow top, rear slider window & tailgate anti-theft mod, pop & lock, class 3 tow hitch, lights in bed, Ultra Gauge, Weather Tech mats, yellow fog lights, camper top, air lift rear airbags, rear diff breather mod, soon to be more...
    My truck is only worked on by me, I used to be a VW tech. And have also worked in a fabrication shop. ;)
     
  3. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    joes06tacoma

    joes06tacoma Well-Known Member

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    LEER Shell with dome lights operated with 3 way switches, aux backup lights with relay and 3 position switch, modified wiring to compass/temp display and clock to include switch that disables dimming function (poor man's DRL solution), Scan Gauge 2
    This question has been asked many times on here.

    To summarize, most people on here seem to do at least some of their own work, and many do all of their own work. This is an enthusiast website after all.

    As for me, I use the local independent Toyota specialist. I am capable of doing most of my own work, and I have in the past. I'm just tired of it and I have a mechanic I can trust, so I let him handle it.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    AWorthyOpponent

    AWorthyOpponent Member Caught Off Road

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    TRD Catback Exhaust
    All maintenance is included for the first two years at the dealership. Of course I watch them like a hawk.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

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    SAW 2.0s, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, On Board Air, 255/85/16 Cooper Discover S/T, CBI Sliders, Built right UCAs, 6" Harbor Freight Lights (converted to HIDs), KC Slim Lights.
    I do everything my self, except alignments and tires.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Full custom stereo, onboard air compressor, train horns, spacer lift, 30" tires, optima yellow top, rear slider window & tailgate anti-theft mod, pop & lock, class 3 tow hitch, lights in bed, Ultra Gauge, Weather Tech mats, yellow fog lights, camper top, air lift rear airbags, rear diff breather mod, soon to be more...
    Yes, what he said.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    deck plate mod,jba cat back,bilstein 5100's,ome 883 springs, Allpro expos, allpro U-bolt flip kit, 10" Bilstien 5150 shocks, custom lower shock mounts
    I wish I could do more on my own, but I'm a busy high school student with few tools and limited knowledge so most of it gets done at a local Offroad/fab shop. I still do the little maintainance items that i can tackle. I hope to learn more and more so I can save that extra cash and get some quality time under the truck.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    Ivan

    Ivan [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I didn't see it when I was browsing, if the owner of the other thread messages me to take this one down, I will with no problemo
     
  9. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    BrokenTusk

    BrokenTusk I support a velociraptor free workplace.

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    Check Build Thread!!
    I hire Jesus, our lord and saviour, to do it for me
     
  10. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    Jdaniel1274

    Jdaniel1274 Well-Known Member

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    PIAA lights, OMD leaf spring mod, magna flow muffler, oil filter relocation kit
    Same here, do much as possible to my truck, to save money, and to make sure it done right. I have a 1st generation, so almost everything on the truck is pretty basic and not to hard to figure out. Had the dealer do the timing belt and water pump, though!
     
  11. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    Kingfrog

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    Dealership.. Oil Changes, just replaced lenses, All Toyota mandated maintenance.

    Pays off when one sells and when the dealer sees service done there, they take care of you better in my experience when it comes to questionable warranty issues..
     
  12. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:58 PM
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    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Grey wire MOD, deck plate, diff breather MOD, 2nd gen. OME 883# on Tundra 5100's, OMD custom 3" leafsprings, rear shock relocation, Ivan Stewart TRD rims w/285/75/16's, '02 bumper MOD, Famous Fabrications sliders , LED interior/exterior lights, bed bar, Custom tube bumper, Old school KC day lighters,Red Ring 8" HID flood, Kenwood vhf 2M.. umm some other shit I'm forgetting right now

    You have never held a wrench in your life......:devil:


    j/k:D
     
  13. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    S.B.

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    SAW 2.0s, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, On Board Air, 255/85/16 Cooper Discover S/T, CBI Sliders, Built right UCAs, 6" Harbor Freight Lights (converted to HIDs), KC Slim Lights.
    :cool:
     
  14. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    Murman

    Murman Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure what you mean by this?:confused:

    Right now, the dealership takes care of everything for another 18 months. Meanwhile, I'll be searching for a reputable alternative.
     
  15. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    Depends what needs to be done to the truck. I try to do all the maintenance myself so I can save a few dollars.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    motorsport36

    motorsport36 Morto un papa, se ne fa un'altro

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    Your talkn to him!
     
  17. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    dlalien

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    Any thing I can do myself I do I haven't had any problems with my truck since I got it, oil change, breaks, spark plugs,is all I needed to do.
    Alignment and balance I can't do for that I've taken it to the dealer.
     
  18. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    KevLot17

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    <--- This Guy.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    Dirty5Thirty

    Dirty5Thirty TW's BAD MF'er Squad

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    I am the only person certified to work on my truck
     
  20. Sep 7, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo Clean 1 owner with low miles.

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    Suspension/bumpers/lights/sound/wheels and tires/old man tan camper
    i do everything that doesn't include dropping tranny/pulling engine, no tranny jack or engine hoist. but i do everything else. well, tire mounting and alignment i guess either haha
     
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