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#434 of 547 BFG rugged trail TA - how did yours wear out?
Oct 07, 2006 (5:53 pm)
My 2004 4WD Tacoma SR5 extra cab has these tires from the factory.
Around 30,000 miles, I noticed abnormal wear on the outer part of the tires. A tire dealer told me (for a $20 alignment check) it needed to be shimmied up so wear wouldn't occur on the outside of the tires (even though their alignment system said it was in range of good alignment). Decided to take it to a Toyota dealer. Took it to a Toyota dealer and had it aligned for $90 - even though the print out said it was only off 0.02 on the front (which I suspect it was within factory alignment and didn't need aligned but they didn't offer an alignment check - was told once it's entered into the computer you get an aligment (end of story) but that's another post I suppose.
Now, at the next oil change (asked for rotation also) the tires are abnormally wearing on the inside of the tires. The oil change company asked if I had bad suspension or something and said at 35psi my tires shouldn't be wearing like this on the sides since that's more pressure than Toyota recommends for the tires (something like 26 and 28 psi).
What puzzles me is that I've been running them at 35psi for a while and suspect they should be wearing on the middle of the tires if anywhere.
I'm at 37,000 miles and will buy new tires soon, but I wonder if this truck has a problem and will just chew up the edges of the new tires I have installed.
p.s. How many miles is this BFG tire rated for, anyone know?
#435 of 547 cold shifting
Nov 06, 2006 (5:07 pm)
04 PreRunner - 4 cyl - A/T - 25K miles - recently started this - refuses to shift up to high range until traveled at least a mile. So if I jump right on the freeway, I'm revving in lower range way, way too long.
If dealer knew answer, I probably wouldn't be asking here.
#436 of 547 Re: cold shifting [crekab]
Nov 07, 2006 (12:55 pm)
It's too early for any "normal" tranny problems. Have you done any work on it recently?
#437 of 547 broken rear leaf spring.
Nov 07, 2006 (2:21 pm)
i recently broke my rear passenger leaf spring on my 98 tacoma, and only can find replacement springs at a reasonable price that go to a 1997, does anyone know if these will work or a good website where i can find some at a reasonable price?
#438 of 547 Re: RUSTED FRAME RAILS / 97 TACOMA EXT CAB [wtwolfe]
Dec 17, 2006 (7:50 am)
Count me in...I have a 1998 Tacoma in excellent driving condition with no body rust, but the frame rails have SEVERE rust rot where you can poke your finger through the bottom of the rails. The truck has been parked due to the VERY UNSAFE/HAZARDOUS condition of the frame. Dealer has never seen anything like it. Contacted Toyota Customer Service with a reply of..."Sir, you have to take responsibility of your truck sooner or later."
Have you had any luck with the Toyota Higher Ups? If so what procedure (phone call(s), written letter(s),..) was used?
#439 of 547 Bumper Hitches/Advice?
Dec 18, 2006 (10:06 am)
Just bot a 99 V6 and need to decide whether to buy a ball for the bumper or go with a Class III.
It looks like a one inch diameter shaft opening, and it looks like I will need at least 2 1/2 inches of shaft length to screw on the nut.
Is this what most of you have bought, 1" x 2 1/2" ?
What did the original tow package include?
#440 of 547 Re: RUSTED FRAME RAILS / 97 TACOMA EXT CAB [octune]
Dec 18, 2006 (5:07 pm)
Had almost exact same problem with 98 Tacoma; contacted Toyota Canada; they said they would check things and get back to me; they didn't; had to call for an answer which was .."there was nothing we can do"; went back to the dealer with this info (and where we had purchased the truck); we came up with a reasonable trade in offer;decided to cut my loses and traded.......bottom line-- the "higher ups will do nothing and weren't very supportive.
#441 of 547 Re: RUSTED FRAME RAILS / 97 TACOMA EXT CAB [stone45]
Dec 28, 2006 (5:45 pm)
I have a 97 Tacoma .. just discovered BOTH frames are rusted all the way thru .. any luck on your end ?
#442 of 547 Re: RUSTED FRAME RAILS / 97 TACOMA EXT CAB [wtwolfe]
Dec 30, 2006 (1:28 pm)
I just bought a 98 tacoma with 149k, used from the want advertiser. i took it to the auto body shop to get undercoated and when they put it up on the lift,it almost broke in half. both frame rails rotted through really bad. the frame buckled on the lift. I'm totaly screwed out of 5000$. Any suggestions? small claims court?
#443 of 547 Re: RUSTED FRAME RAILS / 97 TACOMA EXT CAB [stone45]
Jan 03, 2007 (7:20 pm)
I have a 99 Tacoma 4x4 that I just bought. I noticed while installing a set of SuperSprings, that the frame had some serious rust holes in it over the axle, and upon closer inspection by a long time Tacoma owner, found numerous steel plates welded to the frame to beef it up. It is one ugly mess under all that rustproofing. I filed a safety complaint with the NHTSA. You can look it up on their web site. It is OSI Number (complaint #) 10177454. You can file your own complaint with the NHTSA at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/
and I encourage everyone with rusted frame issues to do so in order to gain enough attention to warrant a safety investigation. Maybe we can get justice through the back door since Toyota seems uninterested in doing anything about it themselves. I am going on other Toyota Owner web sites to make the same request.