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Hello All,

I have a 2001 Toyota Tundra Limited Edition with a TRD supercharger :D (supercharger install at 35,000 miles)and many other performance parts. My truck has an aftermarket exhaust (true dual) with the y pipe gone. Also I just turned 200,000 miles. I towed with this truck all the time (Like 25,000 miles a year). I tow a 4,500 pound trailer and I get 9.5 to 10.2 mpg while towing. I get 13 to 18 mpg when not towing and if I stay off the supercharger. The body has NO RUST on it and I kept waxing and doing the upkeep on it. Note: Timing belt was done at 140,000, shocks at 185,000.

Now that you have a better idea what I use the truck for and the condition, MY QUESTION IS... My truck has been recalled for the frame. My frame has been order and I will have the new frame in the next month or so at DUNNING TOYOTA IN ANN ARBOR, MI. QUESTION IS.. What things should I have done since my frame is off? Doing engine or transmission upgrades or rebuilding doesn't make sense because this is drop and not taken apart. They said they would put all new parts in where they take off and do new brake lines and other things. I was thinking that I plan on having this supercharged truck to at least 350,000 miles. Are there any parts or service I should have them do like: timing belt, alternator, shocks, any other things? Should I take pictures of the underside of the truck so i get all my aftermarket parts back like the headers, exhaust, towing hitch, etc?

Thanks in advance.
Dave
 

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first of all you can try to search for tundra frame rust, tundra frame recall, etc etc.

second of all, yes i would take pics of all the stuff IN DETAIL. and also i would have them check your steering yoke on the rack. mine was a hellish mess ans near failing. dont want that to happen especially at highway speeds.

other than that when you search you will find all the things people have done to their frame off restored tundras.

and good luck to the truck through its great journey of major surgery.
 

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thanks... I would I never thought of looking at the steering. I will have to check this out.
 

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If they decide to replace the fuel lines (appears to be optional in my area for many dealers), have them replace the fuel filter. Front shocks won't save you much money as they just remove the entire strut. It'd be cheaper to get a shop to compress the springs and put in new shocks if your capable of removing the strut yourself. The rear shocks wouldn't cost you anything in labor to replace since they have the bed off. Timing belt and water pump; I don't see how there would be a labor savings there.

Pictures & test drive to verify the condition of truck along with their checklist and the condition of any items you'd like to add to it prior to the work being done would be wise. Make sure they sign off on it beforehand. Just my two cents.

EDIT: Also ask if they use torque sticks so they don't overtorque every nut/bolt with the impact wrench.
 

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Thanks so much for your help. I called my Toyota Dealer in Pa (DEL TOYOTA) where the truck was bought. The service manager Mark said to have them replace the towing hitch, look at the steer yoke, shocks and struts, brake and fuel line (which should be part of the kit). He also said the timing belt, fuel pump, and water pump if they are willing to give you a deal on the labor. AND YES.. he said to take pictures of the TRD supercharger, headers, exhaust, hitch, and all the underneath parts I added plus the condition of the body. Also he agree with you and said to go on a test drive with them and go over the checklist with them. This will be the only TRD supercharged tundra they have recalled at DUNNING TOYOTA. Thanks again for everyone's help. I hated to take the supercharged tundra in for the recall but at least I will have a new frame.

Do they warranty there work for any amount of time for this frame recall and any parts they had to replace in the frame recall process.
 

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I had my frame recall done at Dunnings in Ann Arbor. I have nothing but positive things to say about them.
My truck isn't supercharged but it is lifted with aftermarket exhaust,bumpers and other random things. I met with the service tech and service manager and we went over my truck with a fine tooth comb. I've had no problem with the frame replacement at all. Ask for Tracy, she was very helpful.

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Thanks so much! I have had nothing but problems at Dunning when it comes to the supercharger. I had a leaking 9th injector that I had to fix at a machine shop and Dunning (Tracy) was very rude and didn't fine the part and offer anything for me (waited 4 weeks and didn't have the truck as it was still at Dunning and no rental car..lucky I had another car to use). I was lucky to find a friend that gave me a machine shop to fix the part and I had my Toyota dealer in pa (where I was from before) install it back on (had it plugged while a drove to pa). When I went back in last month and saw Tracy again, she remember me and tried to make it right. She was very confident that the recall team they had at Dunning's was good and said they did over 165 recall frames. So i am soooo glad to hear you had a great experience at Dunning Toyota. I plan on taking lots of pictures of the truck and do a test drive with them and also go over the checklist with a fine tooth comb like you said and have two service managers looking at this truck too. They told me this will be the only TRD Supercharged tundra they had a recall on and worked on at Dunnning for a 1st generation tundra.
 

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The amazing part of your wait for a frame is that the frames are stored in Pontiac, MI. This is all of maybe 45 minutes from Ann Arbor. Labadie Toyota in Bay City did mine and the experience couldn't have been better. I wouldn't trust any dealership in the metro area. Customer service and honesty much better in the smaller communities. My 2000 TRD drives like a new vehicle.
 

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That's funny you mention Tracy being rude. I thought the same thing at first, but I found most Michiganders rude.
I recently moved from KY to Ann Arbor and it took me a minute to realize that's just how most of them are. I'm use to that southern hospitality I guess.

They have several videos of the frame replacement process if you look up Dunning on YouTube.
Make sure you do a walk around video of your truck running with no check engine lights with the tech guys as well.
You can't have too much documentation. Good luck with it.




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Thanks so much. Yes Tracy was rude but she knows I dish it out too (being from philly) if need be. I set her in her place. When I went back, she changed and was very nice and helpful. I am ready for the new frame. Now that you live in Ann Arbor, you will see my Green Tundra a lot as I am on Route 23 all the time. Most people are in the rear view mirror..lol Thanks again for your help and advice.
 

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Frame is done now. Besides them forgetting a washer in the front and having to rewiring a new trailer hitch plug, everything seems to be ok.
 

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update: I have had the truck back to Dunning 2 times for repairs. The first one was a washer missing in the control arm in the driver side. Easy fix. Things happen. the second time was for a brake fluid leak. One of my calipers were bad in the front. Then they found that my rear seals for all were very bad and drum brakes were soaked and need replaced too. I thank Joe in service for helping me get back on the road in one day so i didn't miss my weekend sales job. Thanks again to Joe for getting the parts in next day and fixing my truck. I highly recommend dunning as they stand by their work and Joe did a great job!
 

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Hello All,

I have a 2001 Toyota Tundra Limited Edition with a TRD supercharger :D (supercharger install at 35,000 miles)and many other performance parts. Dave
Not to derail your thread, but, excellent testimony to having the SC on board for ~165k+ miles! Nice.

Curious, any maintenance done or rebuilding of the SC during this journey?
 
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