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ok, i have an 03 double cab that is stock. i am concerned about the frame bending so i am thinking about getting the reinforcement plates installed.

does anyone have any advice as far as having a shop do this? i figured a good 4x4 shop would be able to do it just not sure if anyone around here has had this done to their truck?

also, i really only drive the truck on the road and it is stock. i am planning on replacing the suspension for either an ome or the wheelers 5 pack. i dont want to lift it at all or a max of 1" or so. i only use the truck to possibly pull a trailer or just running around. no offroading or other shenanigans like that. so in yalls opinion do i need to worry with the plates?


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Make sure U don't have a frame rust issue! Toyota will replace it if it does. And plating it will only cause problems w/the Toyota warranty process. No heavy tires, no haulin, no hard wheelin' ... shouldn't need plating anyway.

Re: suspension, don't waste Ur $. If no lift, then put some new shocks & struts on it. KYBs or Billis make a BIG difference.

Just my cheep two cents.
 

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OH yeah don't listen to anybody else here. They are all CRAZY! They'll have you doing a big ole lift, huge tars, SAS, gears, bumpers & on & on ....

Oh yeah ... Welcome!
 

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I pretty much have to walk Ed's line here.
If you don't wheel it, and all you do is drive it around on the road, then I see absolutely NO need for plates,
 

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Plate the frame, stick 37's on it, and rock out.






In all seriousness, you don't need to plate it...Alabama roads aren't that bad.
 

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your frame is plated all the way back to the bed and then its "C" channeled. Old man emu makes awesome products and will handle your Tacoma's needs.
 

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if you carry heavier loads i would plate the frame. i believe mine got tweeked hauling firewood...granted it was probably too much but i dont think it helped. could have also been from wheeling, but who knows. I boxed my frame in myself.

if you want to get it plated check out WabFab, i believe he is somewhere close to birmingham? he might be in that nasty town that starts with T and ends with an A and likes the tide.
 

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if you want to get it plated check out WabFab, i believe he is somewhere close to birmingham? he might be in that nasty town that starts with T and ends with an A and likes the tide.
Brian is in Tuscaloosa. wabfab.org

like everyone else said, no need for frame plating, and some new shocks will make a world of difference... bilstein FTW
 

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Blue Torch in B-ham
 

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