monroe quikStruts and wheel wobble...

Rock62

Well-Known Member
Yeah. Somewhere along the line it becomes an emotional thing.

I've seen the same with pets. Sometimes euthanasia is the kindest path.
 

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 289k miles
Problem becomes when one has some much already invested in repair work they can't stop, or don't know when to. I've seen it happen. You just have to tell yourself its time to bite the bullet, and send it down the road.
send a 'classic' midWestern Gen1 Taco that hasn't been totally ravaged by the saltMonster down the road to the crusher! :eek: :eek:

I've read many musings on the Gen1 Taco at 'that other place' that i had no idea there was such an extreme cult circle around these old trucks!
so extreme that some in the winter areas of north america will goto extraordinary measures to repair the whole frames that are totally shot and broken to keep on truckin'
 

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 289k miles
One day you will need to determine if the repair cost exceeds the value of the truck.

The value of the truck is more than just money based. The value determination should include the Use, insurance, replacement and a host of other intangibles.

When repair costs exceed the value, then you have crossed the line to throw good money after bad.

FWIW, based on that recommended repair list.....you need the front end replaced on both the left and right sides. Afterall, both sides are the same age and have the same miles.

Kinda like when you wear out a pair of shoes. Typically, one shoe is more worn than the other. Who buys just one shoe?

yes indeed, that is where i come up with at least 5000$ by adding the other 3 control arms bushings and UBJs
 

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 289k miles
Yeah. Somewhere along the line it becomes an emotional thing.

I've seen the same with pets. Sometimes euthanasia is the kindest path.

that happened to I either in 1998 or in 2011... or both?
my dear old dog lived 17.5 years from a 5wk old puppy from Clarinda Iowa
she was not in any pain that i could tell, just blind and disoriented walking in circles :(
 

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 289k miles
whatever am i gonna do when that very first CEL lights up on me :eek: :eek: :eek:
no joking!, its not ever triggered yet and getting close to 26 years
its unreal!
 

tacojoel

Well-Known Member
send a 'classic' midWestern Gen1 Taco that hasn't been totally ravaged by the saltMonster down the road to the crusher! :eek: :eek:

I've read many musings on the Gen1 Taco at 'that other place' that i had no idea there was such an extreme cult circle around these old trucks!
so extreme that some in the winter areas of north america will goto extraordinary measures to repair the whole frames that are totally shot and broken to keep on truckin'
I never got attached to any vehicle, its just transportation to me. Heck i even owned a toyota wolverine...now that was a classic.
 

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 289k miles
Just messing with you....lol
well it could be a real possiblity!
the CEL on the old Corolla is eternal for a few years now... it was traced to 02 sensor but after replacing it did not shut off
it maybe the contacts in the ECM are corroded but IDK
other than rust on that car its a badass winter beater grocery getter swimming in sheep fat
 

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 289k miles
Corollas don't die. They're like a cockroach. You have to kill it.
the fuel leak from a rotted top vent on the tank from winter '20/'21 almost killed it LOL
it gets real at 27 seconds
wait for the pump to click off and what a mess

 

tacojoel

Well-Known Member
well it could be a real possiblity!
the CEL on the old Corolla is eternal for a few years now... it was traced to 02 sensor but after replacing it did not shut off
it maybe the contacts in the ECM are corroded but IDK
other than rust on that car its a badass winter beater grocery getter swimming in sheep fat
I put a piece of black electrical tape over my tundras cel dash light after getting tired of looking at it....problem fixed.
 

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 289k miles
a quik calculation here.. i may have been wheeling on this driver side wheel wobble for almost 60k miles since wheel bearing was redone with OEM and butchered UCA :mad:
:confused:
 

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 289k miles
some shop recommended i try rough country shocks
but i am getting my eye on some FOX shocks but wince at the cost of them :(

 

Rock62

Well-Known Member
Do you off-road? Do you need a large amount of suspension travel? Heavy loads? Towing??

I suspect you could save significant $$$ with a basic shock for pavement driving. Then change them every 50 kmiles.
 

tacojoel

Well-Known Member
some shop recommended i try rough country shocks
but i am getting my eye on some FOX shocks but wince at the cost of them :(

Did you ever get those wobble goblins out of your truck? I never needed shocks in my tundra till over 100k miles. They were all kyb's.
I hope you have better luck with fox shocks than others i know. They require constant rebuilding to maintain that they work properly. They are not a keep shock to own, but they do work well if kept in good condition.
 

JayQQ97

MW surVivor ... MT. 289k miles
it might have been the wheel balance IDK
something still doesn't feel square
it rides like bricks on every crack in the pavement, worse on concrete than it is on asphalt
 
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