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We are starting this year with an '01 Tacoma that we got from Toyota after it had served as some sort of press fleet/test vehicle, and we will eventually return the truck to Toyota (if there's anything left after two years of serious modification and wheeling). Test fleet trucks, like rental cars, often seem to get serious abuse by media folks who think they are pro off-road racers, and from the looks of this truck, it's seen more than a few inches of air time by some Ivan Stewart wannabes. After someone's "test," the frame must have flexed so much that the bed hit the cab and left this dent. Lucky for us Toyota puts a pretty serious semi-boxed frame under its rigs, and this abuse didn't leave any damage to the parts we are concerned with.

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