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Old 05-17-2009, 09:34 PM   #1
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Need your input

Been thinking about getting a DC for a while, like the extra room. I currently have a 2002 Extended Cab 4x4 TRD Auto w/34k, I am the second owner. It's a very nice truck, no issues whatsoever.

Saw this today on Carmax in ABQ-

http://www.carmax.com/enUS/view-car/...7-4a8a9505b318

I know it's a Prerunner, but it has everything mine has except 4wd, and has even lower miles than mine, and TRD. I rarely use 4wd in my truck, it's my daily driver. I use my Jeep for offroading. Whadayathink? Worth doing? Anyone ever trade a 4x4 for a Prerunner and didn't look back?

Theirs:





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Edit: something is fishy...if the gold truck is a TRD, shouldn't there be a locking diff switch just to the left of the steering column? It just looks like a blank plastic tab...hmmm...did someone stickerize the Prerunner into a TRD?
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:34 PM   #2
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the TRD dcab should have the rear locker...

if it has the locker, than yah, its worth it...

if you don't really use the 4wd on the Taco, then trading it in for more room would be worth it...
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:56 AM   #6
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If it's a 6-cylinder PreRunner with the factory TRD Off Road Package it should have the e-locker (and there should be a switch on the dash for it).

The e-lockers were not included on TRD 4-cylinder automatics. If I saw the TRD badges and saw no locker switch on the dash, I'd have assumed it was a 4-cylinder.

I suggest you investigate further.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:50 AM   #8
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I appreciate all your input. This one bears investigation, however, before I would do anything. Photo below shows the place where the locking diff switch would normally go, but I don't see anything there, so I'm not even sure it really is a TRD at this point.

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Do it if u rarely use 4wd and u need the extra room
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Looking at the picture i highly doubt its a TRD. If you want to be 100% go look under the truck to see if there is an E locker on the rear diff.
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Keep your truck. 4 doors are nice, but the white in that year just looks so good. You will probably will miss the 4 wheel drive once you don't have it anymore.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:45 AM   #12
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Tough call, but I think if it was me I'd stick with the ex cab. You know exactly what you have, a low mileage truck with no issues, and a real nice one at that. You didn't say why you wanted the 4 door. If it's because you have a family and need to use the back seat, then I'd look into weather someone just stuck a sticker on the pre-runner. Just my opinion, you can't be too careful getting rid of your 2002.
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