Originally Posted by jpop8807
Nice truck dude. Looks really aggressive. I might have to google a trd exhaust, the stock is not cutting it for me. If I wanted quiet I'd drive my audi.
Thanks man. The TRD exhaust isn't LOUD, but it is definitely loud enough. Its deeper than others ive heard in person and after about 5k miles it seems to settle into more of a sweet spot as far as the note goes, with less drone.
Originally Posted by EatMyTacomaDust
Yeah I can totally agree with your thread there. I was LIVID when my clutch started slipping at 20K miles and I found out about the AC motor ticking problems that have been as issue since 2005. Unacceptable. But yes Toyota's are still better built than American trucks and I know that from experience.
Interesting to note your opinion on the build quality. Good to know. My 2011 was made in Texas, but it does have some crappy Mexican parts -DID, ie old LUK clutch.
Yeah I'm trying to figure out if I like the OFF Road or the Sport better and have been reading through your thoughts on that and I'm still trying to figure it out. I know the Off Roads come with a 3 leaf rear spring and the Sport comes with a 4 leaf rear spring. Still not sure about about what you were saying on a completely different thread about the OFF Road rear locker being a weaker Diff?
I've read that there is a slightly larger diff on the non locker models vs the Off Roads with the locker. For 99% of people, I'm sure it wouldn't make a difference between the two. By no means would I let that play ANY role in your decision.
As for the leaf's, I think that the Sport Long Bed is the only one that 99% comes with the 4 leaf.Other than that from what I've noticed, there is really no rhyme or reason as to which models get the 3 and which ones get the 4. I had a 3 leaf on my Off Road, and it handled weight just fine. Again, not something I would let affect my decision...If the 3 leaf is not enough for you, the TSB covers it and you're not out any money...or its a good excuse to get a lift or better leaf pack.
I went with the Sport this time around because I really didn't NEED the additional traction features. ATRAC is okay, better than not having it, but I didn't ever use it. The locker was nice, especially in thick mud, but I never really NEEDED it. Clearly there are others that disagree, and use it all the time. You just have to really decide what you will use more. The sport will look cooler, and the off road will perform slightly better allowing unskilled drivers to get more places.