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Old 10-24-2006, 09:47 PM   #1
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sr5 vs TRD Sport

I am looking to buy a 2006 Tacoma and am torn between getting the sr5 or dropping some extra cash for the TRD Sport package. I want the manual v6 and will be doing mostly pavement driving. It will see some light to moderate snow use, but no real off roading other than maybe to drive some mulch around to the back yard. any suggestions on whether it is worth splurging for the TRD Sport?
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:25 PM   #2
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I am looking to buy a 2006 Tacoma and am torn between getting the sr5 or dropping some extra cash for the TRD Sport package. I want the manual v6 and will be doing mostly pavement driving. It will see some light to moderate snow use, but no real off roading other than maybe to drive some mulch around to the back yard. any suggestions on whether it is worth splurging for the TRD Sport?
I believe the TRD Sport package includes everything in the following list:

Sport Package #1 :
•SR5 Grade Package .
• Chrome Grille Surround .
• Chrome Rear Bumper .
• Color-Keyed Front Bumper .
• Includes color-keyed overfenders..
• Metallic Trim Instrument Panel .
• Leather Steering Wheel & Shift Knob .
• Variable Speed Wipers .• Sunvisors w/Mirrors & Extenders .
• SR5 Badging .
•Convenience Package #1 .
• Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) .
• Sliding Rear Window .
• Privacy Glass .
• Cruise Control .
• Includes power windows and power locks..
•Power Remote Color Outer Mirrors .
•Sport Suspension w/Bilstein Shocks .
•Sport Package .
• Tires: P265/65R17
Heavy Duty tires with 265mm width, 17.0" rim .
• Wheels: 17 in. x 7.5 in. J+30 Aluminum Disc .
• Sport Bucket Seats .• Includes 4 way and driver manual lumbar support..• Cloth Seat Trim (FM) .
•Limited Slip Rear Differential .
•115V/400W Deck Mounted Power Point .
•Front Fog & Driving Lamps .
•Includes TRD Sport graphics..

It is $2,586 versus $1,220 for just the SR5 package.
Seems like it gives you a lot of extra features which you may or may not want?
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My suggestion would be to decide if you want the hood scoop and color matched body parts ( rear bumper, door handles, front grille).
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Did you want a SR5 4X4 a TRD Sport 4X4 with limited slip diff or TRD Offroad package (with SR5) that has a electronic locking rear diff?

I would go with the TRD Offroad Package personally.
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Old 11-05-2006, 09:48 PM   #5
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sr5 vs TRD Sport

Dude,

If you haven't already made your purchase, save your money and get the SR5. Put that extra money into your IRA, buy a lottery ticket or bet it at the casino, either way at least you have a chance as opposed to throwing your money away to the Toyota corporation. The SR5 is a great truck, and many of the supposed TRD upgrades you can purchase online at your leisure(at much discounted prices) and install yourself if you are handy. Best of luck and keep postin'.
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Old 11-15-2006, 11:05 AM   #6
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i would also put the extra money in and get the sr5 - you will get the money back when you sell it, and it is always nice to have the added features.
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Old 11-20-2006, 01:56 PM   #7
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Just got a 06 Access Cab 4x4, 6spd with the SR5 with out TRD. It also came with it a factory 3000lb trailer hitch, to pull my boat. To me the TRD package is a waste unless you are taking off road trips considering the rougher ride and greater cost.
However, I would like the larger tires as it looks better than the 16's that come stock.
Let us know what you get.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:03 AM   #9
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I will have to agree with Themaster, if you have the extra $$$ for the extra's and don't mind the excess of the TRD package, buy it.
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Dude, if money is not an issue buy the best you can afford. Life is short.
agreed! go for the best, you know youll never getting around to it if your to cheap to get it now.... its not even that more a month
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If you have the $$$ do it. If not buy SR5 and just do TRD upgrades over time.
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Old 02-19-2007, 12:03 PM   #12
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If you have the $$$ do it. If not buy SR5 and just do TRD upgrades over time.
I agree. If you have the extra cash, definetly go for it. You won't regret it. If not, just do some add-ons in the future. I bought an SR5, and I love it. I have done some upgrades (chrome nerf bars, hood protector, chrome exhaust tip, alloy wheels w/larger tires) which have made it look even better. Either way, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
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I agree with going the SR5 direction!

I love my SR5, and the only thing on that list that I didn't get was the LSD rear end (and the TRD graphics). I will be adding the LSD rear end this year.
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get the trd whats an extra $10 a month to have a locker and a higher resale in the future
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The TRD also has much nicer interior.
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:33 PM   #16
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What is the difference between a TRD interior and the regular SR5?
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Yo,

I see it as a matter of personal preference, but here's my thinking....

I got a DC TRD Sport Prerunner Long Bed, Black/Grey Leather. Really
wanted White/Grey Leather but Black and Silver were choices 2 & 3.
I found the exact truck I was looking for with the exception of Traction
Control. Maybe '07 or even an '08 you can get TC, but I could not find
it anywhere on a Tacoma in the '06 model. I liked the lumbar adjustment
on the driver's seat and the color keyed bumpers/grill surround the Sport
offered. I don't care for the graphics on the bed much and the scoop on
the hood didn't really matter to me as it does nothing except trap bugs.
The biggest thing for me was all of the "junk" options that are usually
included on many Toyotas. I don't give a hoot about most of the Extra
Mile/Permavin/Vehicle Shield/BS extra cost markup cr*p. What I was
very interested in were the JBL sound system, side curtain air bags, and
the tow package. I can say this though for sure, unless you've got the
hook up at the Toyota Dealer$hip, or a member of CostCo: I've got three
words..... BUY IN TEXAS ! I negotiated from invoice not from sticker !


Good luck any way you go.


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I agree with going the SR5 direction!

I love my SR5, and the only thing on that list that I didn't get was the LSD rear end (and the TRD graphics). I will be adding the LSD rear end this year.

You can upgrade to a LSD? What's that involve? (IE: cost, ect)
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You can upgrade to a LSD? What's that involve? (IE: cost, ect)
I am having a Transmission/Truck/4wheeler shop in San Antonio put in a Detroit TrueTrac Limited Slip Rear end. The advantage with the TrueTrac is that the differential is gear driven and not clutch driven. I expect it to last longer than the TRD LSD that I was going to get. I am looking at about $500 - $600 installed cost. I am still shopping around because I don't have the money or the time right now. I was going to put it in myself, but after hearing what is involved I am opting for warrantied work.
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What is the difference between a TRD interior and the regular SR5?

There is a different cloth interior. Hard to describe but it's more of a mesh, a lot like my girlfriends WRX. You really need to see it for yourself. Also the seats are the sport bucket seats, a lot more comfortable in my opinion, with driver side lumbar.
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