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Old 05-26-2011, 06:36 AM   #41
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If you can get good price on a sport, get it. Otherwise I would recommend getting a DCLB SR5 4x4. That's what I did. I couldn't get a decent deal on a sport but, they cut $2K off the sticker on the SR5. So, I got that instead.

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Old 05-26-2011, 06:56 AM   #42
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I've got the SR5 DCSB so no limited slip rear, no locker. I live in New England (Boston area) and frequently visit Albany, far upstate Plattsburg and upstate Maine for vacation both in the dead of winter and summer. I have yet to regret not getting the OR, the SR5 4x4 will get you through a lot and if off roading turns into a hobby for you, you can always add a locker if and when you really need it. The extras that come on the OR are nice, but why pay for features you aren't going to use? I say get the DCLB TRD Sport for the use you described.
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I have non-trd 4x4DC SB, live surrounded by mtns, tow a lot in the winter through the mtns & some in the summer as well. Have not regretted my purchase either.
Before we bought a landscape trailer when the need to move something that did not fit in the bed we rented a uhaul trailer for 20 bucks.
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I think a lot of progress has been made for me reading this thread. I did believe the off road had in a sense 'magical powers' because of the locking diff and the A-Trac.

The ol' saying, "I'd rather have something and not need it vs. ....you know"

I need to test drive the TRD because of so many people believing the seats are more comfortable.

Went to the dealer, the DCLB Sport was $32,700.

I am between the SR5 DCLB or the OR AC.

A-Trac/locking diff vs. passenger comfort.

Does a loaded up DCLB with 4 passengers and luggage accel well in rolling interstate hills?

I currently have a landscape trailer.....ORSB....oy the options
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I think a lot of progress has been made for me reading this thread. I did believe the off road had in a sense 'magical powers' because of the locking diff and the A-Trac.

The ol' saying, "I'd rather have something and not need it vs. ....you know"

I need to test drive the TRD because of so many people believing the seats are more comfortable.

Went to the dealer, the DCLB Sport was $32,700.

I am between the SR5 DCLB or the OR AC.

A-Trac/locking diff vs. passenger comfort.

Does a loaded up DCLB with 4 passengers and luggage accel well in rolling interstate hills?

I currently have a landscape trailer.....ORSB....oy the options
Well, A-trac and the locker are nice, but honestly, you'll probably never need them. Most guys on here (myself included) wayy overbuild our trucks for the kind of offroading they actually see. TRAC and 4x4 will get you most places. And again, if you decide later that it's necessary, you can always get front and rear ARB air lockers, a setup which is even better than ATRAC or only a rear locker for sure.

So I wouldn't put that as a priority if you need the DCLB, just get the DCLB since you can always aftermarket-purchase what you need from the Offroad.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:29 PM   #45
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I plan on not modifying anything on the truck that would void a warranty. Any mods I do will be strictly left to 'bolt ons' wheels/tires, mountain/road bike racks, kayak carrying, ski racks and tonneau cover.
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I plan on not modifying anything on the truck that would void a warranty. Any mods I do will be strictly left to 'bolt ons' wheels/tires, mountain/road bike racks, kayak carrying, ski racks and tonneau cover.
Just don't do a body lift and u would be good
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I am in a very similar situation and always fret about going 2x4 or 4x4, but I always end up not going 4x4 because I would so rarely use it -- and I've never not been able to go somewhere because I didn't have it. That might change, but so far so good. The additional cost and maintenance just isn't worth it in the long run.

Personally, I don't like how the long bed drives. It feels awkward, and that extra foot of space isn't worth it to me. I guess I could get used to it, but nah. Looks funny, too.

DC for me is a must -- once you have it, you just can't go back, and with kids it would just be way too limiting not to have it. They like to go to Home Depot sometimes, too.

I am perfectly happy with my base PreRunner and it does everything I need it to. I've towed a car on a trailer for 1000 miles (near the max weight) and it did just fine, and with the electronics, snow has not been a problem. I paid 21K for it new and couldn't justify another 7-8K for 4WD and all the goodies (but I sure did want it -- still do, just not a rational thing to do). Kids will do that to you.
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