Had my truck in for service: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ml#post5392012
and spotted a gorgeous 2012 dc TRD off road 4x4 in silver...loaded with nice wheels/tires and cool "predator" step bars. yeah, they look like the heavy "sliders" you guys who rock crawl have...but are not. but still look awesome on the truck.
Question I have for you all, is about the rear leafs...
seems, the TRD Sport, and the SR5 now come from the factory w/ the 4 leaf pack. however, the TRD off road comes with a "newly engineered" 3 leaf pack.
It was explained that the reason is, the off road is designed for more travel in rock, hole, and stump type conditions. the 4 leaf pack is not. And was told there is no rear leaf TSB for the 2012 model.
My problem/question is...if I was to buy this truck, how would it perform with a trailerd boat. My 2010 SR5 sagged with my small skiff before the TSB 4-leaf was done. Is the "newly engineered" 3-leaf gonna sag from trailer tounge weight?
I'd hate to buy a new truck only to find this out the hard way.
Maybe I should just forget the new truck and concentrate on a new skiff (sold my Maverick and want another, or a Hewes). but damn...that new 2012 front end looks nice, and those wheels and BFG's are nice too. not to mention the interior upgrades (sat. radio, seats, blue-tooth)
Please share what info/knowledge you may have on this subject. TIA