ok this is my first tacoma. it's not new but new to me. i traded in my 07 ridgeline to buy my wife a lexus for her birthday. since i like to go dirtbiking i needed a truck to haul my bike.
so i found this 96 on craigslist and i need a little help understanding whats different about the trucks in different model years.
first of all, what so different between a 1996 and 1997 that TRD does not offer a super charger for the 96? the engines look the same to me, even the service guys at the dealership didnt have an answer. they thought it might be the ECU
2nd, my truck is an LX it has power steering, brakes A/C and cruise control. i would like to know if it is possible to add factory door locks using existing wireing (power windows would be nice) there are 2 large connectors near the drivers kick panel that look to me like what would be used to connect these items. i want to know if i go to a junk yard and get the parts i need out of an sr5 truck what would be needed to add these features to my truck.
3rd, if i wanted to add locking differentials does this require a major rear end overhaul? (dont think ill use it much i just thought for snow it might be handy)
anyway i think i got a good deal on this truck it only had 127K on the clock the truck looks nearly new inside and out given the age. T-belt appears to have been replaced, A/C still blows cold, and i put a new heavy duty clutch in it as it was almost done. now it drives like a new truck!
thanks in advance