I currently have a '97 Dakota extended cab. Looking to replace it mainly because the kids are getting too big to fit in the rear. I do no off-road and live in central North Carolina, so slippery roads are rare.
I'm looking at a Tacoma Double Cab Long Bed. Trying to decide on the trim I would get. I test drove an SR5 (all they currently had for a Long Bed) and TRD Sport short bed. I liked the ride of the SR5 better as the TRD Sport seemed a bit bouncier. But I liked the seats/cloth interior of the TRD Sport much better.
Is it likley the ride of the SR5 was less bouncy because it was long bed, or is it the TRD Sport suspension that's making the ride bouncy? If the TRD Sport is stiffer, is there any way to soften the TRD Sport's ride?
Also, for the rare cases where we do get some slippery weather, would there be any advantage to the TRD Sport over the SR5?