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1996 2.7l TRD??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacomaJack09, May 20, 2010.

  1. May 20, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    Hi Guys,

    I'm helping my cousin find a tacoma, and we both came across this on on CL. Check out the link.

    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/ctd/1740504121.html


    I'm confused because on Wikipedia it says that the TRD option started in 98 and this one is a 96... It's a 2.7l Reg Cab 5 Speed. Power windows, & locks.

    Just wondering. It looks SUPER clean for how many miles are on it.

    Thanks for the help guys!
     
  2. May 20, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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  3. May 20, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    That's correct ... The TRD Off Road Package wasn't offered until the 1998 model year. Looks like someone simply pasted TRD stickers onto this older Taco.
     
  4. May 20, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    Second the above. Not a TRD, although the PO might have locked up the rear. Clean truck though...
     
  5. May 20, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    I gotcha, thanks for the help guys! Well, it must be something a little better than the base model since it has power windows and locks right? SR5 maybe?
     
  6. May 20, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    Maybe, maybe not ... A 'Power Package' bundle including power windows and locks was available on all models in 1996.
     
  7. May 20, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    Check the photos of the truck it has manual windows .. It looks like a Tacoma SX to me, 4 cylinder, 5 speed , rear slider, chrome bumpers and grill as well as chrome wheel opening mouldings and the alloys with factory 31's.... I had a green 96 just like it that had 329,000 on it when Toyota bought it back....
     
  8. May 21, 2010 at 4:51 AM
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    Haha your right it does have manual windows. Geez look right passed it. Thanks for the help guys!
     
  9. May 21, 2010 at 4:55 AM
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    The other red flag is that it is a regular cab. TRD is not and never was offered on reg cabs.
     
  10. May 21, 2010 at 4:56 AM
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    The 1996 regular cab model had the option of a rear locking differential I believe. Not many had it, and the true "TRD" package still did not exist, but I believe it was an option.
     
  11. May 21, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    Yea I've heard the same that the 96's had an option to have a rear locker but it only came with the 3.4l not the 2.7l. If I remember correctly.
     
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    Well I guess my next question is do u guys feel it's a fair deal? This being that everything checks out after the test drive and insuring everything is in working order.
     
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    It books at about $4100 for excellent. Personally, the ad is fraudulent and I would try to get the price down to say the $3750-4000 range.
     
  14. May 21, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    ^ true I wonder what else they are lying about??
     
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    Not true ... The e-locker option was always available on 3RZ **manual** models. It was 3RZ **automatics** that couldn't have the e-locker (either with the TRD package or as a standalone option).

    In fact, the e-locker was originally introduced on manual Regular Cab 4X4's (including 4-cylinder) in the 1996 model year.
     
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    First TRD package on the PreRunner Tacomas were available to the dealers in the fall of 1998 but as a '99 model.
     
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    but how much shorter is the wheel-base of a regular cab apposed to a extra cab??
    or is it at all?
     
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    I think it is a bit high but being at a lot I would low ball the crap out of them. I would offer 3000 out the door and see what happens!
     
  19. May 21, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    ... Yet you did ... :cool:

    18.6" (103.3" versus 121.9") for all years 1995.5 - 2004.
     
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    thanks.. it was a passing curiosity. i meant that i didn't want it to become the topic of the thread.. just a little snip-it that someone might answer quickly.
    thanks again...


    the truck looks nice. i would buy it if it all checks out.

    cheers,
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