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1st Gen TRD OFF Package question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ShaLor, May 27, 2010.

  1. May 27, 2010 at 1:11 PM
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    ShaLor

    ShaLor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at getting a 1st generation Double Cab 4x4 TRD OFF ROAD, and I am wondering what kind of suspension is included in this package?
    I know the second generations TRD OFF ROAD package included Bilstein shocks and the locking differential, what is included in the first generation OFF ROAD package? Is the upgraded suspension (if it has one) good?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated, I have been searching on here but am having a hard time finding the answers.

    Also, I am reading conflicting reports on whether or not the 1st generation has an available towing package and what the actual towing capacity is on a v6 Double cab 4x4
     
  2. May 27, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    i have a 2000 model and it has the blisten shocks the locking rear end and a tow package. i dont know what the towing capacity is but a friend on mine pulled 2.5 ton of junk off and it handled it fine
     
  3. May 27, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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  4. May 27, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    My '98 has the Bilstein shocks and push button rear locker.

    The ride on the Bilsteins is friggen amazing in my opinion.
     
  5. May 27, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    ShaLor

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    I was looking at a 2003, it didn't have the TRD OFF Road stickers, but I figured it was TRD OFF Road since it had the rear differential locker, however when I looked at the shocks, they were TOKIO shocks. I have never heard of them, (granted I am a newbie)
     
  6. May 27, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    I can't speak on behalf of the 2003, but Bilsteins is OEM for the '98 TRD package.
     
  7. May 27, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    malander

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    My 2001 v6 trd has a rear locker and tokico shocks, not the best imo and no towing package although im pretty sure it came with a hitch tows up to 5000 lbs
     
  8. May 27, 2010 at 1:41 PM
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    yup, should have the tokiko's on it
     
  9. May 27, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    I have a 2002, 4x4, TRD with stock bilstiens.
     
  10. May 27, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    I'm pretty sure that the tomiko shocks came on the 1st gen. double cabs & Bilstiens on the ex.cabs, but both (TRD) models had the locking diff option......:cool:
     
  11. May 27, 2010 at 4:16 PM
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    x2 , But Tokico, not Tomiko.
    My 04 TRD 2WD Xtra Cab had Bilsteins
     
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    wow every person here has spelled TOKICO shocks a different way.

    so yes, the 2003 TRD comes with bilstein shocks, a progressive spring rate and a rear locker.

    no "tow package" was available in the usual sense. a class III hitch could be had but it didn't include a transmission cooler or different fan or anything. just the hitch and wiring
     
  13. May 27, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    I have bilsteins in the front and Ranchos in the back :D
     
  14. May 27, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    Tokicos, not Bilsteins, were included in the TRD Off Road Package on 2001 - 2004 Double Cabs.

    A factory Tow / Towing Package was available during the 2001 - 2004 era. It included a Class III hitch and some other package-specific components (upgraded generator, different fan clutch, transmission oil cooler ...). This factory package was mentioned in the spec's listings, but never detailed in the options listings.

    Hitches (with harnesses) were also available as factory or dealer / local accessories. These were sometimes referred to as 'towing packages' (just to make things more confusing).
     
  15. May 27, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    Standard spec trailer weight capacity for a 2001 - 2004 V6 Double Cab was 3500 lbs. The spec rose to 5000 lbs. with the factory towing package mentioned above.
     
  16. May 27, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    chances are the susp on that double cab is pretty worn out. even if the truck is only gonna see street use it'll still ride crappy

    you'll prob want to upgrade it anyways
     
  17. May 27, 2010 at 11:24 PM
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    Now I am a little confused. Some of you are saying that there really was no towing package available and some of you are saying there was.
    If there is a tow package available,
    Is there any way to tell whether or not these 1st gen trucks have the towing package to make it 5000 pound capable (other than seeing if it has a hitch) because I realize someone could simply put on a hitch or even the rumor that some of these trucks had the towing package but no actual hitch installed.
     
  18. May 28, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    So why does my 04 say 6000# in the manual and on the hitch. No one has ever answered this.
     
  20. May 28, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    ....some folks here told me, to look at the fan,,orange no tow package,, green to package,,,mine is orange..but it does have hitch
     
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