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2009 TRD Offroad vs. TRD Sport

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Caddmannq, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Sep 10, 2008 at 8:06 PM
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    Caddmannq

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    So what's the real difference besides decals and tires?

    Gear ratios? Suspension? Anything?

    Both come in 4x4, right?

    Mine is the Sport, BTW.

    (I peeled off the decals. IMHO, Decals are for model cars. Real cars deserve paint.)
     
  2. Sep 10, 2008 at 8:14 PM
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    wat?
    both can come in 4x4....sport has color matched grille and rear bumper, the offroad has a locker...different wheel/tire combo, and i'm not sure if its just the sport comes w/ the 6 disc, steering wheel controls, and the backup camera as standard...i dont think the offroad has those
     
  3. Sep 10, 2008 at 8:28 PM
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    Off-Road has the 6 disc, steering wheel controls and backup camera
     
  4. Sep 10, 2008 at 8:33 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    mk...well i was wrong on that part...so the differences are cosmetic, except for the offroad also has beefier coils and a smaller sway bar, where the sport is the opposite...the locker...and thats about it
     
  5. Sep 10, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    Okay so I have the locker, 6 cd changer, color matching grill, under body rock guard and everything else the off road has. Though it says TRD sport...What gives?
     
  7. Sep 10, 2008 at 9:35 PM
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    If the switch says "Auto LSD" it's not a true locker. The real locker may have been optional though.

    I always thought the Off Road would have lower gears.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2008 at 11:35 PM
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  9. Sep 11, 2008 at 6:19 AM
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    off-trd has more stuff to go off rd
    they both got has the same camerca, but I think the sport is retarded, since it has sport suspension. Why do i want a sport suspension on a truck??? i'm not going to race it.

    Off-rd edition has the blistein off rd suspension which is bitchin!!

    I like the trd decal, when you sell it they know it has a trd package. (if they are smart)

    Plus off-rd has the atrac plus rear locker which makes it bad ass
     
  10. Sep 11, 2008 at 6:43 AM
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    if you have the sport you shouldn't have the locker. as far as i know it is unavailable on sport models
     
  11. Sep 11, 2008 at 6:55 AM
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    Not everyone that buys a truck buys it to go off road. I didn't. Mine will mostly take me to work and back on nicely paved roads, haul stuff from Costco and Home Depot to my house, run down the freeway at 80 MPH, and tow my boat to the lake and back.

    There's not an inch of even a dirt road (let alone off road country) in all of that.
     
  12. Sep 11, 2008 at 7:08 AM
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    Yeah, I read all that, but the specs are hardly complete.

    Like, what are the transmission ratios? Are they the same between off-road and sport? It doesn't seem like they should be.
     
  13. Sep 11, 2008 at 7:49 AM
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    I agree. I'm buying a 2009 Taco with TRD sport pkg. I don't plan to go offroad. So I don't need off-road pkg. I plan to buy better tires than the stock tires and unlike you I plan to go 100 mph hwy when i get the supercharger and get from 0 to 60 is less amount of time...not all the time though...lolz.:p And tow an ATV or two in the future for leisure.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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    wat?
    the sport has bilstein suspension...along w/ atrac and vsc as well...the only difference in the suspension is slightly softer front coils and a bigger sway arm. i took my 07 prerunner sport offroad and had no probs. i wanna do more offroading, so i bought my 09 sport 4x4. i dont forsee any probs w/ this truck.

    and everyone debadges anyways....i could careless about a $4 sticker...anybody can buy them and put it on a truck...look at all the fake cobra mustangs and si civics rolling around.
     
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    I'll take it off-rd, not like anything hard like they do it in cali
    but I dont mind rocking out on a muddyor like rocky terrian.
     
  16. Sep 11, 2008 at 9:21 AM
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    i'm sure off road helps in the snow...
     
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    Actually Sport's LSD rear always 'on' 2wd, 4hi, driving down your typical snow covered road, it'll put the most traction down. Of course it requires more driver attention as the rear can swing out easier. SR5/Off-road open diff rear 2wd & 4hi. Busting thru 2ft of pow in 4lo, engage locker will have an slight advatange though. All depends what u want.

    btw, talking 05-08, 09's whole other ball game of button pushing.
     
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    i got the off road package and i dont really go offroad much (not many areas in southern NY to go) but im a firm believer in the whole condom/concealed carry theory: "It's better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it." Maybe ill never need that rear locker but knowing that i have it makes me feel better. Im sure I woulda been happy with a sport though, i miss the hoodscoop i had on my 02' 4Runner sport.
     
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