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4runner to Tacoma?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by TheMulf, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Jul 30, 2012 at 8:50 AM
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    TheMulf

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    Whats happenin y'all, I find myself in a conondrum. I have a 4ruuner limited(wife took it upon herself to lay claim to and drive) I greatly enjoy getting out onto the trails and easily fell in love with how she handles and climbs in 4wd, and I am considering getting a newer Tacoma. My question is does anyone have any experience with taking the tacoma offroad? I jave spoken with the sales rep snakes and they try to assure me that both the Tacoma and 5thgen t4r's have the same engine but I am not convinced. Has anyone driven the new Tacoma on/off road and would it comapre at all to the offroad awesomeness that is the 4runner? Any help is appreciated fellas

    -Mulf
     
  2. Jul 30, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    TODEOTA

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    Comparing the two for off road, I would say the 4Runner is best. SUVs are usually better offroad than a pickup due to the extra weight and weight distribution. Pickups have a very unbalanced weight distribution. The bed in the rear usually causes loss of traction in climbs due to the lack of rear axel weight.
     
  3. Jul 30, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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    The Runner is more capable offroad due simply to wheelbase.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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    That makes a ton of sense, thank for the input fellas
     
  5. Jul 30, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    Get an FJ if you want the best of both worlds!
     
  6. Jul 30, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    Lol I got the 4runner already and am gonna trade in my peasant cammry, I dont think dounble runner/fj would be that amazing
     
  7. Jul 30, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    Those are actually rated worse than the Runner and Taco offroad.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2012 at 1:03 PM
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    No shit? Where did you hear that form? I was under the impression that it was pretty much soley for off roading, hmm, thats interesting.
     
  9. Jul 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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    X2 why is the FJ worse than the Taco off road? Both can have a rear locker and ATRAC. The FJ has shorter wheelbase and better rear departure angle.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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    Doesn't say why:

    7. Toyota FJ Cruiser. A remake of the original Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, the FJ Cruiser might have some curious proportions, but its short wheelbase, high ground clearance and excellent approach and departure angles make it a very useful off roader. It’s just a shame that its compromised styling gives it dreadful visibility.
    Off road must-haves: The Off-Road Package ($740) brings with it Bilstein shocks and a locking rear differential, not to mention a trick retro-style multimeter gauge.
    Great for: Those who want to look pretty cool while heading to their favorite camping spot.

    http://www.leftlanenews.com/the-10-...-trucks-and-suvs-you-can-buy-new-feature.html
     
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