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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2ski4life7, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Apr 30, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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    2ski4life7

    2ski4life7 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys just purchased a 2012 DC LB 4x4 tacoma sr5 package. So far I am very pleased with the truck and the price I got it for. This site is awesome! Wanting to do all these mods already, but slowly have to wait till more dough rolls in.

    You guys have any tips/things I should know about the truck. I heard the tailgate doesn't support a lot of weight and I plan to put a sportbike in the back eventually, should I take the tailgate off to load? I already have the pop lock on order but may change to the electric one depending on how I like the keyed one.

    Also my purchase was kinda impulse buy since the truck was pretty much ideal for me color and options wise and the financing was good. I didn't realize how much the TRD was different. I would only get the sport if I did but what are the main differences, I only noticed fabric, the 115v outlet(can I put one in like toyota installed?) and maybe a sway bar? I have the 17" alloy wheels on their already. Just wondering as I would like to add things on to make it more "TRD" in a couple years just didn't want to wait and finance. Hard to find 4x4 TRD models in San Diego, a buttload of prerunners though.

    Another thing is the hood scoop necessary for the supercharger? Eventually I will get one but my truck doesn't have the hood scoop.

    AAHHHHHH so many things I want to do to the truck already!
     
  2. Apr 30, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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    David K

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    The Hood Scoop you see on Sport TRD Tacomas doesn't scoop air into the engine... it's just for looks.

    Welcome aboard!
     
  3. Apr 30, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    The scoop isn't necessary to add a supercharger

    Welcome to TW

    DCLB FTMFW BITCHES
     
  4. Apr 30, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    Highland Logan

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    Welcome to TW from Nova Scotia.

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  5. Apr 30, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    welcome
     
  6. Apr 30, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    easyeatlanta

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    trd has a locker and some nice styling features. I load my fourwheeler with the tailgate down all the time it shouldnt be a problem if you dont leave the weight on there. but I thought they fixed the tailgate thing
     
  7. Apr 30, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    OZ-T

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    TRD Offroad has a locker
    TRD Sport does not
     
  8. Apr 30, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    1TUFFTRD

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    Congrats and welcome!
     
  9. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    Maybe find some TRD shocks in the buy/sell section Unless you got something better in mind. The main differences are with the Offroad trim, with it's e-locker and a-trac. The power outlet? I want to use it but haven't had a need for it yet in 5-1/2 years. Welcome, anyway!
     
  10. May 1, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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    Well i didn't know that about the hood scoop Thanks.
     
  11. May 1, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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  12. May 1, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    Thanks for correcting that I was not sure
     
  13. May 1, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    KevbekTacoma

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    I could be wrong..but doesn't the 4x4 have the rear lockers in the sport as well?
     
  14. May 1, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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    No

    Only the Offroads have a locker , the Sports do not
     
  15. May 1, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    You can add an aftermarket locker (and with it, onboard air .. very nice). As for the bed outlet, it's pretty worthless ... low amps. It's fine for charging a laptop or phone or running some small appliances but that's about it. Personally I'd rather have the larger cubby space. The LB is nice .. toss on a shell and add a Bedrug, and you got a cabin.
     
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