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Any sport owners regret not getting an offroad?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by bosstaco, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Nov 21, 2020 at 4:04 AM
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    sabasarge

    sabasarge Well-Known Member

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    Wanted AC and MT, so my decision was preordained.
     
  2. Nov 21, 2020 at 4:08 AM
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    RedWings44

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    10-15 miles?! I think I've used 4x4 for 10-15 miles about 2x in my life.
     
  3. Nov 21, 2020 at 4:35 AM
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    Pablo8

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    The question really should be: Do you regret buying an Automatic Transmission TRD Sport?


     
  4. Nov 21, 2020 at 4:42 AM
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    dangeroso

    dangeroso Model citizen. Zero discipline.

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    Nope. Not in the least. In fact, I hated the suspension of the Off Road so much that if the sport option didn’t exist, I probably wouldn’t have a Tacoma.
     
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  5. Nov 21, 2020 at 4:55 AM
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    wrightme43

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    Offroad owner, I know I would of been happy with either one. They are both great.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:24 AM
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    BlkTaco47

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    nope! saves a lot of time too...... no need to tell everyone I drive an MT
     
  7. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:24 AM
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    el_burro

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    I’ve had both a Sport 2017 and OR 2018. When I bought the Sport I didn’t think much about the options other than tow package and 4x4. My only regret after a few months was not getting a long bed. Was hit at a stoplight and the truck got totaled. Replaced it with an OR double cab long bed. Between the two, wish I would have gone with the off road long bed from the start but the Sport never let me down or stopped me from getting anywhere I wanted to go. Haven’t needed crawl control or locker yet but happy to have them. I was happy with both trucks.
     
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  8. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:07 AM
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    oogielaflick

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    I never did understand why the off road version has 16" wheels, whereas the Sport version comes with 17"! That is one of the reasons why I ended up getting the Sport version, because common sense dictates that the bigger tires offer a better ride. But this is one of those times when you have to weight the pros and cons of each, and what you are going to be doing with the truck. I think you are going to get another off road...
     
  9. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:26 AM
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    That's not how that works.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:42 AM
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    Thegenerik1

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    All of them! End thread.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:45 AM
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    Really don’t know what the off-road had to offer over sport, so no regrets. No complaints.
     
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  12. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:50 AM
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    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen Still reinventing the wheel

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    You need to honestly answer the question "what do you need/want to do?"

    Many folks here have lots of fun modding their trucks and doing more than average off road stuff with them and this is great -- for them.

    Now look around the outside world, there are millions of stock trucks that go through snow, get out hunting or fishing, travel fire or logging roads, work job sites, move firewood, camp, pull trailers and on and on. Any stock 4x4 truck will probably do what most average folks want it to do, perhaps only with upgraded tires if needed.

    Test drive the different trims, buy the one you really like -- that will suit your needs with the fewest mods.

    I understood what I wanted going in, my truck is really just a retirement trophy - something to polish, it stays in all winter and only ever hauls my fat @$$ around.

    The look of the Sport attracted me and the suspension package sold the truck. I still walk up in a parking lot and think "damn that looks sharp" and every time I get out on the road I still find the ride engaging, it keeps me interested and on my game, I enjoy driving. No regrets here :thumbsup:
     
  13. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:57 AM
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    benzy

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    Hate the scoop and I use the locker so the choice is clear for me.
     
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  14. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:59 AM
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    I absolutely have no regrets over buying my sport. Besides the fact that it meets my offroad needs I just knew it was the one the moment I saw it. Here it is almost 8 years later and I still feel the same way as the day I brought it home. Moral of the story. Get the one that stands out to you OP. Your the one that's going to be driving it.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2020 at 12:37 PM
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  16. Nov 21, 2020 at 12:39 PM
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  17. Nov 21, 2020 at 12:53 PM
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    Unless an off-road tows better I have no regrets. Mine's better looking.
     
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  18. Nov 21, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    CXYyuppie

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    I bought the Sport b/c I did not like the black fender flares on the OR. The wheels and tires didn't matter since I planned on changing them anyway. The scoop is nothing special. The ride is better in the OR than the Sport. The next time I will probably buy the Pro.
     
  19. Nov 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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    oogielaflick

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    Sure it is. Think about it from a physics standpoint. Imagine a small grocery cart tire rolling over a small pebble. It is going to FEEL it. Now imagine a big 17" tacoma trd sport tire rolling over the same small pebble. You won't even know you rode over it. Why? Because it is a much bigger tire. Now I know this is a somewhat uneven example, but it was made to just illustrate the point that a smaller tire is going to feel bumps more than a larger tire. Hence, all other things being equal, the 17" tires on the TRD Sport are going to give a better ride than the 16" tires on the off road. Now I don't think the average person is going to be able to tell the difference in riding in a truck [same truck] with 16" or 17" tires. But for me, as my old 96 Tacoma had 14" tires, I can tell you that it is a HUGE difference, going from those 14" tires to the 17" tires on my 2019 TRD Sport! The thing rides SO SMOOTHLY! I drove it across the country in october of 2019, and it was totally great!
     
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  20. Nov 21, 2020 at 2:21 PM
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    jersey jim

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    The wheel sizes of 16" and 17" don't translate to a major change in tire diameter, they are about the same, the aspect ratio of the tire is different. The 16" Offroad wheel and tire has more sidewall to potentially flex more and provide a better ride, along with the softer suspension, the Offroad should ride smoother compared to the 17" wheel and tire with less sidewall and the stiffer shocks on the Sport. So, if cushy ride is the priority, the Offroad is the better choice.
     

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