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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 2:35 PM
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    E.J.

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    Dude both the sport and the OR come stock with tires that are 30.6" outside diameter, the 265/65 17" tires that come on the sport have 6.8% less sidewall than the 265/70 16" tires that come on the OR. Tire size and wheel size are two different things. Imagine this, a Subaru STI comes stock with 18" wheels. Do you think it has bigger tires than your Tacoma?
     
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  2. Nov 21, 2020 at 2:37 PM
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    shakerhood

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    Both trucks will have about the same overall outside diameter, the 16" has more sidewall which will give you a smoother ride, the shorter sidewall of the 17" will handle turns better do to less sidewall.
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2020 at 2:50 PM
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    Offroad for me because I think the hood scoop is corny and in a lot of colors, the color matching of the sport looks terrible - take Cement for example...its just way too much Cement. Same with white. The matte black pieces of the OR package really break up the truck and make it look great.
     
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  4. Nov 21, 2020 at 3:04 PM
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    Amanelot

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    I got a sport. But I would have taken whatever was on the lot when I was ready to buy.

    Missed the crawl control when it was still a new thing for the tacos...that wore off.

    Missed not having a locker for few months...but then I went off road and that wore off.

    Missed the larger rear end but then I bought a camper and have towed it all over with no problems so that wore off.

    You know what hasn't worn off? Wishing I had a long bed. Not that I would trade in specifically for that, but if I had to do it all over again I would go long bed
     
  5. Nov 21, 2020 at 3:19 PM
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    grogie

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    OP, first, glad that you're okay!

    I first wanted to buy a sport, but switched to the off-road for the non-painted flares, the rear locker, and although I like the look of the sport's hood scoop, I thought that it had less visibility when looking over the hood. However speaking of the off-road's locker, I suspect I'll rarely or possibly never use it.
     
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  6. Nov 21, 2020 at 3:29 PM
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    CXYyuppie

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    I hate to tell you but the overall tire size is the same for both. It is a different wheel size only.
    Sport 265/65R17 = 30.56
    Off Road 265/70R16 = 30.50
    The difference is the suspension. If you run off-road, typically you will air down your tires a little to get better traction and this also give you a softer ride.

    Edit: I'm late to the show. I didn't read the other post.
     
  7. Nov 21, 2020 at 3:43 PM
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    GOLIVER0131

    GOLIVER0131 TrdMo

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    Wow, grass is greener on the other side? Lol, sheeze, no way.
    I love my DCLB OR. Not because it has an elec locking rear diff and crawl control(never use it but to check that it's still working). Nor suspension because the truth is it sucks right, lol. I've used my locker a few times but who knows if I really needed to use it, and where's the front elec diff? Most of the time it carries surfboards or stuff from home depot. So sport owners, u shouldn't have buyer's regret. Ur not missing anything and no1 is lookn at u funny(unless u look funny). And I like ur hoods!
     
  8. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:21 PM
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    No don't regret not getting an offroad at all. I drove and looked closely at all the Tacoma models prior to purchasing my Sport.

    I like the sporty looks of the Sport's hood scoop and color coordinated fender flares as opposed to the look of the offroad. However the main reason for my going with the sport was the extremely versatile driving experience provided by the Sport. It drives/rides like a high end SUV on the road, yet is still able to handle most any situation you are likely to find yourself in off the road.
     
  9. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:03 PM
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    No regrets. Love my sport especially with all the options added on the interior. If I get super serious into off roading I’ll put air lockers on. 4HI has worked fine for everything I’ve thrown at it so far.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:07 PM
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    What??? Are you crazy??

    Hood scoop for the win !!!

     
  11. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:10 PM
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    At least +5 hp from the hood scoop :rofl:
     
  12. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:17 PM
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    Hahahaha!! I am in the same boat! Zero desire for an off-road. BUT DAMN I wish I had gotten a long bed
     
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  13. Nov 21, 2020 at 8:00 PM
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    I was in that boat before I took delivery of my Cement '21. Looking at pictures it felt like too much and I was actually pricing out black fender flares to swap out. Seeing it in person, I have decided that I am going to keep the color matched flares.
     
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  14. Nov 21, 2020 at 10:13 PM
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    oconnor

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    I would have had to settle for an automatic transmission to get an OR in the access cab, no thanks.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2020 at 10:33 PM
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  16. Nov 21, 2020 at 10:43 PM
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    I think the real question should be, how many OR owners regret not getting the Sport? For the off roading I’m gonna do, I don’t need CC or a locking diff...plus I got the better looking hood.
     
  17. Nov 22, 2020 at 6:40 AM
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    For me, I didn’t need the crawl control or any of the “Off-Road” features that come with the TRDOR.

    I bought my Sport (used) because it was optioned exactly how I wanted it, I got a great deal, and the hood skewp looks wayyyyy better than the plain hood :D

    I did however spray my fender flares with bed liner to achieve that look. I think the Super Whites look great with the black accents and mine were starting to get chewed up from rocks
     
  18. Nov 22, 2020 at 6:48 AM
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    Thegenerik1

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    This is a perfect example of what’s wrong with internet advice. This guy is wrong about everything he just said and he said it like it’s the truth. Doesn’t even know the difference between tires and wheels. :rofl:
     
  19. Nov 22, 2020 at 6:50 AM
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    E.J.

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    No ragrets with the OR for me, I go play in the woods pretty often and the locker gets used. I'll admit that I don't use the CC so much but the extra space it frees up under the hood made it easy to install a second battery in there.
     
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  20. Nov 22, 2020 at 9:03 AM
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    I really think Toyota should just have a regular TRD package with the off road bits and then the Pro model. The TRD Sport is basically an appearance package. Never saw the point of that model. Just add the scoop to the SR5 model and raise the price of that trim a bit.
     

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