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Bought used 05 tacoma. Questioning authenticity of TRD stickers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by l2yangop, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    l2yangop

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    I bought a used 05 tacoma prerunner SR5 v6, 4.0l over the weekend from a dealer and it was advertised as being a TRD. Come to find out the tires are 245/75/16 and i have been told they are not stock. In addition, the pictures on autotrader do not have the TRD sticker, but when went to go look at it in person, the stickers are on there.

    How can i tell if the truck is in fact TRD? Also, what would ya'll do with this information?
     
  2. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    You can see if it has Bilsten shocks. I am sure there is a code in the VIN, but I wouldn't know it
     
  3. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:54 PM
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    check your struts. the TRD's have bilsteins.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    I have a 05 2wd prerunner not TRD.
    Do you have a rear locker (TRD off road) or are the door handles and mirrors colormatched (TRD sport)?
    That and do you have the power inverter?
     
  5. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    Flowmaster 40, K&N CAI, RED brake light bulbs, BHLM, Rear dif breather line, Factory Skidplate painted BLACK, DRL's, YELLOW bulbs in Fogs Turn Signals and Marker lights, Custom "Toy Machine" center emblem, Sockmonkey "Nor-Cal" decals all BLACK, Redline tailgate damper and hood sruts, Painted steering wheel emblem BLACK, 12V always on, Foglight mod, 16" Pro-Comp 7089 rims BLACK powdercoated acorn lugnuts, BFG KM2's 285-75-16, Painted exhaust pipe BLACK, BLACK emblems all the way around, Rear BLACK bumper from base model, Radical RED "sport" grille-surround, Factory Toyota Bed extender, RED maglight mounted on each seat's side, TRD ball-type shift knob, Custom mounted Scangauge II under stereo, Aftermarket HU, Hardwired Garmin GPS 260W, TSB w/AAL and 2.5" 5100's, Weathertech floor liners, Removed front mud flaps, 95-04 "4WD" rear mudflaps, 3rd Brake light "TACO", BLACK front lip
    Easy, does the overhead console have a temp gauge in it? If not, and you just have a garage door opener-holder instead, then it's not a TRD...
     
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    ah, yes the power outlet in the bed is a TRD thing also
     
  7. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    Seats are different too...
     
  8. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    guys, i am not that truck savvy YET! as you can tell

    honestly, i dont even know where to look for the struts...

    the overhead console has like a garage door opener thing
     
  9. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    Flowmaster 40, K&N CAI, RED brake light bulbs, BHLM, Rear dif breather line, Factory Skidplate painted BLACK, DRL's, YELLOW bulbs in Fogs Turn Signals and Marker lights, Custom "Toy Machine" center emblem, Sockmonkey "Nor-Cal" decals all BLACK, Redline tailgate damper and hood sruts, Painted steering wheel emblem BLACK, 12V always on, Foglight mod, 16" Pro-Comp 7089 rims BLACK powdercoated acorn lugnuts, BFG KM2's 285-75-16, Painted exhaust pipe BLACK, BLACK emblems all the way around, Rear BLACK bumper from base model, Radical RED "sport" grille-surround, Factory Toyota Bed extender, RED maglight mounted on each seat's side, TRD ball-type shift knob, Custom mounted Scangauge II under stereo, Aftermarket HU, Hardwired Garmin GPS 260W, TSB w/AAL and 2.5" 5100's, Weathertech floor liners, Removed front mud flaps, 95-04 "4WD" rear mudflaps, 3rd Brake light "TACO", BLACK front lip
    Rims! You talked about the tires (which are SR5-only size btw), but does it have ugly steelies on the tires?
     
  10. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    SR5 only then sorry, not a TRD. Did you buy from a Toyota Dealer or just some used car lot?
     
  11. Apr 13, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    doorhandles and mirrors are color matched. what is a power inverter?
     
  12. Apr 13, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    i bought it from a Honda used car lot. They are quite reputable in the area. I am becoming VERY surprised by this...
     
  13. Apr 13, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    Power inverter converts DC power into AC power (Car power to wall plug power)
    The TRD have a power plug in the bed...enuf to run a small electrical appliance. There is a cover on the right side (facing forward) of the bed that opens to reveal the plug.
     
  14. Apr 13, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    Weird!! Hmm.... lol, is the truck black and that's why they are "color matched"?
     
  15. Apr 13, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    nope, dont have thet. what the heck am i supposed to do now?
     
  16. Apr 13, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    uhhh, yes. i am an idiot. and yes, the truck is black
     
  17. Apr 13, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    do you have this
    [​IMG]
     
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    I'd get the VIN and call Toyota I think. They should be able to tell you what it is...From there-decide if you want this truck and don't mind that it's not a TRD (if that's the case)...or go back to the dealer and raise HELL...
     
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    Well, the color matched door-handles and mirrors suggest a TRD Sport

    The overhead console suggests SR5 only, non TRD at all...

    The funny fact that you don't know where the shocks are suggests... well nevermind, we'll show you, over alot of time and alot of money.


    I would suggest seeing what some other people on here have to say first, get all the FACTS straight. Then go to them with proof and demand something be done to correct THEIR fuckup!
     
  20. Apr 13, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    definitely dont have that.
     
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