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Canadian Vs. American Tacoma's

Discussion in 'Canada' started by 1989supraturbo, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Oct 7, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    1989supraturbo

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    Hey guys,
    i'm looking to buy a Tacoma and the dealer in Victoria called me and they have an American 08 Sport double cab Manual for sale.

    Just wondering what the differences are between CAN and US since i've seen a Sport edition access cab with no Diff lock from the US and i know that's not available here.

    CAN models have Access cab with diff lock and sport models with LSD, i'm hoping you can tell me what this US model has or if they are the same because i've been looking for months and have said no and walked away from a deal and passed on a couple.

    Thanks in advance for any info you can provide!
     
  2. Oct 7, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    My first question would be "Does it have a 3 leaf pack or 4?"

    Canadian trucks come standard with the 4 leaf pack. If the one your dealer has only has a 3 leaf pack, see if you can arrange to get the TSB done as part of the deal.

    PS Welcome to the forums from another MSE Op. I grew up in Courtenay, but I'm posted to Edmonton now.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    The diff lock only comes on the TRD Offroad , which is only available in an access cab in Canada . In the States the TRD Offroad also comes in a doublecab shortbed . ( 5' bed )


    Welcome to TW , I'm in the Gulf Islands
     
  4. Oct 7, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    spares

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    The US sport will have the LSD just like the cdn truck. Biggest difference you'll see is MPH on the speedo. My truck is from the US so i know this first hand. As ouyin mentioned the US will have the standard 3 leaf pack unless the TSB was done. Other than that there isn't anything i can think of that will be different. I may have missed somthing though.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    Thanks for the help guys, i've decided to wait for a BC truck to come on the market, I have time.
    This one they were asking too much anyhow, about 60k kms and $29,900.

    Later this month i'll take a trip to Vancouver and see whats' out there.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    Good day all,

    I'm Ottawa Canada. I just bought a Tacxoma 2011. I just found out it's an American version. Anybody knows what is the different between this version and the one in Canada. Thanks in advance for the info
     
  7. Jun 13, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    What configuration is it ?
     
  8. Jun 13, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    The main differences are, the speedometers require a math equasion to decipher the speed your going. The gas tank is filled with "Liters", and/or "Imperial Gallons", which are nothing like a real Gallon, thus give the owner a hiegthend sense of being more eco friendly. AND..... The exhaust has a slight French/English accent. Otherwise, they are very much like a Cocky, albiet friendly and polite, version of the trucks made in the USA.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2013 at 11:50 PM
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    Please excuse my frankness but why the f@#k can you not get a TRD off road in double cab configuration in Canada? What good reason can anyone give for this!
     
  10. Jun 26, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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    ask Toyota


    PS , they don't sell Prerunners in Canada
     
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  11. Jun 26, 2013 at 11:53 PM
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    in b4 oz says "they dont sell pre runners in canada"
     
  12. Jun 26, 2013 at 11:55 PM
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    oh dear
     
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