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Choosing the TRD

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Bashlin, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Jul 8, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    Bashlin

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    I am buying a new Tundra and I don't know about the TRD. Is it worth the money? I don't do trails or a bunch of off roading. I do hunt, fish and other out door activities. What is the big difference between TRD and no? If i don't get it is it hard on it to do outdoor things?
    Would any of you choose it?
     
  2. Jul 8, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    -The TRD will have a locker in the rear diff... It makes it a hell of alot more off road capable, plus skids plates, upgraded suspension etc...I think its worth the investment...I bought my Tacoma w/ the TRD package
     
  3. Jul 8, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    ClemsonTacoma

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    Get it, if you don't use it then fine but if you dont get it then it's a PITA
     
  4. Jul 8, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    Lockers are useless unless you are rock crawling, the truck must be in low lock to engage. If you know how to drive a limited slip is acceptable and very functionable, i have never used a locker for mudding.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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    My Tacoma doesn't have TRD, but did come with skid plates.

    I do not have any problems towing a boat without it. To me for what I use my truck for, TRD wasn't worth the 3k extra. I don't offroad.
     
  6. Jul 8, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    rab89

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    You are completely wrong, hell just the other day, I was crossing a ditch on an angle and had my front left and right rear up in the air, was getting no traction, I engaged the locker and walked right outta there...

    TRD will also give you a better resale value.... so buy it, if you don't use it, who cares, you'll get the money back when/if you sell..
     
  7. Jul 8, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    TRDATER

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    Buy the stickers , the cheesy bilstein so called offroad shocks and locker or learn how to drive and save some money.
     
  8. Jul 8, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    why do you hate on the trd's so much? wish you had one? cause they're better than what you got?


    The locker is a nice option that has helped me(and many others) lots with all different types of 4x4ing...
     
  9. Jul 8, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    johnecon2001

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    He's buying a Tundra guys.
     
  10. Jul 8, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    so? it still has a trd option....
     
  11. Jul 8, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    usctacoma

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    If I had the extra money when I bought my truck, I definitely would have gotten one with a TRD package and 4x4 if I could find it. Just get the TRD if you can afford it, especially since you hunt.
     
  12. Jul 8, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    I have a 2009 fj trd 4x4 lifted 7 inches and a 2009 tacoma trd 4x4 lifted 3 inches.love em can do better though factory offroad packages are way overated.
     
  13. Jul 8, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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    There's no locker in the TRD package for the Tundra.
    In fact, the TRD package is significantly different between models.
     
  14. Jul 8, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    oh.. well my mistake, if there is no locker, buy the sr5 or whatever, and upgrade the suspension yourself
     
  15. Jul 8, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    To the OP: If I were you-I'd get into the Toyota site and check the differences between the packages to make your decision.

    All the stuff people posted here is good info- But it's YOUR money and you gotta decide where the value is for you.
    I bought the TRD Sport Taco-mainly for the front seats and cause they cut me a deal cause the truck I wanted was on the lot. I probably should have gotten a TRD Offroad cause I'd rather have the locker than the LSD (I'll be swapping out soon). but it had the majority of what I wanted- and that's the important part.
     
  16. Jul 8, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    what he said...

    tundy = no locker
     
  17. Jul 20, 2009 at 1:35 AM
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    Dude, have you seen the pictures of his truck??? It's pretty badass!! I don't think he's jealous of much! ;)

    TRDATER: your truck is sick! Kinda makes me wish I had gotten the grey.

    OP: Since you said you don't do much off-roading, I don't think a locker is that important. It's not as if having a 4x4 is useless--it'll get you through most, if not all, of what you'd encounter during your hunting and fishing excursions I'd imagine.
     
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