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Classification of Tacomas

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by htowntaco23, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Nov 2, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    htowntaco23

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    How can you know if a Tacoma is 4x4 or 4x2? Does PreRunner mean 4x2?
     
  2. Nov 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    prerunner is 4x2. a tacoma that has rear mudflaps that says 4x4 is usually an indication...

    if you look underneath the vehicle and see a driveshaft under the engine, 4x4

    if you look at the inside of the wheels and see a shaft that goes to the center of the wheel, 4x4
     
  3. Nov 3, 2011 at 3:44 AM
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    MY FLAPS DON'T SAY 4X4 BUT I HAVE 4 WHEEL DRIVE
     
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  6. Nov 4, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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  7. Nov 4, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    4x4:
    Usually has 4x4 badging on the rear mud flaps (as mentioned)
    Look under the truck (as mentioned)
    Look inside the truck, to the left of the center console, under the air vent there is a dial for the 4x4.

    Pre-Runner:
    Pre-Runner Badging on the tailgate
    Sitts higher up than the base tacoma, same height as the 4x4.

    4x2 Base Tacoma:
    No Pre-Runner badging on the tailgate
    Closer to the ground

    TRD Off-Road (from Toyota's Website):
    Off-road-tuned suspension with Bilstein® shock absorbers, electronically controlled locking rear differential, 16-in. alloy wheels with P265/70R16 BFGoodrich® tires, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) (4x4 models only) with Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) [4] and Downhill Assist Control (DAC) [4] (HAC and DAC available on 4x4 automatic transmission models only), engine skid plate, front tow hook, 115V/400W deck-mounted AC power outlet, fog lamps, power outside mirrors (Access Cab models only), remote keyless entry system, cruise control, variable-speed windshield wipers, overhead console with maplamps and sunglasses storage, chrome grille surround and rear bumper, color-keyed front bumper and overfenders, sliding rear window with privacy glass, Sport fabric-trimmed front Sport seats with driver's power lumbar support (passenger-side fold-flat feature delete), metallic interior trim, leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, leather-trimmed shift lever (automatic transmission models only), dual sun visors with sliding extensions and vanity mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated backup camera [3] display, compass, outside temperature gauge and Homelink® universal transceiver [5], TRD Off-Road Graphics.

    TRD Sport:
    Sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein® shock absorbers, 17-in. alloy wheels with P265/65R17 tires, hood scoop, color-keyed grille surround, bumpers, power outside mirrors (Access Cab models only), door handles, overfenders; sliding rear window with privacy glass, 115V/400W deck-mounted AC power outlet, fog lamps, remote keyless entry, cruise control, variable-speed windshield wipers, overhead console with maplamps and sunglasses storage, Sport fabric-trimmed front Sport seats with driver's power lumbar support (passenger-side fold-flat feature delete), metallic interior trim, leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, leather-trimmed shift lever (automatic transmission models only), dual sun visors with sliding extensions and vanity mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated backup camera [3] display, compass, outside temperature gauge and Homelink® universal transceiver [5], TRD Sport graphics

    http://www.toyota.com/tacoma/options.html

    Keep watch though, not all TRD Off-Road Toyota Trucks are 4x4.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    Wow, way too much put into this... its simple really. do you have a 4x4 Switch (05+) or do you have a 4x4 Shift Lever (first gen).
     
  9. Nov 4, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    exactly what he said! Easiest way to tell is the mudflaps though since PreRunners and 4x4s are identical, that is if they have not been taken off
     
  10. Nov 4, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    Anyone who's spun a wrench a time or two on a truck will be looking for the CV axles on the front end.

    No stickers needed...
     
  11. Nov 4, 2011 at 11:20 PM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    i have been wrenching (i own 2 Jeeps) for a long time! lol Just trying to make it easier for those who dont know to look for CV axles, or transfer case housings is all
     
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