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Concerned about trd purchase

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jamey, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Jul 23, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    jamey

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    Hey all, I am buying a 03 taco supposed TRD. The guy said it has a locking diff but when i ran the VIN it doesn't actually say TRD any where in the write up. I haven't seen it in person yet to check for button etc... should the VIN decoder actually say TRD or no? VIN is 5TEWN72N23Z243522
     
  2. Jul 23, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    VIN says nothing about TRD specifically.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    Where are you checking the VIN/What does the write up say??

    A straight decoder won't tell you anything form the VIN but if you are checking against a Toyota database or whatever-It might say something...but not really sure.
     
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    Man you are like right down the way from me. Where is this truck?
     
  6. Jul 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    NO. Remember TRD is an option, it's not like it's a special edition vehicle i.e. (Cobra, STi) so it will not show up in a VIN check. Even my WRX STi doesn't show STi when you bring up the VIN, it shows up as an Impreza WRX. If it has the E-locker button on the console it's a 99% surity that it has the TRD option.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    That is why I wanted to see it ;)
     
  8. Jul 23, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    The truck is in Georgia. I'm on deployment right now and my wife is back home for the duration (south carolina) so they are picking truck up in the morning. I just posted pics and info in the new members area. thanks for the info guys. Really putting my mind at ease :)
     
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