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Discussion in 'New Members' started by david90291, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Nov 2, 2009 at 10:35 PM
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    david90291

    david90291 [OP] Active Member

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    My Toyota Sienna has gotten stuck in too may times trying to drive off the asphalt in Death Valley and the Black Rock Desert in California, so I decided to sell it and buy a used truck on Craigslist. I'm naturally attacked to the Tacoma since I've owned Toyotas for a while. I want to be able to drive on old mining roads, dirt roads washed-out by rains or drive in sand without getting stuck. Can someone please briefly compare and contrast the terms:

    *4X4;
    *TRD;
    *prerunner; or
    *any other term I'm missing,

    or point me to a place where such info can be digested by a first time truck buyer confused by these terms?

    Also, what is the major difference between pre and post 2005 models.


    Thanks

    David.
     
  2. Nov 2, 2009 at 11:04 PM
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    david90291 [OP] Active Member

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    what I mean to say what package do I need? I guess not a prerunner because it is 2x4. Is TRD simply anothe way of saying Toyota's 4X4? What I'm getting at is, what do I need to look for if I say want to spend $9,000 USD? I'm looking for a basic basic explaination as to what I need or can get away with. Thanks.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2009 at 11:14 PM
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    SkyHighTacoma

    SkyHighTacoma Josh

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    A prerunner is not a package. Just basically a 4x4 without the "4x4" as in no front diff, axle, driveshaft, transfercase ect. on the truck. And TRD is just a package like rear diff locker different suspension ect.. Just like the SR5, Sport, and Base model there all just different packages with different options. :) And Welcome to TW! :wave:
     
  4. Nov 2, 2009 at 11:21 PM
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    for $9,000 you should beable to pick up and half decent 1st gen taco. what package will be depending on the mileage/condition of the truck. browse your local craigslist or whatever you use to see whats out there!
     
  5. Nov 3, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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  6. Nov 3, 2009 at 8:22 AM
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    Are you talking Black Rock Desert (as in my user name?) by Gerlach?


    If so, this is in the great, free state of NEVADA!! I won't even begin to think what would happen if some of the locals knew somebody said this is Kalifornia!

    Black Rock Taco
     
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    welcome to tw!
     
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