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Dc vs extended for offroad

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by EdubSam, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Sep 29, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    EdubSam

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    So, I'm looking into getting a Tacoma. I was about set in a t4r, but I think a taco is more up my ally.

    I really like the 01 dc's. The only down side is that I can't get a 5 speed. The big factor for me is interior room. I want the 4 doors, but I want a bed too.

    I know the extended cans don't have shit as far as the backseat is concerned.

    This will be my DD as well as toy. I don't plan on any really technical crawling. I'm more of a go fast guy. Dunes, bad dirt roads, ect. I would like to be able to do limited crawling though. How would the DC be for that kind of thing?
     
  2. Sep 29, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    UndefinedTaco

    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    DC will be fine off road, a rear locker will help a shit ton if your worried.
    Swap a 5 speed in if you really want it..it's a fairly huge task but easy if you have the time and are mechanically inclined.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    whats more important to you? Interior room or having a 5 speed?

    I have a Xtracab 5spd and I don't think the rear seats are that small. Perfect for a little bit of extra storage if I need it. I also usually go places by myself or with only one other person. And if the poeple aren't huge, they wont be that uncomfortable in the back. I'm 5'10'' 230# and fairly comfortable in the back seats.

    IMO, having a 5 speed and compromising a bit of extra space is worth it. Although sometimes I wish I had a DC..
     
  4. Sep 29, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    I was planning on the locker.

    To be honest, the 5 speed isn't a deal breaker. I just wanted if for the little extra power and mpg is gives.
     
  5. Sep 29, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    Before i put my big ass stereo in that took over my back seat in my ext cab, i actually thought it very roomy. Its pretty good sized for storage. One person can ride back there comfyisy. Two is pretty crowded tho. Love the ext look tho
     
  6. Sep 29, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    I LOVE my DC even without a manual trans. Works great off-road.
     
  7. Sep 29, 2011 at 2:10 PM
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    I chose 5 speed, im glad I did.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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    i can go a bit farther than my friend that has a ex cab in 2wd. more weight on the rear wheels i guess. 5 speed double cab would be nice. auto tranny sucks
     
  9. Sep 30, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    Here is my thinking...

    Get a dc and enjoy it until I can't enjoy it anymore. Then swap in a 5 speed :D
     
  10. Sep 30, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    sounds like a plan :taco:
     
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