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difference between TRD SPORT and TRD OFF-ROAD?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NiceGuyEddie, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Dec 9, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    NiceGuyEddie

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    you'd think i could get this info off the Toyota website, but at the moment, the "build your Tacoma" won't allow double cab and long-bed option.

    i'd like the double cab & long bed, and the dealer i am speaking with online says i can get that with the TRD Sport, but not TRD off-road.

    i'd like the 4x4. i've seen double-cab, long bed, & 4x4 mudflaps around SoCal so i know they exist. i don't plan to do any off-roading, what will i be missing?

    please help
     
  2. Dec 9, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    you'll be missing a chrome rear bumper and chrome front grille and rear locker. sport is better IMO.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    sport has different seats as well
     
  4. Dec 9, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    same seats. Locker is worth it. I would never pay that much for color keyed bumpers and a non-functional hood scoop.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    Its_Taco_Time

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    Didn't notice you said no offroading. You are probably better off with a sport, unless you like chrome a lot.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    MAXTacoma

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    The Sport doesn't come with skid plates or the rear locker. But it does have the limited slip rear end, and 17 inch wheels verse the Off Road 16's. If you dont go off road then you really dont need the Off Road. And even the sport does well enough for my rare off road outings. Here is my db cab long bed sport.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Dec 9, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    kanelakos

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    Hood scoop is for looks just like the fancy wheels people pay for... why not a scoop if you like it? I know, the wheels are functional but they get rid of stock rims and pay for fancy ones just for looks. People buy alot of things that are "non-functional" just for the looks.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2009 at 3:00 PM
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    YumaTRD

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    Dealer is correct. Toyota does not make a TRD Off Road in a long bed.
    the Long bed TRD Sport comes in 4X4 or prerunner (2X4)
    I love the sport!
     
  9. Dec 9, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    i agree. people are always looking for a trade here in the forums or they're always looking to buy one.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    NiceGuyEddie

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    bandit: the thead you provided talks mostly about off-roading. i guess i am more concerned about the appearance.

    MAX your truck is awesome, i want the step bars and bull bar just like you. it's silver so i can't tell in the photo if that's a chrome rear bumper.

    i definitely want the chrome rear bumper, when you say i am "missing" the chrome bumper does that mean if i want 4x4?

    is this correct:

    TRD sport = 2wd, chrome bumper, 17", no skid plates, black grille, hood scoop

    TRD off road = 4wd, painted bumper, 16", skid plates, chrome grille, no hood scoop

    PLEASE COPY AND PASTE MY TEXT AND CORRECT ME
     
  11. Dec 9, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    TRD sport = 2wd or 4wd, painted bumper, 17", no skid plates, painted grille and painted mirrors and door handles, hood scoop

    TRD off road = 2wd or 4wd, chrome bumper, 16", skid plates, chrome grille, no hood scoop
    and locking rear.
     
  12. Dec 9, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    THE LIGHT BULB JUST WENT ON!


    sport = more street-looking = 17" wheels, hood scoop, etc.

    off road = tougher = skid plate, chrome bumper, etc.
     
  13. Dec 9, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    Yes my rear bumpers is painted. I think that I like the body colored bumpers over the chrome but thats just my opinion.
     
  14. Dec 9, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    hi max

    yep, i agree the painted bumper looks nicer. but my biggest pet peeve with autos is that the bumpers get damaged too easily.

    schmucks here don't know how to park, so they literally bump into you and then inch back. those little bumps add up in time.

    i'd be even happier if the tacoma came with a chrome FRONT bumper, it's for that reason i considered the Fronteir, but overall i think the tacoma is a much nicer looking truck.

    ABOUT THE INTERIOR:

    is there a difference between SPORT and OFF ROAD? or all all TRD interior trims the same?
     
  15. Dec 9, 2009 at 8:11 PM
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    whaddaya know, this forum automatically lists similar threads at the bottom, i wish my cobra forum did that.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    Buy a bull bar and a hitch step. Problem solved.
     
  17. Dec 10, 2009 at 7:27 AM
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    To put it simply...

    TRD Sport = Bad

    TRD OffRoad = Good


    hahah, Glad I was able to help.... :rolleyes:
     
  18. Dec 10, 2009 at 7:39 AM
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    IMO, limited slip is better for on road use and locker is better for off road. Basically, your choice boils down to what you are using your truck for. I personally prefer the look of the Sport model, but if I did a lot of off roading, I would get the TRD Off Road package.
     
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    Dude Nice rides!!!
     
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