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Does it make sense to go with the TRD O/R?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Steve1155, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Jul 13, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    Steve1155

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    So I'm planning on my first Tacoma and my argument is...
    Does it make sense to get the TRD off road package if I like the look of the Sport more? I will do the OME 3" lift and wheels and tires, so the ones that come with the OR package are obsolete. To me it looks like the only thing I'll be paying for in the OR package that i actually want is the locking rear diff, skid plate, and front tow hook since all the other goodies come on the Sport version as well. I'm I correct in thinking this? If the OR had the color keyed grill and bumper and hood it'd be exactly what I was looking for.
     
  2. Jul 13, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    sport>off road
     
  3. Jul 13, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    GWL

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    trails and fun = off road
     
  4. Jul 13, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    achirdo

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    you get a locker with the o/r....save u 1000 bucks if u ever wanted one
     
  5. Jul 13, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    tegdog

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    Lots of people trail with the Sport w/o problems, you just need to pick your lines better since you don't have a locker to bail you out.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    zznalg

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    If you like the hood scoop, then you can swap a hood and put it on the OR. Perhaps there are other ways to get the scoop as well. I don't know if that's the only cosmetic difference. I personally don't like the scoop but, that's just me. I like having the locker in case it's ever needed. So, I vote for the OR. Also, I find the OR nice, quiet and smooth on the road.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    go with the off road.....
    unless you do not intend to ever do any 4x4ing
     
  8. Jul 13, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    James3492

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    To be honest. i wish i never got TRD... Cuz its really poitnless. if ur going to give it a lift. and rims and tires. 4k extra for some shitty shit. i think its not worth it. but yeah i wish i never bought it then i would of just went to the junk yard and got a hood with a scoop and some stickers that said Sport :)
     
  9. Jul 13, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    JasoTaco

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    If you are looking at 09 or newer Taco you also get A-Trac in addition to the the rear locker. No question about Off Road for sure unless you like fake hood scoops.
     
  10. Jul 13, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    I bet you wouldn't say that if you had the horrible SR5 seats.
     
  11. Jul 13, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    you can buy the skid plate and put on the sport. you could always add the locker later on if you decide you need it.
     
  12. Jul 13, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    i like my seats. especially after I added my coush wet okole's
     
  13. Jul 13, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    all.on.black

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    I would get the sport and add an ARB locker/s. The skid plates on both the sport and off road are a joke. For example, the off road has a plastic fuel skid. That's great, if you wheel on your lawn.
     
  14. Jul 13, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    but really? extra 4k they could of atleast put bilstein 5100's on? like really...
     
  15. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    Just get the sport and add an arb locker. That way you'll get eveything you want. And the arb locker now runs under $900.
     
  16. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    Steve1155

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    ^^^
    That sounds ideal! Roughly how much would the install cost?
     
  17. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    StandingCow

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    I like my SR5 seats...

    I didn't go with the offroad because I wanted to spend the extra on a lift, tires, etc.... although the locker would be nice, I can make due without it.
     
  18. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    jandrews

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    A-TRAC. MOTHERFUCKING A-TRAC.

    FFS.

    caps.
     
  19. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    Oh yea... forgot about A-TRAC... that woulda been nice too. But again, I get by with what I have. :)
     
  20. Jul 13, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    Or just buy the sport and add a bumper/winch. A rear locker won't get you out of every situation. :D
     
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