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driving around i have noticed...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Marioso, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Jun 30, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    Marioso

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    some sport trd's dont have the prerunner sign on the back but some do...is that normal or are people debadging that one thing?
     
  2. Jun 30, 2008 at 8:17 PM
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    getting there....
    they are probably either 4x4's or debadged.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2008 at 8:17 PM
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    also driving to the border in tj i rode along a semi with like 10 brand new 09 tacomas...they have this really dope green color havent seen it like an dark green olive color
     
  4. Jun 30, 2008 at 8:18 PM
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    so what is a PRErunner?
     
  5. Jun 30, 2008 at 8:19 PM
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    2WD with ride height and suspension of a 4x4.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    A TRD sport only seems to come on either prerunners or 4x4. So I beleive that the ones that you dont see a prerunner logo on the tailgate is a 4x4
     
  7. Jun 30, 2008 at 8:20 PM
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    getting there....
    the prerunner has the suspension and stance of a 4x4.....without the 4x4. the trd sport comes with the hood scoop and lsd and 17 inch wheels and the trd offroad comes with the rear locker and 16 inch offroad wheels.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2008 at 8:23 PM
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    the trd off road is a prerunner though right
     
  9. Jun 30, 2008 at 8:25 PM
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    Somewhat.

    Its a package. You can get it on a 4x4 or Prerunner.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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    gotcha...learn something new everyday...the DC with short beds look more stocky than my dc long bed...could it be the long bed that makes my truck look stretched out or could it be that it was debadged
     
  11. Jun 30, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    Its longer, so it looks stretched out. I got the short bed because I couldnt stand the way long beds looked on a smaller truck.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2008 at 8:47 PM
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    yeah i thought so...long beds dont look that bad compared to other trucks with long beds...i like it better than a short bed i see no point in a short bed
     
  13. Jun 30, 2008 at 9:06 PM
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    ^Huh? So you think that extra foot of your long bed makes a huge difference? There are many points to having a short bed. For example, people who offroad will have a better departure angle. Lower weight would be another. Or, people like me who don't NEED a longer bed and don't like the way they look.
     
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    I like my shortbed. I'm able to park it in my garage :D
     
  15. Jun 30, 2008 at 9:14 PM
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  16. Jun 30, 2008 at 9:20 PM
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    That's exactly the way the dealership explained it to me.

    They said the Prerunner was developed by TRD to do just what it says... pre-run the offroad courses so the teams knew where the tough spots were without sacrificing the uber vehicles ahead of racetime. A 2WD vehicle with the offroad suspension and locking diff got the job done nicely (just not as fast). Next thing ya know they were on the lot as an alternative to customers.

    Anyone else hear that or did I get handed a load?
     
  17. Jun 30, 2008 at 9:21 PM
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    extra foot makes a difference dude...might as well have a suv if u want a short bed IMO...i do hate having to back into parking lots...and my truck does stick out the parking lot in my apts. but for the most part (moving materials for my house from san diego to baja) it has worked great plus if i need to haul quads its no problem
     
  18. Jun 30, 2008 at 9:22 PM
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    yeah i knew what a REAL prerunner was line in the baja races but i never knew what the difference was in regards to stock toyotas
     
  19. Jul 1, 2008 at 5:48 AM
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    Thats funny I like the look of the short bed DC. Besides parking is so much easier too.
     
  20. Jul 1, 2008 at 6:54 AM
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    The 2 worst things about the long bed, and these are deal breakers:

    1) You can ONLY get it in an auto tranny

    2) Won't fit in my garage


    That's why I got a shorty, and besides the shorty's look better anyways
     
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