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great buy on a used tacoma- simple question- Sport vs Off road trd

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by weshawk5, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Jul 14, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    weshawk5

    weshawk5 [OP] Member

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    I have been looking for a used tacoma for a couple months and have stumbled across a good buy thats pretty much exactly what I want.

    I want a 2005-2008 model at the right price, 4x4, double cab, silver, good shape.

    Found a truck for the right price that fits what I'm looking for, for about 1k less then trade in value. Its the sport TRD model. My question is, would the limited slip differential vs locking differential be good enough for me. I don't off road like mudding or anything like that, but do do a lot of hunting during the winter (the reason I want a 4x4). The extent of my 4WD usage would be driving through a field, or along a country dirt road that was muddy or icy and not wanting to get stuck, no rock climbing or anything like that.

    Is limited slip good enough, should I pull the trigger on this truck or wait till I find a good deal on one with the off-road trd package?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 14, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    TexAggie

    TexAggie Well-Known Member

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    I think it will work just fine.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    i think you will be fine with the sport
     
  4. Jul 14, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    ExpoSpy

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    If you need a long bed then you'll be stuck with the Sport and the weak LSD. IMHO the Off Road is a much better truck with a locker.

    I myself am bummed that I got my Sport but I needed the long bed. I have also found out that the factory LSD doesn't work very well.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    weshawk5

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    I want the short bed truck
     
  6. Jul 14, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    TacoSupreem

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    you'll be fine with the sport!
     
  7. Jul 14, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    glwood6

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    Buy it.
     
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