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Help a n00b out - What exactly is "TRD"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by majorvices, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Nov 14, 2008 at 3:42 PM
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    majorvices

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    So, I have a TRD 4.0L Tacoma Double Cab - but exactly what "racing" features does it have and what difference is it other than engine size. For instance: I have a TRD but I also see that Toyota offers a TRD exhaust system. Do I have that on my truck? What about the air intake and filter - is it special? To be honest the truck has plenty of power and I am not seriously looking for performance upgrades (yet;) )- would like a throatier sounding muffler though.

    I tried searching for this info but couldn't pin point anything down. Any info would be appreciated and sorry for the n00b Q.
     
  2. Nov 14, 2008 at 3:50 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    TRD=Toyota Racing Development. Not just racing gear, but genuine Toyota performance parts/accessories.
    I think the TRDs only have comfort/appearance/suspension differences from SR5 or base trucks. The only performance oriented equipment would be the locking differential on the Offroad or limited slip on the Sport. I could be wrong.....I'm still in a 1st gen truck.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2008 at 4:02 PM
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    Khaos

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    You're not wrong.

    Unless your dealer (or previous owner of the truck) modded the truck, engine/performance wise it'll be exactly the same as any other Tacoma with the 4.0 V6.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    Chickenmunga

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    TRD = Toyota Racing Development. Mostly there for the marketing.
    Sport package gives different options than base. Most obvious is the LSD and bilstien shocks
    Offroad package gives different options than base. Most obvious is the Locking Rear diff. and bilstiens.

    You have the TRD exhaust only if you asked for that as an option
    The intake and filter isn't special or changed between TRD/non-TRD


    Gah and I'm late!
     
  5. Nov 14, 2008 at 5:06 PM
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    Hold up, before you lead him astray!

    The TRD sticker increases your horsepower as much a +15 and the Sockmonkey decals are worth +50 :D
     
  6. Nov 14, 2008 at 5:09 PM
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    Oh ya, I got at least 50 with my sockmonkey decal:rolleyes:
     
  7. Nov 14, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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    Sweet! I'll be putting mine on tomorrow.
     
  8. Nov 14, 2008 at 7:34 PM
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    My TuRD has the locking diff. and horsepower adding decal but I thought
    the spring rates (coil&leafs) and shocks were different too?
     
  9. Nov 14, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    Damn! I'm always the last to find out about these things!:mad:
     
  10. Nov 14, 2008 at 8:15 PM
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    Bummer - I thought that TRD logo was pretty fugly. Was thinking about taking it off. Any other decals that offer more HP?;) Don't know what sock monkey is. Sorry.

    Kind of disappointing that it is more show that performance. I was hoping at least there was an intake or exhaust diameter difference. I opted out of 4WD since I have a 30 min commute every day. I guess the standard breather, headers and exhaust is in order for performance gains. Thanks for the info.
     
  11. Nov 14, 2008 at 8:52 PM
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    let's not forget the non functioning hood scoop on the sport
     
  12. Nov 14, 2008 at 8:57 PM
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    Good to see I'm not the only one who calls it a TuRD. :)
     
  13. Nov 14, 2008 at 8:58 PM
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    Most "scoops" in the auto and cycle world are non functioning. Outside of aesthetics that is.
     
  14. Nov 14, 2008 at 8:59 PM
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  15. Nov 14, 2008 at 9:03 PM
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    bilstiens, sport 08 w/o scoop, debadged
    didn't care for the scoop blocking my vision -
    found somebody that wanted it - win win !
     
  16. Nov 14, 2008 at 9:07 PM
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    I see what you are saying. But I have to admit. The scoop looks cool as hell.:cool:
     
  17. Nov 14, 2008 at 9:13 PM
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    BTW, if you want a better sounding muffler, throw a Magnaflow (I did) or a Flowmaster on the stock piping. I have yet to see anyone produce a dyno sheet showing significant gains from a cat back like the TRD on these trucks.
     
  18. Nov 15, 2008 at 12:41 AM
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    Don't forget your muffler bearings, or 710 cap.

    And don't ever leave home without plenty of blinker fluid, heaven forbid your blinkers stop working when they run out of fluid.
     
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