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Hey Off Road PreRunner?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Prerunner2511, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Dec 6, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    Prerunner2511

    Prerunner2511 [OP] washed in the blood and wrapped in camoflauge!

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    hey i just bought my first toyota. Its an 04 PreRunner with the 2.7L 4cyl. and i was wondering if anybody could tell me the difference between a normal tacoma and a prerunner? and If a prerunner is any good in the mud or off road. thank yall
     
  2. Dec 6, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    Warhorseforever

    Warhorseforever Will The Thrill

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    PreRunner means that it is 2wd rather than 4 wheel drive but still retains the suspension and the ride height of the 4x4. I've gotten into some pretty nasty stuff for a 2wd and the locker helps a good bit, it isn't 4x4 but it's the next best thing. Oh and welcome.
     
  3. Dec 6, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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  4. Dec 6, 2011 at 2:29 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Since you're 2wd and open rear diff mud and rocks will be a bit of a problem. You'll do fine on fire roads and mild trails though.

    Welcome!
     
  5. Dec 6, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    Prerunner2511

    Prerunner2511 [OP] washed in the blood and wrapped in camoflauge!

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    its a six lug. and mine doesnt have a locker
     
  6. Dec 6, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Yup, see my comment above.

    The fact that it is a 4cy means it doesn't have a locker.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    Warhorseforever Will The Thrill

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    ha whoops you learn something new everyday.
    Edit: Open diff in mud=1 wheel drive in anything more than a few inches so that's no good for mud but light trails and enough mud on the ground to get your truck dirty would be about the end of its abilities. And where are the pic's? You see we at TW.com love pics most threads are useless without them.
     
  8. Dec 6, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    Prerunner2511

    Prerunner2511 [OP] washed in the blood and wrapped in camoflauge!

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    so pretty much it aint gonna be so hot in the mud lol well thats all right it pulss my boat to the ramp and gets me to the race track, i can find other mud toys
     
  9. Dec 6, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    why not sell it and get a 4x4 then you have one that can do it all.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    yup, your biggest problems will be mud and snow. Its not a 4wd, so do your self a favor and dont try to do any real "mudding". fire roads, average trails, even some hairy rock crawls you will be fine because you have the suspension and clearance of a 4x4. Just take it easy and keep a close eye so you dont get yourself stuck, and as everyone says, always go with a friend, this is doubly true if your a pre runner.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    Prerunner2511 [OP] washed in the blood and wrapped in camoflauge!

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    Well when your 16 funds are a little short :) i just worked my hind end off and sold my dirt bike to get this one
     
  12. Dec 6, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    yea i hear you these trucks are a pretty penny i had to get a 96 so i could afford one.
     
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    Invest in some recovery equipment :D:D:D
     
  14. Dec 6, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    x2 welcome to the club!:D
     
  15. Dec 7, 2011 at 12:18 AM
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    work your butt off some more, and surf other sites like TTORA and pirate4x4 and yotatech...

    watch those sites for guys who are upgading their trucks to SAS, and often times, you will find good deals on stock transfer cases, front diffs, etc...

    you can always buy all your parts in pieces so it doesn't hit your wallet all at once, then when you have everything you need, slap it all together and install on your rig...
     
  16. Dec 7, 2011 at 3:30 AM
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    Prerunner2511 [OP] washed in the blood and wrapped in camoflauge!

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    well i would do that and get all the 4x4 parts but ive got another project ive been workin on for awhile. It aint a yota but its still pretty slick but Im gettin ne chrome peices for it before i hit my taco real hard. I also put a pic of what takes up most of my time. lol

    tacoma.jpg
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  17. Dec 7, 2011 at 4:41 AM
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    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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