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how to identify a trd Tacoma.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by scheide, May 2, 2013.

  1. May 2, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    scheide

    scheide [OP] Active Member

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    What can I look for on a Tacoma that shows it is a true trd? I see a lot of tacomas for sale, they say they are trd's, but no stickers. Isn't there something on the rear axle that I can identify that it is a trd? sorry if this seems like a stupid question, but I drive an 84 Toyota now, so this is all new to me. thanks.
     
  2. May 2, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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    02sr5trd

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    The TRD off road comes with a rear diff lock. the button will be located to the left of the steering wheel.
     
  3. May 2, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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    Drewski

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    Not all of em. 1st gen Prerunner 4 cyl, for example.
     
  4. May 2, 2013 at 10:34 PM
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    rmtofast

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    Trd 4x4 will have elocker factory , bigger sway bar up front, if its on factory suspension it will have bilistens stock. Alot of people add the stickers to a non trd Tacoma and try to sell as a trd, so if it don't hs e trd stickers and they say its a trd I find that hard to believe its a trd. Why take them off
     
  5. May 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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    rmtofast

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    Also I believe trd came with slightly larger tires stock? Maybe wrong but if so you can look on the door code and see what size tires came on it
     
  6. May 2, 2013 at 10:38 PM
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    Dcpsychobilly

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    Ppl take them off idk why. My dad's 99 is a trd wiith no TRD sticker. Just look for the electric locker motor on the rear axle. Drews is right but that's a rare find
     
  7. May 2, 2013 at 10:59 PM
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    TonyTacoBC

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    4 cyl did not have the e-locker option.
     
  8. May 2, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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    IDtrucks

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    x2. gotta have the v6 to have an elocker
     
  9. May 3, 2013 at 7:02 AM
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    Or so they say.
     
  10. May 3, 2013 at 7:03 AM
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  11. May 3, 2013 at 7:32 PM
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    thanks for all the replies. Like I said, I see trucks that say they are trd's but no stickers. I would hate to drive several hundred miles only to find out it is not a trd when they said it was. just wanting to save myself some headaches.
     
  12. May 3, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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    ToyComa92

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    TRD offroad will have an E-locker also look at wheels.
    TRD Sport will have a scooped hood and 17" wheels.
     
  13. May 4, 2013 at 5:50 AM
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    Aquatic Tacoma

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    toycoma92, no scoops or 17's on a first gen.
     
  14. May 4, 2013 at 5:55 AM
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    Matic

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  15. May 4, 2013 at 5:59 AM
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    TRD Sport will have 17" wheels,Color matched mirrors, rear bumper, & as stated a hood scoop. The VIN # should tell all. Do the research so ya don't ge burned. Lot's of bad ass "TRD's" on this site have removed all badges including the TRD stickers.

    Shit...Just noticed this is a 1st Gen post...
     
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  16. May 4, 2013 at 6:01 AM
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    ToyComa92

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    My bad didnt realize i was in the 1st gen forum! Sorry!!!
     
  17. May 4, 2013 at 6:04 AM
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    Normantaco

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    I crunched the bedsides on my 03 trd and didnt get stickers replaced when i had body work done. Look for the rear locker button. If you are driving a distance to look at a truck and have questions about it, ask for a picture of the locker button.
     
  18. May 4, 2013 at 7:41 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    If you have a smartphone, just use the web browser and plug in the VIN
     
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