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How to tell a TRD truck

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JaSkynyrd, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    JaSkynyrd

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    Hey guys, my bro in laws 2000 xtracab Tacoma has TRD stickers on it but no diff lock button. Can it still be a TRD? I told him I didn't think it was but that I wasn't 100% sure, is there anything I can look for?

    P.S. I am a professional party pooper: I do corporate events, bar mitzvahs, christenings...
     
  2. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    bellassaiw10

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    I always thought trd meant the towing package and other things and sr5 was with the locking rear.... could be wrong
     
  3. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    TRD mean Toyota Racing Development
    SR5 is the offroad package i believe
     
  4. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    It should have a button on the dash that says RR diff lock to the left of the steering wheel. If it has a mangle of shit on the drivers side of the rear diff its a TRD, thats the e-locker. The TRD package also came with billy's.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    No. TRD offroad was a package. SR5 was just 4x4 i think.

    Check the dash for the Diff lock button as said. Also came with a nicer interior.
     
  6. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    wrong

    wrong

    right
     
  7. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    TRD offered progressive coils, bilstien shocks, and a e-locker

    SR5 is a trim level that offered such things as electric locks/windows/etc
     
  8. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    Limited was colormatched if im not mistaken, you could even get a sunroof
     
  9. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM
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    I think limited offered leather seats

    Mine is color matched and NOT a limited
     
  10. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    A buddie of mine has a limited with no leather seats, its color matched though, :notsure:
     
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    I have the trd offroad. Billiys, rear locker and SR5
     
  12. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    You also have a 2nd Gen
     
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    then I have no idea what Limited added...because mine is NOT limited and IS color matched

    I was always under the impression that the color matching was an SR5 add-on

    you're also in the 1st gen section there hoss, with your 07
     
  14. Jul 24, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    That's bullshit on SR5 IMO...my truck is fully manual everything w/ no tilt wheel and it's an SR5 truck...came with original badging plus vin shows so..

    Maybe the 'Sr5' package changed in 01+ though :confused:
     
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    I think there has always been some discussion as to just what SR5 added

    I'm just guessing honestly and going by what i've read over the past 6 years online...and what I own
     
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    Well guys he said in the original post that there's no diff lock button so.....?
     
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    That too.
    Edit: I heard the SR5 badge is just an add on to all tacomas intill I think 2010...
     
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    Mines a SR5, no color match. I reckon Toyota just slapped some stuff together, no rhyme or reason.
     
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    so its NOT a TRD

    that much is 100% true
     
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    right

    normal sr5 didnt get color matched

    I think it was an add-on
     
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