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I am getting my first Tacoma!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by flyingjalapeno, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Mar 2, 2008 at 6:37 PM
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    flyingjalapeno

    flyingjalapeno [OP] New Member

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    I made up my mind to pick up a 1st gen Tacoma, somewhere between the years of 98-04. I am looking into a 2WD prerunner 2.7L, for a daily driver. My question is, would I be able to go out on a weekend like once a month and drive off the beaten path, even though its just a 2x4? Also does it make a difference if the truck's tranny is automatic or manuel to do a bit of off roading? On top of that does it matter if the truck has TRD or SR5? I have been reading that you can get better quality parts then what the TRD has to offer and cheaper or, does it even matter since I will not be such a hardcore off roader? Any and all info would be great, I am just trying to gather as much info as I and enjoy my purchase. Now that i think about it, I also mt. bike, what kind of attachments or set ups can be used to hook my bike up.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2008 at 6:52 PM
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    Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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    Welcome aboard. A skilled driver in a 4x2 can go almost anywhere reasonable.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2008 at 7:00 PM
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    flyingjalapeno

    flyingjalapeno [OP] New Member

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    I consider myself a reasoned driver, but I am making the change from driving a sedan to a pickup. So ill put myself as a beginner.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2008 at 7:49 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    The prerunner is still a capable truck. The TRD package will add a rear locker, which may help in offroad situations as well as billstein shocks and struts, which have a great reputation.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2008 at 12:46 PM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Both Roland and Toy4life have made good comments, I would lean towards a TRD with the locker rear end, so your once a month doesn't become a never do that again ! :mad: I really love the looks of the 02-04 models, and don't forget about a good set of tires. :D
     
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