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In the market for a Tacoma. 4x4 or 4x2 prerunner?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by thatoneasianguy, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. thatoneasianguy

    thatoneasianguy [OP] New Member

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    I've switched from small sports cars over to trucks. I'm not sure if I should save a bit of money and go with the 2nd gen 4x2 Prerunners or just get a 4x4 v6. I go to the mountains in the winter to go snowboarding and would like to take it off-road as well. It would primarily just take me to school and work though, maybe some hauling of whatnot in the bed.
     
  2. adriancast

    adriancast Well-Known Member

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    Adrian
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    -2.5 Donahoe Coilovers -All Pro Standard Leaf Pack -All Pro U Bolt Flip Kit -Firestone Airbags w cradles -Extended rear Bilstein 5100s -Flowmaster 40 Series -All Pro IFS Skid -All Pro Transmission Skid -Bruteforce Hybrid Bumper -30" Double Row LED bar -400 Watt Anytime -TRD Seat Covers -ABS Kill Switch -Locking Center Console Mod -Rear Differential Breather -BHLM -Anytime Fog Light Mod
    You will regret not getting a 4x4.
     
  3. CelsisTaco

    CelsisTaco Senior Member

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    4x4 is the way to go! A Tacoma in general tho, is something to brag about it... :)
     
  4. drunktaco

    drunktaco Well-Known Member

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    Icon ext travel C/O's, Total Chaos UCA's, King R/R shocks, All-Pro leaf pack, lights, RCI skid, Brute Force sliders, ect.
    4x4, you won't be disappointed or regret your decision I don't think.
     
  5. HamerMan

    HamerMan Don't mind me, I'm only slightly stupid

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    Prerunners are good but not quite as good as the 4x4. But they still kick ass:thumbsup:
     
  6. worthywads

    worthywads Well-Known Member

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    If you are going into the mountains during winter you'll want 4x4.
     
  7. CYCLESARGE

    CYCLESARGE Well-Known Member

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    My first new Toyota was a 1998 Prerunner. LOVED the truck except the 10 times or so I took it up in the mountains to go snowboarding. I got stuck a couple times plus had a couple squirrelly moments. The straw that broke the camel's back was we were giving my wife's friend a ride up to the ski area, a school bus had gotten crossed up on the road so everyone had to stop. When we were free to go again, I couldn't get traction enough to go though. Cars were going around us, giving dirty looks and even a few birds, as I was spinning and trying to get somewhere I could get a little traction. Eventually I got off the road, and into some powdery snow, with gravel underneath, I STILL needed to have my wife and her friend get in the back. Her friend asked "why don't you just put it in four wheel drive?" I explained, that it only LOOKED like a 4wd, which was met with a look that conveyed "WTF?" The next time I went up was in a 4X4 Tundra TRD.
     
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