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is my truck a trd

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by saint166, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Mar 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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    saint166

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    i recently purchased a 1999 tacoma 4x4 with the sr5 package . its a v6 auto and its a full load including sunroof , chrome mirrors , chrome rear bumper . 31" tires and alloy wheels that look like the ones that are pictured with the trd package . it also has the leather wrap steering wheel . also color keyed fender flares . there is no trd stickers on the rear fenders so im wondering how i can tell if my truck came with the trd package . before this truck i had a 92 toyota 4x4 and it was a great old beast . thanks for any help
     
  2. Mar 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    JimBeam

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    first things first

    to the LEFT of the steering wheel...is there a button that says "RR DIFF LOCK"
     
  3. Mar 9, 2009 at 5:12 PM
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    yes it has that button
     
  4. Mar 9, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    then yes it is
     
  5. Mar 9, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    Monkeysuncle

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    Thr rr diff lock,bilstein shocks, also look ath the 3rd member and see if there is an electric motor or wire going to it, if not then no, its not a trd. I'm in the same boat, I wanted a TRD but at the time all I could find was a 1999 sr5 with manual hubs(that is what I really wanted) but wasn't a TRD. Now if I want a locker I have to shell out some big bucks. That being said, so far I have been everywhere I want to go, only been stuck once, my fault, and put the idea of a locker on the back burner for a while.
     
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  7. Mar 9, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    great thanks guys for all your help . im pretty happy to find out its a trd
     
  8. Mar 9, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    you can usually look at the coil springs in the front too as TRDs had progressive coils...meaning they get closer together at the top and bottom of the spring
     
  9. Mar 10, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    i had noticed the coils were progressive . i have discovered i need new leaf springs . im getting that fixed on friday
     
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