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Just Upgraded from a Prerunner to 4x4

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dpak, May 7, 2011.

  1. May 7, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    dpak

    dpak [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So when I originally purchased the PreRunner, I wasn't as educated in trucks as I am now. With the help of TacomaWorld, my knowledge of Tacomas has expanded and made me want a 4x4 TRD Offroad. Here are pics from the 07 Base Prerunner to 09 4x4 TRD Offroad: (Prerunner on the right and 4x4 on the left)

    On the 3rd and 4th picture, what are those things on the bumper?

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  2. May 7, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    4x4 > Prerunner

    Ya , I said it
     
  3. May 7, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    TheMrGExperience

    TheMrGExperience Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    They're back up sensors
     
  4. May 7, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    FLJB

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    I am confused, doesn't an '09 have a back-up camera in the tailgate latch and rear-view mirror? My '09 does but i just have the SR5.

    Those bumper bumps look like the mounting bolt things that my 1st generation had. strange.
     
  5. May 7, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    redz80

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    I never knew tacomas had that option......well if you backup to something untill it beeps or you hit it...... then we will know for sure!
     
  6. May 7, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    Saskquatch11

    Saskquatch11 TRUCK YEAH

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    its about time you man'd up and got a 4x4...jk :D

    :mudding:

    :cheers:
     
  7. May 7, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    sandjunkie

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    Congrats!! 4x4 beats Pee-Runner everyday of the week and twice on Sunday:poking::crapstorm::brianr:
     
  8. May 7, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    Pugga

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    It looks like someone drilled the bumper to install an aftermarket back-up sensor system and used those things to plug the holes. Look at my bumper, this is an aftermarket system. It looks like the same size holes but just pluged.
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  9. May 7, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    thanks for chiming in on the little circles on the bumper. i'll be testing it out tomorrow with my girlfriend standing behind the truck :D
     
  10. May 8, 2011 at 12:39 AM
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    they are plugs covering the holes of where the sensors USED to be. Hope your girlfriend is smart enough to get out of the way when you don't stop because you dont hear a beep.
     
  11. May 8, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    So the sensors do not work. I'm swapping the bumpers.
     
  12. May 8, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    Take the plugs out and put lazer beams in their place as shown below\/\/
    That'll stop tailgaters mwhahah
     
  13. May 8, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    i'm churious if the pre runner handles any better on the street without all that extra weight of 4x4 components
     
  14. May 9, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    TheMrGExperience Because Tacos are too mainstream...and Im poor.

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    Gets better mileage :D
     
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