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Looking to buy regular cab 4x4 (Any comments, good or bad on them?)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kev93, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Dec 4, 2009 at 4:28 AM
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    kev93

    kev93 [OP] New Member

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    I am going to look at a regular cab tacoma with 4 cylinder, 5 speed this week to purchase if I like it. Anyone own one have any comments good or bad about them? Do they have alot of legroom with regular cab? I am 5'11.
    Thanks
     
  2. Dec 4, 2009 at 4:33 AM
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    good truck, and you will fit fine, I am 5/10, and there is plenty of seat travel

    I found the bench to be quite uncomfortable though, so if you can find a sr5 reg, they have buckets, and are much more comfortable.

    I bought the access cab, but basically a base model Tacoma, and love driving this thing
     
  3. Dec 4, 2009 at 5:39 AM
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    I just bought a '10 regular cab 4x4. I've had it a couple months now and no complaints. I'm 6' and its fine for me, but getting out of the truck is a little uncomfortable for some reason. Don't expect to riding with a 3rd passenger much. Also, the whole seat/bench is connected so your passenger can't adjust their seat (I have a friend that is 6'6" and doesn't ride very comfortably). With that said, the truck is what I was looking for, but it definately isn't for everyone.
     
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    5'11' here 34" legs . This truck is good on leg room. I like the bench seat as far as bench seats go,youll have to decide that part yourself.:D

    Find a hill and test drive if you can, the 4 cyl has good power but its no sproty v-6 , but you need to bring it up to 2500-3500 rpm to be usefull. I like mine!

    only downsides to me and they dont bother me, is the lack of space when 2 people get in it with the usual bags /packs etc , ....and being a short w/b that turns in 35' they fell a bit wiggly in a cross wind.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    So if I purchase and install a little bigger tires, will the 4 cylinder be ok without regearing the truck?
     
  6. Dec 4, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    some will say yes , some will say no. I say you wont HAVE to regear, but you find it desireable if you 4wheel or like strong acceleration.
     
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    Unfortunately Toyota stopped offering buckets in the regular cab Tacoma SR5 for the 2010 model year. I just received an ordered '10 4x4 r/c SR5 and it was only available with a bench. I find the bench comfortable however if the driver is shorter than 5'5', a tall passenger may feel otherwise.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    285/75/16 MTZ's.... OME lift(885s)...4:88 gears.... Front and rear ARB.... Homemade skids
    I have 265/75/16 toyo mts on mine, and its fine. And this is a heavy tire being 10 ply.
    I noticed a bit of power loss when I first put them on .. but now I have gotten use to it.
    If I went up to a 33 I think I would start to think about regearing
     
  9. Dec 4, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    Radient Red, Red Grille, Debadge'd, Blacken'd Headlights, DTRL's, Cruise Control, Fog Lights, 2 1\2" suspension lift, 285\75\16 Nitto Dune Grapplers, Pioneer Premier DEH-P510UB stereo, Pioneer 3 way fronts with factory tweeters & Kenwood tweeters, Kenwood truck boxes behide seats with 8" subs in each, Wet suit like tacoma seat covers
    Thet look the coolest lifted.:cool:
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