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LSD on a TRD Off Road??

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Bearskill, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Feb 23, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    Bearskill

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    So I took an 09 DC TRD off Road for a test drive this weekend. Im having some issues with the power train on my 06 sport and wanted to feel what a stock truck felt like. Anyways, it was a TRD Off Road package right, but it only had a LSD? I thought the E-locker came standard on the off road? I thought thats what seperated a 4x4 sport and an 4x4 Off Road. The sales guy had no idea what I was talking about. What the hell?
     
  2. Feb 23, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    1. Find a new dealer.
    2. Did it have the TRD Offroad sticker on the sides of the truck and the switch for the locker?

    Don't take the word of salespeople. Check it out for yourself.
     
  3. Feb 23, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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  4. Feb 23, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    Yes, it had the TRD Off Road sticker on the side. And I read on the window sticker, the one with the price and all the options that it had a LSD. Could have just been a typo I guess. Since I don't have a locker on my 06 sport I didn't know whare to look for the button. I saw the 2H-4H-4L rotory switch to the right of the steering wheel, but that was it. Oh well, I can't afford to upgrade anyways, And the shifting of the 09's auto tranny was smooth as butter, unlike my 06. Have an appointment on saterday at a diffrent dealer to look at my prob.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    when i bought my truck it had the TRD offroad sticker on it. after being on this site i came to find out that the dealer just slapped that sticker on there themselves and mine was actually a base model pre runner........:mad:
     
  6. Feb 23, 2009 at 2:08 PM
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    Whoa dude. Did they charge you for the Offroad package?
     
  7. Feb 23, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    You can get the OR package in a prerunner. It doesn't have to have 4x4 from what I gather. (Although why you wouldn't is beyond me)
     
  8. Feb 23, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    Most desert runners are 2wd. Lighter and possible to get LOTS more wheel travel and ground clearance without worrying about the CV joint angles.

    With the locker a 2wd is a damn capable machine. :)
     
  9. Feb 23, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    I dont think I got charged the OR package price, I bought it used with 7k miles on it. i was pissed about it at first but in over it now....but it would be nice to have the locker.....


    mine is only 2wd with the LSD and I have done some pretty intense offroading, I just make sure i have plenty of momentum!!!
     
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    I suppose. No desert here, just mountains. Hence my confusion. :p
     
  11. Feb 23, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    The Auto LSD is standard on all '09 trucks
     
  12. Feb 23, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    Then why call it the TRD Off Road if all it is is a SR5 4x4?
     
  13. Feb 23, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    wat?
    exactly

    and all 09's have the auto lsd, regarless of package. the OR's still have the e-locker as well.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2009 at 12:55 AM
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    And Bilsten Shocks.
     
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    Dealers fing suck in the rest of the country there trying to screw people by saying it has the off road pkg. Mine was fighting because Fing jerk on the phone telling me the sports the same thing and really how much off roading are you really gonna do. He just wanted me to buy something off the lot.
     
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