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Motor Trend TRD Pro / Bison / Gladiator Showdown

Discussion in '4th Gen. Tacomas (2024+)' started by Fast1, May 24, 2024.

  1. May 24, 2024 at 6:08 AM
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    Fast1

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  2. May 24, 2024 at 6:56 AM
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    ZR2 FTW.
     
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    What is a battle tested? Did they play tug of war? Or did they take each truck into active combat and then compare casualties?
     
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    Trying to get to the beach on Memorial Day weekend :anonymous:
     
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    This morning I accelerated on an on-ramp behind a TRX. Apparently he didn't like my puny display of power because he immediately jumped on it and went over the horizon.

    Hey, I appreciate you spending the 10 dollars worth of skinny pedal to impress me.
     
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    I'm impressed just reading about it.

    Did you tell your wife? Bro code says you have to let her smack your ass with a rolled up newspaper as punishment
     
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    I called a 30 minute meeting in the conference room to talk about it. We all had a circle jerk to commemorate it.
     
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  9. May 24, 2024 at 7:37 AM
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    Big surprise, front solid axle sucks on anything over 5mph.

    And $70k. :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  11. May 24, 2024 at 9:35 AM
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  12. May 24, 2024 at 10:50 AM
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    ZR2 looking pretty good
     
  14. May 25, 2024 at 6:04 AM
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    You aren't wrong.

    This thing is a dream off road, but on the road it wanders for ditch to ditch.

    It actually got BETTER after the lift and 37's, but it's still tricky to drive.

     
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  15. May 25, 2024 at 6:15 AM
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  16. May 25, 2024 at 7:07 AM
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    Hmmmm, they said Taco was by far the worst to see out the windshield.
     
  17. May 25, 2024 at 7:42 AM
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    Lt. Dangle

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    Has a Tacoma ever won one of these when there was more than 2 trucks involved? Seriously lol.

    I'd pick the Bison too btw.
     
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    Yesterday I saw a Gladiator pulling a 2 axle 20-30' enclosed trailer. Looked like the road friendly trim what ever that's called. The Gladiator was only going a out 40mph and towing on flat ground, it looked like it was handling the trailer well. I didn't notice much squatting, or if a weight distributing hitch was being useed, the trailer may have been empty.

    This had me thinking, maybe a solid front axle 1/2 ton or midsize might not be that bad. I was leaning more toward 1/2 tons. More capacity from a SFA, and a stronger front end for off road.
     

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