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Need help on which Taco to buy

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Spoon93, May 30, 2013.

  1. Spoon93

    Spoon93 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, first things first I do not own a Taco yet but that's why I am here. I need help from fellow owners on which one to buy. I'm an avid hunter and outdoors-man in the PNW and its time to ditch the Danger Ranger. I spend 2-3 weekends of every month in the woods and I prefer to go beyond where everyone else can.
    That said, I am torn on witch rig I want. It will be the Double Cab and I love the long bed as I will be putting a canopy on and it can be my tent on wheels. But, there is no manual option and I don't know if I could deal with going back to an auto.

    What are the pros and cons of the 6sp manual vs. the 5 speed auto?

    What are the pros and cons of the short bed (besides it cant be a tent I'm 6,2) vs. the long bed?

    Thanks everyone in advance for your help!
     
  2. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    The auto seems to have fewer issues. The manual guys seem to have issues with the throw out bearing. Other than that, I think it's just preference.

    If you're set on a double cab, the TRD Off Road package is only available on the short bed. The manual is also only available on the short bed. The TRD Sport package comes on both the short and long beds. Depending on what type of off roading you get in to, you have a decision to make. The Off Road comes with the rear locker and is the only package that comes with the locker and ATRAC. The TRD Sport comes with a brake-controlled limited slip system. If you go with a long bed, you could go with an SR5 package and add a rear locker with the money saved over one of the other dress packages. If you plan on lifting and dumping a lot of money into the truck, buying a double cab long bed SR5 and building it up might end up being cheaper and more capable in the long run.
     
  3. MGMTacolover55

    MGMTacolover55 Well-Known Member

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    Long bed is harder to park and the off road package is nice for light off reading in stock from but just get what you want
     
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