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Newb from Havasu w/ a few questions.

Discussion in 'New Members' started by grant22, May 2, 2010.

  1. May 2, 2010 at 5:49 PM

    grant22 [OP] Member

    May 2, 2010
    First Name:
    Lake Havasu
    Hello all,

    Newb here from Lake Havasu. I'm 33 years old and looking to downsize (dimensionally) back to a newer Tacoma. My only real use for a truck right now (for a couple years at least) is to tow my Yamaha boat (under 5000 lbs) anywhere between 6 miles to 20 miles and occasionally bed 2 dirtbikes. Some questions:

    -Considering the tow rating on the TRD, will I still benefit from an airbag addition in the rear or is it not even necessary (don't wanna go down the road towing my boat with the rear saggin')

    -Can the 2wd Prerunner TRD w/ locker be able to pull 5k lbs up the ramp with the rear locked or do I NEED the 4wd model?

    -If I need the 4wd version, can I get it w/o the hood scoop, w/o the 17's but with the 16's, and can I get the long bed? It seems they don't exist or are really hard to find.

    -Also, after 2005, is there a certain year or range of years I should stay away from or go after? I'm not sure of the small changes they made thru the last 5 years.

    THX for any help!
  2. May 3, 2010 at 4:02 AM

    Ridingontrd Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2008
    First Name:
    trd sport 4x4 w/towpkg
    aFe prodry,Dynomax ultra flo ss,Scangauge2,Demello front bumper,BudBuilt skids,sliders(local)AllPro rear bumper,Wet O's cobalt blu,w/halfpiping,TRD logo in gold,R/L hood struts,5150's@10"aal 3 pack,T/C uca,Light racing c/o,1"diff.drop,de-badged,
    Howdy neighbor.:wave: Welcome to TW.
    4x4 info:The TRD off road pkg.has the locker and 16" wheels.
    The sport pkg.has the 17" wheels plus hood scoop.It can be had w/the long bed.
    4x2 info:TRD off road pkg is the same as the 4x4.Not sure if it can be had w/the long bed.
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