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Newb question: How can I identify if my truck is a TRD

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by gj ga us, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Jul 19, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    gj ga us

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    Recently purchased an 02 Xtracab with 72k. Noticed truck was a repaint and with no TRD stickers in the rear. After checking out the underside I saw the OE Bilstiens shocks. So my question is how can I identify if the truck is truely a TRD (vin number?). Did non TRD's come with Bilstein shocks?

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  2. Jul 19, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    Do you have a rear locker?
     
  3. Jul 19, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    Non-TRDs don't come with the yellow&blue billies, but that doesn't mean someone didn't put them on.

    Rear locker is the best giveaway. Your dash should look like this.

    [​IMG]
     
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    He has a 1st gen so his dash wont look like that
     
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    ...It's used, and you're talking about a "sticker", after all. Not definitive by any means either way.
     
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    :facepalm:

    tl:dr
     
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    You should have this button on your dash.

    [​IMG]
     
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    My friend has a 2.7 trd, 2002. He has the rear locker. :confused:
     
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    I think he got it a few weeks ago.
     
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    He means is it a factory locker.
    Some say 4cyl 5-speeds could have come with lockers, but no one could produce a pic of one in another thread. Everyone just says "my friend has one".
    My truck is a TRD, but the only TRD left is the sticker. The suspension has all been changed and its a 4-banger so no locker anyway.
     
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    My friend's Tacoma has one. So you're wrong.
     
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    hahaha of course, the friend. no TW members, but always a friend without that fancy internet thing.

    and if you want pics of a trd without a locker, look at my truck.
     
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    Yes my truck has that switch. So with the switch and the bilsteins I may have a TRD, thats a bonus.
     
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    IIRC '98 thru '04 TRD package models were available on trucks with the 2.7L. If they were autos they did not get the e-locker. If they were 5-speeds, they did get the e-locker.
     
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    Show me a 4cyl with a locker. No one has even produced evidence of this unicorn. In another thread no one could find one or show any toyota sales documents that said there was a locker on a 4cyl. Out of all the TW and TTORA members, no one actually has one. (no one that has ever posted pics)
     
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    I took my moms 02' Tacoma TRD Auto for a drive the other day and it has the factory e-locker.

    It also might depend on where you live because its a stepside, and i havent seen too many stepsides in th US
     
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