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Off Road V. Sport Suspension

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rehabber, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Nov 27, 2006 at 12:31 PM
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    Does anyone know if the differences in the Off Road and Sport are just cosmetic or is the suspension softer in the Sport.
     
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    the off road has better shocks than the sport and a different diff. the sport has a locking slip diff. and the off road has the limited slip diff. the off road has a botton in side the vehicle to lock the diff. when you want it to be locked for different off roading the sport locks on its own when one of your wheels begins to spin
     
  3. Nov 27, 2006 at 8:20 PM
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    http://www.toyota.com/tacoma/options.html

    TRD Off-Road Package (OC) -- SR5 Package #2 plus off-road tuned suspension with Bilstein® shocks, 16-in. alloy wheels with P265/70R16 BFGoodrich® Rugged Trail T/A tires, locking rear differential, engine skidplate and fuel tank protector, front tow hook, 115V/400-watt deck mounted power outlet, multi-function overhead console with compass and temperature gauge, sport seats with sport fabric and driver's lumbar support, and TRD Off-Road graphics (V6 models)
    TRD Sport Package #1 (PY) -- Sport suspension with Bilstein® shocks, 17-in. alloy wheels with P265/65R17 tires, limited-slip rear differential, 115V/400-watt deck-mounted power outlet, fog lamps, power windows/door locks/outside mirrors, remote keyless entry system, cruise control, variable intermittent windshield wipers, multi-function overhead console with compass and outside temperature gauge, color-keyed grille surround/bumpers/mirrors/door handles/overfenders, sliding rear window with privacy glass, sport seats with driver’s lumbar support and sport fabric trim, metallic-tone instrument panel trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, sun visors with sliding extensions and vanity mirror, hood scoop, and TRD Sport graphics (V6 models)
     
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    The main difference between the Sport and Offroad are the Sport has a limited slip rear diff and the Offroad has a electronic rear diff locker (Eaton I believe) only engagable in 4-Lo and of course the obvious cosmetic differences Sport has color keyed bumbers (front and rear), non-functional hood scoop larger rims.
     
  5. Nov 29, 2006 at 10:07 AM
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    Guess what I meant was, which one has the better ride for on road use.
     
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    If you want a truck that thinks it is an over grown sports car..... TRD Sport is the way to go. The ride is stiffer, but on the blacktop tracks like it is on rails. I've had cars back out of corners that I keep accelerating through.
     
  7. Nov 29, 2006 at 6:04 PM
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    Before I bought mine- TRD sport- I tested both and I did not see any diference in straight line. The reason you will see a diference in twisty roads is because one have 16" wheel and the other have 17" wheel and a bigger torsion bar. There for the tire on the Sport TRD will flex and lean less in a curb giving you the filling that you can go little bit faster. Either way you will probably get tire of stock set up (shocks and tires),and upgrade with something better within very short time. Good luck on your decision.
     
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    The Sport and the off-road have the exact same suspension system. The difference is that they are tuned differently, the sport is tuned for street performance and the off-road is tuned for off-road performance.
     
  9. Dec 8, 2006 at 3:58 AM
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    so who is right here? I think I got a cross-breed of archers #1 AND#2?
     
  10. Dec 11, 2006 at 7:55 AM
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    Now, now, be nice
     
  11. Dec 15, 2006 at 8:07 AM
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    Boy this site has a TON of misinformation... try a differnt site like TTORA or yotatech.com for better more accurate info. Its geared more towards offroading, but the people know their trucks a lot better....

    The main difference, other than cosmetics, are the front springs, rear diff, and swaybar. The front springs on the offroad are progressive, and the shock is designed for better damping when used aggressivly offroad. The rear diff of the sport has the TRD limitied slip and is in a 8.4" toyota ring gear, the offroad uses the 8" rear with a toyota elocker. The housings are differnt on both models. The swaybar on the sport is the same dia as all the rest of them, but the offroad has a smaller diameter swaybar to increase offroad flex.

    Not better shocks, differnt shocks.. designed for different use. The sport does not have a locking slip diff, in fact thats not even a real diff. The sport has a limited slip diff.. the offroad has a locking diff...

    A limited slip cannot lock, impossible.. A limited slip is designed to provide more traction to the wheel with traction, but they really dont work. There are some that are better than other, the ones that use helical gears on a torque bias are best, but when traction is really needed they dont work. A LSD will still give most power to the tire with the least traction. But for a street rig they will usually provide enough resistance to keep from compleatly roasting one tire... but they are unpredictible on ice, they will cause a more squirley ride than an open diff.

    A locker is diff that either automaticly or selectiable lockes the rear tires together. Auto lockers are cheaper, but are a PITA to drive on the street, and are not safe on snow. Selectible lockers, like the toyota e-locker, are open until activated. Then lock the diff together and provide equal power to each tire, regardless of traction.

    Not Eaton, its toyota...

    That would be the TRD Sport, as the TRD Offroad is geared towards Offroad use...

    Not called torsion bars... Torsion bars are springs like on the 86-95 pickups and 4runners. They are call swaybars, there is a big difference.

    They do yes have the same suspension, in terms of control arms and such, but the springs and shocks and swaybars are differnt, which really are the guts of the suspension..
     
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  13. Dec 15, 2006 at 7:01 PM
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  14. Dec 15, 2006 at 8:06 PM
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    ah64id this site is just conversing of what we know about our trucks but we do appreciate your input. :0) thanks for clearing this up.
     
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    My 09 off-road has had a slight wag in the back and is really felt going into turns and coming out of turns. Hitting a bump in a turn @ high speeds the truck seems to bounce with a reverberated feeling in the back end as i excelerate or maintaining speeds could i have bent the sway bar or maybe the elocker in the back end. the feeling started right after i took the truck out of 4-wheel after pulling my 18ft alumnium pontoon(not that much weight?). It isn't the alignment. Ps. the dealers arn't working with me because don't exactly what is wrong & i can't tell the field rep!!!
     
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    If you hit a bump in a turn @ speed- You will get wheel hop. It's a truck- so it'll wiggle if the back end is unloaded and you make stiff inputs to the controls.

    The locker doesn't turn on in 4WD...only is you select it. Where you towing in 4WD on the road??
     
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    This has to be the oldest thread I've ever seen revived.
     
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    Yeah...It's pretty wicked- but since he asked a valid question- Figured I'd answer it.
     
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    yup, I go to yotatech for tech info..... come here for cosmetics
     
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