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Off-Road vs SR5

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Gordo, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Aug 20, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    Gordo

    Gordo [OP] New Member

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    I am in the market for a Tacoma 4X4 that will pull a boat (1500 to 2000 lbs) up a hill that has a bull rock bedding. Therefore, which would you recommend, the Off-Road or SR5. I assume the trailer package is a must. Thanks for any insight.
     
  2. Aug 20, 2009 at 6:23 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    :) Thats what i did. I love my SR5 the AutoLSD is pretty nice and i was amazed at how well it works. Plus you save like close to $3000 not going with the TRD that you can put towards other goodies.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    UpstateTacoma

    UpstateTacoma I'd rather be diving than working..

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    I am debating the same thing.... Off-Road or SR5
     
  4. Aug 20, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    jandrews

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    Essentially the only reason to get the Offroad is if you plan to wheel and want an e-locker from factory...otherwise, you're going to replace most of the suspension anyway. Some of the little doodads on the OR are nice (temp/compass, Hill Start, bed power plug...I like the alloy wheels), but if towing is your main concern, the tow package on a 4wd model would easily handle 2000lbs.
     
  5. Aug 20, 2009 at 6:32 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    I have the back up camera on my SR5 and that is a must for towing. Makes it sooo easy to hook up. Any V6 tacoma with the tow package will pull your boat no problem.
     
  6. Aug 21, 2009 at 4:17 AM
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    FoxySandChick

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    You don't need the factory tow package for 2000lbs, just add a class 3 hitch and save some $$. The tow package upgrades the tow capacity from 3500lbs to 6500lbs.
    Get the SR5 4x4 it will handle just fine, the TRD adds a locker and it doesn't sound like you need it.

    I have the 4x4 without a locker or tow package and it handles 2000lbs + like it isn't even there :D.
     
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