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Pre-runner Vs. TRD Offroad

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by StormTrooper, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    StormTrooper

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    Once my dad pays off my moms car ( 06 Rav4 ) my dad will be purchasing a tacoma! first he said " well i dont need the power of a v6" but... i talked him into wanting one :cool:. I really want him to get the TRD offroad version with the hood scoop and towing stuff, im not that informed on how they are better than pre-runners... but, u best believe his getting speedway blue! so, what would yall suggest he gets? it will be mostly for hauling to dump, groceries, driving to the boat ( never hauling the boat ) and vacationing ( suit cases )...
     
  2. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    trd off road doesnt come with a hood scoop
     
  3. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    well the sport is the one with the hood scoop and prerunner is a 2wd with 4wd suspension. and a trd off road means it comes with bilstein suspension and a locker
     
  4. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    Goes to show how much i know about my own truck...
     
  5. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:44 PM
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    Yea, you need to review the package options online.

    Case in point, I have a PreRunner TRD Off-Road. It's 2wd, has a e-locker, and no hood scoop....

    Though, regardless of what he gets, it'll be a nice truck :D
     
  6. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    haha what do you mean?
     
  7. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    True lol. i guess this was also for me getting to know all of the different types of tacomas there are!
     
  8. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    wat?
    sports come w/ bilstein suspension too...the difference in the sport and OR suspension are the front coils
     
  9. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    Like how i dont know all of the different types lol. i guess he'll just get a sport maybe, idk... still have another year. im just excited to see him get one, its been awhile since he's bought himself a vehicle, and now it will be one that i know he will love for years and years.
     
  10. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    dont forget the prerunners have 6 lug and the base model are 5 luggers... im pretty sure
     
  11. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    Yours is the one i imagine him wanting/getting
     
  12. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    yeah you are right.
     
  13. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    i love mine its the trd sport has the towing package and sr5
     
  14. Apr 6, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    i cant wait for him to get one
     
  15. Apr 6, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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  16. Apr 7, 2010 at 3:11 AM
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    Wrong and wrong ;)....there are base model 6 lugs also... I have a V6, Double Cab, 4x4, Non-SR5, Non-TRD, it is a base model..they have the same set-up in a prerunner also.

    There are a few of them on this site, pics in these threads...
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/51943-what-those-plastic-flares.html
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/20568-black-fender-flares-bumpers.html



    OP...you want a TRD Sport which comes either as a Prerunner (2wd) or 4x4. The Prerunner comes in Automatic, the 4x4 is Auto or Manual. The TRD Sport is also available in either the Access Cab or the Double Cab, not regular cab.
     
  17. Apr 7, 2010 at 5:47 AM
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    Your in Maryland, get the 4x4, (as stated above) regardless of which model.

    The prerunner would leave you disappointed in the snow.
     
  18. Apr 7, 2010 at 6:04 AM
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    Just another difference between the OR and the sport TRD packages, the Sport has a LSD (limited slip differential) instead of an e-locker.

    i've got a sport and am REALLY happy with it so far (have had it for 2-3 months). i don't go offroad much, so the TRD OR seemed cool, but nothing i would use day today.
    as for 4x4, same applied, i live in Augusta, GA, and we rarely get snow, so the better MPG's sounded better to me ;)
     
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    Just to clarify.....

    ALL NEW tacomas (I think 2009+) have the AUTO LSD - which is a limited slip operated via the brakes (not a mechanical LSD inside the diff).

    The 2005-2008 models have the mechanical LSD which is no longer available.
     
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    most definately!!!!!
     
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