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Pre-runner vs. X-Runner?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Kevinztaco, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Feb 1, 2013 at 5:49 PM
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    Kevinztaco

    Kevinztaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What's the difference? I suspect that my Taco is a X-runner or some sort but I'm not sure. How can I tell? I know this seem to be the dumbest question but I have to ask. Fairly new to the taco world.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    you've got neither of those...you have a trd sport 4x4...might I ask how you ended up buying a truck before you even knew anything about it?
     
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    Aw9d

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    The Xrunner has more frame bracing, 18" wheels, it is lowered about an inch, ground effects kit, and the Xrunner has a different final drive ratio.

    You do not have either of the two.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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    x runner is low to the ground 2wd. Are x runners 5 or 6 lug?

    pre runner has 4wd suspension but is only 2wd.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    benbacher

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    6 lug = 4x4
     
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    X-runners are 5 luggers, have a body kit and an X-brace for the rear to stiffen the frame.
     
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    Not necessarily, Prerunners are 6 lug and 2wd...
     
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    :):infantry::popcorn:

    I know I know!!! I wasn't thinking too much of a truck but ended up buying it kinda deal.

    I was looking at an upscale SUV instead but ended up with this TACO as an offer by the stealership :):)! I hope that answers your question.
     
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    This
     
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    Yeah i just found it odd that someone would buy a truck before knowing what it was. I guess those terms don't matter to you though.

    Like they have said before, the main difference is suspension.

    Xrunners have a completely different front suspension compared to a prerunner. where a prerunner has the same suspension as a 4x4 but is only 2wd.

    i have a 5lug base model which suspension wise is almost the same as an xrunner except for the shocks/struts/coils

    xrunners also get their name from the x brace which is like an x at the rear of the frame for stiffness
     
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    I lol'd a little. You got neither as everyone said.
     
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    Now I know . TRD Sport it is.
     
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    Obviously not as you can tell ;). I was shoping online and the only trim options listed are BASE, PRERUNNER, OR X-RUNNER. Does that mean the TRD Off-Roads and TRD Sports are out of the question?

    http://www.amazon.com/aFe-31-10114-...acoma&keywords=2013+toyota+tacoma+accessories
     
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    X-Runner = lowered 5-lug 2WD with 18" rims and a rear swaybar.
    Pre-Runner = 2WD 6-lug with 4x4 suspension
     
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    For most accessories, select Prerunner.
    The only difference is your 4x4 has a transfer case and front driveline.
     
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    What you have is a damn nice truck, congratulations :cheers:
     
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    Very much appreciated, Rich.
     
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    Thanks, Failure2Comply.
     
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    Everyone pretty much pointed out what the main difference the X-Runner is from everyone else except mentioning the X-Runner is only available with a 6 speed manual and in Access Cab/Long bed configuration.
     
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    this was pretty helpful...I have always wondered what the exact differences were...
     

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