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ride quality 1st gen tundra vs 2nd gen taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by al704, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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    al704

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    Currently driving a Tundra 06 SR5 access cab 4x4, I like it but it's more truck than I need and I have the bug to buy an 09 Taco. Thinking about a Tacoma in the same configuration and was wondering about the ride quality of the Taco, I test drove one and it seemed fine but it's hard to get a real feel for a truck on a short test drive.

    I do tow a trailer 2000 miles once a year (about 2500lbs) I'm assuming that the v6 would be more than up to that task

    Any opinions would be appreciated.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Dealer should let you borrow the Tacoma for a day. Take it around where you normally drive, and get a feel for it.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    V6 with tow package can tow 6500lbs. so you're fine there.

    I doubt the ride quality would be all that different. Your model Tundra isn't all that much bigger than a 2nd gen Tacoma and I believe the suspension is the same set up, correct?
     
  4. Mar 11, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    If you feel the need to buy a Tacoma. I believe you should buy a Tacoma. A V6 would work for you.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2011 at 7:04 AM
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    pudgie10

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    I currently have a 2011 DC 4x4 offroad taco with rear tsb but, I use to have a 2004 tundra sr5 access cab 2x4 v8. The ride between the two, my sr5 tundra was a little softer than my taco, but I don't think either is a bad ride.
     
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