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Should I buy pro or off-road?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by bpiller, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Jan 14, 2020 at 1:49 PM
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    bpiller

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    Looking for input on which trd package to purchase pro vs off-road.

    Curious what the highway driving experience is pro vs off-road? I could not get a good feel based on limited test drive.

    Thank you, Bryan
     
  2. Jan 14, 2020 at 1:50 PM
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    JKO1998

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    Do you plan on modding it, suspension wise?
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2020 at 1:51 PM
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    WoodsGhost

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    Depends how rich you are
     
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  4. Jan 14, 2020 at 1:52 PM
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    Skydvrr

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    Tell em u want an extended test drive. Get em both for a week.
     
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  5. Jan 14, 2020 at 1:52 PM
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    bpiller

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    Overtime yes but not planning major mods until I get a feel. I will mainly be using on logging roads, winter roads and mud in Northwestern Maine.


    will bE adding pinsu roof rack 1st.

    Also leaning toward manual vs auto
     
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  6. Jan 14, 2020 at 1:52 PM
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    avw4x4

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    ...loading....
    Off-Toad for sure, Kermit.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2020 at 1:53 PM
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    Welcome to TW by the way:hattip:
     
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  8. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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    raidercraig

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    If you can afford the Pro
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    Like the look and performance over the OR then buy the Pro and don’t look back
     
  9. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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    CrippledHo

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    Yep, would defintely go with the Off-Toad for your needs, unless your wants are for the Prog. Big thing is $$ and how much you want to ugrade your amphibian
     
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  10. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:08 PM
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    Dc2tacoma

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    Buy the pro. Cry once.
     
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  11. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:22 PM
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    johnmichael125

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    I had this debate with myself as well, I went with the Off Road. I'm glad I didn't waste another $10k on the pro when I'm going to eventually mod the truck out pretty heavily. I can survive without the small creature comforts that the pro has.
     
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  12. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:40 PM
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    Brownie_Man

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    From a fellow Mainer...I went with the OR when I bought in August. Save yourself some money for mods. It does well on woods roads. Ran nicely on my Allagash bird hunting trip. I do need to replace the stock tires. Sliced one on that trip. Too light weight when you get into the roads made with shale.
     
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    How limited?

    What are you driving now?

    Every once in a while a member will comment that they bought a third gen and are not satisfied with the engine, transmission, seat comfort, noise level, head unit, etc etc and so forth...

    Hope you don’t become “that guy”.

    Just my opinion, after you are absolutely sure the Tacoma is a good fit, if you have the coin, get the Pro.

    Welcome to TW.
     
  14. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:42 PM
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    Welcome to TW! Lots of debate on this item- good luck with your decision. You can't go wrong.
     
  15. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:55 PM
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    First off welcome to TW!

    Second...if you have the coin and don't plan on upgrading suspension go for the pro. But if you do plan on upgrades...just get the OR.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2020 at 2:56 PM
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    Any comments on highway driving pro vs off-road?

    Appreciate all comments
     
  17. Jan 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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    shakerhood

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    Both models are available in Double Cab Short Beds with a Manual so that doesn't make your choice between the 2 any easier.
     
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    I test drove both and like you, I couldn't feel any difference between the two, so I went with the OR. Since then, I've put about about 4K into new tires (285/75/16), a 2 inch lift and new shocks/leaf springs (all OME) and sliders. I had to pay someone to do it since I don't have tools/garage/driveway/skill. The only downside has been the drop in gas mileage, but I knew that was going to happen.

    Last Sunday I was out with four jeeps and my DCLB I made it through every muddy hole and over every rock they did. I could not be happier with the decision.

    downhill.jpg
     
  19. Jan 14, 2020 at 3:10 PM
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    Black taco.

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    You would just be paying for an off road sticker.
    (This isn’t an option unfortunately)
     
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  20. Jan 14, 2020 at 3:13 PM
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    avw4x4

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    Masterofnone

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    This is an odd question Brian. You're asking if you should buy a high-end off road vehicle or a top of the line off-road vehicle based upon on road driving.

    This is like asking "I'm trying to decide between a Mustang GT and a Mustang Cobra but can't tell which is better in snow."

    o_O

    Are you sure you're not asking about an Off-Road vs a Sport? Most guys looking at a Pro want the Pro because of what it is.
     

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