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Silly Question..."PreRunner" means what?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by EXTREMEFUN1300, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Jul 8, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    EXTREMEFUN1300

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    Hey everyone, new to the site and it's great, lots of excellent information!!

    I have an 07 Double Cab PreRunner 4x4 TRD Sport. I always thought the title "PreRunner" distinguised between 2x4 and 4x4 models, until I bought mine?
    What's the difference between a PreRunner 4x4 TRD Sport like mine and a non-PreRunner 4x4 TRD Sport?

    I know it's stupid question, but thanks in advance!


    Matt
     
  2. Jul 8, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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    genxer36

    genxer36 Lord of Tomfoolery

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  3. Jul 8, 2009 at 9:55 PM
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    Welcome to TW. I have never heard of a prerunner 4x4. To my knowledge there is no such thing. Prerunner is 2wd.
    If you could I would like to see a pic, I am assuming it is written somewhere.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    The Toyota Tacoma PreRunner model was added to the impressive line of Tacoma mid-sized pickup trucks in 1998. This interesting model name was inspired by the vehicles used to 'pre-run' off road race courses prior to their completion for competition purposes. As such, the PreRunner was promoted as being able to expertly undertake the same driving conditions that are presented on a typical race track. However, much of the PreRunner is about show and image. Although it looks like a sporty 4 x 4, it is not. This truck does do much better than other two wheel drive pickups during off road use due to its increased height, locking rear differential and huge all terrain tires. However, much of what this pick up looks like it can do it cannot. In appearance, large fender flares and a rough and tough looking grille and front end definitely allude to much more under the hood.



    The PreRunner has received the same upgrades throughout the years as the rest of the Tacoma line; bigger engines, more refined interior, and the integration of better technologies. Many people did not understand the attraction of this pickup truck and the deceptiveness of its appearance in regards to actual utility, but many in the younger generation definitely understood the appeal. It looks expensive, it looks like more than it is; these things appealed to younger drivers lacking an abundance of money in search of a lot of style in a hot little pickup truck. Without the actual components that make up the heavy duty suspension of 4 wheel drive models, the PreRunner was substantially less expensive but still looked great.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    Because it's sitting in my driveway. Purchased brand new, never even made it to the showroom floor before the dealer called me. I supposed someone could have put the PreRunner badge on it at the factory before it was shipped to the dealer as a joke? Jokes on me I guess! :laugh:
    Will snap a shot of it
     
  6. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:08 PM
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    Sweet you will have a first of its kind. Can't wait to see pics. Hopefully they charged you for a prerunner and you got a 4x4! Then the joke is on them.

    Question is how did they sell it like that?
     
  7. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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  8. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:13 PM
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    Now I would like to know why chris uses the 4x4 in his name?
     
  9. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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    It's 4x4, and no it wasn't non 4x4 price unfortunately :frusty:

    and before someone goes and says I threw the badge on there :goingcrazy:

    Would the VIN have that information, if so how could I find out?


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  10. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:26 PM
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    Not 4x4...locking diff only...sorry bud! Show us a pic of your 4wheel knob in the cab lol :wave: Mine said the same thing on the tailgate...I have a TRD PreRunner:)
     
  11. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    show me your mud flaps and a pic of your center console
     
  12. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:31 PM
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    werd :D
     
  13. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:32 PM
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    Its just a name :smack:
     
  14. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    i would love to know what you paid for that "4x4" :D
     
  15. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    just in case the someone else asks for the mud flaps
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  16. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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  17. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    Holy shit! I'm sorry man we're all just a lil surprised...Fuck it...just debadge the thing lol
     
  18. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:37 PM
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    Jezzzzzz'z I'm sorry I freaking asked!!!! Thanks for everyones input and help :rolleyes:
     
  19. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:37 PM
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    hmmmm so is that switch functional? :rofl:
     
  20. Jul 8, 2009 at 10:38 PM
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    judging by the tail lights, im thinking that your mud flaps and 4x4 switch might be just for show ;)
     
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