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So, I went to a Taco dealer today...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PhoenixCadet, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. Nov 8, 2008 at 2:06 PM
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    PhoenixCadet

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    ...just to look, 'cause my dad brought in his '97 Taco to get a new catalytic converter (he needs it to pass the smog tests).

    I checked out this '09 TRD:OR Access Cab, and noticed two things about it.

    1. It didn't have the funny lookin' "flux capacater" subwoofer thing in the back. I thought those were standard? (If not, good! They look kinda funny.)

    2. This particular Taco had a power-outlet in the bed of the cab (for generators and stuff like that). Is that something that's standard? SR5? TRD? I've never seen that before on a Taco.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2008 at 2:10 PM
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    eordonez

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    The outlet is TRD i think
     
  3. Nov 8, 2008 at 2:10 PM
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    In the bed of the cab? I'm confused. You mean the inverted in the bed of the truck? Thats stock and only available on the TRDs.
     
  4. Nov 8, 2008 at 2:24 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Power outlet is on TRD packages. Flux Capaciter is the JBL option (only with some TRD packages I think)... however I think they stopped making them due to issues. If you do get an '09... do NOT get the JBL, put that money toward aftermarket stuff... can do much much better.
     
  5. Nov 8, 2008 at 3:29 PM
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    lol

    Sorry about that. I was typing this real fast before I stepped out for a bit. It's in the bed. I barely glanced at it, but if I recall, it was mounted on the right-side, close to the tailgate.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2008 at 3:31 PM
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    What, pray tell, is a "JBL" package? I know it's got to do with the sound system (if I remember correctly). If so, I wouldn't need it. Just the aux jack for my iPod and I'm good to go.
     
  7. Nov 8, 2008 at 3:34 PM
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    Not sure but I think I have it. It's a subwoofer (or something) taking alot of cargo space up behind the back seats.
     
  8. Nov 8, 2008 at 5:58 PM
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    JBL is an audio manufacture. The "JBL package" is just that... JBL audio components (head unit, door speakers, flux capacitor sub). Except it sucks worse than Bose, and there's been a lot of issues with the subwoofer crackling, poping, ect due to a poor amplifier used. Best of my knowledge, there is no stock iPod interface that I'm aware of. However, it is easy to install one.

    The JBL packages is new to '09s as well.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2008 at 6:01 PM
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    So then it's not mandatory for an '09 to have the flux capacitor, then? Good.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2008 at 6:55 PM
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    do your homework....i bought an 08 SR5 that was "on the lot"

    i found after buying my 08

    the 09's have:

    side air bags...standard.(was an option for 08)

    steering wheel remote: stereo,ac,ect.

    LSD:standard....thats the one that really pisses me off

    had the dirtbag sales guy told me this, i would have waited(and paid difference).....

    bought at deluca toyota in ocala,fl.
     
  11. Nov 8, 2008 at 7:10 PM
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    Well forgive me. I'll be sure to ask your permission to post a question next time. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Nov 8, 2008 at 9:17 PM
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    Uh the '08 TRD's have steering controls too? Also the side airbags... as long as there is a shutoff and you don't forget if you go wheeling, as if you go over a certain angle they deploy thinking the truck is rolling...
     
  13. Nov 8, 2008 at 9:46 PM
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    Isn't that what he's doing by asking about it?
     
  14. Nov 8, 2008 at 9:47 PM
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    It comes with the TRD option. It's a 100/400 watt power converter. I have yet to use it for anything.
     
  15. Nov 9, 2008 at 4:41 AM
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    i was thinking the same thing

    Who needs side airbags?i dont.my 08 d/c has steering wheel conrtols.lsd would be nice but i'm not losing sleep over it.why would the salesman wait to make a sale for an 09 when he can with an 08.....dee dee dee.just because you didnt do your homework dont dump on some else.
     
  17. Nov 9, 2008 at 7:23 AM
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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    had the dirtbag sales guy told me this, i would have waited(and paid difference).....


    So the Sales guy was a dirtbag....Hmmmmm..Must of been one of those trucks where the window sticker fell off from the humidity. I could see where that could get overlooked. All that money Toyota spends on making pretty brochures that list all the different options and packages, such a terrible waste. Toyota should of used that money and gave you a tutor so nothing got overlooked.

    You fall right into the catagory with the ones who post and ask "DID I GET A GOOD DEAL?" ,"SHOULD I OF WAITED FOR A BETTER PRICE?" AFTER they bought the truck.That kinda goes in the "It's a tad to late for that question" file. Should of,could of,would of goes right in the truck bed and then let the wind blow it out onto the freeway.
     
  18. Nov 9, 2008 at 7:46 AM
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    I wasn't dumping on anyone....just showing my own stupidity.
     
  19. Nov 13, 2008 at 12:29 PM
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    oh ok my bad sorry:)
     
  20. Nov 13, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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