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Discussion in 'New Members' started by baldtaco, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. Dec 4, 2007 at 8:09 PM
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    baldtaco

    baldtaco [OP] Active Member

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    Hey Guys,

    Okay here is the deal...I am buying a new prerunner the end of this month. I cant afford the 4x4 but I really like the prerunner anyway so thats the road I am taking. Here is my question... What is the real differences btw the trd off road package and the trd sport package? My intentions in the long run are 6" lift with 35's and I know you can accomplish this with the prerunner, but what is the difference btw the 2 prerunners? Is it just the shocks and tires that come from the factory that are different or is there anything really important. Appreciate the input...thanks...
     
  2. Dec 4, 2007 at 8:20 PM
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    TheMaster

    TheMaster Born to Ride Thor

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    Hey Welcome to TW bud. Your question has been kicked around many a time. Search the forum if you have a minute.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2007 at 8:22 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    the front coils and the limited slip in the sport or the locker in the offroad...aside form the cosmetic differences
     
  4. Dec 4, 2007 at 10:52 PM
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    07SWB

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    the main difference between the 2 trucks is that the TRD Sport has a limited slip rear diff. Whereas the TRD Off-road has an electronic locker.

    appearance differences include for the sport, color matched grille surround and a hood scoop. the Off-road has a chrome grille surround and no scoop.

    I believe the Sport also has color matched door handles and the off-road is just the standard black handles.
     
  5. Dec 4, 2007 at 10:58 PM
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    TuRDTACO

    TuRDTACO Carolina Alliance: Midwest Firearms Division

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    just some insight for you...depending on where you live and if it has been snowing like it just did here, the button to activate the rear locker on my TRD off-road has been renamed "drift" button haha, it's damn near impossible to drive in a straight line with the rear end locked up and i love it :cool:
     
  6. Dec 4, 2007 at 10:59 PM
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    TuRDTACO

    TuRDTACO Carolina Alliance: Midwest Firearms Division

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    the off-road DOES have the black door handles, but you forgot to mention that the off-road package sticker looks waaaaay cooler :D
     
  7. Dec 5, 2007 at 12:34 AM
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    07SWB

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    id rather have no stickers on there.. keep people wondering lol

    you know the best sticker is the Rugged Trail edition lmao NOT
     
  8. Dec 5, 2007 at 4:22 AM
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    baldtaco

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    Thanks guys, now for the big question in your opinions which is better the liminted slip or the button pushed locker? I live in AZ but my sister lives in Colorado Springs so my truck will be getting the best of both worlds dirt and snow.....
     
  9. Dec 5, 2007 at 4:39 AM
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    kristopherl

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    Having a sport myself I can say that limited lip really kicks in fast. I had a ford with limited lip and it was more like an open dif.

    I was shocked at how quickly the limited lip locks up on the Tacoma. Always leaves 2 black stripes behind me :thumbsup:
     
  10. Dec 5, 2007 at 5:33 PM
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    baldtaco

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    Okay so the limited slip leaves the most rubber but which one gets you out of deep snow better and which one works better on the dirt? And while I am at it, what does the locking have when it's not locked?
     
  11. Dec 5, 2007 at 5:54 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    a locked not locked is an open....so only one wheel power. i like the sport as well, since i'll only be doing the occasional offroading. if u do more of it or make it really count when u do, then i'd say to get the offroad
     
  12. Dec 6, 2007 at 12:04 AM
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    TuRDTACO

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    see i try to make it as far as i can on the trails without the rear end locked up, and i won't use it unless i get stuck. like i said before, i enjoy the challenge lol. i do like having an open diff better for the snow tho, my limited slip in my cobra was really tight like how the sport tacos are and i was all over the place
     
  13. Dec 6, 2007 at 4:16 AM
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    baldtaco

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    Thanks guys for all the input......hopefully I will be down there this weekend getting my truck. Selling my old Honda Accord and taking the money straight to the dealership the same day. Everybody has been very helpful hopefully this time next week I will be posting pictures....Later
     
  14. Dec 6, 2007 at 7:17 AM
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    nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    The electronic locker will be better for getting out of nasty places when you're stuck, but like TuRDTaco said, its not good for everyday driving speeds in the snow or ice
     
  15. Dec 6, 2007 at 7:21 AM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    Actually i have a suggestion. you say you cant afford the 4x4 but like the prerunner look. It sounds like you're actually gonna spend some time in environments that you will benefit from having the 4x4. The TRD package has alot of really nice options, but you may want to consider getting a standard SR5 4x4 without the TRD. Recently Toyota released a TSB (technical service bulletin) that upgrades the shocks and rear leafs on vehicles that dont have TRD to the TRD suspension. So If you are getting the TRD specifially for the suspension, then you can use the money you were gonna spend on the TRD to get 4X4, then go back and have teh dealer install the TRD suspension for free. Basically giving you a 4x4 TRD truck without the asthetic options and missing a few things like the upgraded seats and bed outlet. Just a thought
     
  16. Dec 6, 2007 at 10:15 AM
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    TuRDTACO

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    just a thought!!?!?! the hell it was, that was a genius' insight on the world's financial woes. if i could give you more rep i would but it won't let me haha
     
  17. Dec 6, 2007 at 12:23 PM
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    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    well i do what i can when i can ;)
     
  18. Dec 6, 2007 at 6:03 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Sounds like you need to cowboy up and get a 4wd, but if your in deep the one that better of getting you out is called... a tow truck ! :eek:
     
  19. Dec 6, 2007 at 10:56 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    and i appreciate that good sir
     
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