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Soon to be Taco owner

Discussion in 'New Members' started by mdcmn7, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Jun 3, 2012 at 5:51 AM
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    mdcmn7

    mdcmn7 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ladies and Gents

    Got the green light from the wife to go ahead and get a new Tacoma;) I am looking at a 2012, or pretty close to it if I get a deal. The tacoma will be pulling a camper, hauling dogs, kids, boy scouts, deer, dirt, boat, to name a few so a 4 door long bed v6 is likley the best fit

    Will likley see some mild off road, but wont be a true wheeler..... at least not while I have a payment

    I am coming from the dark side of jeeps so I am not as familar with toyota specs. When I was talking with the guy at the dealership yesterday he knew nothing about specifics other than what was in the brochure

    Are there any stickys, websites, threads that detail the different trim lines? Axles, lockers, tranny differences etc? The dealer didnt actually know what a locker was let alone if it came on anyother models than the TRD

    Since I havent driven off the lot yet, I would love to know if there are things I would really want vs things I might not care enough about to spend the extra $ on.

    Chuck
     
  2. Jun 3, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    PreRunner03

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    Welcome :wave: the TRD off road comes with the locker and A-trac but does not come in crew cab long bed. The TRD sport comes with a hood scoop and the crew cab long bed but no locker. I would get the base model, SR5 4x4 crew cab long bed and install lockers later. I don't know if that helps any.
     
  3. Jun 3, 2012 at 6:14 AM
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  4. Jun 3, 2012 at 6:25 AM
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  5. Jun 3, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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  6. Jun 3, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    mdcmn7

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    I was thinking of the SR5 in the long bed. It still has an LSD which should help keep me out of trouble, and I am sure I can get a front recoveryhook aftermarket

    I know the TRD off road has the upgraded shocks and larger tires. Are there any differences in the engine, transfer case, tranny or axles?

    How about the years? Any big differences or upgrades from the 09,10,11,12 outside of the fascia and the new spiffy radio? Anything to watch out for?

    Its amazing how few low mileage tacomas are out there. The dealer I was at had only two used ones. One was a 09 with 90k miles and the other was a 2011 with 20k that was only 1k less than brand new. That must speak to how much people love em

    Thanks for all the greetings, I hope to be around for a long time

    Thanks
     
  7. Jun 3, 2012 at 8:01 AM
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    Highland Logan

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    Off Road has rear electric locker.
    Not that I am aware of, but others may chime in.

    Frank
     
  8. Jun 3, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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