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sr5 vs TRD Sport

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by terps33, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. terps33

    terps33 [OP] New Member

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    I am looking to buy a 2006 Tacoma and am torn between getting the sr5 or dropping some extra cash for the TRD Sport package. I want the manual v6 and will be doing mostly pavement driving. It will see some light to moderate snow use, but no real off roading other than maybe to drive some mulch around to the back yard. any suggestions on whether it is worth splurging for the TRD Sport?
     
  2. surfponto

    surfponto Well-Known Member

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    I believe the TRD Sport package includes everything in the following list:

    Sport Package #1 :
    •SR5 Grade Package .
    • Chrome Grille Surround .
    • Chrome Rear Bumper .
    • Color-Keyed Front Bumper .
    • Includes color-keyed overfenders..
    • Metallic Trim Instrument Panel .
    • Leather Steering Wheel & Shift Knob .
    • Variable Speed Wipers .• Sunvisors w/Mirrors & Extenders .
    • SR5 Badging .
    •Convenience Package #1 .
    • Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) .
    • Sliding Rear Window .
    • Privacy Glass .
    • Cruise Control .
    • Includes power windows and power locks..
    •Power Remote Color Outer Mirrors .
    •Sport Suspension w/Bilstein Shocks .
    •Sport Package .
    • Tires: P265/65R17
    Heavy Duty tires with 265mm width, 17.0" rim .
    • Wheels: 17 in. x 7.5 in. J+30 Aluminum Disc .
    • Sport Bucket Seats .• Includes 4 way and driver manual lumbar support..• Cloth Seat Trim (FM) .
    •Limited Slip Rear Differential .
    •115V/400W Deck Mounted Power Point .
    •Front Fog & Driving Lamps .
    •Includes TRD Sport graphics..

    It is $2,586 versus $1,220 for just the SR5 package.
    Seems like it gives you a lot of extra features which you may or may not want?
     
  3. 06TRDsport

    06TRDsport Well-Known Member

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    My suggestion would be to decide if you want the hood scoop and color matched body parts ( rear bumper, door handles, front grille).
     
  4. ForeRunner

    ForeRunner BBC. Bring Back Clarkson Thor

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    Did you want a SR5 4X4 a TRD Sport 4X4 with limited slip diff or TRD Offroad package (with SR5) that has a electronic locking rear diff?

    I would go with the TRD Offroad Package personally.
     
  5. lexusoftrucks

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    Dude,

    If you haven't already made your purchase, save your money and get the SR5. Put that extra money into your IRA, buy a lottery ticket or bet it at the casino, either way at least you have a chance as opposed to throwing your money away to the Toyota corporation. The SR5 is a great truck, and many of the supposed TRD upgrades you can purchase online at your leisure(at much discounted prices) and install yourself if you are handy. Best of luck and keep postin'.
     
  6. archer of loaf

    archer of loaf Well-Known Member

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    i would also put the extra money in and get the sr5 - you will get the money back when you sell it, and it is always nice to have the added features.
     
  7. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member

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    Nice 6spd,V6, very solid truck
    None currently, but I would like a better sounding exhaust and perhaps a cold air pack and some color coded step bars
    Just got a 06 Access Cab 4x4, 6spd with the SR5 with out TRD. It also came with it a factory 3000lb trailer hitch, to pull my boat. To me the TRD package is a waste unless you are taking off road trips considering the rougher ride and greater cost.
    However, I would like the larger tires as it looks better than the 16's that come stock.
    Let us know what you get.
     
  8. TheMaster

    TheMaster Born to Ride Thor

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    Bug shield, window visors, skid plate, rust proofing, tonneau cover, paint & upholstery protection, side step bars, navigation system.
    Dude, if money is not an issue buy the best you can afford. Life is short.
     
  9. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member

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    Nice 6spd,V6, very solid truck
    None currently, but I would like a better sounding exhaust and perhaps a cold air pack and some color coded step bars
    I will have to agree with Themaster, if you have the extra $$$ for the extra's and don't mind the excess of the TRD package, buy it.
     
  10. one4x4taco

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    agreed! go for the best, you know youll never getting around to it if your to cheap to get it now.... its not even that more a month
     
  11. ImInLoveWithMyTruck

    ImInLoveWithMyTruck Well-Known Member

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    If you have the $$$ do it. If not buy SR5 and just do TRD upgrades over time.
     
  12. Skies20

    Skies20 small town girl

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    I agree. If you have the extra cash, definetly go for it. You won't regret it. If not, just do some add-ons in the future. I bought an SR5, and I love it. I have done some upgrades (chrome nerf bars, hood protector, chrome exhaust tip, alloy wheels w/larger tires) which have made it look even better. Either way, I'm sure you won't be disappointed! :D
     
  13. 007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    I agree with going the SR5 direction!

    I love my SR5, and the only thing on that list that I didn't get was the LSD rear end (and the TRD graphics). I will be adding the LSD rear end this year.
     
  14. 2003greenbean

    2003greenbean Carolina Alliance Costal Div

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    get the trd whats an extra $10 a month to have a locker and a higher resale in the future
     
  15. TRDeity

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    The TRD also has much nicer interior.
     
  16. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member

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    None currently, but I would like a better sounding exhaust and perhaps a cold air pack and some color coded step bars
    What is the difference between a TRD interior and the regular SR5?
     
  17. ducatista

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    EVERYTHING THAT I CAN AFFORD ! ESPECIALLY IF IT MAKES IT RUN BETTER &/or FASTER, STOP QUICKER AS WELL AS LOOKING GOOD @ THE SAME TIME.
    Yo,

    I see it as a matter of personal preference, but here's my thinking....

    I got a DC TRD Sport Prerunner Long Bed, Black/Grey Leather. Really
    wanted White/Grey Leather but Black and Silver were choices 2 & 3.
    I found the exact truck I was looking for with the exception of Traction
    Control. Maybe '07 or even an '08 you can get TC, but I could not find
    it anywhere on a Tacoma in the '06 model. I liked the lumbar adjustment
    on the driver's seat and the color keyed bumpers/grill surround the Sport
    offered. I don't care for the graphics on the bed much and the scoop on
    the hood didn't really matter to me as it does nothing except trap bugs.
    The biggest thing for me was all of the "junk" options that are usually
    included on many Toyotas. I don't give a hoot about most of the Extra
    Mile/Permavin/Vehicle Shield/BS extra cost markup cr*p. What I was
    very interested in were the JBL sound system, side curtain air bags, and
    the tow package. I can say this though for sure, unless you've got the
    hook up at the Toyota Dealer$hip, or a member of CostCo: I've got three
    words..... BUY IN TEXAS ! I negotiated from invoice not from sticker !


    Good luck any way you go.


    OWAF


    Andy
     
  18. ImInLoveWithMyTruck

    ImInLoveWithMyTruck Well-Known Member

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    You can upgrade to a LSD? What's that involve? (IE: cost, ect)
     
  19. 007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    I am having a Transmission/Truck/4wheeler shop in San Antonio put in a Detroit TrueTrac Limited Slip Rear end. The advantage with the TrueTrac is that the differential is gear driven and not clutch driven. I expect it to last longer than the TRD LSD that I was going to get. I am looking at about $500 - $600 installed cost. I am still shopping around because I don't have the money or the time right now. I was going to put it in myself, but after hearing what is involved I am opting for warrantied work. :)
     
  20. TRDeity

    TRDeity Well-Known Member

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    There is a different cloth interior. Hard to describe but it's more of a mesh, a lot like my girlfriends WRX. You really need to see it for yourself. Also the seats are the sport bucket seats, a lot more comfortable in my opinion, with driver side lumbar.
     
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