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Taco Pro vs. TRD Off Road

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by FatChance99, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. Feb 25, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    FatChance99

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    I'm new to trucks and new to off-road. From reading on the forum it looks like there are a lot of routes to take to upgrade your truck just like everything else. I assume Toyota started offering the Pro model to get a piece of the upgrade pie. Hey, look, we've already upgraded the truck for you. My question is if you'd rather buy a TRD Off-Road and upgrade it or if a Pro checks most of the upgrade boxes. It seems like most of the trucks on here are models other than Pro.
     
  2. Feb 25, 2019 at 11:42 AM
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    Azza

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    I’d rather buy an Off Road and use the money I saved to mod it, instead of buying a TRD Pro.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    The pro comes with a 5.6 V8 motor. Ask your sales rep. Use the up up down down left right left right to unlock it.
     
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  4. Feb 25, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    This topic is :deadhorse:. Here's the general. Since you're new to trucks and offroading the pro could be tailored for people like you. A truck well equipped for anything you could throw at it from factory. People who seriously offroad could buy lower end models and upgrade themselves because they know what they are doing, and will save themselves a shit ton of money. Rather than paying the extra cash for some people consider an underwhelming upgrade that is the pro.
     
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  6. Feb 25, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    When the Pro was introduced in 2017 it was the only way to get leather seats other than a Limited model. Now with the leather seats being an option on the Sport and OR, the real difference is the suspension and the hood scoop vs. the OR. Also with Toyota dropping the Pro colors to the rest of the lineup each year, the color exclusiveness is not even there. Add on that some dealers are charging an extra fee called market adjustment or something like that for the Pro, it makes more sense to get the OR and upgrade to your preference.
     
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  7. Feb 25, 2019 at 11:53 AM
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    SR5 and mod it how you like with an extra $20K you saved over a pro.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    That's kind of what I thought most people would do. I did search the forum to see if this had been discussed before. I didn't see anything. Sorry to resurrect a well debated subject.

     
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  10. Feb 25, 2019 at 12:16 PM
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    Well discussed topic, but it's fine to ask questions - this is a forum after all.

    Depends on your intended use for the truck. The primary difference that matters between the two trims is the Fox racing shocks with 2.5 reservoirs that come with the Pro, which are overkill for most Taco owners, in my view. The Off-Road trim comes with Bilstein's that are perfectly adequate for most off-roading situations you will probably encounter, as the majority of us will not be rock crawling or cruising through Moab on a regular basis.

    Otherwise, the differences are mainly cosmetic in nature, with some blacked-out headlights/tailights, faux hood scoop, grille, wheels, and badging on the Pro. Same engine, transmission, approach/breakover/departure angles, ground clearance, rear locker, etc. Are those differences worth the extra $6k-$10k over a TRD Off-Road? That's up to you. Both are great, again just depends on your intended usage and budget. My signature shows my personal preference.
     
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    OP, if you're new to off-roading, I'd skip the pro. I bought a 17' OR, but only because the pro at that time didn't offer a sunroof, which I wanted. If a person has very specific thoughts on what they want their suspension/ lift to do, they're better off buying a lower model and building it up. A person that doesn't have a specific plan, but wants a good off road truck, would be fine buying either the OR or the pro. Go with the pro if the dollars aren't a big deal to you. Even if the dollars are important, you might still consider the pro; it'll have great resale. Most people who do a lot of mods to any vehicle do it because that's what they want to do, knowing they will never get most of their dollars back when they eventually sell the vehicle.
     
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    Depends on how you drive and when you plan to upgrade the suspension. The off-road is very capable off-road stock, the sport actually does the trick but if you plan to get your feet wet off-road before upgrading the suspension it’s kind of a no brainer. If you need the skewp in your life but prefer the off-road suspension then you might want to go that route. No one on this site will know what you want. I assume you have driven both and know the actual differences.
     
  13. Feb 25, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    Not according to Toyota...

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    Soooooooooooooooooo, what about this thought.....

    What percentage of your original purchase price would you get back on a Pro versus what you would get back (original price plus mods) on an Off Road assuming you didn't de-mod the Off Road?
     
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  15. Feb 25, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    Ah - should have said similar. Learn something every day.

    Depends on a quite few variables, chiefly mileage. I'm not sure how the value of a Pro holds up over time in comparison to a stock OR, as we don't have long-term data with them yet. I assume the Pro would be slightly higher, but not as much of a discrepancy between the difference of new models.
     
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    Not worth the extra $$$ the OFF ROAD is all you really need !!
     
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    It's debatable at MSRP but I think the OR is a better deal. Throw in the $5-10k pro market adjustment and I don't see why anyone is buying a Pro right now.
     
  19. Feb 25, 2019 at 1:26 PM
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    The money saved on an off road vs pro will go a hell of a lot further in mods than the one skid plate and the suspension of a pro.
     
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    Wasn’t the pro introduced in 15? I may have been duped by my dealer back then, but I’m pretty sure it was legit lol.

    BTW, I am just playing. I knew what you meant.
     
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