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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kbp68, May 18, 2008.

  1. May 18, 2008 at 12:02 PM
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    kbp68

    kbp68 [OP] hey...I can change this!

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    I'm in the market for a taco doublecab and have never owned one before. What is the difference between SR and Prerunner? Trim package? I can't seem to find any manual trans models. Do they exist? What size camper trailer will a V6 comfortably tow? Any advise or recommendations would be appreciated.:confused:
     
  2. May 18, 2008 at 12:17 PM
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    sr5? yes its a trim package.
     
  3. May 18, 2008 at 3:01 PM
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    Roland

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  4. May 18, 2008 at 5:53 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    You cannot get a V6 Double Cab with a manual trans.
     
  5. May 19, 2008 at 7:23 AM
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    jbeezy

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    I've got a V6 DC with manual tranny.
     
  6. May 19, 2008 at 7:48 AM
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    I was able to build a DC v6 manual. Not sure about the 09 model thats coming but it was an option when I was looking at 08 models. I even saw a DC prerunner on the dealer lot with the 6 speed.
     
  7. May 19, 2008 at 8:19 AM
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    The V6 Taco can only tow 3500lbs. If you get it with the factory towing package you can tow 6500lbs.

    How do you plan on using your truck? Personally I prefer the TRD Models because they have better seats and I prefer the Off Road TRD because I like to Off Road and wanted the locking differential. I would not buy a Taco without the factory towing package.
     
  8. May 19, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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    eordonez

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  9. May 19, 2008 at 9:14 AM
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    kbp68 [OP] hey...I can change this!

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    Probably about 80% highway, 10% off road and 10% towing and hauling camper and dirt bikes. Is the Prerunner a tow package?
     
  10. May 19, 2008 at 10:31 AM
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    Interesting. I was told with my '07 that I couldn't get it on the DC. Not that it matters because I didn't really want it, only to test drive (I test drove an AC instead).

    Come to think of it, Pierced has one and I think his is an '06. Good thing it didn't matter cause I should know better than to trust a sales weasel.
     
  11. May 19, 2008 at 11:46 AM
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    I'm pretty sure the Prerunner is a model which is a 4x2 with a regular body suspension that LOOKS like a 4x4. The tow package is a separate option.
     
  12. May 19, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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    A PreRunner is a 2wd Tacoma with a 4x4 Suspension giving it the looks, and ground clearance of the 4x4.

    The tow package is separate.
     
  13. May 19, 2008 at 12:11 PM
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    That was my issue was finding an 08 with the tow package as I wouldn't want to buy it without that...along with a few other things that are only part of packages
     
  14. May 19, 2008 at 12:47 PM
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    yeah, you can get the V6 DC with a manual, you just cant get a double cab longed in a manual.... i think, anyone know for sure?
     
  15. May 19, 2008 at 12:57 PM
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    I know for sure that you can only get a Double cab with a Manual if its a short bed. No such thing as a long bed manual.
     
  16. May 19, 2008 at 2:19 PM
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    ^That must be what I was thinking of. OK, so I'm not a complete retard (only partially).
     
  17. May 19, 2008 at 3:47 PM
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  18. May 19, 2008 at 4:09 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I wonder if it would be more accurate to say its a 4x4 without the front diff., front drive shafts, and transfer case. The frame, spindles, axel, brakes, etc. is the same as the 4x4 models, not just the suspension. :)
     
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