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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TheGreekIndian, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Apr 27, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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    TheGreekIndian

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    Currently own a 2011 Silverado 1500 z71, but it isn't something I really enjoy driving. It's bulky, low build quality, and a pitiful aftermarket. So I think a 2nd gen. Tacoma is a better fit for me. I saw a couple build threads and I have it narrowed down a little better. Looking for a 2009+ double cab TRD OFF-ROAD. I don't care much for the looks of a short bed, for those of you with a long bed, do you regret it not getting a short bed? I found one that I really LOVE the looks of(lift, wheels, body style) Can anyone tell me more about the set up on the truck linked below as in height of lift?

    http://www.cars.com/go/search/detai...2Nm=miles&rpp=50&feedSegId=28705&aff=national

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  2. Apr 27, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The truck you show looks to be a NON TRD Off Road 4 door long bed, with a 6" drop bracket lift.
     
  3. Apr 27, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    TacoCat

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    Cant get an off road with the long bed. You can get a sport or SR5 with long bed though.
     
  4. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    if you plan on taking it off road try to steer away from the drop bracket lifts, i do not know why they are bad but everyone says they are. maybe someone can chime in here. and thats a 06.. didnt you want a 09?
     
  5. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    The only make the TRD Off road in the double cab short bed, or the access cab long bed. The only TRD package you can get on the double cab long bed is the TRD Sport. The difference between the sport and the off road is the Sport has color matched bumpers, door handles, hood scoop. The TRD Off road has chrome bumpers and a rear electronic locker.

    If you use the truck bed to haul stuff, get the long bed.

    DB CB LB FTW!
     
  6. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    GA_TACO4x4

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    here 'n there
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    its gotta 6" fabtech lift, dick cepek wheels and tires. 35's maybe? cant tell for sure. all of which are good quality products. mileage is about average. all in all its a solid, sharp truck! i have the short bed and at times i regret it and wish i got the long bed, and they look better lifted like that in my opinion.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    GA_TACO4x4

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    here 'n there
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    marathon superhide max-4 seat covers, weathertechs, maglite mod, 20% tint, 2" leveling kit, leaf spring tsb.
    haha wow all yall beat me to it :eek:
     
  8. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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    x2 i agree with you this truck looks amazing!

    OP what do you plan on doing with the truck?

    alot of off roading? some?
    what kind of off roading?
     
  9. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:12 AM
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    TheGreekIndian

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    Damn you guys are quick over here!

    Sounds like I am looking for a sport instead of an Off-Road packaged one then. Is the rear electronic locker something that can be added later reasonably? I don't plan on getting too crazy with off-roading. Maybe some field running for hunting and snow because I live in a North central U.S.

    Hood scoop looks silly on these with no function...
     
  10. Apr 27, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    Had a '09 DC short bed and traded it in for the '11 DC long bed. I didn't think the short bed would matter that much to me but after having the truck for 2 years I went for the long bed. I'm planning on getting a camper shell and like the look of it better on the long bed.
     
  11. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    TacoSport

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    since you think the hood is "silly" and looks like you don't need anything beyond 4x4 go with an SR5 Longbed and spend the $ on lift, tires etc. of your own choosing rather than buying someone elses mod. my .02
     
  12. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    If you need the long bed and dont want the scoop and plan on lifting it anyway... Just get a SR-5.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    x2. I have a DC LB and love it. Extra space has made it worth it. I don't off-road enough to need to save the wheel space with the SB.
     
  14. Apr 27, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    what do mean by save the wheel space with SB? I looked at a 2011 Tacoma LB today linked below. Essentially, the 2011 is the same thing in I linked in my first post, just new?

    http://bellevuetoyota.net/Bellevue-...b-Long-Bed-V6-Automatic-Silver-Truck/6116707/
     
  15. Apr 27, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    LB measures at 140.6 and SB measures 127.4 for wheelbase. This would only impact you if you're going to use it for off-roading.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2011 at 12:20 PM
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    Correct me if I am wrong, but a TRD sport looks like a some exterior pieces are color matched, upgraded suspension compared to SR5 and upgraded wheels? all for about 1k difference on new tacomas. Sport has more comfortable seats i hear also? which the suspension and wheels i would replace anyways, so i might as well just get the SR5 and paint the other stuff myself?
     
  17. Apr 27, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    Here's a list of package options that I got from the Toyota.com Tacoma Configurator for a 2011 Tacoma. The TRD package also includes the SR5 Extra Value Package options.

    SR5 Extra Value Package with Additional Options $2,590

    (AL) 16-in Aluminum Wheels
    (DZ) AM/FM 6-disc in-dash CD changer, MP3/WMA playback capability, auxiliary audio jack, satellite radio capability[6], six speakers including two ceiling-mounted speakers, satellite radio receiver prewire and antenna
    (FE) 50 state emissions
    (RL) Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
    (SL) SR5 Extra Value Package: Remote Keyless Entry System, Cruise Control, Variable-Speed Wipers, Chrome Grille Surround & Rear Bumper, Color-Keyed Front Bumper & Overfenders, Fog Lamps, Sliding Rear Window with Privacy Glass, Bucket Seats with Driver Lumbar Support, SR5 Fabric Trim, Metallic-Tone Instrument Panel Trim, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with Audio Controls & Leather-Wrapped Shifter, Dual Sunvisors with Mirrors & Extenders, Tailgate-handle integrated backup camera [1] linked with an auto-dimming mirror with monitor [1], SR5 Badge
    (TO) V6 Tow Package: Class 4 Hitch, Transmission and Supplemental Oil Coolers, 130A Alternator, Heavy-Duty Battery, 7-Pin Connector with Converter

    TRD Sport Extra Value Package With JBL® Audio: with Additional Options $4,360

    (FE) 50 state emissions
    (PQ) TRD Sport Extra Value Package with JBL Audio: Sport Suspension with Bilstein Shocks, 17" Alloy Wheels with P265/65R17 Tires, Hood Scoop, Color-Keyed Grille Surround/Bumpers/Power Mirrors/Door Handles/Overfenders, Smoked Headlamp Trim, Sliding Rear Window with Privacy Glass, 115V/400W Deck Powerpoint, Fog Lamps, Remote Keyless Entry, Cruise Control, Variable Speed Wipers, Overhead Console with Compass and Temperature Gauge, Sport Seats with Driver Lumbar Support and Sport Fabric Trim in place of Standard Bucket Seats (passenger-side fold-flat feature delete), Metallic-Tone Instrument Panel Trim, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with Audio Controls and Shifter, Dual Sunvisors with Mirrors and Extenders, Tailgate-handle integrated backup camera [1] linked with an auto-dimming mirror with monitor [1], TRD Sport Graphics, plus JBL® Audio with AM/FM CD with 6-disc in-dash CD changer, MP3/WMA playback capability, six speakers and subwoofer, auxiliary audio jack, Leather-Wraped Steering Wheel with Audio & Bluetooth® [3] Controls, Bluetooth® [3], & XM® Radio [2] (includes 90-day trial subscription).
    (RL) Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
    (TO) V6 Tow Package: Class 4 Hitch, Transmission and Supplemental Oil Coolers, 130A Alternator, Heavy-Duty Battery, 7-Pin Connector with Converter

    IMO the extra price for the Sport was worth it.
     
  18. Apr 27, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    if this hasnt already been said, the TRD off road package isnt sold with the long bed models, just TRD sport, idk if that means anything to you
     
  19. May 27, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    Picked it up today! 2011 DC OF

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