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Tacoma for deep snow w/ hills

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by goodri28, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    goodri28

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    Toyota bought back my 2-wheel drive '98 Tacoma due to frame rust and I'm looking to buy a 2011 4x4 as a daily driver. I want to get the quad cab and the long box (frequent Home Depot runs and I want the bed length for lumber).

    The problem is I would ideally like to get the off-road package (want best traction I can get) but I think if you get the quad cab you can only get the off-road pkg with the short bed.

    I don't do any off-roading but do drive in deep snow / hilly areas and I want to make sure I have good traction for the worst road conditions.

    Does anyone have any experience with 4x4 with the standard trac vs. improved A-trac in deep snow? I do plan to upgrade from the stock tires to something more aggressive so I know that will help. Any comments are appreciated.
     
  2. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    kirkofwimbo

    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

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    It's got LSD man.....
  3. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    brp

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    One thing you might want to consider is an OR with a bed extendeder. Then you get the short box advantages, easier to park etc. with long box capacity.
    I have a 2011 SR5 4x4 DC AT with stock tires, live in MN, and have found it totally capable. Food for thought.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    goodri28

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    They gave me $7100. See attached picture, pretty bad. It was a bare-bones 2 WD, 5-speed MT, no cruise, 126k miles. Good news is they gave me way more than blue book...bad news is I have no truck now. I pull a trailer with my wife's RAV-4 for Home Depot runs and that's a hassle but functional. I really miss having the truck.
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