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tacoma vs prerunner VIN ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by phil evans, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. Mar 31, 2011 at 3:41 PM
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    phil evans

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    3 weeks ago sold my kingcab 2005 tacoma with 49.8k on craig's list.
    got a 2011, 4 door tacoma. i like tacomas.
    my insurance company says my 4x2,doublecab,159hp,4cyl,15"tires,no decals/pinstripes,etc, is a prerunner.
    they say my vin 5TFJX4CN7BX0069xx is a prerunner vin.
    my insurance company says the the unique vin letters J C N makes it a prerunner.
    are there any 4 cyliner prerunners?
    are prerunners more expensive to insure?
     
  2. Mar 31, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    Assuming that Toyota didn't change the VIN codes since 2010, your VIN means:
    5: Made in USA at TMMTX, TMMI, or NUMMI
    T: Manufactured by Toyota
    F: Truck
    J: If Tacoma, then Dbl Cab 4x2
    X: 2TR-FE engine
    4: Manual seat belt - all seats, Front air bag & side air bag - 1st row, Curtain airbag - all rows
    C: If Tacoma, then model series TRN220, TRN225, or GRN225
    N: Tacoma
    7: Check digit
    B: Model year 2011
    X: Made in Texas
    0069xx: Serial number

    That VIN does not make it a PreRunner. PreRunners are models TRN260, TRN265, GRN265, or GRN270.

    As long as your insurance company has the right VIN, I wouldn't worry about whether they think it's a PreRunner or not.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    If It has the height of a 4x4 and suspension and it's a 6 lug but your truck isn't a 4x4 then my friend you have a prerunner.
    If u have a dropped truck and it has 5 lugs then it's a regular truck
     
  4. Mar 31, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    wat?
    there are 4cyl prerunners, 4x4s, and 5 luggers. it sounds like you have one of the new 4cyl double cabs. if that's the case, you do not have a prerunner. prerunners should cost more to insure since the prerunner costs more than a 5 lugger
     
  5. Mar 31, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    Okay .... I have to ask the OP. You bought an '11 Tacoma from a Toyota dealer I am guessing. I assume this is new?

    Are you telling us you signed the papers, gave them some $$$ and drove it off the lot without really knowing your model?

    I am not trying to be a dick but I have got to ask.
     
  6. Mar 31, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    paid cash for a 4 door 4 lug 2011 tacoma, identical to my 2005 2 door tacoma, i.e., dials-switches-same place-same function.
    insurance agent says according to their definition of vin- i have a prerunner.
    bottom line i got what i desired - but i do not want to pay a premium for insurance if prerunner's cost > than a plain vanilla tacoma.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    Got ya ...... now I understand your question.

    USAA has mine as a Prerunner as well with the correct VIN for my 2WD AC ... I called, got confirmation that I am insuring what I have.

    As a matter of fact the premiums dropped from my '06 2WD RC .... go figure .... all I can think is it has side air curtains and seat air bags.

    ps .... I hope that the 9 bottle holders don't lead them to believe that I can carry 8 passengers along with me .... :cool:
     
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