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TRD E-locker and ATRAC vs SR5 w/air lockers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bito, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Dec 9, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    bito

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    Hi all,

    I'm trying to get some opinions to figure out which way would be the best to go. I'm getting a DCSB 4x4 shortly. I plan on putting on new wheels, tires, and suspension pretty soon after I get it. So to me it seems that the best bet would be to get an SR5 and add rear and front air lockers. Two lockers would bring the cost of the SR5 to a bit over the cost of the TRD OR, but seems like it would be better offroad. Would I be losing anything substantial by having regular TRAC vs ATRAC if I'm running dual lockers?

    The only other differences I can see is that I would not have would be the TRD seats and the inverter port in the back. Am I missing anything?
     
  2. Dec 9, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    I've looked at the options differences before and I'm not sure they show everything. For instance the SR5 package doesn't list the audio controls on the steering wheel and the overhead console but all the pics I've seen have them in there. Most everything else that I'm not replacing matches up between the two models however.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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  4. Dec 9, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    Overhead console seems to come with the TRD packages only.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    air lockers for the win :D
     
  6. Dec 9, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    Double Cab Convinience package doesn't seem to be offered in the Southeast Region. I'm betting SET rolls that stuff into the SR5 package at their port. Doesn't look like they offer the base model either, SR5 is the lowest version. Different regions do different packages.

    As for the overhead I'm not sure, I've seen pics with SR5 with overhead before I think but I've look at so many pics and different models I could have them crossed up. No biggie either way for this feature.

    I just have to have the audio controls. I don't really care about electric windows and locks but I refuse to reach over to change the station ;-)
     
  7. Dec 9, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    op go with sr5 beacuse all the other amenites are a waste.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    Pretty sure the all weather vinyl flooring only comes in Off Roads (if you want that). All though, those trucks are pretty hard to find anyways.
    I'm in kinda the same boat. Trying to decide between Off Road and SR5 plus lockers.
     
  9. Dec 9, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    Seems like the SR5 is better for your purpose, I do like the up/down hill assist controls though.
     
  11. Dec 9, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    I have an Sr5 and TRAC does very well on snowy roads, so I don't think you would be missing out snow/ice performance. Only drawback I see to the arbs would be switching on/off on a steering intensive trail, where ATRAC would possibly be better. The SR5 axle, I believe, is a stronger a axle than the e locked axle.

    Are insurance rates any different?
     
  13. Dec 9, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    SR5 with lockers for the win. If you're going to be doing stuff hardcore enough to require front and rear lockers then the other little amenities the offroad comes with will be pretty pointless.
     
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    if i can rewind and do it all over again i would get the SR5 package...

    i have added a front locker, thinking about doing the HBMurphy elocker delete mod. i have replaced the factory radio making my steering wheel audio controls useless. if i just went with the SR5 and added front/rear lockers myself i would have saved some bucks
     
  15. Dec 9, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    For what you describe it sounds like you would be best served with the SR5 OP
     
  16. Dec 9, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    i didnt even get an sr5 i got a base model... crank windows, manual locks. total utilitarian...

    i think pw/pl come with the base model as an option as well.
     
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