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TRD Off-Road ride on city streets

Discussion in 'New Members' started by TicoTaco, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    TicoTaco

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    Greetings: I'm a newbie Taco who awaiting my PreRunner 4x2 w TRD Off-Road (I admit, I got it for the chrome grill and didn't like the hood scoop in Sport package.)

    I hear great thigns about the Off-Road package off-road, but how's the ride on streets? I read some disheartening reports that Off-Road TRD 4x2s are too bouncy. My Taco is coming from out of state, so I didn't take delivery....Should I, being a city slicker???
     
  2. Oct 22, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcom to TW! Not sure what you would be comparing it to, but I think the ride is fine on the street.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    NetMonkey

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    i test drove both the sport and the off-road and, IMO, the off road is the better than the sport.

    the suspension on the sport was very soft and the truck leaned in the corners. it REALLY felt like a car.
    the off-road, on the other hand, was much firmer and more solid. it instilled more confidence in the truck for me.

    in the end, i bought the off road.. you wont be disappointed either :)
     
  4. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    Burgman

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    pretty sure both the trd models sport and off road have the same suspension, which i feel rides great
     
  5. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    DriverSound

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    Springs are different.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    TicoTaco

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    Thanks, all -- for the welcome and advice.
    I test-drove the Sport and liked the ride...Model w Off-Road package had to be ordered. But since the est-drive, I've been searching for "reviews" and came across some "bouncy ride" and "uncomfortable" reports on streets -- where I do most driving.

    Anything else I should know about by a new PreRunner 4x2er w Off-Road TRD? I can't wait to play with it...
     
  7. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    DriverSound

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    Change the shocks to 5100. You'll like the ride a lot more.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    TicoTaco

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    EAmonk...you have a 4x4?? Think that plays a role in the OR vs Sport feel? Mine is 4x2 because I'm too cheap to spring the extra S for 4x4...
     
  9. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:45 PM
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    DriverSound

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    Too few to list. 10 4runner SR5 4x4- 09 Pre-Runner TRD-OR AC- 14 Prius Two- 08 xB
    I also have a AC Prerunner OR in the household now. There's a slight difference in handling but not much. But then again, the 4x4 has 5100's. The stock trd shocks is way too stiff.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    h2oadventure

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    Hi Tico Taco and the rest of TW,

    TT congrats on the new Tacoma. I just purchased a new Magnetic Gray TRD OF 4x4 last week and have been quite pleased with the ride on So Cal highways. I'm coming from a 4x4 4Runner and frankly find the handling far superior. Of course a harsh ride is a relative thing given my weekend play toy is a 2006 S/B MINI Cooper S with a limited slip and sports suspension. :)
     
  11. Oct 22, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    neslerrah

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    hello & welcome.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    Haze

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    welcome aboard.. every new question helps me learn more too.. !
     
  13. Oct 22, 2009 at 10:38 PM
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    trav

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    Hey TicoTaco,
    I have a 07 PreRunner, TRD Offroad, 4x2. I live in Charlotte, NC and My truck rides like a dream. Welcome to TW, Money! Lets talk about things, Mods, upgrades... Im just a poor boy_nobody_loves_me, but I may be able to give u a few hints about inexpensive Mods that will increase the luv and look for that city-slicker-style!
     
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