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TRD off road / TRD sport suspension differences

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by TheJamesAbides, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Jul 1, 2012 at 2:07 PM
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    TheJamesAbides

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    hey guys - new here.

    bought a 2012 Tacoma TRD Off Road about a month ago and (long story short) swapped it out for a 2012 Tacoma TRD Sport two days ago. i like the style differences (scooped hood, colored mirrors, etc) better on the Sport, but i MUCH preferred the stiffer ride of the Off Road version.

    dealer has not been much help - does anyone know what the specific differences are between the front ends or what i might need to do to get that Off Road feel back? EX: both have Bilstein shocks, but are they different, are the coil-overs rated different, etc??

    somebody help! love my new truck but REALLY need to get that stiffer ride back! thanks in advance!

    james
     
  2. Jul 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    The front springs are the different part. Just swap those and it should feel close to the same. The sway bars are different but it's not that much.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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  4. Jul 1, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    Are you god dam retarded or something?

    OP I actually thought you were trolling. Your question has been asked so many times on this site it's not even funny anymore. I guess I just know about researching before I make a purchase.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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  6. Jul 1, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    ...and there it is.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    Well he did say he was looking to get that stiffer ride back.
     
  8. Jul 1, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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    Most of the posts here so far are completely unnecessary. The guy asked a simple question...He didn't ask for your springs or tell you that you needed to set up your truck his way...So why are you insulting him for his choices??
     
  9. Jul 1, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    op if u look in the for sale section you might be able to pic up some springs, or even the whole trd OR front shock\spring set up
     
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    lmao. hilarious, yeah i set myself of for that. meh, i'm a noob here but wft i can dish that shit too. :p

    thanks for the info. also swapping out the stock rims and tires, so pics soon.

    also wanna do the TRD cat-back exhaust. i saw some vids on here but they weren't all that - anyone know if it's worth it?
     
  11. Jul 1, 2012 at 5:07 PM
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    Off road front coils check B/S/T section
     
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    throw some bilstein 5100s at .85"

    You'll get the stiffer ride while leveling it out some all under $200, win/win in my book
     
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    A guy asks a question and gets a dick response. This is why so many guys from 5 years ago left.
     
  14. Jul 1, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    I'm curious, how much stiffer is the Off Road over the Sport? I have a 2012 Sport and feel every bump in the road, enlighten me please.
     
  16. Jul 1, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    Honestly I didn't feel any difference riding in a Sport or driving my OR.
     
  17. Jul 1, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    Why would I do that?
     
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    it's tough to define. the test drives were one thing and yeah it was hard to tell. but once i was rolling home over the usual potholes, i could for sure tell the diff. the sport cushioned more, the o.r. had way quicker snap back, owned them like a boss. i prefer the latter. or say a manhole cover you can feel through the seat on the offroad, the sport is more, ""meh."
     
  20. Jul 1, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    It allows the front left and front right suspensions do work independently.
     
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