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TRD Offroad & Sport Differences

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Austin Taco, May 1, 2009.

  1. May 1, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    Austin Taco

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    I have an 08 2WD TRD Sport. It has posi tract...tow package and is nicely equipped.

    What is the difference between the TRD Off Road and the TRD Sport? Is it just the Off Road is 4WD?
     
  2. May 1, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    lsocoee

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    Hood scoop and locker are the biggest differences

    2008 was the last year that the TRD Sports came with an actual LSD.
     
  3. May 1, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    DanGer

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    he nailed it^^. Also you have 17" alloy rims and the off road comes with 16" alloys
     
  4. May 1, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    Sorry....I also have the hood scoop. What is LSD. Well...I know what LSD is but in the LSD you referenced what does it mean?
     
  5. May 1, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    lsocoee

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    sport has the scoop and a limited slip differential. The off-road has no scoop and the locker.
     
  6. May 1, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    So what's the locker and the difference between it and the limited slip.

    Sorry for the questions...I'm a newb to Taco's.
     
  7. May 1, 2009 at 1:26 PM
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    The locker will have both wheels in the rear spinning the same time and the LSD will have one wheel pick up for the other wheels loss of traction
     
  8. May 1, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    OK...that's what I thought so here's where my confusion comes in.

    The other day I tested this out. I was in a sandy area and spun the rear wheels. Afterwards I looked at the tracks I made and both wheels spun the same distance and what appeared to be the same depth.

    If it was limited slip wouldn't the tracks have looked differently? Or am I just reading too much into this and need to shut up?
     
  9. May 1, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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    It should look pretty equal. The big difference in how a locker and LSD perform is what happens when one wheel comes off the ground. The LSD will send most of it's power to the wheel off of the ground because it is spinning freely. The locker will continue sending 50% to each wheel.
     
  10. May 1, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    I to am new to TW, but i recently bought a 07 TRD sport. Do all TRD Sports come with the LSD or is that something extra?
     
  11. May 1, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    Up until 2009, all TRD Sports came with the LSD.
     
  12. May 1, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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    Sport's come with painted bumper,grill surround,side mirrors....
     
  13. May 1, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    Just got an email back from Toyota on my 2009 TRD Sport 2wd DB LWB. It has the limited slip diff. According to Toyota of America the limited slip was dropped fro the standard models
     
  14. May 1, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    wat?
    all 2009's have the auto-lsd....prerunner, 4x4, sport, OR, all hav the auto lsd....only difference is the OR also has the locker since the auto lsd isnt in the rear diff
     
  15. May 6, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    Jhodge83,
    Is Toyota using the brakes as a limited slip device?
     
  16. May 6, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    wat?
    yep....the auto lsd is completely controlled by the computer and braking
     
  17. May 7, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    thanks for the info but that sucks would much rather have clutch pack, Toyota also said that the feature od
    of lsd was dropped fom the 4 cyl base models
     
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