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TRD "offroad tuned" suspension - what type of offroad?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by trailmaker, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Nov 15, 2010 at 12:46 AM
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    trailmaker

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    Are they talking about slow speed, crawling over stuff or faster gravel roads, washboard, pothole type of stuff. I'm thinking of adding another Taco to the stable but I haven't really figured out what type of "offroad" the TRD is tuned for. I don't do recreational type four wheeling but I live in a rural area with gravel and dirt roads in varying conditions. Is that what they mean by "offroad"?
     
  2. Nov 15, 2010 at 1:05 AM
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    wat?
    offroad is just a name. only difference to the trd sport in the suspension are the stiffer coils on the OR, the smaller swaybar on the OR, and the locker in the rear of the OR.

    sounds like pretty much anything could do what you are talking about.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2010 at 1:12 AM
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    True, anything can do country roads but I'm looking for the Tacoma that has the quickest most comfortable ride over said terrain.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2010 at 1:55 AM
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    Both will probably be bouncy on dirt roads, especially the rear end. That said, as the Offroad is supposed to have stiffer suspension, it may bounce more. The Offroad has A-TRAC and a rear differential locker, while the Sport has color matched components, such as grill surrounds, etc.

    If you want a smoother ride, you're probably going to take noneck180's advice... custom suspension, possibly combined with a lift, will really help the most.

    For me, the Offroad version was the package of choice. Although part of the intended use for my truck was recreational trail running, as well as daily driver, I would still get the Offroad package even if I didn't plan on any serious offroading, as the A-TRAC and rear locker will help in mud, sand, snow, etc.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    Thanks for the advice guys, sounds like aftermarket may be the ticket. I'll start scouring the boards for aftermarket suspension info.
     
  6. Nov 15, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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