1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

TRD Offroad VS TRD sport

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by OverlandProud, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Dec 3, 2017 at 12:31 PM
    #1
    OverlandProud

    OverlandProud [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2017
    Member:
    #236973
    Messages:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    Ive been looking for a second gen 4 door 4x4 tacoma for a while and I was wondering if I should continue to stick it out until I find a great offroad package truck or if I should just get a nice sport that comes up. Im going to be changing out the coil overs so im not too interusted in the "offroad" shocks that come on the truck. The only major difference I see is the fact that the offroad package comes with a rear locker and the sport does not. Is there any other differences between the two trucks? I do plan to take the truck offroad and lift it (possibly long travel somewhere down the line) so I am going to be using the truck. Do you guys who have a trd offroad actually engage the rear locker ever or is it more of a backup?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2017 at 12:52 PM
    #2
    Foozer

    Foozer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Member:
    #81789
    Messages:
    880
    Gender:
    Male
    Utah
    Vehicle:
    2021 TRD Pro - MGM
    265/75/16 BFG KO2
    I wouldn't worry about coils and shocks if you plan on switching them out. The biggest difference, as you've mentioned is the locker. Some other minor differences are: trd sport has hood scoop, painted mirrors, matching grille and bumper. I have a sport, I don't do any major wheeling (just dirt trailers, light climbing, etc.) If you plan on doing some serious wheeling I'd probably go with the off-road, if you plan on doing light to moderate wheeling, imho, I don't think it matters much. Just my 2 cents.

    20171203_135222.jpg

    Trd supercharger, trd catback, trd pro grille, trd wheels, 5100 bilsteins all around fronts at .85, skid plate
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
  3. Dec 3, 2017 at 12:53 PM
    #3
    Cmurder

    Cmurder 2011 TX TRD Offroad

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Member:
    #69640
    Messages:
    2,328
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    B.C.
    Kansas City
    Vehicle:
    2011 TX TRD Offroad
    nothing cool
    I like that Green color
     
    Foozer likes this.
  4. Dec 3, 2017 at 12:57 PM
    #4
    Foozer

    Foozer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Member:
    #81789
    Messages:
    880
    Gender:
    Male
    Utah
    Vehicle:
    2021 TRD Pro - MGM
    265/75/16 BFG KO2
    Thanks man
     
  5. Dec 3, 2017 at 1:10 PM
    #5
    Muddinfun

    Muddinfun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216500
    Messages:
    7,468
    Personally, I hate the scoop, color matched rear bumper and color matched mirrors, so I bought an OR and put the color matched door handles on it. Also, I think you don't get the overhead compass and temp with the sport.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2017 at 1:11 PM
    #6
    757yotas

    757yotas Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2015
    Member:
    #147976
    Messages:
    2,110
    Gender:
    Male
    Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2007 TRD Sport
    ICI Magnum front bumer Rigid LED lighting OME lift 285/70 Nitto Exos 17" Fuel Hostage TRD Exhaust TonnauPro Cover Oil Catch Can Tint Pioneer Nav system Sound System LED lighting Euro headlights Paint
    If you like the scoop and want a LSD which is better for snow and on road driving then sport. If you dont like the scoop and want a locker get a offroad. Those are literally the only differences. Especially if you are going to be changing the shocks ect to aftermarket. You so get the temp and compass with the sport just like the offroad. The only difference other than looks is the LSD vs Locker
     
  7. Dec 3, 2017 at 1:12 PM
    #7
    Foozer

    Foozer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Member:
    #81789
    Messages:
    880
    Gender:
    Male
    Utah
    Vehicle:
    2021 TRD Pro - MGM
    265/75/16 BFG KO2
    Sport has the temp and compass, mine displays in the mirror
     
    JoefromPTC likes this.
  8. Dec 3, 2017 at 1:14 PM
    #8
    Wolftaco0503

    Wolftaco0503 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2015
    Member:
    #168040
    Messages:
    16,066
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Chicago
    Vehicle:
    2013 Super White LONG BED TRD SPORT 4x4
    Maglite mod Bottle Opener in bed Weathertech Mats Front & Back
    So does my 2013
     
  9. Dec 3, 2017 at 1:15 PM
    #9
    Chase8059

    Chase8059 Kinda Well-Known

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2015
    Member:
    #156733
    Messages:
    3,100
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chase
    ESVA
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD Sport | Super White : 2008 Lexus IS 350
    OME 887, JBA UCAs, 1.5 AAL, Fox 2.0 RR w CD adj., SCS SR8s Gunmetal, Falken AT3/W 265/70r17
    Be mindful that certain years regardless of being a Sport or OR, have overhead compass/temp, or rearview mirror compass/temp, or it's in the HU as part of Entune and depends on HD radio signal.

    Also sports prior to 09 has mechanical LSD in the rear, as opposed to 10+ using a brake actuated LSD.

    I like my color matched grille surround, bumpers, and handles, plus the hood scoop so I went sport.
     
    JoefromPTC and 757yotas like this.
  10. Dec 3, 2017 at 1:15 PM
    #10
    Sold My Subaru

    Sold My Subaru 6MT AC TRD OR 1GR-FE FTMFW

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2012
    Member:
    #88143
    Messages:
    1,120
    Oregone
    Vehicle:
    '13 TRD Off-Road
  11. Dec 3, 2017 at 1:15 PM
    #11
    Muddinfun

    Muddinfun Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2017
    Member:
    #216500
    Messages:
    7,468
    What about the early 2nd gens? Compass/temp

    Ok, guess I was wrong. Sorry.
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2017
  12. Dec 3, 2017 at 1:37 PM
    #12
    Zach O

    Zach O Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2015
    Member:
    #152933
    Messages:
    443
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zach
    Texas
    Vehicle:
    2015 TRD Off-Road SWFTMFW 6 speed
    Yeah I would consider this a pretty big difference as well.
     
  13. Dec 3, 2017 at 1:38 PM
    #13
    80schild

    80schild Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2017
    Member:
    #217412
    Messages:
    622
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    Flori-Bama
    Vehicle:
    2007 TRD Sport Access Cab
    Mine has it in the overhead console.
     
  14. Dec 3, 2017 at 1:41 PM
    #14
    757yotas

    757yotas Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2015
    Member:
    #147976
    Messages:
    2,110
    Gender:
    Male
    Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2007 TRD Sport
    ICI Magnum front bumer Rigid LED lighting OME lift 285/70 Nitto Exos 17" Fuel Hostage TRD Exhaust TonnauPro Cover Oil Catch Can Tint Pioneer Nav system Sound System LED lighting Euro headlights Paint
    I have a 07 sport and it has overhead temp and compass
     
  15. Dec 3, 2017 at 1:42 PM
    #15
    dan0mite

    dan0mite #NOTNORM

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2015
    Member:
    #169611
    Messages:
    10,198
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    SC
    Vehicle:
    d00kie
    Check The Build Thread
    To consider also is if you get a Sport cheap enough you can add lockers and have the best of all of it.

    It’s what I did... I was hell bent on an OR for the locker and ATRAC because it’s what I had in my FJ. Found a Sport for well under my budget and added lockers.
     
    757yotas likes this.
  16. Dec 3, 2017 at 2:36 PM
    #16
    Sugar Silva

    Sugar Silva Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2014
    Member:
    #125848
    Messages:
    1,307
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dave
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    15 TRD Sport 4x4 DCLB Stormtrooper
    Bilstein 6112/5160 17" Matte black TRD wheels KO2s Window tint all the way around Relentless Fab tailgate reinforcement Wet Okoles front and back TRD leather shift knob Various LED replacement lights Painted keyhole cover by key techniques Black Headlight Mod (BHLM) Entune screen protector OEM bed mat TRD exhaust RCI IFS skid
    2014 and 2015 models won’t have the temp or compass in the mirror. Easy enough to add one aftermarket. Maybe I missed someone mention it but you can’t get the much better looking and more practical (for daily use) 6’ bed in a double cab OR. :stirthepot:
     
  17. Dec 3, 2017 at 2:42 PM
    #17
    Shwaa

    Shwaa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2014
    Member:
    #120129
    Messages:
    2,917
    Gender:
    Male
    Bay Area, CA
    Vehicle:
    '13 DC Prerunner TRD Off-Road
    You sure about that? Maybe in Canada. Or maybe you are referring to 3rd Gen

    EDIT: Nevermind, I misread the first part of your post! "can't"
     
    Sugar Silva likes this.
  18. Dec 3, 2017 at 6:48 PM
    #18
    brock9281

    brock9281 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2017
    Member:
    #236142
    Messages:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robbie
    Vehicle:
    2015 Tacoma TRD Sport
    What size tires? Any rubbing? I’m installing 51000s all around but will have front set to 1.75”
     
  19. Dec 3, 2017 at 9:05 PM
    #19
    Foozer

    Foozer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Member:
    #81789
    Messages:
    880
    Gender:
    Male
    Utah
    Vehicle:
    2021 TRD Pro - MGM
    265/75/16 BFG KO2
    265/75/16, no rubbing
     
  20. Dec 3, 2017 at 9:06 PM
    #20
    Foozer

    Foozer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2012
    Member:
    #81789
    Messages:
    880
    Gender:
    Male
    Utah
    Vehicle:
    2021 TRD Pro - MGM
    265/75/16 BFG KO2
    Post some pics after or dm some, I'd like to see how it looks at 1.75
     

Products Discussed in

To Top