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TRD or not?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by doperdee, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Feb 11, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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    doperdee

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    I am currently shopping for a new Tacoma, but at square one... I am in anticipation of installing a lift kit for it. Mostly looking for a more aggresive look, also looking to have more clearance for larger tires. For the most part I will be using the truck for practical use, but do want to enhance 4x4 preformance for when need be. I dont wanna compromise the factory ride too much either... any recomendations?
    In addition, im unsure of which model to buy... Do I go TRD? If so, which teir? I understand there are 3 stages of the TRD upgrade. Ive also been told with the anticipation of lifting the suspension, some upgrades may be redundant. Basically i dont wanna spend an extra 5 grand on factory upgrades that may or may not be changed out.
     
  2. Feb 11, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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    pivey14

    pivey14 I'm A Grinder

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    TRD Off-Road
     
  3. Feb 11, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    OZ-T

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    SR5
     
  4. Feb 11, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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    rtn1911

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    Mine is non-TRD, mostly b/c I did not want to spend the $$$ more "nice to haves" as opposed to "must-haves" --for ME, anyway.

    I do have the towing package and convenience packages.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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    Monster Coma

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    Sr5 or sport, save your money. If you don't plan to offroad you have no use for a locker..
     
  6. Feb 11, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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    I've owned off road and sport version, if I could go back to either I would buy the SR5..
     
  7. Feb 11, 2013 at 9:39 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Sport and Offroad are essentially the same price
     
  8. Feb 11, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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    jtav2002

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    SR5 would probably be your best bet if you're going to be swapping the suspension out anyway. The locked in the OR model is good but if you're going to be wheeling the truck to the point of needing it you'll save some money just going after market for that instead of getting the OR model.

    I got the Sport cause I liked the look and never anticipated on lifting and new wheels and tires etc that ive done. If I had it to do over I would probably just get the SR5.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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    Monster Coma

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    For me when I was ordering it was a 3k difference, maybe my dealer just sucked, wouldn't shock me
     
  10. Feb 11, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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    If you plan on swapping most of the suspension anyways, than dont spend the money on it. I owned an 1st gen SR5 for years and now I own an 08 TRD off road, and I have no idea why I never put a rear diff locker in the old one. I don't have any intentions on lifting mine so I went with better stock suspension and the rear diff lock for me is a must have. Chunky tires + stock TRD off road = I can run circles around douchebags with full size V8s. Good luck finding what you want.
     
  11. Feb 11, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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    sytfu510

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    If you plan to off road or think you might, and don't need a 6ft bed. get the TRD Off Road. The E-Locker is a must ( + you get Atrac,and all the other stuff ). Other than that get a SR5 with any specific options you may want. As most people change suspension & wheels anyways. The Sport is just Hood Skewp & LSD.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    ^^ New sports don't even have a real LSD its an auto lsd that uses the brakes. the of road has it as well plus the locker
     
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