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TRD OR or Sport

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by desibeatz, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Jun 16, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    desibeatz

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    I've been looking to buy an 09 Tacoma, but don't know if I want the OR or Sport. I would like the Double Cab Long bed, but I also understand that the OR doesn't come in LB DC, which sucks.

    I plan to do some off roading, nothing intense, just some trails here and there. Will the Sport be able to handle those with the LSD and 4x4, without the locker, with ease? Will the suspension be able to handle 'some' wear and tear, nothing too harsh?

    I need the LB DC, so I guess I have to get the Sport. But I just wanted to know how well the Sport would handle 'some' off roading. :confused:
     
  2. Jun 16, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    sport will handle things fine. look at my pics. my black 07 and green 09 were/are both sports. btw, the suspension of the sport and OR are the same, except i think the sport has a larger swaybar on the front
     
  3. Jun 16, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    Well that's some relief to my ears.

    Lockers are for real tough situations like some serious mud bogging and rock climbing? It seems like you went through that mud without any problem, and I'm guessing without a locker?

    Thanks for the reply
     
  4. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    wat?

    yup...no locker, but will be adding one to atleast the rear. w/ the 09's and the auto lsd, u are running an open rear diff, so locker installation is pretty straightforward.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    usctacoma

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    I have seen plenty of pics on here of the sports being run pretty hard off road. Go with the sport since it has the longbed you want too.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    Awesome, thanks guys.

    And both of you have some nice trucks. Black rims look aggressive.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:09 PM
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    I have a LB Sport and love it... I was driving around in real loose sand the other day and didnt even need to use the 4 wheel low, you can always add a rear locker later if you need to
     
  8. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    does your truck have the auto lsd or a actual lsd since it is a 09 ?
     
  9. Jun 16, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    The front springs on the Off Road models are progressive. Shocks, leafs and sway bars are the same.
     
  10. Jun 16, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    Sport here with no problems getting traction, thats for sure.
     
  11. Jun 16, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    I'm not sure of the reasoning behind the progressive and standard rate springs, but the progressive ones are shaped a bit like a cone. Smaller at the bottom and larger at the top. The actual metal is the same diameter, but the wind is what changes.
     
  12. Jun 16, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    all 09's have the auto lsd....sports, sr5s, ORs...etc. there are no more mechanical lsds in the tacos period
     
  13. Jun 16, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    Bingo!

    The original poster - desibeatz- should start a thread asking about those with 09's TRD Sports and the offroad capabilities.

    Because, everything prior to 09 will have the mechanical LSD. They're totally different.

    Do the Auto LSD and Mechanical LSD work the same when in the same offroad situations? That's the question....(I have no frigin idea myself)
     
  14. Jun 16, 2009 at 3:01 PM
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    sorry for adding a stupid question to this thread but what exactly is the difference between the 09 TRD Sport and the TRD Offroad. When I just went to the dealership and ordered my TRD sport package, I had no idea there was an offroad package. Can anyone advise what the difference is?

    again sorry for the question...thought this might be the appropriate thread to ask in...Cheers :cool:
     
  15. Jun 16, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    wat?

    the biggie is the e-locker...the rest of the differences are petty
     
  16. Jun 16, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    2009 OR has the rear locker, and the bilsteins are tuned slightly differently (same shocks though). You also get the skid plate with the front tow hook. Other than that, the differences are minor.
     
  17. Jun 16, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    apparently the springs are different, not the shocks
     
  18. Jun 16, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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  19. Jun 16, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    In Canada the double cab upgrade is the TRD Sport (with or without leather) and the access cab upgrade is the TRD Offroad.

    Cheers.
     
  20. Jun 16, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    Well that's good to know that OR travel is no problem with the Sport package. I was worried that the suspension would bottom out on even the littlest OR terrain.

    Now I'm thinking about taking it to Pismo Beach or Sand Mountain in Nevada to test out the LSD!!

    I'm 20 and getting my first actual truck, instead of having to use other peoples truck. Thank you all for helping me!!:)
     
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