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TRD Sport or TRD Off-Road

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by burnseason, Jun 17, 2011.

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SPORT, OFFROAD, or OTHER (SR5, Base 4x4, ETC.)

Poll closed Aug 16, 2011.
  1. SPORT

    42.4%
  2. OFFROAD

    50.0%
  3. OTHER (SR5, Base 4x4, ETC.)

    7.6%
  1. Jun 17, 2011 at 4:02 AM
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    burnseason

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    gents, the time is winding down... im leaving afghanistan here in a few weeks for R&R and will only have 4 months when i come back... im prepping to buy my tacoma on leave first thing and i have landed both a trd off road jbl audio system and a sport trd package with jbl audio....

    i cant decide which one.. are they truly totally different and made differently? or is it cosmetic, pretty much? i will not be mudding all the time, i will generally be using it to drive back and forth to post, and to haul my motorcycle back home to tennessee. i will be using it when i go hunting and camping so i will be going off road sometimes, but not hardcore off-roading. sooo all that being said, sport or off road?
     
  2. Jun 17, 2011 at 4:15 AM
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    Sapper Six

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    If you're going to be sort of a middle of the road driver, with mostly street driving and mild off-road driving, then I'd recommend the Sport. It'll be a little more comfortable and have a smoother ride and you won't pay for things that in all likelihood, you won't really need. However, the argument could also be made to get the off-road so that you can go camping and not be limited as much. I think either one will be a good decision but if I had to pick, I'd say just go with the Sport, especially if cosmetically you are neutral on both packages.

    Sorry for the roundabout answer, but I hope that helps in some way. Stay safe LT, enjoy the redeployment home.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2011 at 4:18 AM
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    TACOMA TRD

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    I have had both... the 07 the blue in Sig was Off Road.... the Silver pic is my sport. The sport has much nicer ride and has the appearance package with scoop and matching grille etc.

    My OR did ride more firm and is a more capable vehicle Off Road becasue of the locker, but for me they are both nice trucks and you cant go wrong with either. I wanted the better ride, so I opted for the sport. if you plan to wheel it, get the Off Road.


    PS Thanks for your service!!!!
     
  4. Jun 17, 2011 at 4:18 AM
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    jandrews

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    Are you going to build it? Because if you are, get an SR5.



    SR5. I got an Offroad and the only thing I haven't taken off from the OR package is A-TRAC and the rear locker. And honestly, it would've been better to get an SR5, save 10 grand, and put that money into building it.
     
  5. Jun 17, 2011 at 4:20 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Based on your description of what you plan on doing with the truck, I would vote for the sport also.

    Added POLL
     
  6. Jun 17, 2011 at 4:55 AM
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    tnbowhunter

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  7. Jun 17, 2011 at 5:29 AM
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    LEX

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    If you're planning on a double cab, a Sport with a long bed would perfect since you plan on hauling your bike around.
     
  8. Jun 17, 2011 at 5:45 AM
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    stangkeip10

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    my recommendation based on the fact that you live in Tennessee would be an Off Road. once you take the truck off road you will likely get hooked.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2011 at 5:56 AM
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    rex99

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    I was thinking the same
     
  10. Jun 17, 2011 at 6:16 AM
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    This is what I did.

    You can build EXACTLY what you want going this route.....unless the hood scoop/monochrome/electric seats/etc are must haves.

    Unless you plan on spending a considerable amount of time off pave then the benefits of the Off-Road package are a moot point.
     
  11. Jun 17, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    offroad......

    top of the line.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2011 at 7:12 AM
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    OZ-T

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    Top of the line
     
  13. Jun 17, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    My opinion you should get the sport, I'm happy with mine and dispite of what some people say about off road is better and that you are limitted on what you can do with a sport, I have yet to get stuck on sand, mud , snow with my sport its pulled me out of some interesting situations so I think you should be fine with a sport.
     
  14. Jun 17, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    andrewwearly

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    I would say both are very nice, but I agree with LEX, if you want a double cab, I'd get the Longbed Sport. Thanks for your Military Service
     
  15. Jun 17, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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    From your post you sound like a guy who likes to be out doors I woul go for the off road because the locker and A-Trac will help a lot getting you to your camping/hunting site. The guys with the sports are the first ones stuck on our runs even light stuff they have some trouble.
     
  16. Jun 17, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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    If you haven't been stuck you haven't wheeled it hard enough:D
     
  17. Jun 17, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    top of the line
     
  18. Jun 17, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    There you go buy a sport and an ARB problem solved.
     
  19. Jun 17, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    If you are gonna add a locker get an SR5 DCLB 4x4
     
  20. Jun 17, 2011 at 7:54 AM
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    Rich Beauregard

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    I Completely disagree! I have had my 2006 DblCab 4x4 TRD Sport Longbed since new in 2006. I off-road a lot and the limited slip rear differential works great! Not sure what you do for off-roading, but you can check my local club's website at: www.bigrubbers4x4.org and here are some links to my photos: http://s873.photobucket.com/albums/ab297/515983/My Tacoma/
    http://s873.photobucket.com/albums/ab297/515983/02-13-2011 TOW Ride/
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