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TRD Sport vs. OR

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kenneth.morris07, Mar 17, 2014.

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TRD Sport or OR

Poll closed Apr 16, 2014.
  1. Sport

    34.8%
  2. Off Road

    65.2%
  1. Mar 17, 2014 at 9:02 AM
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    kenneth.morris07

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    Looking at possibly getting a 2014 DCSB. I've been thinking I want a TRD OR, but I've found a TRD Sport that the dealer has added a ton of options(lift, wheels, tires, lights, grill insert, etc) for a really good price. I'm not too sure of the differences between the two factory packages. Anyone who knows, chime in please. Thanks
     
  2. Mar 17, 2014 at 9:08 AM
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    Go to the top right of your screen

    Click on search

    Type in: "sport vs offroad"

    Read the hundreds of threads comparing the two.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2014 at 9:08 AM
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    I just compared these two trucks over the weekend, except for a LB. The main difference I found was in the Locking Diff. Other than that I didn't see to many differences that were not cosmetic or dealer add-ons. Can't tell you for sure all of the exact differences but can tell you I went with the sport. I didn't need or want a 4x4 for my uses and wasn't too concerned with the Diff. lock.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2014 at 9:17 AM
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    Do you want a double cab long bed? if the answer is no.... get the off road... even in a 4x2 configuration the locking rear diff is worth it. in a 4x4 config, locking diff and atrac (both not found on the sport) make the truck so much more capable.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2014 at 9:26 AM
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    Both are overpriced IMO.

    Just get a SR5 and mod what you want.

    8.4 rear > 8.0 rear
     
  6. Mar 17, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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    I vote for the OR.

    I bought the sport never thinking I would really need a-trac and lockers.

    Stupid me.
     
  7. Mar 17, 2014 at 9:54 AM
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    um...yea so buy a locker. ARBRD129 + 8.4 rear is far superior to any e-locker rear and will cost you less to DIY vs buying from Toyota.
     
  8. Mar 17, 2014 at 10:19 AM
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    It depends if your gonna use it as a truck for haulin or for offroading.
    I like the sport for the LB and I will probably never need the rear diff locker or atrack

    If your looking for short bed only then offroad is probably the best choice.

    Edit: also see above you can always add a locker later on
     
  9. Mar 17, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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    ^ That's where I was on trading my SR5 in. My first choice was a DCSB Offroad. However, once I sat that next to a DCLB I decided I really wanted the LB. Then I saw a sport on the lot and though, hmmm, how about getting me a sport DCLB. I would've gone for a DCLB offroad but it isn't offered. Not sure if I'll keep the scooped hood forever - but I know those are easy traded on TW :D
     
  10. Mar 17, 2014 at 10:29 AM
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    small mods here and there
    offroad because of locking diff and atrac. does great in mud, snow and sand.
     
  11. Mar 17, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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    Just a quick fact to all the people saying "OR for the slick stuff"

    locker use onroad in snow is retardedly unsafe

    Open/open rears (what off roads have) suck on slippery road conditions and so do lockers. The reason offroads have ATRAC is because open/open and lockers suck so bad in the slippery road conditions Toyota needed to come up with something so the sports with mechanical LSD weren't running circles around them.
     
  12. Mar 17, 2014 at 10:41 AM
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    This is priceless...I love my girl next door lol :D
     
  13. Mar 17, 2014 at 10:53 AM
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    I always thought of the locker as something to use when rock crawling, or maybe trying to pull something heavy in a slick conditions. but not for driving normal speeds on or offroad.
     
  14. Mar 17, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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    Either Offroad or SR5, I think the Sport looks like crap.
     
  15. Mar 17, 2014 at 11:07 AM
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    THIS.

    The rear locker works only in low range (on the 4WD trucks) and is for emergency getting out or pulling a Sport out (tiny joke here).

    A-TRAC also works only in low range, for slow, crawling across, up, over uneven, loose, rocky surfaces... amazing system, use it anytime I am in low range, no reason not to.

    The Sport has not had a mechanical limited slip since 2008. In 2009 ALL Tacomas got electronic limited slip (TRAC/TRAC OFF/ AUTO LSD).
     
  16. Mar 17, 2014 at 1:09 PM
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    not another of these threads...:deadhorse:
     
  17. Mar 17, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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    not another troll....
     
  18. Mar 17, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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    No I already have a prerunner. I'm gonna swap it for a new truck.
     
  19. Mar 17, 2014 at 1:18 PM
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  20. Mar 17, 2014 at 3:14 PM
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    It all depends on what YOU want. Not what everyone else wants. I got a sport because of the color matched stuff, bigger 8.4 rearend & hood. Each person has different reasons for buying what they do. I wanted the color matched bumpers because i'm leaving those on. I wanted a 8.4 because i wanted and slightly bigger/stronger rearend that i plan on adding an arb locker to. And yes, i actually like the non functional hood scoop.:rolleyes: In the end, either option is good since it's a Tacoma. You will be modding it anyway, especially if you get on this forum!
     

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