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TRD Sport vs TRD Pro ride on pavement

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 2016limited, Jan 13, 2022.

  1. Jan 14, 2022 at 12:19 PM
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    gudujarlson

    gudujarlson Well-Known Member

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    It looks like the off-road is unique with regard to the suspension stabilizer bar (aka sway bar). If it’s true that it is 28mm and the normal one is 30mm, I estimate that the off-road bar’s spring constant is 87% that of the normal one (28^2/30^2). I’ve learned something new about my truck today. :)
     
  2. Jan 14, 2022 at 12:22 PM
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    TACOTRDPRO1

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    I too have a pro and I agree with above 100% :amen:
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2022 at 12:30 PM
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    xCaldazar

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    I am assuming that allows more flex in the off road model? I was wondering if there was a middle ground between removing and keeping the sway bar. Maybe swapping a off road sway to my sr5 would allow slightly more flex but not dive in corners on road.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2022 at 12:35 PM
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    gudujarlson

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    Ya it should allow more articulation at the expense of more body roll in corners. It also allows the two sides to act more independently which is a major advantage of an independent suspension over a solid axle suspension. Trophy trucks use IFS and have tons of body roll, brake dive, and squatting under acceleration. Trade offs, trade offs.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2022 at 12:42 PM
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  6. Jan 14, 2022 at 1:47 PM
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    Xtremsiege2

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    The Fox set up is very comfortable and confidence inspiring. Driven my old parents around their first comment was how smooth the suspension was and un-trucklike it felt. Very easy to live with daily. Only driven the OR and Pro, and older tacos and the Pro is by far the most comfortable.

    All Tacoma's are beautiful-regardless of what gender they identify as.
    I look down on many driving my financed pro, since its generally taller than most stock vehicles.
     
  7. Jan 14, 2022 at 3:35 PM
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    NomadDan

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    My 2021 Pro suspension felt unbalanced when I first got it. When it was stock with zero weight added to the bed, the rear suspension felt very firm and sometimes even harsh. The front was perfect. Plush but very controlled, no bottoming and excellent rebound. When you add 200-300 pounds to the rear, the rear suspension feels a lot better.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2022 at 7:26 PM
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    GOLIVER0131

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    Although i havent had the pleasure of driving the trd sport, i have to agree with some of the members above. I have a 2017 dclb trd offroad. The suspension sucked for the amount of money we pay for these trucks. Felt worse than my old 1987 sr5. Within 6 mo of having the truck I swapped in a set of 2017 trdpro fox shocks and it's tons better on the pavement and light offroad! Feels sweet with a full tank of gas and 2nd spare in the bed!!!
     
  9. Jan 14, 2022 at 8:45 PM
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    I tried to look this up and they both seem to be 48811 part number regardless of off road model and base sr5.

    https://parts.toyota.com/a/Toyota_2018_Tacoma-Double-Cab-SR-5-GLX-35L-AT/__6722106/674470-4803/.html

    https://parts.toyota.com/a/Toyota_2...FRONT-SPRING--SHOCK-ABSORBER/674470-4803.html

    I was real interested in trying to find a sway bar that gave more flex, but wasn't a full delete. I just removed mine, and am going to see how it is. Swapping from rough country to Kings this weekend. So I removed it for a few days to see the difference and make the job easier later.
     
  10. Jan 14, 2022 at 9:00 PM
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    I upgraded my Sport to TRD Pro Fox suspension. I can say at low speeds, its hard to tell the difference. At higher speeds, the Fox suspension absorbs potholes and bumps better. This part is noticeable between the two suspensions.
     
  11. Jan 14, 2022 at 9:16 PM
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    owned an sr, sport and pro and the sport and pro are great but the pro is just slightly better
    definitely worth the extra money for the badge on the door that says PRO
     
  12. Jan 15, 2022 at 5:49 AM
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    I test drove the Off Road & The Spirt. The Off Road has the best ride, and still does, even with a small lift. Too soft??? not at all.
     
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  13. Jan 16, 2022 at 6:57 AM
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    I think the wheel size is a big factor. I had a Wrangler with 17" factory wheels that I changed out for 18" factory wheels. The 17" wheels were kind of "floaty" for highway driving. The 18's responded much better at high speed lane changes. I could feel bridge expansion joints more with the 18's. I was very happy with the 18's as I did a lot of highway driving then.
     
  14. Jan 16, 2022 at 7:02 AM
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    Good to know! lol

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  15. Jan 16, 2022 at 8:46 AM
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    Kevin Jones

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    90%, sure they do. I know a dozen or so people who have 3rd Gen Tacomas and none have changed their suspension.
     

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