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TRD vs SR5

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Bextreme, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Apr 24, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    Bextreme

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    Thanks for all of the good advice and laughs on my previous post (2wd mistake?). The salesman called yesterday and said that the 4x4 he ordered me should hit the port in the next couple weeks. So decision time is coming up and I have pretty decided on the 4x4 swap(for those of you unaware, I bought a 2010 prerunner trd off road 2 weeks ago). I really love this prerunner trd off road(except for the sand incident). The new 4x4 will be sr5 with towing package but no trd off road. Although I would would love to get the 4x4 trd off road, the extra $ puts it just outside what I want to pay. After doing some research I believe the only difference between the sr5 and the trd is the suspension (90% of my driving on paved roads and some dirt roads) so I don't really need beefed up suspension or locker (could add this stuff later if needed); wheels and tires(TRD wheels are much cooler but rugged terrain tires are crap) I would eventually get better rims and BFG AT's; Outlet in the bed(cool feature but would never really use it); and the seats(TRD seats look much nicer) nothing some good seat covers wouldn't fix besides i want black interior and toyota doesn't offer it wtf?. Is this it? is there anything I am missing? do both have skid plate?
     
  2. Apr 24, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    TRD offroad comes with a rear locker. Wish I had the TURD package.
     
  3. Apr 24, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    I had the option to go with the TRD or the SR5 and I chose the SR5. The main reason is that I planned on changing the suspension so that part of the package would have been a waste. The other reason I went with the SR5 is because of the stronger rear diff. Once I add an ARB I will be ahead of the TRD's rear.

    The only thing that I would want out of the TRD's is the seats and rear power outlet, other than that, I am set.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    Crom

    Crom Time is precious; use it wisely

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    If you're not willing to pay for the TRD package, then your purchase choice has already been made.

    Also, why not use the tools Toyota gave you to make an educated comparison as to the differences in the optional packages for our trucks?

    http://www.toyota.com/tacoma/options.html#tab=extra_value_packages
     
  5. Apr 24, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    kilgoja

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    trd and sr5 stuff not really needed....i already got billy 5100s and bigger better tires and better wheels.....most people are gonna change all that anyways when they buy a tacoma 4x4.....only thing that might be useful is the locker although i've never needed one when i've been offroad....i guess it depends on how serious you are...but if you are that serious you would prolly go as far as to put lockers front and rear and totally redo everything anyways
     
  6. Apr 24, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    MachoTaco10

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    trd is much more than an sr5 and worth the money in my opinion. I drove both and it was a hand down choice to get the trd option.

    Suspension including shocks, and spring rates are different.

    Trd has a locker

    Trd has the bed outlet with power inverter

    Trd has different seats including more side bolster support.

    Trd has bigger and better tires than the crappy dunlop at20's

    Trd has much better looking and higher quality wheels

    Trd has a bigger alternator

    Trd has skid plates.

    and thats all i can think of...right now
     
  7. Apr 24, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    MY SR5 came with TRD offroad wheels :)
     
  8. Apr 24, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    dexterdog

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    There you go.
     
  9. Apr 24, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    Automatically comes with tranny and oil cooler for towing, bigger battery too, fuel tank skid plate, undercarriage skid plate, some other skid plate, I don't recall where though.

    Don't forget the decals. :D
     
  10. Apr 24, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    My 08 sport has a power outlet in the back and if I'm not mistaken has a limited slip diff
    Yet I still want a locker!
     
  11. Apr 24, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    Yep I have the tow package, love my sr5 and will eventually be getting an arb locker
     
  12. Apr 24, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    TRD has ATRAC in 4L.
    SR5 has nuthin, open diffs.
    This is huge, make no mistake.
    The extra cooling parts and alternator that others have mentioned come as part of the towing package.
     
  13. Apr 24, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    If we're talking computer/electronics then In addition to ATRAC in 4L TRD OR also gets the Downhill Assist Control, Hill Start Assist Control (which if memory serves functions all the time) and an overhead console with compass/temperature gauge (far more useful than I thought it would be).
     
  14. Apr 24, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    BFG AT's, Weathertechs, Hoppy's brake controller.
    Your right, but DAC and HSA are goofy gimmiicks, IMO
     
  15. Apr 24, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    Hemi... I have used the Downhill Control, it is pretty interesting... Just take you foot off the brake (in L4), and the truck creeps down the steep grade without locking up the tires and causing a possible side skid/ rollover. Try it if you have any mountain trails or rough grades.
     
  16. Apr 24, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    BFG AT's, Weathertechs, Hoppy's brake controller.
    I have, I find it interesting. But I Offroad because I want to drive, DAC is like auto-pilot to me.
     
  17. Apr 24, 2010 at 9:59 PM
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    sr5 sounds cooler.:brianr:
     
  18. Apr 24, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    Yes, it is like auto pilot... Just more fun thing to play with, off road. Just came back from the desert race today (photos posted in the Off Roading forum) and climbed one steep hill just in H4, the TRAC sure makes it easy... It would have been an L4 climb in my '05.
     
  19. Apr 24, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    Ditto
     
  20. Apr 24, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    why? you never think of it til you get it. then you cant see why you lived without it. prime example. trd sport seats have wings that wrap you up around the lumbar part of your back. love it. before when i had my 06 sr5 i thought they were all hood scoops and stickers.

    you will find differences but if you dont care, which you (OP) have said you dont. do not buy the trd, buy the trd if you want the bells, the whistles and the car note. ;)
     
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