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TRD vs. Standard

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bishop, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Feb 9, 2008 at 5:46 PM
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    Bishop

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    What's the difference between a V6 4wd tacoma versus a TRD Tacoma?
     
  2. Feb 9, 2008 at 6:04 PM
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    mainly the suspension. check the option pkgs
     
  3. Feb 9, 2008 at 6:07 PM
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    Where would I find the option packages? I am specifically looking at a 2000 model.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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    And the locker.

    TRD
    Double cab came with Tokico shocks and progressive rate springs.

    Extended cab had the Bilstein shocks and progressive rate springs
     
  5. Feb 9, 2008 at 11:37 PM
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    The main difference is that the TRD came with the rear locker, progressive rate front coils and those cool stickers on the side of the bed.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2008 at 5:26 AM
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    If you go off road a lot I would get a TRD, if not the regular truck would do fine. I have a friend who got a TRD and has never used it, that's an extra 5000 dollars he spent for something he'll never get the money out of.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2008 at 7:37 AM
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    True, but the TRD also has a 110V outlet in the bed, different seat covers, electronic trip/computer built into the headliner, bigger wheels and tires, hood scoop, locking rear axil, beefier suspension, and traction control.
    It costs 5,000 more, but you get a lot of stuff for your money, plus it will be worth more if you ever plan to sell it.
    I don't do that much serious off roading, so went for the non TRD.
    You could always put the TRD sticker on the side.........LOL
     
  8. Feb 10, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    Yes for the 2005 and up model Tacoma's however the OP was referring to a 2000 Tacoma.

    The hood scoop came on the TRD Sports not on the TRD Offroad models.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2008 at 8:36 AM
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    Ya, I have a 2002 TRD and I dont have any of that cool stuff like the trip computer or the outlet in the bed or seat covers. I think thats just on the 2nd gen.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2008 at 8:49 AM
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    Yea, ok. I am relitively new to Toyota Tacoma's so certainly don't know that much, just enough to act like I do. LOL
    Thanks for the information.
     
  11. Feb 11, 2008 at 9:33 AM
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    Ya i'm new too. Mine does have the locker and billstein shocks not sure what else, the locker is the main reason i got it over the non trd. I like the truck alot though.
     
  12. Feb 27, 2008 at 12:57 PM
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    it will be suspension, tires, rear locke and some interier design stuff, maybe fener flares as well
     
  13. Jan 14, 2009 at 3:48 PM
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    Std if you have hemorroids, TRD if not.
     
  14. Jan 15, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    The 2000 TRD Off Road Package included the following:

    " ... off-road suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers, black overfenders (Toytese for 'fender flares'), 10.5 R15 aluminum wheels, locking differential, tachometer, and TRD badging."

    If your Taco also had the Limited Package, the flares were color-keyed.

    The TRD Off Road Package did not include the electric locker on 4-cylinder automatics.
     
  15. Jan 15, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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