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What can I do to make and TRD sport suspension more of a off-road suspension?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by NumNutz, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Jul 15, 2008 at 7:16 PM
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    I'm looking at a 2007 TRD Sport but I want to have a off-road suspension.

    Is there anything I can do to make it more like an off-road suspension?


    Is there that much of a difference between the TRD Sport and the TRD Off-road?
     
  2. Jul 15, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    the real difference is not in the suspension, although the coil spring rates may or may not be different, but the offroad trd has a locker in the rear, and the sport has the lsd. those are the main difference wise i think.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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    What Mods!
    Just change the suspension out with a good off road kings, fox,icon racing or even the new toytec coilover lift for the 5100's,
    although the sport does come in 4x4. its endless what you can do for a suspension.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2008 at 10:19 PM
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    You can make me an offer on the TRD Offroad coils, 4 shocks, and leaf sets from my '08 Tacoma and change it all out. 14K miles on the parts before I changed to OME all around.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2008 at 4:19 AM
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    No...they're the same suspension (from factory).

    Although - there is a TSB for a better leaf pak. That TSB is available to anyone with a 4WD I believe. I have it.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2008 at 8:16 AM
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    TRD Off Road has progressive coils, Sport does not.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2008 at 2:07 PM
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    wat?
    and the sport has the bigger sway bar, from what i've heard
     
  8. Jul 16, 2008 at 2:20 PM
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    the trd sport and trd off road suspension is the same. the only thing is that the sport is more tuned for the street ride (stiff) where the trd off road is tuned for an off-road ride (little more bounce)
     
  9. Jul 16, 2008 at 3:02 PM
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    You lost me. They're the same......only different?????
     
  10. Jul 16, 2008 at 3:06 PM
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    yea there TUNED differently. u can tune shocks if you want
     
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    Those bilstein shocks/struts can't be TUNED.

    If tuning was different - then the sport would have a totally different shock/strut (part numbers) than the Offroad.

    A call to the dealership would confirm (or not) that all these things are different between them.
     
  12. Jul 16, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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    from toyota.com/tacoma

    TRD Off-Road Package (OC) - SR5 Package #2 plus off-road-tuned suspension with Bilstein® shocks, 16-in. alloy wheels with P265/70R16 BFGoodrich® Rugged Trail T/A tires, locking rear differential, engine skid plate and fuel tank protector, front tow hook, 115V/400-watt deck-mounted power outlet, multi-function overhead console with compass and temperature gauge, sport seats with sport fabric and driver's lumbar support, and TRD Off-Road graphics (V6 models)




    TRD Sport Package #1 (PY) - Sport suspension with Bilstein® shocks, 17-in. alloy wheels with P265/65R17tires, limited-slip rear differential, 115V/400-watt deck-mounted power outlet, fog lamps, power windows/door locks/outside mirrors, remote keyless entry system, cruise control, variable intermittent windshield wipers, multi-function overhead console with compass and outside temperature gauge, color-keyed grille surround/bumpers/mirrors/door handles/overfenders, sliding rear window with privacy glass, sport seats with driver's lumbar support and sport fabric trim, metallic-tone instrument panel trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, sun visors with sliding extensions and vanity mirror, and TRD Sport graphics (V6 models)
     
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    so they are TUNED
     
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    Technically all shocks are tuned but tuned at the factory for the car manufacturer for their specific application such as vehicle, model, soft ride, stiff ride..etc

    BTW I've had both TRD offroad and TRD Sport tacos, the offroad version is alot more stiff than the sport version.
    Offroad has to be more stiff in order to take that offroad terrian, although my sport suspension did well offroad when my truck was stock overall it was too soft for offroad terrian.
    It is basically the coil spring rate that mostly changes the overall ride quality.
     
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    Off Road has progressive coils. Sport does not.


    The shocks are the same thing. Its the coils that are different.
     
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    MY 09 TRD off-road has a slight wag in the tail end. Can the locker in the rear disengage or be stressed to the point ware the truck feels wobbly in motion. my truck rides like the sport not the off-road. Feeling happened after a tow in 4-wheel. Can anyone help me with this issue. Please... I am paying for a truck that i don't drive & know something is not right. I thought it might be the sway bar. I don't really know, but i am almost willing to replace everything so my ride will be the way it used to... Much Thanks to anyone that takes the time to help me keep my sanity. The dealers called me CRAZY.
     
  17. Aug 7, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    wat?
    where did you hook up to tow?
     
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    Ummm...

    You were towing in 4WD? What were you driving on when you were towing in 4WD?
     
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