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What do I need to chg to make my Taco a TDR Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1stTruck, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Jun 22, 2012 at 4:41 AM
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    1stTruck

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    Billies 5100's front set to 1.75 plus 1/4 taco lean spacer. Rears Billies plus AAL for a 2" leaf. 265/75/16 BGF's. Double din Kenwood stereo w/bluetooth and steering wheel controls and JBL speakers front & rear. Heavy duty battery. Billet grill blacked out. K&N air filter and MBRP cat-back. Just tuned it up new plugs and new front brake pads. Steel powered coated tailgate cap. Billet Grill painted black & factory roof racks. Oh new head lights thanks to toyota.
    I purchased a 2010 Prerunner crew cab. Nice truck but now I want it to be a TRD Prerunner. What needs to be changed to do so. I ordered a cat-back exhaust. I'm looking into a CAI and I plan on upgrading my tires & shocks.

    What else does the TRD verison have that my truck doesn't have.


    PS will the OEM TRD Bilstien shocks & front springs level my truck?

    Thanks
    Jim
     
  2. Jun 22, 2012 at 4:51 AM
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    you can put stickers on it. :laughing:
     
  3. Jun 22, 2012 at 5:07 AM
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    Depending on witch TRD you want. Sport is what you just said you want to do. Offroad you will need a rear locker. I would say the TRD CAI if you must, however your truck already has a CAI on it. With a better filter installed you will be fine. There are a lot of good ideas here just look in the post. I would strongly suggest to using 5100's for your shocks or you can use OME lift systems. Depending on what you want. Good luk on your build!
     
  4. Jun 22, 2012 at 5:09 AM
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    Don't mean to be an ass but there is a good explanation of the packages on Toyota's website. Some of the electronics that come on the TRD Off Road or TRD Sport you won't be able to add to your SR5, most of the other stuff you can add if you have enough time and money. Also, there are 2 TRD packages, the Off Road and the Sport and they both have their differences.

    The TRD Off Road and TRD Sport packages do not come with a cold air intake or a cat-back exhaust, they are options. I believe only the TX package comes with the cat-back from the factory (and maybe the new Baja, not sure).

    The OEM Bilsteins will NOT give you any lift. You have the same coils and leaf springs as the TRD Sport already. If you want to upgrade your shocks and gain a little lift, look into Bilstein 5100's. They have an adjustable coil seat so adjust the front ride height.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2012 at 5:10 AM
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    Trade it in for a TRD. You know you want dem seats too!
     
  6. Jun 22, 2012 at 5:11 AM
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  7. Jun 22, 2012 at 5:12 AM
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    This is off of toyota's web site, its for 2012,
    TRD Off-Road Package: Off-road-tuned suspension with Bilstein® shock absorbers, electronically controlled locking rear differential, 16-in. alloy wheels with P265/70R16 BFGoodrich® tires, Active Traction Control (A-TRAC) (4x4 models only) with Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) [4] and Downhill Assist Control (DAC) [4] (HAC and DAC available on 4x4 automatic transmission models only), engine skid plate, front tow hook, 115V/400W deck-mounted AC power outlet, fog lamps, power outside mirrors (Access Cab models only), remote keyless entry system, cruise control, variable-speed windshield wipers, overhead console with maplamps and sunglasses storage, chrome grille surround and rear bumper, color-keyed front bumper and overfenders, sliding rear window with privacy glass, Sport fabric-trimmed front Sport seats with driver's lumbar support (passenger-side fold-flat feature delete), metallic interior trim, leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, leather-trimmed shift lever (automatic transmission models only), dual sun visors with sliding extensions and vanity mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated backup camera [3] display, compass, outside temperature gauge and Homelink® universal transceiver [5], TRD Off-Road Graphic

    TRD Sport Package: Sport-tuned suspension with Bilstein® shock absorbers, 17-in. alloy wheels with P265/65R17 tires, hood scoop, color-keyed grille surround, bumpers, power outside mirrors (Access Cab models only), door handles, overfenders; sliding rear window with privacy glass, 115V/400W deck-mounted AC power outlet, fog lamps, remote keyless entry, cruise control, variable-speed windshield wipers, overhead console with maplamps and sunglasses storage, Sport fabric-trimmed front Sport seats with driver's lumbar support (passenger-side fold-flat feature delete), metallic interior trim, leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, leather-trimmed shift lever (automatic transmission models only), dual sun visors with sliding extensions and vanity mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated backup camera [3] display, compass, outside temperature gauge and Homelink® universal transceiver [5], TRD Sport graphics
     
  8. Jun 22, 2012 at 5:23 AM
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    Thanks all, the stickers are a great idea haha my wife would want me to go that route. I think the Sport TRD is the way I'm going. So the cat-back and maybe a better air filter (not the CAI) and 5100 shocks front & rear w/265/75/16 tires should do the trick.


    I would have purchased a used TRD it I could have found one w/low miles & a price I could affort.

    And no I won't be putting any stickers on my truck.
    Thanks again
    J
     
  9. Jun 22, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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    I'm not sure why you're caught up on wanting the TRD Sport when the items you listed that will "do the trick" have nothing to do with the sport lol. Good upgrades nonetheless but you're lifting and putting on an exhaust not making a TRD Sport.
     
  10. Jun 22, 2012 at 5:53 AM
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  11. Jun 22, 2012 at 6:06 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    oil change...
    exhuast and intake have nothing to do with making it a TRD...

    for the sport you will need to color match your mirrors, handles, rear bumper, and grill. Get new seats. overhead temp and direction display. Upgrade your shocks. get a hood scoop (get the 5100's, not the yellow toyota ones).

    if you want an offroad model then you will need to add a rear locker, new seats, overhead console, new shocks.


    Notice how I didnt say anything about an intake or exhaust?
     
  12. Jun 22, 2012 at 6:12 AM
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  13. Jun 22, 2012 at 6:25 AM
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    x2. I purchased a SR5 model, bought TRD Sport wheels, the color matched grille, color matched mirrors and looking for color matched door handles. The rest of the crap I didn't really care about (although the LSD would have been nice). In the end, I still haven't spend nearly what the upgrade to a TRD Sport would have cost me initially.
     
  14. Jun 22, 2012 at 6:47 AM
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    Ok I guess I did not make my thread clear. My bad. I'm not trying to make it look like a TRD truck. I want to add all the performance mods to mk it drive & handle like or better then a TRD truck. I don't care about decals or color matched mirrors or logo seat covers. All my other vehicles were performance cars and that's what I want in my truck. Sorry it I confused anyone. I'm just looking to ask guys/gals who have already did some mods which are the best ones to upgrade and what is a waste of $$.
     
  16. Jun 22, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    oil change...
    go to the sub forums of what you are interested in along the left hand side on the home page.

    i.e -wheels and tires
    -lifts and suspension
    -performance
    -lighting

    oh and K&N = waste of money :D

    if you want power then look into either a TRD supercharger or URD supercharger.
    doug thorley LT headers
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  17. Jun 22, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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    Well, you have the same engine and suspension as the TRD models so... If you want to improve off road performance, go for a locker. You can't add ATRAC to your base model Tacoma. Also check out OME suspension setups or Icon, Fox and King if you want something much higher end.

    If you want on road performance, look into getting either a TRD or URD supercharger and Eibach coils.

    What is your end use for the truck and what shortcomings are you trying to improve upon? A budget would be helpful also.

    Dammit, didn't read Brock's post... Pretty much what Wolfpack said...
     
  18. Jun 22, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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  20. Jun 22, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    That is a bunch of lies!
     

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