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what makes a prerunner?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rudbwoy7s, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Oct 24, 2008 at 5:51 AM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    Just curious what makes a prerunner different.
     
  2. Oct 24, 2008 at 5:52 AM
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    mws4ua

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    Mine's a prerunner b/c it's a TRD Off Road but not a 4x4.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2008 at 6:05 AM
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    MT_mudflaps

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    exactly, it's basically the 4x4 Taco, but without the four wheel drive.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2008 at 6:13 AM
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    they are good for FL and Mexico only! :)
     
  5. Oct 24, 2008 at 6:19 AM
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    so no 4wd = prerunner?
     
  6. Oct 24, 2008 at 6:22 AM
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    a prerunner is a 2wd tacoma with 4wd suspension.


    thats the best way to describe it......meaning its the same height as a 4wd tacoma.


    designed for desert racing where a 4wd is more trail rated
     
  7. Oct 24, 2008 at 6:34 AM
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    mws4ua

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    That is correct.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2008 at 6:39 AM
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    not in all cases

    they do have 2wd tacoma that are not prerunners
     
  9. Oct 24, 2008 at 6:47 AM
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    mws4ua

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    I don't think that's what he was saying... I took his question to mean that you can't have a 4x4 Prerunner, which is correct. As you said, you certainly can have a non-4x4 that is not a Prerunner.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2008 at 6:55 AM
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    To put it another way, Toyota wanted to capitolize on people that like the looks of a 4wd vehicle without having to incur the initial cost of one. Hence, the Prerunner looks like a 4wd Taco but it is not4wd. They have standard bed, access cab, and double cab Prerunners. Prerunners are always badged as Prerunners and they lack the 4x4 rear mudflaps. Other than that, they look exactly like a 4wd Taco.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2008 at 8:27 AM
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    Do the pre runners w/ trd have rear lockers?... That would be fun on back roads!!!!!
     
  12. Oct 24, 2008 at 8:28 AM
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    lsocoee

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    the offroad have the lockers and the sport have the LSD.
     
  13. Oct 24, 2008 at 8:32 AM
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    That is awsome my old 99 w/ trd would not engage the lockers in 2wd only 4low..... lockers in 2wd would be so much fun!
     
  14. Oct 24, 2008 at 8:38 AM
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    A prerunner is the crossdresser of the truck world. Don't let the looks fool you!
     
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    I love my prerunner! I just need to add the rear locker on it!
     
  16. Oct 24, 2008 at 9:00 AM
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    that thing is onlt 2wd wow i would have never thought that!!! Nice truck!!!!
     
  17. Oct 24, 2008 at 9:01 AM
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    haha thanks! Yea most people are shocked when I tell them im 2wd:eek:
     
  18. Oct 24, 2008 at 10:00 AM
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    thanks for clarifying!
     
  19. Oct 24, 2008 at 10:06 AM
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    I think i read in the owners manual that if you turn the steering wheel with the toyota dif lock engaged it will auto disengage is that true? I have the trd off road but haven't had the oppertunity to test that statement.
     
  20. Oct 24, 2008 at 10:11 AM
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    The prerunner is basically the 4wd w/o the transfer case and front end...
    It's basically the most capable stock 2wd truck in the world :D
     
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