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what year model and why

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CroResident, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Oct 25, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    CroResident

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    6" Zone lift on 35x12.50 swampers
    just looking for some opinions on the different models and there goods and bads
    changes they made concerning interior performance ground clearance height things like that
     
  2. Oct 25, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    6" Zone lift on 35x12.50 swampers
    so the 05-12 models are the exact same?
    i heard something about the rear locker on certain year models being changed so i was curious
    if thats the case then the earliest year i can find at a dealer would be the best choice if id only be paying for a certain year model...
     
  3. Oct 25, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    you cant get an offroad package with ANY long bed or just with a long bed standard?
     
  4. Oct 25, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    IMHO, first generation access and double cabs are the finest looking trucks on the planet. I'm partial to the DC but the balance of the AC is perfect.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    2015 4X4 DCSB and it aint no pavement pounder
    6" Zone lift on 35x12.50 swampers
    in other words the earliest year V6 i can find at a dealership with the O/R package 4x4
    Access cab (because i want the 6 speed) is my best bet
    i dont even feel like ill be settling for anything less than i want so thats
    great! :D
     
  6. Oct 25, 2011 at 11:58 PM
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    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    Interior changes with AC Pre '09 rear seats flip forward & '09 and on flip up and back. Might be some other interior changes :notsure:
     
  7. Oct 26, 2011 at 1:41 AM
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    2008 is da bestest
     
  8. Oct 26, 2011 at 1:44 AM
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    stick to your 98

    98-00 4x4s are the bestest
     
  9. Oct 26, 2011 at 1:44 AM
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    I upgraded to my 2005 from my 04...needed the extra room as my 04 was a single cab.

    I got the 05 for the added room (4 door) and power (4.0 V6)...plus I needed something a little more off road capable so I opted for the TRD Off Road

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  10. Oct 26, 2011 at 4:58 AM
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    OP, you can get a 6sp in a Double Cab Short Bed. Its the DC Long Bed that you can't get the 6sp. Cuz I have DC SB TRD O/R with the 6sp.
     
  11. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:32 AM
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    As mentioned, the 05-08's have a rear seat set up which creates a nice storage area when the seats are folded down. 09+ have bulky fold down seats, and some like mine came with a big, bulky sub woofer which takes away from the storage area behind the seats. This is the only negative I have with the 09+ models.
     
  12. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:34 AM
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    I like my 2007, no fancy electronic driving aids and warning bells to tell me the truck is second guessing my driving. :cool:
     
  13. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    Just to help the OP, I will clarify the above. Not all 2007 are free of electronic driving aids. VSC/ALSD/TRAC/DAC/HAC was an optional package for TRD Off Roads from 2005-2008.
     
  14. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    Good clarification, I just bought a basic SR5 and didn't know all that stuff was even an option. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    '07+ as it has a reinforced frame where the engine mounts attach. The v6 '05 and '06 trucks have problems with the engine mounts collapsing into the frame rails.
     
  16. Oct 27, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    yeh man i had looked into that but my bike wont fit back there haha my buddy has one and i gave it a shot...the tailgate was down and the back wheel was almost hanging off the edge
    if it werent for that id probably go that way
     
  17. Oct 27, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    my 98s a 2wd 4 banger cuz...haha still goes almost anywheres i just have trouble with muddy inclines and deep ruts from other trucks
    i do ALOT of muddin
     
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