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Which Taco to choose? Offroad, Sport, 4x2, 4x4???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toyotataco, Feb 10, 2009.

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Which model whould I go for?

  1. TRD Offroad 4x2

    169 vote(s)
    11.3%
  2. TRD Sport 4x2

    190 vote(s)
    12.7%
  3. TRD Offroad 4x4 (long wait or more $$$)

    647 vote(s)
    43.2%
  4. TRD Sport 4x4 (long wait or more $$$)

    490 vote(s)
    32.8%
  1. Feb 11, 2009 at 10:32 PM
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    Rippin101

    Rippin101 Well-Known Member

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    I really don't think it will be anything like that... I think he's talking more looks, and maybe a closer feel than a lifted truck for example...
     
  2. Feb 13, 2009 at 9:58 PM
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    mcohn16

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    I vote 4x2 Off-Road. It comes with the electronic locker, and considering you get traction and stability control standard, I couldn't fine a good reason to cough up the extra dough for 4x4.

    Believe it or not, for me, it came down to either buying a 3-series or a Tacoma. The truck won out. I was very surprised how well the OR package handles on road.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    XrunnIT

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    The only reason you should be saying this is because of ride height. You can easily swap the leaf springs on an XR and your towing capability will be just as if not higher then any of the pre-runners.

    While it may not have the ride quality of a BMW, it is still a truck. While my case may be more unique then most, it is a representation of what you can do. In my truck I keep pace with M3's, including some of the new ones. And it cruises very nicely at +135mph. :thumbsup:

    Only thing you can't do in an XR that you can in the Pre-Runners.. off road/4x4 stuff. But it can do anything else if you want it to.

    A little clip of my truck.. 0-100mph (recorded on a closed course in mexico)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H-AaAmxBPA
     
  4. Feb 15, 2009 at 5:29 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    To be honest I know what you mean, as I had a lowered G35 before the pre-runner. I must say, it's nice to be hitting the gas instead of slamming the breaks at a speed bump, and you'd be amazed at the stores I can actually go to! X-Runner wont' make you happy if you were annoyed with that to start. If you're going to do any off road, or think you might, it's worth spending the dough now. I wish I did...
     
  5. Feb 15, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    OBJMS33

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    I just drove from San Diego to SF to get my Tacoma. Took me a long time to find it too. It was worth the trip. I got an 05 sr5 4x4. If your going to the mountains in winter wont you want the 4x4 unless your gonna chain it? Thats the primary reason I got it. I went with an 4cyl sr5 4x4. I won't off road it, except maybe fire trails. Just want to go to the snow and avoid chain restrictions. Got a bike for off road. Keep looking and you'll find the right deal.
    Good luck.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    ballbduke

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    Hey guys i have a 2002 dub cab tacoma 2wd with a recently installed fabtech basic coilovers with 31in bfg at with eagle alloys and i wanted to know if i can instal the toytech 1.5 in spacer and 1in block on top of the fabtech coilovers and if it would cause me any problems?
     
  7. Mar 2, 2009 at 11:35 PM
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    genxer36

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    I have the 05 DC 4x2 without the locker or LSD & towing my boat is not a problem. Never any problems on the boat ramp either. And I have been on some steep crappy boat ramps. I tow an 18' Ranger bass boat with a steel trailer(older boat).
     
  8. Mar 3, 2009 at 7:03 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    No reason to spend the money and get the 4x4 OR if your not gonna be using it....just get the 2x4 OR or Sport. I have a pre runner and it is VERY capable offroad
     
  9. Mar 3, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    I'm researching a truck purchase and have similar needs.

    From everything I have read and from what the dealers tell me, the TRD Off Road & Sport have the same suspension and towing capacity. The TRD Sport has 17" wheels and a non functioning hood scoop. The TRD Off Road has 16" wheels AND the ability to get the locking diff. You can't get the locking diff on the Sport from the factory. I think the locking diff would be just the ticket to pull out on a ramp.

    Depending on your likes or dislikes, you may want to swap wheels, grill surrounds/centers or mirrors. You can find many wheels & grills on Ebay or in aftermarket versions. If you tow, the MUTH mirrors http://www.muthco.com/index.htm with the directional signals might be a good option.

    My vote: TRD Off Road 4x2 Access cab, V6, tow package & automatic.

    Ken (frrom Atlanta)
     
  10. Mar 11, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    robi0024

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    Cant go wrong with OR/Sport (socal counds like you will mostly be on pavement? so 4x2). I picked the short bed because I don't carry anything at all in the back and enjoy the easier parking.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    Where's the "One of each" option?
     
  12. Apr 12, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    so this is the thread where we post pictures of sweet german cars that suck in the snow? that works for me.

    also, how do you post a picture of a car that's really just pretending to be an //m3 and not expect at least a little bashing?

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Apr 12, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    I'd get a 4x4 my last truck was a pre-runner and i eventually regretted not getting a 4x4 of course now I have a X-Runner so my mind changed on wanting a 4x4 too.
     
  14. Apr 13, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    Rich8419

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    I voted 4x2 offroad. I tow my buddies boat when we go fishing and 4 wheeling is a rare event. 10k miles and counting.
     
  15. Apr 14, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    ryanf

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    Listen, your money, your truck, GET WHAT YOU WANT! I live in the city, and drive paved roads all the time. I have a 4x4 TRD OR. and I love it, I've also had a wrangler and lots of full size 4x4. I probably will use 4wd 10 times a year. and the locker well probably never. But I just bought a used one, and my wife said what ever i get im keeping 5-7 years. So i figure right now not i might not use it but down the line....and it helps resale, i like the stnace. and i figure who cares.

    Now the 2wd model is very very capable, and uses less gas, has less moving parts, less to maintain and if you are sure you're never gonna use it go for it...
     
  16. Apr 17, 2009 at 8:34 PM
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    Simon2150

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  17. Apr 18, 2009 at 3:44 AM
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    Burgman

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    I voted for the Sport 4*2 b/c thats what i just got and love it, but i did snow in central VA this year first time in about 6 years and i had some trouble getting around but i did get around. Whats funny though my previous car was a 01 Integra GSR had it for 4 years it never saw snow but 1 month after i by my taco it snows
     
  18. May 27, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    Jazzfan

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    No question!! GO 4x4 OR GO HOME!!!!! Who cares if its only going to be used 2% of the time. If you do use it 2% of the time you will realize how much more of a man you become when you do some REAL wheeling every now and then.. Your inner child needs it man. Don't take the girl way out. Be a man and buy a real truck, not a car. Or not.
     
  19. May 27, 2009 at 10:58 PM
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    Get the sport or off-road. it will be worth the wait dude
     
  20. May 29, 2009 at 1:00 AM
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