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Why TRD Off Road PreRunner?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by drifter, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Dec 18, 2011 at 12:21 AM
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    A friend and I have had a couple discussions on this. Why is there a TRD OR Prerunner? I couldn't come up with very many good reasons, but the few I had were:
    People will buy it, so offer it.
    Extra traction with the locker without paying for a 4x4 + cheaper insurance.

    Any other ideas? I don't really have a problem with 4x2 OR packages, but I'd like a better explanation to give to people.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2011 at 12:25 AM
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    This.
     
  3. Dec 18, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    lol right.

    I think one of the reasons people have a problem with the prerunners having the OR package is in the name of the package. People don't think a 4x2 truck should have something called "Off Road" on it. If it was just "TRD", or maybe "TRD Expansion Pack" people might not have an issue with it.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    right, I can go lots of places without 4x4. Now, I wish I had 4x4 but...I can do without.
     
  5. Dec 18, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    However, I'd take an unlocked 4x4 over a 4x2 with a locker in any situation. :D
     
  6. Dec 18, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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    If I recall, most Baja racers do not use 4WD, someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    It wouldn't hurt though. ;)
     
  8. Dec 18, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    Hence the name Prerunner...........it's a vehicle used to "prerun" an offroad race course so the race driver gets to familiarize himself with the course while not using the race truck.
     
  9. Dec 18, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    Whipper is the one that is wrong again, not Derek :laugh:
     
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  11. Dec 18, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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  12. Dec 18, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    sometimes, but I think I quoted correctly there.

    Just saying Derek never got yelled at for being "wrong again":eek:
     
  13. Dec 18, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    lets go!

    You ready to be wrong again?
     
  14. Dec 18, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    Wrong
     
  15. Dec 18, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    The PreRunner is a fancy 4x2 model. The two TRD packages are option packages. Both have useful and not so useful features. I like the Off Road package's 16" alloy wheels and locking rear differential, but the Sport package's color keyed mirrors and door handles look better than black, so neither one is perfect IMHO. A PreRunner without the TRD packages can be ordered, but you would be missing a lot of good stuff.
     
  16. Dec 18, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    yup I have definitely found some spots where my open/open has been a problem. HUGE difference between locked rear 4x4 and open rear 4x4.
     
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    I have Access cab TRD Off Road Taco. I drive 99% of the time on pavement, my Taco is my work truck. However I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the TRD package! It offers awesome and super comfortable seats, outlet in the bed which I use a lot to run my 250W work light or charge my batteries for my cordless tools, the locker is very nice touch as well, when I take it off road I am be able to get through terrain open differential 2wd truck would never get through! The other not so usefull stuff like the 16" alloys, compass and temp gauge, Bilstein shocks are still a nice touch. I don't think I would be as happy with Access cab SR5 without TRD Off Road package!
     
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    Cause not all malls require 4wd
     
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    I'd prefer a 4x4 over a locked 4x2 as well.

    Lol, I know I can't go where a 4x4 can. I do what I can though.

    They have 4x4 LT though don't they?

    Open 4x4 definately has limits...Once a wheel comes up off the ground it's hard to get anywhere. But, it's still better than only 4x2.

    I don't remember everything the TRD OR has, but the only thing I would really like from it is the locker. I personally wouldn't need the Bilstein shocks *I'd rather have OME*. I'd also rather have more sidewall and smaller wheels. The bed power outlet would be kinda nice. Not knocking the TRD OR btw.
     
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