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WTF is a Prerunner?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BTO, Jun 8, 2012.

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  1. Jun 8, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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    BTO

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    I always wondered what it meant. I mean, how did Toyota come up with the name Prerunner? I guess that a 4runner is a vehicle that runs in 4 wheel drive but a prerunner? Does it run before something?

    Through the magic of google I found the answer and here it is from an AutoWorld website:

     
  2. Jun 8, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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    If i remember correctly a prerunner PRE runs the off road course before the actual race.
     
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    Prerunner (n): The truck that pre runs the trail to make sure it is safe for the almighty 4x4 to take. Usually found stuck in 3in of sand or at your local mall parking lot.

    example: "Hey, why is that Tacoma stuck on that speedbump? Oh it must be a Prerunner"

    :D :stirthepot:
     
  4. Jun 8, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    :rofl:

    Hey wait, I own a pre-runner. :(
     
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  6. Jun 8, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    You answered your own question... cool story, bro.
     
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    With all due respect to prerunner guys, I can't understand buying one.
     
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    I'm one of those guys :wink:
     
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    Prerunner are awesome! Here are a few...
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    IMG_0747_3d142be6fc50b1c41b8498e8a3881184210ef533.jpg
     
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    DAFAUQ ??? you can offroad these trucks who knew....
     
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    I think offroading in a 2wd is alot funner and more challenging. And the rear locker never hurts.
     
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    x2 especially in the sand:D
     
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    If I lived in Colorado I wouldn't own a prerunner. But living in the desert of southern AZ, you don't really need 4wheel drive unless you want to do some serious off-roading. I can take may prerunner a lot of places (not everywhere though). Just my .02
     
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    not really perks of a 4wd is that its not always in 4x4 so you have as much fun challenge as you can in 2wd tell your ass is stuck in the sand, then i twist that pretty little knob on my dash and whala im free while your stuck waiting for a friend with a strap :D
     
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    :anonymous: jk.........
     
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    QUOTE=precoma;5213300]not really perks of a 4wd is that its not always in 4x4 so you have as much fun challenge as you can in 2wd tell your ass is stuck in the sand, then i twist that pretty little knob on my dash and whala im free while your stuck waiting for a friend with a strap :D[/QUOTE]
    My little friend is 50% of the time a winch out. Only two times Ive gotten stuck was when I got cocky and went through all day made ruts in reverse lol check itt.
    ruts.jpg Stopped in the middle to take a picc. I was sunk on the back left side but I reversed out.

    slinging.jpg Just doinn it up with a 2wd.

    steel 4.jpg And thats a 4wd jeep framing out in my ruts. 2wd ftw.
     
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    My little friend is 50% of the time a winch out. Only two times Ive gotten stuck was when I got cocky and went through all day made ruts in reverse lol check itt.
    Stopped in the middle to take a picc. I was sunk on the back left side but I reversed out.

    Just doinn it up with a 2wd.

    And thats a 4wd jeep framing out in my ruts. 2wd ftw.[/QUOTE]

    im just messing with you guys i know a 2wd is very capable for offroading the only reason i have 4x4 is cause of this fun stuff

    [​IMG]
     
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    im just messing with you guys i know a 2wd is very capable for offroading the only reason i have 4x4 is cause of this fun stuff

    [​IMG][/QUOTE]
    Trust me if I could change my truck to a 4wd for free I would no doubt about it. But oh well it gets it done :)
     
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