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Re: Best vehicle for 4wd trailheads

Post by mtree » Fri May 08, 2020 1:47 pm

Stock Jeeps may be boring to some, but what stock vehicle isn't?
Regardless, that's not what the OP was asking. I just hope she can sift through all the jibberish and get some useful info.
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Re: Best vehicle for 4wd trailheads

Post by nyker » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:04 am

I was looking into used 4Runners and the different models...comparing the TRD Off Road model vs. TRD Pro, there is generally a $10k difference between the two, not insignificant.

From what I can see, the TRD Pro has a few things (over the TRD Off Road) including:
- Different grill
- Front skidplate
- Black rims (same size as Offroad model)
- "Fox" shocks/springs
- TRD badging
- leather or pseudo leather trimmed seats
- different roofrack for some models
(not including labor the above parts seem to add up to less than $10k, with labor probably gets there if you go that route..)

With the exception of the shocks/springs or skidplate none of the items would seem to make a huge difference from the regular Off Road model in terms of operation/capabilities.
For the 4Runner experts out there is there anything else on the TRD Pro that makes it stand out and warrant the extra $10k over the TRD Off Road? Am I missing something?
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Re: Best vehicle for 4wd trailheads

Post by LetsGoMets » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:14 am

mtree wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 1:47 pm
Stock Jeeps may be boring to some, but what stock vehicle isn't?
A stock Land Cruiser.
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Re: Best vehicle for 4wd trailheads

Post by Dayute » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:50 pm

nyker wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:04 am
I was looking into used 4Runners and the different models...comparing the TRD Off Road model vs. TRD Pro, there is generally a $10k difference between the two, not insignificant.

From what I can see, the TRD Pro has a few things (over the TRD Off Road) including:
- Different grill
- Front skidplate
- Black rims (same size as Offroad model)
- "Fox" shocks/springs
- TRD badging
- leather or pseudo leather trimmed seats
- different roofrack for some models
(not including labor the above parts seem to add up to less than $10k, with labor probably gets there if you go that route..)

With the exception of the shocks/springs or skidplate none of the items would seem to make a huge difference from the regular Off Road model in terms of operation/capabilities.
For the 4Runner experts out there is there anything else on the TRD Pro that makes it stand out and warrant the extra $10k over the TRD Off Road? Am I missing something?
The Fox suspension is probably a $2k add-on (though definitely not the best for the cost) and probably the best feature. The wheels are pretty sharp too and expensive even on Craigslist. If you dont want to pay the extra costs for cosmetics and interior features do your own suspension upgrade. Get some King Shocks and you can feel superior to all the Pros.
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Re: Best vehicle for 4wd trailheads

Post by ker0uac » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:43 pm

The most important difference is that the Pro has auto on/off headlights
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Re: Best vehicle for 4wd trailheads

Post by climbingcue » Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:47 am

nyker wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:04 am
With the exception of the shocks/springs or skidplate none of the items would seem to make a huge difference from the regular Off Road model in terms of operation/capabilities.
For the 4Runner experts out there is there anything else on the TRD Pro that makes it stand out and warrant the extra $10k over the TRD Off Road? Am I missing something?
The rear locking diff is the biggest difference with the TRD PRO.
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Re: Best vehicle for 4wd trailheads

Post by CaptCO » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:06 am

climbingcue wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:47 am
nyker wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:04 am
With the exception of the shocks/springs or skidplate none of the items would seem to make a huge difference from the regular Off Road model in terms of operation/capabilities.
For the 4Runner experts out there is there anything else on the TRD Pro that makes it stand out and warrant the extra $10k over the TRD Off Road? Am I missing something?
The rear locking diff is the biggest difference with the TRD PRO.
Locking rear differentials are the reason RWD trucks can make it up 4wd roads ;)
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Re: Best vehicle for 4wd trailheads

Post by Dayute » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:48 am

climbingcue wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:47 am
nyker wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:04 am
With the exception of the shocks/springs or skidplate none of the items would seem to make a huge difference from the regular Off Road model in terms of operation/capabilities.
For the 4Runner experts out there is there anything else on the TRD Pro that makes it stand out and warrant the extra $10k over the TRD Off Road? Am I missing something?
The rear locking diff is the biggest difference with the TRD PRO.
Trdor also comes with a locking rear so not an upgrade.
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Re: Best vehicle for 4wd trailheads

Post by nyker » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:39 am

Yes, though I thought the locking rear diff is standard on both the TRD Off Road and the TRD Pro?
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Re: Best vehicle for 4wd trailheads

Post by LURE » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:00 am

nyker wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:39 am
Yes, though I thought the locking rear diff is standard on both the TRD Off Road and the TRD Pro?

i believe so. at least for sure for 2020 models

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pretty sure it's the tundra that lures you into thinking its TRD offroad is well equipped and then pulls the rug out from under ya as you drive off the lot

tundras are such a waste of a truck
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Re: Best vehicle for 4wd trailheads

Post by ker0uac » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:05 am

The rear diff is standard on both. Skidplate also standard on both, but the Pro has a cooler looking one. They both have crawl control as well. Besides the shocks/springs already mentioned, Pro tires are A/T and OR are M/S. There are lots of other non-mechanical differences too, but most of those you can add on aftermarket - sunroof is one you can't, along with that awesome green army color.

The Pro in green looks sick but I personally never found it worth the additional $10k - also the Pro is usually excluded from any factory specials.
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Re: Best vehicle for 4wd trailheads

Post by ker0uac » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:06 am

LURE wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:00 am
i believe so. at least for sure for 2020 models

pretty sure it's the tundra that lures you into thinking its TRD offroad is well equipped and then pulls the rug out from under ya as you drive off the lot

tundras are such a waste of a truck
You are right, but you are comparing OR to ORP as opposed to Pro.
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