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#76 of 85 Locking rear Differential
Oct 14, 1999 (5:02 am)
Why is it not avaliable for the 4cylinder Prerunner? Can it be added after market?
#77 of 85 Aftermarket add ons?
Oct 14, 1999 (5:06 am)
I purchased a 4 runner a few weeks ago and noticed on a topics board for them a lot of discussion about aftermarket add ons. Brush guards, Lights, Stereos, racks etc. Is there a page devoted to this for Tacomas??
I am looking at a new 2000 and wondered how one would look with Brush guars etc.
Oct 14, 1999 (6:35 pm)
I bought a 2000 Prerunner Extended Cab V6 TRD 9 days ago. It's my first truck ever and I love it!! Get the V6 -- having that power when you need it is nice. I test drove a 4 banger too, but it just wasn't the same. But either one is just as reliable. I don't think they'll come out with one in std. tranny.
#79 of 85 Marco2Cool - Why PreRunner?
Oct 14, 1999 (6:52 pm)
Well, if you get the PreRunner TRD, you get progressive rate springs, bigger sway bar, locking rear diff, heavy-duty gas shocks, higher ground clearance, big offroad tires, etc. That *does* give you better handling and the ability to take on rutted dirt roads, muddy roads, offroad areas and even sand with confidence. You just can't go climbing boulders like you can with 4WD.
That does not add nearly the weight you get when you have true 4WD and the extra transfer case.
Also, you aren't paying for 4WD. 4WD adds a lot more to the price.
I think of the truck as being between a 2WD and 4WD. Just because the truck addresses needs that certain people don't think are important, doesn't mean the people who buy it are "fake".
#80 of 85 ADD ONS ON TACOMA
Oct 15, 1999 (1:52 am)
I THINK ANYTHING AFTERMARKET ON A TACOMA LOOKS LIKE COMPLETE CRAP!THEY LOOK FINE JUST THE WAY THEY ARE WITHOUT THOSE CHEESY BRUSH GAURDS AND ROLL BARS ETC................
#81 of 85 OPTIONS ON PRERUNNER
Oct 15, 1999 (6:17 pm)
I am looking to buy my 1st truck and I think a 1998 Prerunner might be it. I was wondering how the prerunner ride with and w/o the TRD package compares to the 4x4 ride on pavement. Also I was wondering how important it is to get locking differential...it seems not practical if it can only be used under 5 mphr. Thank for your input,
Oct 16, 1999 (12:36 am)
the trd just rides soooooo much nicer.i have a 97 4wd x-cab and the lease is up this month and i'm definetely getting the trd this time.just go to the dealer and compare trucks,bounce on the back end of a non trd then a trd and you will see the difference.
#83 of 85 2000 TRD PreRunner V6
Oct 17, 1999 (12:50 pm)
I just brought home my new 2000 PreRunner.It is the new 2000 only color Black Sand Pearl.I have one thing to say,WOW!The TRD suspension takes on almost everything, living in Hawai'i there are abundant places to go OffRoading and so far the Toy has made it out with no problem I have yet to put the differential to real use.I'm soon looking to get the TRD exhaust system and TRD headers, along with the supercharger in the very near future, I was wondering if anyone had any info on the performance gains of these items.Thanks again.
#84 of 85 More Tacoma Information
Oct 17, 1999 (3:26 pm)
Want more information on Tacomas from those who already have one? Just go to
On the web site there's a message board as well as every Monday night beginning around 8:00 PM Central time there's a chat. Topics cover anything and everything about Tacomas.
'99 PreRunner TRD V6
#85 of 85 Front Porch Philosopher
Dec 05, 1999 (4:16 pm)
As a result of 30 or more days of inactivity....
this topic is being "frozen." It will be archived or deleted in the next 10 days or so.
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