Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Chit Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-22-2016, 12:58 PM
Caribou Sandstorm's Avatar
Caribou Sandstorm Caribou Sandstorm is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Denver
Posts: 3,078
Default Tacoma Confessions

This 2017 TRD Pro has really caught my eye..

Wife said she would gladly drive the 100 series, so would be great to add another Toyota platfom to the family and not have to sell the 100..

I would be looking at Cement color, short bed, automatic..

Almost nothing to do to the TRD Pro but wheel it. Just add larger tires and a set of Slee sliders, hint..hint..



__________________
Chris
2001 UZJ100 Mel's rig (Marco's future rig) now!
2016 Tacoma TRD OR DBCSB
TLCA# 18518
KD0IFE
FJSummit.org
Off Road Pics
http://www.Chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com

Last edited by Caribou Sandstorm; 02-22-2016 at 02:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-22-2016, 01:25 PM
AimCOTaco's Avatar
AimCOTaco AimCOTaco is offline
Cruise Moab Committee
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Longmont CO 80501
Posts: 723
Default

They've been catching my eye as well, need someone to talk me out of it and remind me of all the down sides. A used 200 or a new Tacoma/Runner, what is my next over-lander and why?

How much for the TRD Pro Taco if you can get one?
__________________
Andy | Longmont | TLCA#22354
Follow CRUISE MOAB on Facebook
-1999 UZJ100 -Black, Ever Evolving, now with SLEE SHOCKS!!
-2001 Tacoma 2.7L Reg Cab 4x4 -Silver,my DD/all purpose truck, mild build so far.

-Kilo-Delta-Zero-Tango-Quebec-Tango-
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-22-2016, 01:42 PM
Caribou Sandstorm's Avatar
Caribou Sandstorm Caribou Sandstorm is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Denver
Posts: 3,078
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AimCOTaco View Post
They've been catching my eye as well, need someone to talk me out of it and remind me of all the down sides. A used 200 or a new Tacoma/Runner, what is my next over-lander and why?

How much for the TRD Pro Taco if you can get one?
Yep, I was looking at 200s but really to get one that I like, is gonna be like 55K.. Then still no locker, lift, skids, sliders..

The TRD PRo sounds like it will be between 36-40k and it would be new with warranty, rear locker, lifted with Fox Remote res shocks, front skid plate, leather trim heated seats, side curtain airbags, NAV, latest bells and whistles. Mileage is supposed to be better than the 2016s 21/25, so even if 23/27 that is about 10 miles more per gallon than my 100 or 200 more miles per tank full.

A 4 pack of remote res shocks can run 3-5k and a locker installed is prolly 2k. So to have that already done makes it easier all around.

I really liked my FJC's ATRAC/rear locker combo, worked great for everything I was doing.
__________________
Chris
2001 UZJ100 Mel's rig (Marco's future rig) now!
2016 Tacoma TRD OR DBCSB
TLCA# 18518
KD0IFE
FJSummit.org
Off Road Pics
http://www.Chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-22-2016, 02:00 PM
DaveInDenver's Avatar
DaveInDenver DaveInDenver is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Larimer County
Posts: 7,942
Default

Seriously, 21/25 MPG? I get more like 17 to 18 MPG with our Taco and it's got a stick, 1GR and is 100% stock except for a topper. Our range is about 325 miles on a tank to the point we're stopping at the next one. It's typical to get about 15~16 MPG once you lift, add a little armor, cargo. The new 3.5L is supposed to produce a little more HP, although the torque is a touch lower. But OTOH, the window sticker said 18/20 for the 2008, so it's not really that far off and maybe that's true of the new one, too. I do have to run 91 octane to get anything like that mileage, too.

ETA: Looks like the 2016 Tacoma is rated 18/23 in 4x4 V6 Access and Double Cab TRD Offroad automatic.
__________________
'91 Pickup - Imelda
'08 Tacoma TRD - Donna

Last edited by DaveInDenver; 02-22-2016 at 02:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-22-2016, 02:06 PM
Caribou Sandstorm's Avatar
Caribou Sandstorm Caribou Sandstorm is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Denver
Posts: 3,078
Default

You tube video for it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyNshwyrtGY
__________________
Chris
2001 UZJ100 Mel's rig (Marco's future rig) now!
2016 Tacoma TRD OR DBCSB
TLCA# 18518
KD0IFE
FJSummit.org
Off Road Pics
http://www.Chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-22-2016, 02:44 PM
B1LL31's Avatar
B1LL31 B1LL31 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Aurora
Posts: 537
Default

__________________
Bill
TLCA #23154
1984 Toyota Pickup "The Geisha" 22RE conversion
1994 Toyota 4runner -Project vehicle
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-22-2016, 02:58 PM
DaveInDenver's Avatar
DaveInDenver DaveInDenver is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Larimer County
Posts: 7,942
Default

When they revealed this on Facebook last week I posted "High strength steel frame, does that mean they rust through quicker or slower?" It was removed. That aluminum skid looks like the real deal.
__________________
'91 Pickup - Imelda
'08 Tacoma TRD - Donna
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-22-2016, 03:39 PM
Caribou Sandstorm's Avatar
Caribou Sandstorm Caribou Sandstorm is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Denver
Posts: 3,078
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveInDenver View Post
When they revealed this on Facebook last week I posted "High strength steel frame, does that mean they rust through quicker or slower?" It was removed. That aluminum skid looks like the real deal.
That is kind of funny that it was removed.. Yes, that skid plate is 1/4" thick. Would not replace it just beat the heck out of it.

The FJC came with sliders, would be cool if the Taco came with them also. But maybe when they did their research the Taco enthusiasts suggested no.

I want Slee sliders though.. By far one of my favorite additions to the 100. Also Tim's full rack has been excellent, use both the step and Tim's rack literally all the time.

Tim, I will need a rack for the Taco..
__________________
Chris
2001 UZJ100 Mel's rig (Marco's future rig) now!
2016 Tacoma TRD OR DBCSB
TLCA# 18518
KD0IFE
FJSummit.org
Off Road Pics
http://www.Chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-22-2016, 03:54 PM
DaveInDenver's Avatar
DaveInDenver DaveInDenver is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Larimer County
Posts: 7,942
Default

The FJC doesn't share the same the exact frame with the Tacoma, which is considerably weaker (it's not boxed). They have an ongoing recall for 2nd gen Tacomas that is similar to the one they went through with the 1st gens for excessive frame rot. Taco Dane here has one, his 2005 has a new frame from the recall. That's why they removed the comment.

I went with Mobtown sliders. Pretty impressed with their mounting, it seems very secure and totally bolt-on, no drilling. Not sure how long it's going to be before aftermarket stuff starts showing up for the 3rd gen Tacomas. ICON and Toytec are making lifts for them, RCI Metalworks has armor.
__________________
'91 Pickup - Imelda
'08 Tacoma TRD - Donna
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-22-2016, 04:39 PM
dubitup dubitup is offline
Wincher
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: denver
Posts: 30
Default

Yup, I absolutely LOVE the new Tacos. Buddy of mine just got one, totally loaded, quad cab, quicksand, lifted, wheels/tires...its soo damn nice.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.