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Is the TRD package worth it?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by 16tundra4x4sr5, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Jul 21, 2018 at 1:09 PM
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    16tundra4x4sr5

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    Just wondering what people think of the TRD package with the 4x4 models, I recently purchased at 2016 tundra 4x4 crew cab and I love this truck (no TRD? The TRD pack was a bit more expensive. I wanted to get peoples opinion or experiences on what they think is best for the money..
     
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  2. Jul 21, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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    I think it depends on your needs.

    If going to leave stock but want bigger gas tank and a little protection for rare off roading then it may be for you. If planning on deleting everything and adding better protection and the whole nine yards then maybe the TRD isn't worth it.
    Bucket seats or bench? Etc

    That's why you should do research before buying and know your needs or future plans.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2018 at 1:28 PM
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    ardnutoz

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    Works fine for what i do with it
     
  4. Jul 21, 2018 at 1:39 PM
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    JoshuaA

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    Welcome! Put TRD stickers on the bedsides, done (kidding).

    If no rock crawling, start by adding a rear TRD or Hellwig sway bar, immediate and noticeable improvement in ride quality. What jNb said. Unless you particularly like those specific TRD parts, you can add better mods to your flavor, as you go and can afford them.
     
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  5. Jul 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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    It was $70 for the off rd pkg when I ordered my '18 dbl cab limited - so I did it. Also, didn't want 20" rims.
     
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  6. Jul 21, 2018 at 2:19 PM
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    charliebison

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    What he said. I decided it wasn’t worth it because I was swapping the suspension, etc...
     
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  7. Jul 21, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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    16tundra4x4sr5

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    Same, I plan on upgrading suspension, wheels, tires, ect... These away bars... Totally makes the difference I ride quality? How much and best brand?
     
  8. Jul 21, 2018 at 3:08 PM
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    buckeyeinlv

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    I didn’t see the point since I planned on upgrading the suspension anyway.
     
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  9. Jul 21, 2018 at 6:05 PM
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    LSUTundra

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    I wasn't looking for the TRD package in particular but did like some of the extra features it added, especially the LED headlights & skids. It allowed me to get some of these features with out bumping up to a higher package.
     
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  10. Jul 21, 2018 at 6:18 PM
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    Tundra_361

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    Only thing that makes it a trd off road are the shocks, basically
     
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  11. Jul 21, 2018 at 6:21 PM
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    I bought TRD and upgraded everything that it had that warranted the sticker. I would’ve done it completely different if I was to do it all over again
     
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  12. Jul 21, 2018 at 6:22 PM
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    Yes it does. Go with the trd sway bar. It’s worth the money. I have it.
     
  13. Jul 21, 2018 at 11:42 PM
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    Exactly,

    Basically the yellow Bilstein 4600's! I'de just slap some 5100's all around or 6112's up front and 5160's rear! Then if you still want a TRD, slap the OEM TRD stickers on it and call it an upgraded TRD!

    6112's front at top setting and 5160's rear, I debadged it being I dont like stickers or emblems, just like a clean look!

    IMG_3266.jpg
     
  14. Jul 22, 2018 at 12:22 AM
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    Twinky

    Twinky Keep the shinny side up!

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    Your truck does look pretty bad ass debaged. I think im getting the itch to tackle that project.

    Yeah, good looking truck.
     
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  15. Jul 22, 2018 at 1:28 AM
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  16. Jul 22, 2018 at 5:15 PM
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    That’s what I did. Lifted it with CST 3.5 inch spindles and 5100’s plus wheels and Toyo At 2’s. Put a trd sticker on the bed and Boom.. TRD lol AEA52624-78F4-4832-A053-80A746134EFB.jpg
     
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  17. Jul 22, 2018 at 5:33 PM
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    Wait. The new trd ORs don’t even have the crawl control? Wtf, Tundra TRDOR seems pretty hollow...

    I wanted the package when I bought, but I really knew nothing about modding trucks when I purchased. Nothing left on my truck from the package besides the bedside decals.
     
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  18. Jul 22, 2018 at 5:49 PM
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    I bought the TRD and I am thinking about pulling the decals after seeing @geno0506 ride.
     
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  19. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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    In the same boat here. TRD package gets you nicer wheels, LED headlights, skid plates, and "trail-tuned" suspension.

    I do like the TRD O/R wheels, but I don't think the upgraded alloy wheels are that bad either. LED headlights would be nice I suppose. The skid plates...I don't off-road really. I suppose they could be kind of good to have for certain scenarios though, just for added protection. I assume they made it easy to get to the oil drain plug through the skid plate?

    Then there's the suspension; probably what I'm most concerned with. Is the TRD O/R suspension going to be a harsher ride on rough roads than the standard suspension? I want something that gives a nice ride and complements towing and hauling well.

    I'm planning on some test drives tomorrow; I just hope I can get a good enough feel between the two that way.
     
  20. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:39 PM
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    The TRD package is $70 extra when you purchase a Limited. It was a no brainer for me for what you get.
     
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  21. Jul 27, 2018 at 8:18 PM
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  22. Jul 28, 2018 at 12:37 AM
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    I have owned 4 tundras over the years, including the TRD PRO, and I have never ever kept it stock. It will certainly depend on whether you are and will keep your truck stock. As well as, how you will be using your truck. To sum it up, NO!!! The TRD package is not really worth it.:spending:
     
  23. Jul 28, 2018 at 12:48 AM
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