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Surefire signs to really see if truck is trd off road and not somebodies slapped on stickers?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Progressfarms, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. Jan 12, 2022 at 8:11 PM
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    Progressfarms

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    I am looking at a 2020 sr5 truck with low miles and I have my suspicion that the trd stickers were just placed there for looks by previous owner. What is a good place to start looking under the truck or anywhere to really know if its an off road speced model? I'd love to learn more.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2022 at 8:12 PM
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    KNABORES

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    landphil

    landphil I can’t be serious.

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    Check for the yellow and blue Bilstein shocks.
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2022 at 8:48 PM
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    Those could be added. With the sticker.
     
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  5. Jan 12, 2022 at 8:49 PM
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    What makes you suspicious? You can check for a fuel tank skid plate. (Plastic).
    Like this one. :anonymous:
    1ECC796B-9C60-46A4-B028-7D98589155F3.jpg
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2022 at 8:51 PM
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    Patch999

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    Jump it. Please have someone post the vid.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2022 at 8:56 PM
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    landphil

    landphil I can’t be serious.

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    True. I’ve also heard of Toyota’s website giving incomplete specs on trim levels before. So I’d probably run the VIN and look underneath. :blahblah:
     
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  8. Jan 12, 2022 at 9:09 PM
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    Do the stickers say TRD off road or do they say TSS off road
     
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    Another recommendation to check the vin, shocks and look for the skid plate.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2022 at 2:59 PM
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    Kerch71

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    Don't look at mine...:rolleyes:

    Though, in fairness, mine is a Pro transgender and far more off road capable.
     
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    The trd off road package is just some skids and shocks, but most importantly a cool sticker on bedsides.

    Trd pro package however is significantly different from a sr5 trim. I would be more cautious about a trd pro being faked.

    And as someone else said, some dealers have their own "off road" stickers.
     
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    Isn't the differential different on the TRD?
     
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    No. All 2.5 gen 5.7L diffs are the same.
     
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    Too many, but not enough....
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    Too many, but not enough....
    in all honesty, if they put on the led lights, shocks, stickers, wheels and decals, whats the difference?

    I dont think anyone would add a plastic skid, so if that was on there, its genuine I say. I mean, what reason could they have to make a fake trim when what they would spend to make it that way would probably be more than the factory would charge.
     
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    You getting rid of the 22?
     
  18. Jan 14, 2022 at 4:28 AM
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    Thanks for all the replies. Very helpful.
    No, the 22 has not arrived yet and I am getting cold feet due to possible immediate issues. I need a truck for my buisness, so was lookin at 2.5 gen.
     
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    I’ve got a TRD off-road SR5 only thing that package really gets you is blue and yellow shocks (already swapped out) a flimsy “splash guard” (already swapped out), the plastic tank skid (still have), and bed stickers (still have, wife likes them). It’s really not a huge upgrade from a regular SR5 4x4.
     
  20. Jan 14, 2022 at 5:18 AM
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    Ericbike6 So we're doing this shit today?

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    Air bags, ARK liners, misc bullshit added also
    And don't you get 18" wheels also? Shifter handle upgrade?

    I have the sport, was trying to think of the differences.
     
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    Yes 18” aluminum wheels. I got the bench seat with the column shifter. So I have the small gas tank. Sooner or later I’ll find a totaled truck at a wrecking yard and get the 38 gallon tank.
     
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  22. Jan 14, 2022 at 6:29 AM
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    The wheels are the yellow shocks are the quickest and easiest visual.
     
  23. Jan 14, 2022 at 6:50 AM
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    TRD OR bedside stickers are worth +15 grip and +10hp.
     
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    You also get LED headlights.
     
  25. Jan 14, 2022 at 3:44 PM
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    the only upgrade I'm glad it had as stated was the blacked out LED headlight assemblies. The rest eventually will be upgraded.
     
  26. Jan 14, 2022 at 3:45 PM
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    If they’re blacked out it’s probably a faux pro. I have the off road package and it’s just normal LED not the blacked out ones the pro comes with
     
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    I did the opposite - bought a TRD package and the wheels are the only thing left.
     

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