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Storming the Nevada desert in the TRD Pro Tundra and Tacoma

Toyota The retro grille harkens to rad late-80s Toyota trucks.

is it?

Goodsprings, Nev. is about 20 southwest of Las Vegas, the sort of with historical plaques are nearly as old as the places they The desert trails winding the historic Pioneer Saloon where Clark Gable his sorrows — are littered jagged rocks and a dust fills your lungs. burros that won’t at oncoming machinery roam, with endangered desert that we are never to hit, accidentally, lest we have to out the paperwork. It is 99 degrees outside never a shortage of sunlight, a place to hide from it.

the perfect place to run Toyota’s in off-road badassery: the TRD Pro Series of previously announced at the Chicago Show, now crashing and banging and jumping over the Nevada until they sound they’re going to break. didn’t. If they had, still be in the desert.

For the Tundra, the Tacoma and the 4Runner, Racing Development has supplied 2.5-inch Bilstein shocks remote reservoirs, paired TRD-tuned Eibach springs increase lift around 2 upfront and an inch in back; rates are decreased, from for a less jarring ride on-road and off. Wheel increases 1-2 inches. The TRD exhaust on the two add around 10 hp, according to Toyota’s (and unpublished) testing. aluminum skid plates, a thick, are necessities. The rest of the amounts to appearance: TRD floor shift knobs, and blacked-out while the black grilles on all feature retro TOYOTA just in time for Marty arrival to the future — year.

Each vehicle receives unique. Only the Tacoma beadlock-style wheels, for instance. TRD package is nearly identical to the Series Tacoma, except for spring rates.) The Tundra red-stitched cloth seats and TRD Pro on the bed panels. The 4Runner gets an inch of wheel travel but for reason is the only one without a TRD All three trucks have wheels and tires: 18-inch on Tundra, 17-inch Nitto for 16-inch BF Goodrich with the All three trucks get paint consisting of black, super and a color Toyota calls which resembles an overripe

Of course, Toyota is quick to its off-road heritage. It dragged legend Ivan Ironman away from retirement in San Diego just for this bringing him back to the same he used to race early in his I remember chasing a guy right here, he said as we bombed a three-wide trail of scattered that curved down the edge of a small cliff. we’d be going three the speed, trying to pass other through the dust.

After driving the three TRD Pro we hoped somebody would a video game after us .

it like to drive?

All three have their own personalities. The is light on its feet and slides in the dirt with a lightness its size. The Tacoma delivers a experience, filled with and roughness, yet it feels slightly lethargic than the heavier The Tundra feels like it can any amount of abuse you can throw at it, time: careening loudly dips and scraggly inclines, we hit but never reach the bump The unique three-stage valving, to ease the transition into out, does its job. By the end of the the Tundra’s skid plate a piece of armor from a battleship. When you hit the skid said Ironman Stewart, inspecting our bump stops, reached your limit.

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What’s good for off-road is good for the asphalt, and the TRD suspension on all vehicles feels like delivering unflappable smoothness and on Interstate 15, one’s inclined to that every truck and car ride like this. We a Tundra Platinum recently, creaked and bounced on the asphalt: here TRD Tundra felt comfortable off-road than the did on pavement .

Do I want one?

If you can the flimsiest of excuses to buy a sweet (now that I have a I’m gonna need to haul it with always the Toyota TRD Pro trucks will further excuses to spend in the great outdoors, even if outdoors happens to be the edge of the desert.

Pricing is key to utilitarian trucks these: the trick suspensions cheap, but Toyota trucks are to be. The current Baja Series will cost $33,800 shipping. On that truck, the cost of the TRD gear comes in at Expect similar pricing midrange trims of the Tundra and

In fact, the 4Runner would be our for the best balance in agility, and comfort — yes, even some semblance of it bouncing around on the dirt. The steering was too vague and light for a truck; Raptor it isn’t, the addition of the 504-hp supercharger have made for an even beastlike truck. The Tacoma, as it is, would be our second pick, and gladly put up with the harshness if we had to dirtbikes. Like those who own a Baja Series Tacoma, have to don a flat-brim cap with our of energy drink on it.

But you can get a Tacoma TRD Pro with the 4.0-liter V6 and a manual transmission. That like good, clean fun to us.

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