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First fake TRD Pro I have seen in the wild

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Trail Addict, Jun 4, 2022.

  1. Jun 5, 2022 at 10:55 AM
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    semprenissart

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    i agree with you here

    This always makes me laugh when I read this. It sure is better for you. Most likely not for me. KDSS would be worse for someone like me for my needs compared to the stock fox suspension from the pro. Which are worse than many aftermarket options.

    It’s just as cringy as hearing people with a pro saying they have the best possible 4Runner and look down at others who don’t have a pro. Can’t stand it personally…

    Whatever you think is best for you, that great, but it might not be best for someone else.
    Just like an SR5 or a limited is the best for someone else but not good enough for you . For many, it’s better to buy an SR5 and build it with front and rear locker than using Atrac on your OR or my Pro.
     
  2. Jun 5, 2022 at 10:55 AM
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    kmeeg Less code less bugs, same story for a 4Runner.

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    May be its just me who don't give a damn about TRD Pro.

    From poor workmanship on the wheel alignment, wheel balance. Sunroof leak. The automatic climate control is no different than manual controls where I have to keep changing temperature, fan speed. Roof rack with same crossbars and just 110lbs weight with extra wind noise. Even small things like turn indicator on mirrors so it indicates to people on the side on turning or Toyota been so cheap not even giving A/T spare tire. Even TRD Pro wheels have same width as SR5 right? 7in vs TRD ORP has wider wheels for bigger tires. Don't want to keep on an on complaining. Just wanted to tell I don't give a damn about TRD Pros. Me personally would like an SR5P with 7 seats put a good lift, tires, twin lockers front and back, skids and sliders. I think nowadays SR5 allows to have that multi-terrain camera system? (not sure). Again its just my opinion.

    To be honest when I come next to another non TRD Pro at a traffic light / parking lot, back of my brain thinks,
    "I wonder what would that owner think about mine? 'Look at that idiot who overpays for that same 4Runner?'".
     
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  3. Jun 5, 2022 at 11:11 AM
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    As a TRD Pro owner I can tell you that I've never looked down on any other trims. I like to check out the accessories used in other people's builds. These are amazing trucks and I appreciate them all. All tasteful and useful mods get a thumbs up from me. The people most affected by the Pro trim level are certain owners of other trim levels for reasons I just don't understand. There are countless posts on every forum and subreddit by non Pro owners about all the reasons a Pro is a bad buy; I've never read a Pro owner bashing the choices of other trim levels. But as you said, this is just my opinion (and observation).
     
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  4. Jun 5, 2022 at 11:27 AM
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    brownersd You are the weakest link, buh-bye!

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    Yeah, you know, no matter how much we say it looks stupid, people still do it and think it's cool.

    I have an engineer at work with a Magnetic Grey Toyota Tacoma SR5 2wd. He slapped TRD Pro stickers all over it. I parked next to it one day, and looked under, sure enough, 2wd. In fact, he didn't even have the guts to pull off the SR5 emblems. -_-

    People...

    Cheers,

    Sean
     
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    Same when I was in the F-Body scene. Fake WS6's and SS's was a big concern.

    And of course there are way more SS Chevelle's etc around than were ever built.
     
  6. Jun 5, 2022 at 11:31 AM
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    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

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    Luckily, we don't get many folks like that here. Whenever anyone starts talking dumb like that, they seem to get run out of here quickly.

    The PRO's Fox setup is definitely the best stock option for higher speed off-roading, washboards, etc. KDSS is advantageous in off camber situations. Neither is necessarily superior, because they serve different purposes. It's just what's better for each person's needs.

    Honestly, if someone wants to modify for maximum capability, they're best starting with a standard off-road, or even an SR5 depending on how much they plan to do.
     
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  7. Jun 5, 2022 at 11:38 AM
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    K-Paul Looking for a water x-ing

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    "No, sir! I didn't see you playing with your dolls again..."
    Thats a harsh generalization. As a pre-facelift SR5 owner, My thought is "Damn thats a sick runner right there".

    My irrelevant opinion is TRD Pro owners are people who have the means to choose something more ready out the factory to go play. Nothing more, nothing less.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2022 at 12:00 PM
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  9. Jun 5, 2022 at 12:08 PM
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    Keep ‘em guessing.
    De-badge that thing.
     
  10. Jun 5, 2022 at 12:11 PM
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    K-Paul Looking for a water x-ing

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    "No, sir! I didn't see you playing with your dolls again..."
    Sexy @$$ gobi rack lol

    Im happy with my Prinsu but I droll over the look of the Gobi's
     
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    Well stated. I wanted the best equipped, off-roady 4Runner out of the box that I'd only be adding some light mods to. Since I'm not interested in a comprehensive build that involves replacing the suspension, I chose the Pro. Turns out Toyota had a trim level that suited my needs.
     
  12. Jun 5, 2022 at 12:29 PM
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    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    There is a third gen Tacoma prerunner That belongs to a guy at our local Toyota dealership that is completely badged out in TRD pro with bumpers and everything else you can imagine.... But it is 2wd!!!!! He has follow me on Instagram badges and stickers all over it. :facepalm:
     
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  13. Jun 5, 2022 at 1:09 PM
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    "No, sir! I didn't see you playing with your dolls again..."
     
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    I have personally not experienced that or heard of it to be a common issue but wouldn’t that be the same for all trims?

    dual climate rather than automatic climate. Gives you the ability to have different temp between driver and passenger. Most might not care, for me literally every female in my family cannot handle ice cold AC even in AZ. I’ve learnt to keep them happy and your overall experience will be much better :D
    Really, it was either that or I’d have to adjust to their temp settings so a must for me. Can’t believe only limited and pro have these when it’s been in most cars for years. ORP definitely should have had it IMO (same goes for auto headlights)


    I have not noticed any wind noise on mine, although I don’t love at all the pro rack. Wish I could have opted out of it. On my to sale list…


    In the US, PRO does not have indicators on mirrors. Maybe Canada?
    Regarding the highway spare tire, it’s beyond stupid from Toyota at this price point.

    I believe wheels are same size for pro and ORP trims


    understandable and a perfectly valid opinion.
    Just wondering why did you get a Pro if you want none of the features lol?
     
  15. Jun 5, 2022 at 3:58 PM
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    No, because they put the Fox shocks on when they arrive in the US. So, factory alignment specs can be skewed.

    The off-road wheels are 17 × 7.5", while the Pro wheels are 17 × 7".
     
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  16. Jun 5, 2022 at 4:12 PM
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    Thanks for the info. Was not aware.

    I guess I got lucky because mine drives perfectly straight
     
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  17. Jun 5, 2022 at 4:22 PM
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    kmeeg Less code less bugs, same story for a 4Runner.

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    After dealership crashed my mofified ORP the TRD Pro is the closest they have as replacement.
     
  18. Jun 5, 2022 at 5:34 PM
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    Did they crash it on a test drive?
     
  19. Jun 5, 2022 at 5:39 PM
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    kmeeg Less code less bugs, same story for a 4Runner.

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    When they bring it home after service.
    During covid time I choose the pickup from home and deliver back to home service.
     
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    kmeeg Less code less bugs, same story for a 4Runner.

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    Since I saw a fix for the blower motor fan speed from the headunit firmware update I ask "car care nut" and looks like only dual climate control like you have on TRD Pro has software component vs trims have manual controls does not have any connection, it's all manual. Just sharing little things I learned in the lines of "KISS"..:):)
     
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    First I have heard this. I dont have a pro, but I have a highlander with dual climate control, or automatic climate…now I dont even know anymore lol. I’ve always thought this feature sucked badly on the highlander, usually staying scorching hot when set to 68 degrees in winter. So I always turned it down one degree above the lower limit to keep it from boiling me. One degree cooler, and the heat goes off. It’s actually kind of useless and annoying. Could it be that toyota’s marketing dept tricked me with some sort of auto climate vs non-automatic climate control? Wait, if you are controlling climate, wouldnt that imply it’s done automatically? Otherwise it just be a heater/ac.

    All I know is that I had an 2011 Optima for 7years and hardly ever needed to touch the climate control, like ever! 72 degrees and it would be perfect in winter and summer
     
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    Oh I like this. Would make me take a look like oh he posing, no wait, that's better than my TRD Pro badge lol
     
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    whats the Instagram tag? lol
     
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    I think sometimes, people run out of mods to do in their budget, and they get bored. It's easy to order a stick on badge from Amazon and apply it. I laugh when I see stuff like this.

    Right now, what drives me nuts or grinds my gears is those Scion BRZ / Subaru (same car as I understand it) little cars. Guys around here buy them, lower them, set the wheels off camber, throw a big exhaust, wing, decals, flares, tune etc......and will still get their tails kicked by a stock basic sedan (Accord, Camry whatever). It's the current Civic of the Fast and Furious days.

    I could be wrong, posers come in all ages, but I think most who do this type of thing are younger.
     
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    The 86/BRZ/FR-S is a great looking little car when modified tastefully. Add a turbo kit, and they can be pretty fast.

    Edit: they can actually sound decent with a good exhaust. But, some of the cheap cat-back setups sound like garbage!

    But, the ricers make them look bad. Stretching tires, ridiculous negative camber, etc, all actually negatively affect performance. I don't understand why people get into stupid modifications like that.
     
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    I agree! I have seen it done both ways! I wish I still had my Datsun 510! I think the 86 is as close as the old 510's were to the modern market. I'm still on the hunt for another 510 I can't pass up haha
     
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    not sure I understood what you said.
    From what I understand, it is really hot in the winter when set at 68°? If that’s the case? it seems like there’s something wrong …

    In the AZ summer, I always set mine at the lowest and the wife at 74. Let me tell you, I’m glad i don’t to have to deal with 74 from my wife
     
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    My brother in law bought a 2020 Chevy 2500 Z71 during the height of COVID shutdowns. The dealer drove 100 miles to deliver it and took his old truck back as a trade in. 2 days later, he realized it wasn't a Z71 and they just threw on a badge (on only one side). They are still dealing with lawyers to get it straightened out. I think it was the Chevy dealer in Covina, apparently they changed their name a few years ago because they had such a bad reputation.
     
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    I would like to see someone change the hatch garnish to 'TOYOTA' like the grill, rather than '4RUNNER'... That said, once I saw it I may change my mind... Maybe a smaller '4Runner' badge on the lower corner of the hatch (old school?).

    However, I am firmly in the debadge camp on all of my vehicles (except my son gave me the tri-color badge for Christmas so that's on there.) Pretty much the first thing I do is make sure the dealer decal and plate frame is gone and then assess factory badges from there...
     
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