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Howdy from Wyoming!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wyohiss, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. Oct 28, 2016 at 12:43 PM
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    wyohiss

    wyohiss [OP] New Member

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    Jim
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    2008 4Runner
    I have really enjoyed my 2008 SR5 4Runner. It is time to trade in and possibly buy a new 4Runner.

    Questions: 1) What is difference between SR5 and Trail? 2) Are 20" wheels on Limited rougher on highway than 17" wheels? 3) I drive mostly on highway but need to pull driftboat on rough roads and hit the trails once in a while. Do A/T tires on Trail model ride pretty smooth/quiet on the highway? 4) Is it worth putting auto-running boards on a SR5/Trail for my petite wife?

    Thanx.
     
  2. Oct 29, 2016 at 3:06 AM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Get off my lawn

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    The trail model has many more traction aids to assist.

    Depending on tire, a 20" wheel (less side wall) will usually ride a little more stiff but hold corners better.

    A/t tires will be fine. Many options to suit your needs.

    Running boards are worth what you believe the added value will be. If wife needs them, there's the value....
     
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  3. Oct 29, 2016 at 5:56 PM
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    perki719

    perki719 New Member

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    Go with the Trail or TRD if you want that more truck feel and take it off road. Running boards will definitely help the wife. Power running boards will help if you do any off-roading vs. non-power.
     
  4. Nov 1, 2016 at 1:18 PM
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    TedRCASC

    TedRCASC New Member

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    We traded a '15 Jeep Wrangler with rock rails on a ' 164R Trail with running boards and it sure helps the wife in and out. There were a helluva lot more reasons we dumped the Jeep but the running boards were the icing on the cake. - Ted
     

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