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haven
09-30-2011, 04:20 AM
Not content with the TX and TX Pro options, Toyota will offer a TX Baja package for the 2012 Tacoma. The Baja package includes longer and stiffer front springs, fatter remote reservoir shocks front and rear, and larger off-road tires. The result is an inch more ride height, two inches more suspension travel, and better damping when landing after a big jump.

The Baja package includes other TX goodies, including the electric rear locker. It will be available on Access Cab and Crew Cab models with V6 engine. For 2012, the Tacoma is available with 6 speed manual and 5 speed automatic transmissions.

The Baja package will be available in Spring, 2012. No price was announced. More info and photos here:

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/09/toyota-reveals-a-new-tacoma-trd-tx-baja-4x4.html

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/09/29/toyota-unveils-tacoma-trd-t-x-baja-series-limited-edition-in-text/

haven
09-30-2011, 04:41 PM
Here's the Tacoma TX Baja, photo courtesy of Toyota. Looks like they restyled the front end of the truck a bit, too.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z241/expeditioncampers/ToyotaTacomaTXBaja2012.jpg

Guessing the price of the Baja package is difficult. The top of the line Tacoma Double Cab V6 4x4 with TX Pro option package had an MSRP of $34,600 in 2011. The Baja's suspension pieces are expensive, so I'd guess maybe $38,000 for the 2012 Tacoma Double Cab V6 4x4 with TX Baja package. Prices won't be available until early 2012.

You'll spend about $45,000 for the 2012 Ford Raptor crew cab with 6.2L V8 (if you can find a dealer that doesn't add a hefty markup above MSRP).

Update: Pickuptrucks.com says Toyota plans to make only 750 Tacomas with the Baja package. Limited Edition = Higher Prices?

clcoyle
09-30-2011, 06:56 PM
Nice. Thanks for posting

mhiscox
09-30-2011, 10:28 PM
Complete the following:

Based on the picture above, I believe Toyota stylists based the front end view on

a. Darth Vader's helmet
b. Chick Hicks in Cars
c. Other--Please specify: _____________________________________

:sombrero:

Caoboy
10-01-2011, 06:42 AM
Looks like this would be the (almost) competition for the Ford Raptor?

keezer37
10-01-2011, 11:24 AM
It's starting to grow on me. I wonder how the current ARB bumper would look on this truck with that grill being higher at the bottom.
Ah well. I'm driving my '05 til it drops. Or I do. I never could get on board with trading up. Not with a pick-up truck. It's like trading in your dog.


http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images24/AmitolaBulldogsJackson8monthsBantam.jpg

Ludedude
10-01-2011, 04:27 PM
Looks like this would be the (almost) competition for the Ford Raptor?

Nah, the Raptor has factory forged suspension pieces, long travel, 35" tires, internal bypass Fox shocks etc. The Tacoma is really not much more than a factory lift and some stickers from what I can see.

NorCalBorn
10-03-2011, 02:13 AM
I'll link in my feedback rather than retype it all..

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showpost.php?p=151498&postcount=15

http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showpost.php?p=151541&postcount=22

Desert Dan
10-03-2011, 03:15 AM
Nice
I likes it!
How about a front locker and factory side skid rails and skid plates.

haven
10-26-2011, 02:05 PM
Pickuptrucks.com posted some news about the TRD TX Baja package they learned from a conversation with Toyota executives, plus a test drive.
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/10/quick-drive-2012-toyota-tacoma-trd-tx-baja-series.html

First, there will be about 1000 trucks made with the Baja package. Production starts in May 2012. The Baja shock, spring and tire upgrade package adds about $4000 to the price of the truck, so the price will start at about $33K for Access Cab and $35K for Double Cab models.

In the test drive, the Bilstein remote reservoir shocks were set up for high speed running, allowing good control when driving fast on rutted dirt roads. But they seemed too stiff at low speeds. The article's author suggests using shocks that can be adjusted from the cab for different conditions.

Toyota will equip a team to race the TX Baja in November's Baja 1000 race.

haven
04-09-2012, 09:51 PM
Here's a follow-up from Pickuptrucks.com. They had the opportunity to drive the Tacoma TRD T/X Baja package for a few days in March. The upgraded suspension is welcome for faster driving through the whoops, but cargo capacity has been reduced to only 800 lb. So not the best choice for carrying camping equipment. Price should be close to $36K.

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2012/04/first-drive-2012-tacoma-trd-tx-baja.html

Flagster
04-09-2012, 10:41 PM
so does it come with the ATs or what appears to be a rugged trail in the spare location...? Lame if you get that crappy spare...

keezer37
04-10-2012, 01:26 AM
The note sounds more like an overworked hairdryer

Yeah, no kidding. I've been saying that for years. You cannot put a free flowing catback on this truck. Sounds like doo-doo. No one listens to keezer. Everybody's gotta learn the hard way. Ah well. Change the cats your using and you won't have this problem.

Suspension looks pretty sweet. From the write-up, I think they copied an Icon coilover. I suppose the steering knuckle is taller to accommodate the 2" lift. Anybody have an interest in a taller steering knuckle for a Tacoma?

devortex
04-10-2012, 02:43 AM
Fun concept and they'll sell every last one of them at sticker or somewhere north of sticker.

That being said, it'll appeal to the dune jumping, Coors Light crowd.

For my money, drive a hard bargain on a TRD Off Road 4x4 at somewhere near $30k, set up the suspension to suit your needs. Not too many guys on this forum would want to lose payload capacity. I went with a hybrid of ICON front coil-overs and UCAs, reservoir rears and OME Dakar heavy leaf springs on my '12. The mismatched spare tire is a mystery. Let's hope that was a goof up on a press demo model and that the production trucks actually get 5 matching tires.

I don't need to go 50mph over the whoops and dips and when I get to camp..............I want to be able to crack open a beer right away without it spraying all over me.:beer:

Dirtytires
04-10-2012, 03:17 AM
I should have waited 4 months before buying my Tacoma, I could have had this one for the same price I paid for mine.

Oh wells. I like it still.

Toycdn
04-10-2012, 03:39 AM
I wonder if they have done anything to the front diff to avoid the dreaded vibration that many experience when adding a small lift.

SWITAWI
04-10-2012, 02:15 PM
Yeah, no kidding. I've been saying that for years. You cannot put a free flowing catback on this truck. Sounds like doo-doo. No one listens to keezer. Everybody's gotta learn the hard way. Ah well. Change the cats your using and you won't have this problem.

Suspension looks pretty sweet. From the write-up, I think they copied an Icon coilover. I suppose the steering knuckle is taller to accommodate the 2" lift. Anybody have an interest in a taller steering knuckle for a Tacoma?

Totally agreed on the exhaust note. The rear shocks are simply the Bilstein 5160 Series that was developed for bolt-on fitment in stock locations. There's a pretty good listing of full-size truck applications along with Jeeps and Tacoma/FJC here - http://www.shockwarehouse.com/news/bilstein_5160.cfm I'm sure they're nowhere near the same quality as ICON or King units, but they've got to be a good step up from the regular OEM shock or even the Bilstein's they tagged for use on the FJ Trail Teams editions. For the cost I have seriously been considering them in my suspension budget.
http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy13/switawi/Expedition%20Vehicles/Bilstein5160.jpghttp://www.bilsteinus.com/products/lifted-truck-off-road/5160-series-stock-mount-remote-reservoir.html


I wonder if they have done anything to the front diff to avoid the dreaded vibration that many experience when adding a small lift.

We can be pretty sure Toyota have not concerned themselves with that, but the aftermarket has it covered - http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=58627&category_id=118&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy13/switawi/Expedition%20Vehicles/ToytecFrontDiffDropKit.jpg

Toycdn
04-10-2012, 07:52 PM
We can be pretty sure Toyota have not concerned themselves with that, but the aftermarket has it covered - http://www.toyteclifts.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=58627&category_id=118&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=72
http://i773.photobucket.com/albums/yy13/switawi/Expedition%20Vehicles/ToytecFrontDiffDropKit.jpg

Even this isn't a solution for it it seems. Many people have added a diff drop and still had the vibe develop.

SWITAWI
04-10-2012, 08:09 PM
Even this isn't a solution for it it seems. Many people have added a diff drop and still had the vibe develop.

That bites...

Tim A
04-10-2012, 09:01 PM
I wonder if they have done anything to the front diff to avoid the dreaded vibration that many experience when adding a small lift.

I wasn't aware that people experience vibes from lifting the front. I thought a diff drop was to lessen the angle of the CV joints, not fix vibes. To my knowledge, vibes from lifting the rear are caused by the 2-piece driveshaft's carrier bearing. But I could be wrong.

Toycdn
04-10-2012, 09:19 PM
I wasn't aware that people experience vibes from lifting the front. I thought a diff drop was to lessen the angle of the CV joints, not fix vibes. To my knowledge, vibes from lifting the rear are caused by the 2-piece driveshaft's carrier bearing. But I could be wrong.

Here is a link to an extensive thread that should explain the issue. It is a result of a poorly designed front diff bearing. East coast gear supply has apparently come up with a solution, although I'm waiting until it gets more real world testing.

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/152173-official-2nd-gen-4x4-front-differential-bearing-vibration-thread.html

Tim A
04-10-2012, 09:47 PM
Good to know thanks for the link.

haven
04-11-2012, 12:12 AM
Here's another review of the Tacoma TRD T/X Baja package.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/reviews/drives/2012-toyota-tacoma-trd-tx-baja-series-test-drive-7455307

haven
04-24-2012, 08:15 PM
Toyota has announced pricing for the Tacoma with TRD T/X Baja package:

Acess Cab, manual trans: $33,800
Access cab, auto trans: $34,785
Double cab, manual trans: $35,085
Double cab, auto trans: $36,065

For this cash, you get the 4.0L V6, 4x4, TRD springs and Bilstein shocks, a 2 inch suspension lift, a freeflowing exhaust, BFG 265/70R16 All Terrain T/A KO tires, special rims that look like beadlock rims, but aren't, and some graphics.

For some reason, these prices are about $100 lower than the the standard TRD offroad 4x4 package with similar optional equipment. Delivery starts in May.

Update: Toyota says these prices contain six elements:
-- the base Access Cab or Double Cab truck
-- extra money for automatic transmission, if desired
-- the special TRD Off-road Package for Baja (varies slightly by vehicle type, about $3500)
-- the Baja Series package itself ($5015)
-- a factory discount of $650
-- an $810 charge for delivery and processing

Danimal
04-25-2012, 01:19 AM
For some reason, these prices are about $100 lower than the the standard TRD offroad 4x4 package with similar equipment. Delivery starts in May.

Are 2013 prices that much higher than 2011? My 2011 TRD O/R double cab was quite a bit cheaper MSRP than what you have listed above.

Dan

haven
05-06-2012, 10:34 PM
Truck Trend has a quick preview of the Baja T/X, including some photos of the suspension. The article says the payload of the truck is 1126 lb, more than I read previously.

http://www.trucktrend.com/roadtests/pickup/163_1208_2012_toyota_tacoma_trd_tx_baja_series_fir st_test/index.html

Clutch
05-07-2012, 06:13 PM
Or, you could buy a base Tacoma and sling better parts under there for roughly the same price. Remember you're gonna to have to pay tax on top of that sticker price, around $3100 +/- in AZ, Tucson is at 9.1% sales tax, that could be used to fund better components rather going towards taxes by purchasing a cheaper model. :ylsmoke:

Total Chaos has an excellent mid-travel system that will be better than what the factory offers, plus yields more travel.

http://www.chaosfab.com/86002.php

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Fun concept and they'll sell every last one of them at sticker or somewhere north of sticker.

That being said, it'll appeal to the dune jumping, Coors Light crowd.

For my money, drive a hard bargain on a TRD Off Road 4x4 at somewhere near $30k, set up the suspension to suit your needs. Not too many guys on this forum would want to lose payload capacity. I went with a hybrid of ICON front coil-overs and UCAs, reservoir rears and OME Dakar heavy leaf springs on my '12. The mismatched spare tire is a mystery. Let's hope that was a goof up on a press demo model and that the production trucks actually get 5 matching tires.

I don't need to go 50mph over the whoops and dips and when I get to camp..............I want to be able to crack open a beer right away without it spraying all over me.:beer:

Not necessarily, there some of us that aren't part of the "flatbiller club" that like that stuff, hell I don't even drink....

I do like driving fast, even though I like the Baja Edition, it can be built better by using aftermarket parts, and for roughly the same price.

I have a similar suspension setup on mine as yours, I hate my OME Dakar's....they handle like poo at slow and fast speeds. Mine are going in the scrap pile, I'll give up a little capacity to have a better performing vehicle, (Some of you guys just carry too much craaaap...) however, capacity issues can be solved with long travel airbags, so you can get performance and hauling capabilities in one package....it is about the journey afterall, and not the destination, and I like to go fast... :ylsmoke:

Clutch
05-07-2012, 07:41 PM
Looks like this would be the (almost) competition for the Ford Raptor?


Not really, however for the same price as a stock Raptor, with aftermarket suspension...and some engine mods like Super Charger and such, you can fetch around 400 hp/tq out of the 4.0 V6 without too much trouble.

It would give the much heavier & wider Raptor a run for its' money.


Complete the following:

Based on the picture above, I believe Toyota stylists based the front end view on

a. Darth Vader's helmet
b. Chick Hicks in Cars
c. Other--Please specify: _____________________________________

:sombrero:


I dunno, I kinda like the new front end...looks great when it is color coded, and not in that gawd awful Barcelona Red...

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