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huntsonora
02-19-2012, 06:42 AM
With the difference in price would you guys hold out for a 4Runner Trail Edition or go with an SR5?

Ryan1975
02-19-2012, 11:26 AM
I made this exact thread over on yotatech with limited replies.

http://www.yotatech.com/f193/2012-trail-ordering-summer-delivery-w-arb-options-strategy-249163

but I've also been reading and researching extensively on the subject.

For me - I believe the Trail edition is the better starting point even if it is $5-7,000 more expensive. I will also be taking this one step further with the addition of ARB aftermarket addons available through the XPlore program. It won't be a cheap venture, but after researching different vehicles at length and trying to decide what I need out of a vehicle, the 4Runner will be making a return to my garage.

ssmathis
02-19-2012, 02:57 PM
I vote trail edition, but I'm biased since I have one. IMHO definitely worth the difference. But, if you get a trail then I recommend getting the KDSS system. It makes a huge difference in how it drives. I have a shoreline blue with ARB bumper, Warn 9.5xp winch, OME lift and currently stock size Goodyear Duratracs.

Scott

ttora4runner
02-19-2012, 03:01 PM
Go over to toyota120.com and ask over there if you haven't already.

cydonia-jacc
02-20-2012, 02:14 AM
I was seriously considering the Trail Edition but it's not offered with the third row option which unfortunately eliminates it from my list.

jason04
02-20-2012, 05:48 AM
If the difference is really $5-7K I'd go with the SR5. Don't know what your plans are but for that sort of money you could lock the front & rear with ARB air lockers add OME suspension, sliders and a good A/T tire and you'll have a better rig imo

SR5 for the win!

joneseyyy
02-20-2012, 06:21 AM
If you really want a trail, spend the extra and get the trail. That is what I did and have zero regrets.

ETAV8R
02-20-2012, 07:23 AM
I say Trail Edition. That is all.

TRDPARTS4U
02-20-2012, 06:44 PM
I vote for the Trail, I really like my wife's.


Jacque

sandcrawler
02-20-2012, 07:41 PM
i can't imagine your regretting the Trail with KDSS. factory locker, ATRAC (SR5 also has), better stock approach and departure angles, the trickledown LandCruiser crawl control and multi-terrain electronic doodads... it's a great rig. not too much happening on 120 yet re: the 5th gens (i suppose it's a Toyota 150 platform, after all)... try t4r.org.

Titanpat57
02-21-2012, 02:40 AM
I vote for the Trail, I really like my wife's.


Jacque

If Jacque said it...I believe it...and that's final!!

Another vote for the TE...Very happy with mine

montypower
02-21-2012, 02:45 AM
It depends on the tire size you're planning to run and whether or not you'd want to re-gear. You could get an SR5 and have it re-geared and fully locked up with ARBs front/rear for $5-7k. If you're staying 32" or smaller tires and don't want to modify anything then get the Trail. The ARB locker is far superior to the elocker IMHO (I've had both).

stevek
02-21-2012, 12:00 PM
I'd go SR5 and spend the savings on upgrades. When I was buying mine (I have an 11 SR5) the cost difference just wasnt worth it when push came to shove, especially since I planned on upgrading the suspension and bumpers. The only thing that would have been cool is KDSS but it just wasnt worth the 5-6k more I would have had to spend for a Trail!

sandcrawler
02-21-2012, 03:18 PM
It depends on the tire size you're planning to run and whether or not you'd want to re-gear. You could get an SR5 and have it re-geared and fully locked up with ARBs front/rear for $5-7k. If you're staying 32" or smaller tires and don't want to modify anything then get the Trail. The ARB locker is far superior to the elocker IMHO (I've had both).
FYI: plenty of folks are running 33"s without re-gearing and no problems.

Leo504
02-21-2012, 07:11 PM
I'm running 33's with a 3" lift on my 2011 Trail with KDSS with no re-gearing and no issues aside from my speedo being slightly off. IMHO, KDSS makes a huge difference and is well worth it.

87617

huntsonora
02-21-2012, 10:54 PM
I'm running 33's with a 3" lift on my 2011 Trail with KDSS with no re-gearing and no issues aside from my speedo being slightly off. IMHO, KDSS makes a huge difference and is well worth it.

87617

Damn thats nice! The 4Runner TE is on our short list right now. I just talked to a friend of mine and his father passed away a few months ago and he said that he would sell me his dads 2006 Tundra DC Limited 4x4 with 51,000 miles for $18k so thats at the top of my list right now, I just want to see the pictures first

joneseyyy
02-22-2012, 04:51 AM
http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j335/joneseyyy/4runner%20pics%20fall%202011/0bc9c980.jpg

Also running 33's with ~2-3" lift with no regearing. Still can get 17 on the highway even with the roof rack loaded.

Ryan_S
02-26-2012, 08:22 PM
+1 for the TE as well. But I'm biased too.

If you are doing bumpers etc then the angles don't matter. Also when you say $5-7 k more are you comparing similar options? The TE comes with the rear slider, inverter, backup cam, etc. I think those are all options on the SR5.

I chose the TE because of those included options, less chrome, and the KDSS.

HTH

offthebeatenpath
02-26-2012, 08:45 PM
Forgive my naivete, but what is the KDSS?

Ryan_S
02-28-2012, 02:52 AM
Forgive my naivete, but what is the KDSS?

Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLF6n3nMwww&sns=em

Nullifier
02-28-2012, 03:25 AM
No wonder i cant afford a new truck! With this electronic and hydraulic stuff that just adds weight, complexity and reduces driver ability it's no wonder why 4runners are $.

joneseyyy
02-28-2012, 04:04 AM
No wonder i cant afford a new truck! With this electronic and hydraulic stuff that just adds weight, complexity and reduces driver ability it's no wonder why 4runners are $.

A new 4runner really doesn't cost much more than what you would've paid for a new one in '98, not even counting for inflation.

less_than_adam
02-28-2012, 05:05 AM
If you need the 3rd row seat get the SR5. Otherwise you miss out on the factory locker + fancy traction control stuff.

huntsonora
03-03-2012, 11:17 PM
I'm sitting in a dealership right now, my wife and I just put in an offer on a 2011 4Runner Trail Edition. Offered $34k OTD and it has 23,000 miles on it. We'll see!

huntsonora
03-03-2012, 11:20 PM
Thanks to everybody that responded, your input has been much appreciated.

ETAV8R
03-04-2012, 02:42 AM
I'm sitting in a dealership right now, my wife and I just put in an offer on a 2011 4Runner Trail Edition. Offered $34k OTD and it has 23,000 miles on it. We'll see!

Hell yes! Fingers crossed you have it in your driveway right now.

huntsonora
03-04-2012, 03:00 AM
Hell yes! Fingers crossed you have it in your driveway right now.

Thank you sir! It's not in the driveway yet but they accepted the offer and they are certifying it and replacing the windshield in it now. They said it would be ready on Wednesday or Thursday

I don't normally do extended warrantys but I was able to to get complete coverage for it as well. The warranty that came with it covered the powertrain until 100,000 miles but the one I bought basically makes everything covered. I did this due to the fact that I got it cheap and I have never had a vehicle that had this much that could go wrong.

ETAV8R
03-04-2012, 04:54 AM
I got a platinum warranty on my truck cause I got a good deal after the purchase.
Why does the windshield need to be replaced?
Pics ASAP!

huntsonora
03-04-2012, 06:08 AM
It had a crack when it was traded in. I have an iPhone picture I snapped on the fly. I'll post it up asap. With the exception of tires I doubt I'll be doing very much to it right off the bat

Reata Rover
03-04-2012, 02:59 PM
Go with the Trail it is an awesome machine (Bias included).