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Toyota Trucks get TRD accessories at Chicago Auto Show

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

In pursuit of the Ford Raptor, the just-announced aftermarket Lingenfelter Reaper and who knows how many other desert-stompin' pickups and SUVs, Toyota introduced the TRD Pro Series of off-road vehicle packages at the Chicago Auto Show. The Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner each get kits designed by Toyota Racing Development that will be installed at the factory.

All TRD Pro Series kits will include:

- TRD Bilstein remote-reservoir shocks

- TRD-tuned front springs

- TRD front skid plate

- A bunch of cosmetic touches like TRD floor mats and shift knobs.

There are also black wheels for that bad-boy, sinister look as well as old-school “Toyota” script on the grille. The rides will come in black, super white or “inferno” colors, the latter a sort of off-orangish red.

In addition, all three models get taller springs for increased clearance -- there's a 2-inch lift for the Tundra and Tacoma and 1.5 inches for the 4Runner. Spring rates on the trucks are softer for those times when you're high-tailing it over the desert..

Additional cosmetic touches abound on all three trucks. Pricing for the kits will be announced closer to the products' launches in fall.




By Mark Vaughn