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02.06.2014
2015 Toyota TRD Pro Series Unveiled

There were a lot of expectations that came with Toyota’s new TRD Pro series of trucks and SUV’s. The question on everbody’s mind was how far would Toyota take the concept, and would it be their answer to the unrivaled Ford Raptor?

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Today we got our first taste of the Toyota TRD Pro series at the Chicago Auto Show. The Tundra, Tacoma, and 4Runner all received the TRD Pro trim line, which at first glance looks great, but what does the package include?

Each of the vehicles received custom TRD wheels (although no beadlock option), an all terrain tire, high performance shocks and exhaust, either 1.5″ or 2″ of lift, unique badging, added skid plate protection and other amenities.

Although this is a step in the right direction for Toyota, it falls short in the performance category to seriously compete with the undisputed performance pickup – the Raptor. Without an engine upgrade, beadlocks, or even lockers – the TRD Pro series leaves us wanting just a little bit more.

It’s safe to assume that the production models won’t deviate too far from these concepts, but that’s not to say that Toyota doesn’t plan on bolstering the TRD Pro Series in the future. In all, Toyota did a nice job refreshing the TRD line, and produced a series of vehicles that will spur growth in the performance truck and SUV market.

toyota-tundra-trd-pro-offroadToyota Tundra TRD Pro

As expected, the Tundra received the most upgrades out of the family:

Wheels: 18” black alloy w/ TRD logo
Tires: Michelin ORP
Shocks: Bilstein High Performance

  • FRONT:  2” of additional wheel travel
    – Bilstein progressive piston and
    valve design
    – 3 stage position sensitive
    valving
  • REAR: 1.25” of additional wheel travel, and remote reservoirs
    – Increased oil capacity for heat
    management
    – Increased control of cavitation

Springs: 2” lift for the front of the vehicle, and softer coils to improve ride quality over harsh terrain
Exhaust: TRD Dual Exhaust stainless steel system with reduced back pressure
Skid Plate: 1/4″ thick aluminum front skid plate
Badging: Unique grille and TRD Pro stamping

toyota-tacoma_trd-pro-offroadToyota Tacoma TRD Pro

All we say is give the Tacoma a turbo V6, selectable lockers, and beadlock wheel option!

Wheels: 16” black beadlock style TRD alloy
Tires: BFGoodrich All Terrain KO
Shocks: Bilstein High Performance

  • FRONT: 1” of additional wheel travel
  • REAR: 1.5” of additional wheel travel

Springs: 2” lift for the front of the vehicle, and softer coils to improve ride quality over harsh terrain
Exhaust: TRD Cat back exhaust stainless steel system with reduced back pressure
Skid Plate: 1/8″ thick stamped front skid plate
Badging: Unique grille and TRD Pro stamping

toyota-4runner-trd-pro-offroadToyota 4Runner TRD Pro

Last but not least is the latest generation 4Runner:

Wheels: 16” black beadlock style TRD alloy
Tires: BFGoodrich All Terrain KO
Shocks: Bilstein High Performance

  • FRONT: 1” of additional wheel travel
  • REAR: 1” of additional wheel travel

Springs: 1.5” lift for the front of the vehicle, and softer coils to improve ride quality over harsh terrain
Exhaust: TRD Cat back exhaust stainless steel system with reduced back pressure
Skid Plate: 1/4″ thick aluminum front skid plate
Badging: Unique grille and TRD Pro stamping

What do you think? Is the Toyota TRD Pro series a step in the right direction? What would you change, if anything? Tell us below!