Chicago to Cabo! The Land Route — All-New PRO SERIES from Toyota Racing Dev — High-Speed TRD PRO Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runners

Chicago is feeling some big Toyota love with the all-new TRD Pro Series, a special option pack for 4×4 Tacomas, Tundras and 4Runners that will be available to buy from October 2014.

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The all-new cars from the Chi-town auto show — which is the most-attended auto show on Earth by foot traffic — are making some huge headlines.

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Toyota is best known as a serious, responsible and trust-worthy company.

But any firm that is as big, as successful or as bank-able as Toyota will always be staffed by hundreds, if not thousands, of guys born and bred on high-power automotive fun.

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The latest Racing Development project is a rare example of this wild spirit making production.

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We salute these trucks for how awesome they look, sound and perform off-road.

The Toyota badge script in the grille is a personal favorite, as is the Rock Star 4Runner.

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And we salute Toyota for slipping this fun trio past the more rational sides of the legendary Toyota Production System.

 

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Cheers guys, well done. Race you to Cabo San Lucas!?

Dirtiest truck wins?

Or a time challenge: No pavement allowed, under penalty of no sunscreen upon arrival Baja Peninsula’s (legendary…) Pacific-side beaches.

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2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Series

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2015 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Series

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 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Series

 Official Details below from Toyota.

Let’s Get Dirty!

Toyota Kicks Up Some Dust with the All-New TRD Pro Series of Off-Road Vehicles
February 06, 2014
CHICAGO (Feb. 6, 2014) – Get ready to go where even roads fear to tread with the adrenaline-pumping TRD Pro Series from Toyota.  Already favorites among serious off-roaders, the 2015 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner will get even more capable with these new, aggressive off-road packages designed by the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD).Rising from the Desert
The TRD Pro Series arises from Toyota’s storied off-road racing heritage, with numerous victories in the grueling Baja 500 and 1000 endurance races.  Born from this experience in the desert, Toyota’s terrain-conquering vehicles will help serious off-roaders go places they never dreamed possible.

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Serious Specs for Serious Off-Roaders
The new factory-installed TRD Pro Series is aimed squarely at extreme off-roading enthusiasts who push their trucks and SUVs to the limit.

Available on 4X4 models of Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner, all TRD Pro Series vehicles will be equipped with:

  • TRD Bilstein shocks with remote reservoirs
  • TRD-tuned front springs
  • TRD front skid plate
  • Unique front grille with “TOYOTA” badging (pays tribute to early iconic Toyota models)
  • TRD floor mats
  • TRD shift knobs
  • Black wheels

A hot new color, Inferno, is joined by Black and Super White, cool classics for off-road rigs.

 

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Tundra Like No Other
In addition to the shared features, the Tundra TRD Pro will be equipped exclusively with:

  • TRD-tuned springs with 2” lift for the front of the vehicle
  • Decreased spring rate to improve ride quality over harsh terrain
  • All-black 18-inch alloy wheels with Michelin ORP tires
  • TRD dual exhaust system
  • TRD PRO quarter panel bed stamping
  • Unique interior seat color with red stitching
  • Unique instrument panel ornament insert

 

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Taco Supreme
Building on the best-selling compact pickup in the industry, Tacoma TRD Pro beefs up and adds a little hot sauce with:

  • TRD-tuned springs with 2” lift for the front
  • Decreased spring rate
  • 16-inch black beadlock-style wheels
  • BFGoodrich® All-Terrain LT265/75R16 tires
  • TRD Exhaust
  • Black TRD PRO badge

 

Rock Star 4Runner
Adding to its rock-crawling prowess, 4Runner TRD PRO will be exclusively equipped with:

  • 1.5” lift for the front of the vehicle
  • 1” of additional wheel travel
  • All-new 17-inch TRD all-black alloy wheels
  • Black TRD Pro badges
  • Black front and rear lower bumper accents

Street Cred On and Off-Road
The TRD Pro Series is the most-advanced yet in a long line of TRD packages for Toyota trucks that dates back to 1998 when the first Off-Road package was introduced for Tacoma.

TRD has been an in-house engine and chassis developer for successful Toyota racing activities around the world for nearly four decades.  It also develops motorsport-derived accessories for Toyota, Lexus and Scion street cars and trucks.  TRD’s U.S. operations were first established in 1979 and are headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., with an additional facility in Salisbury, N.C.

 

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The TRD Pro Series will start getting down and dirty in the fall of 2014.

 

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Original Toyota Off-Road Game Returns!

Be the first to take the TRD Pro Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner off-road and online by playing, Super Off Road™: TRD Pro Edition Presented by Toyota.

 

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Choose your favorite TRD Pro model and put them to the test on the toughest, muddiest, most grueling online off-road track. Score power-ups, challenge friends and compete to beat the leaderboard. Visit www.ToyotaSuperOffRoad.com for more information.

 

2015 TRD PRO SERIES PRELIMINARY SPECIFICATIONS
Tundra TRD Pro Tacoma TRD Pro 4Runner TRD Pro
Wheels 18” black alloy w/ TRD logo 16” black beadlock style TRD alloy New 17” black TRD alloy
Tires Michelin ORP BFGoodrich All Terrain KO
  • TBD
Shocks TRD Bilstein High PerformanceFRONT:
– 2” of additional wheel travel
– 60mm pistons > 46mm OE
– 12mm shafts > 12mm OESpeed & Position Valving
– Bilstein progressive piston and valve design
– 3 stage position sensitive valvingREAR:
– 1.25” of additional wheel travel
– 60mm pistons > 46mm OERemote Reservoirs
– Increased oil capacity for heat management
– Increased control of cavitation
TRD Bilstein High PerformanceFRONT:
– 1” of additional wheel travel
– 60mm pistons > 36/32mm OE
– 18mm shafts > 12mm OEREAR:
– 1.5” of additional wheel travel
– 46mm pistons > 36/30mm OE
– Remote reservoir
TRD Bilstein High PerformanceFRONT:
– 1” of additional wheel travel
– 60mm pistons > 32mm OE
– 18mm shafts > 12mm OEREAR:
– 1” of additional wheel travel
– 46mm pistons > 32mm OE
– Remote reservoir
Springs Unique TRD-Tuned Front Springs- 2” lift for the front of the vehicle
– Decreased spring rate to improve ride quality over harsh terrain
Unique TRD-Tuned Front Springs- 2” lift for the front of the vehicle
– Decreased spring rate to improve ride quality over harsh terrain
Unique TRD-Tuned Front Springs- 1.5” lift for the front of the vehicle
Exhaust TRD Dual Exhaust- Stainless steel system
– Polished steel dual wall tips
– Reduced back pressure
– Throaty rumble sound
TRD Cat Back Exhaust- Stainless steel system
– Polished steel dual wall tips
– Reduced back pressure
– Throaty rumble sound
No Change from OE
Skid Plate New TRD Front Skid Plate- 1/4” thick aluminum with oil pan access panel TRD Front Skid Plate- 1/8” thick stamped silver powder-coated TRD Stamped Front Skid Plate- 1/4” thick aluminum with venting for front differential
Exterior – Unique “TOYOTA” front grille
– “TRD Pro” quarter bed panel stamping
– Black “TUNDRA” badging on doors
– Unique “TOYOTA” front grille
– Black “TRD PRO” external hard badge
– Black “TACOMA” badging on doors
– Unique “TOYOTA” front grille
– Black “TRD PRO” external hard badges
– Black front and rear lower bumper accent
Exterior Colors Black, Super White, and Inferno (all-new exclusive color)
Interior TRD Shift Knob
TRD Floor Mats
– Unique seat color with red stitching
– Unique IP ornament insert
TRD Shift Knob
TRD Floor Mats
TRD Shift Knob
TRD Floor Mats
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About Toyota 
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world’s top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our ToyotaLexus and Scion brands.  Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants and directly employ nearly 40,000 people.  Our 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks in 2013 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.

Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment.  As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good.

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