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I’m considering a new TRD Pro. I like the interior features. However, I would like to clear 285/70s and don’t want to pay extra for a suspension on the Pro if it has to be gutted. I don’t know enough about the suspensions, let alone the work involved (I’m NOT a mechanic) to accomplish this. So here are my questions: (driving is lots of on road, but technical off road in mountains/snow -75-25%. Want to keep ride quality and MPG as best as possible)

-will the stock suspension and 1” lift on the Pro allow 285/70 or even 275/70s? If so, what wheel spacing would be needed (if necessary).
-if a complete suspension kit is necessary, how much of the Pro suspension will carryover? (Is there enough removed to warrant resale of the parts of just wasted $$?)
-what MPG are users getting with 285s? I’ll be adding a factory supercharger which will affect it some but want to know a baseline average.
- Is there a way to custom order the Taco Pro with a downgraded suspension and wheels/tires?


Thanks in advance for any input. I’m sure there will be a few more questions as I progress.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Malcolm will be able to answer most of your questions about the suspension and tires easily because he is a Pro owner and didn't change anything about his suspension for a while. In the meantime, what do you mean you'll be adding a factory supercharger? And no, there isn't a way to custom order the Pro without the suspension. If you want the Pro because of the interior features, you could always get a lower model and then get factory leather or get embroidered leather seat covers (that look and fit very factory) and get the TRD Pro shift knob.
 

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Thanks for the recommendation to Malcolm. I’ll see what info I can get from him.
The Pro has dual zone climate control, and heated front seats that aren’t available on the OR. Those specific interior features are what’s I’m after specifically. I asked if an OR could get those added in and unfortunately not without lots of $$$ on aftermarket parts to replicate the air ducts and the seat heaters.

Toyota factory can install a factory supercharger for about $6K. (https://www.trdusa.com/superchargers.html). I want that just because...
 

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Thanks for the recommendation to Malcolm. I’ll see what info I can get from him.
The Pro has dual zone climate control, and heated front seats that aren’t available on the OR. Those specific interior features are what’s I’m after specifically. I asked if an OR could get those added in and unfortunately not without lots of $$$ on aftermarket parts to replicate the air ducts and the seat heaters.

Toyota factory can install a factory supercharger for about $6K. (https://www.trdusa.com/superchargers.html). I want that just because...
Good to know. Didn't realize you could get that stuff in an OR, for some reason I thought you could. I also didn't know you could get a factory supercharger (I guess people are waiting on an aftermarket one cause $$$). That would be extremely badass if you had it, and you'd be the first I've seen with it (and I see A LOT of 3rd gens, lol).
 

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There have always been aftermarket ones for them. I’d rather have the factory warranty cover something like that. When superchargers go bad, lots of things go bad. It’s worth the extra $1K-1500 for the ability to toss them the keys and say “let me know when it’s fixed” if anything does happen.
 

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There have always been aftermarket ones for them. I’d rather have the factory warranty cover something like that. When superchargers go bad, lots of things go bad. It’s worth the extra $1K-1500 for the ability to toss them the keys and say “let me know when it’s fixed” if anything does happen.
For sure. I can appreciate that.
 

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I’m considering a new TRD Pro. I like the interior features. However, I would like to clear 285/70s and don’t want to pay extra for a suspension on the Pro if it has to be gutted. I don’t know enough about the suspensions, let alone the work involved (I’m NOT a mechanic) to accomplish this. So here are my questions: (driving is lots of on road, but technical off road in mountains/snow -75-25%. Want to keep ride quality and MPG as best as possible)

-will the stock suspension and 1” lift on the Pro allow 285/70 or even 275/70s? If so, what wheel spacing would be needed (if necessary).
-if a complete suspension kit is necessary, how much of the Pro suspension will carryover? (Is there enough removed to warrant resale of the parts of just wasted $$?)
-what MPG are users getting with 285s? I’ll be adding a factory supercharger which will affect it some but want to know a baseline average.
- Is there a way to custom order the Taco Pro with a downgraded suspension and wheels/tires?


Thanks in advance for any input. I’m sure there will be a few more questions as I progress.

Hey COTacoDriver,
I’m here to answer your questions completely!

Tires- the TRD Pro is able to clear 285’s with normal street use, however when you bring an excess of articulation into account, this will not allow the 285’s to clean the CMC and rear fender well. When I had gotten my TRD pro I ran stock wheels for a while until they literally blew out while I was on a detachment. I had installed a 2” spacer on the stock front coilovers to give myself some more clearance before I put new tires on the Tacoma. Looking back I believe I should have just upgraded my suspension from the beginning. Suspension upgrades will be required with pretty much any of the model configurations depending on application and weight that is added either to the front or back. Ideally I would stick with smaller tires such as a good 265 M/T or A/T.

MPG- Tires go hand in hand with MPG, as the size, load capacity and rating of the tire go up so does the weight of the tire, this affects the truck due to the fact that it is having to use more power to turn a larger heavier tire. So to answer your MPG question, yes it will reduce your MPG’s as your tire size and rating go up, E rated tires being some of the heaviest ratings which you will find in most AT and MT tires.

Suspension- looking back I would have rather torn my Pro suspension out while it was still brand new. You can sell the stock TRD Pro suspension for a good chunk of change. I just recently sold my front Fox coilovers after 31,000 miles for 700$. If these are the reason you want to go with a Pro but have other goals in mind, a different model may suit you better as it will leave you with more funds for upgrades to build your truck that way you would want to.
Power- at the moment there are no super chargers for the 2017-19 3.5L V6 that is in the 3rd gen Tacoma however maybe soon if were lucky magnusen will come out with one however during SEMA they admitted it’s been an issue figuring this one out.
Modified configuration- Pros are so hard to come by for the most part or at least they were, I’m unaware if you are able to modify the configuration of a Pro from the factory. If this is what you’d want to do, I would look into an offroad package and have the dealer put in leather seats.


You will need to upgrade the suspension regardless down the line as you add weight from bumpers tents or anything really, the stock leafpack across all configurations is not the best with a low capacity.

I hope this helped man! Check out my build if you’d like an idea of how much I’ve done to my pro having just recently changed the suspension
 

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Hey COTacoDriver,
I’m here to answer your questions completely!

Tires- the TRD Pro is able to clear 285’s with normal street use, however when you bring an excess of articulation into account, this will not allow the 285’s to clean the CMC and rear fender well. When I had gotten my TRD pro I ran stock wheels for a while until they literally blew out while I was on a detachment. I had installed a 2” spacer on the stock front coilovers to give myself some more clearance before I put new tires on the Tacoma. Looking back I believe I should have just upgraded my suspension from the beginning. Suspension upgrades will be required with pretty much any of the model configurations depending on application and weight that is added either to the front or back. Ideally I would stick with smaller tires such as a good 265 M/T or A/T.

MPG- Tires go hand in hand with MPG, as the size, load capacity and rating of the tire go up so does the weight of the tire, this affects the truck due to the fact that it is having to use more power to turn a larger heavier tire. So to answer your MPG question, yes it will reduce your MPG’s as your tire size and rating go up, E rated tires being some of the heaviest ratings which you will find in most AT and MT tires.

Suspension- looking back I would have rather torn my Pro suspension out while it was still brand new. You can sell the stock TRD Pro suspension for a good chunk of change. I just recently sold my front Fox coilovers after 31,000 miles for 700$. If these are the reason you want to go with a Pro but have other goals in mind, a different model may suit you better as it will leave you with more funds for upgrades to build your truck that way you would want to.
Power- at the moment there are no super chargers for the 2017-19 3.5L V6 that is in the 3rd gen Tacoma however maybe soon if were lucky magnusen will come out with one however during SEMA they admitted it’s been an issue figuring this one out.
Modified configuration- Pros are so hard to come by for the most part or at least they were, I’m unaware if you are able to modify the configuration of a Pro from the factory. If this is what you’d want to do, I would look into an offroad package and have the dealer put in leather seats.


You will need to upgrade the suspension regardless down the line as you add weight from bumpers tents or anything really, the stock leafpack across all configurations is not the best with a low capacity.

I hope this helped man! Check out my build if you’d like an idea of how much I’ve done to my pro having just recently changed the suspension
Hands down a perfect reply
 

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Hey COTacoDriver,
I’m here to answer your questions completely!

Tires- the TRD Pro is able to clear 285’s with normal street use, however when you bring an excess of articulation into account, this will not allow the 285’s to clean the CMC and rear fender well. When I had gotten my TRD pro I ran stock wheels for a while until they literally blew out while I was on a detachment. I had installed a 2” spacer on the stock front coilovers to give myself some more clearance before I put new tires on the Tacoma. Looking back I believe I should have just upgraded my suspension from the beginning. Suspension upgrades will be required with pretty much any of the model configurations depending on application and weight that is added either to the front or back. Ideally I would stick with smaller tires such as a good 265 M/T or A/T.

MPG- Tires go hand in hand with MPG, as the size, load capacity and rating of the tire go up so does the weight of the tire, this affects the truck due to the fact that it is having to use more power to turn a larger heavier tire. So to answer your MPG question, yes it will reduce your MPG’s as your tire size and rating go up, E rated tires being some of the heaviest ratings which you will find in most AT and MT tires.

Suspension- looking back I would have rather torn my Pro suspension out while it was still brand new. You can sell the stock TRD Pro suspension for a good chunk of change. I just recently sold my front Fox coilovers after 31,000 miles for 700$. If these are the reason you want to go with a Pro but have other goals in mind, a different model may suit you better as it will leave you with more funds for upgrades to build your truck that way you would want to.
Power- at the moment there are no super chargers for the 2017-19 3.5L V6 that is in the 3rd gen Tacoma however maybe soon if were lucky magnusen will come out with one however during SEMA they admitted it’s been an issue figuring this one out.
Modified configuration- Pros are so hard to come by for the most part or at least they were, I’m unaware if you are able to modify the configuration of a Pro from the factory. If this is what you’d want to do, I would look into an offroad package and have the dealer put in leather seats.


You will need to upgrade the suspension regardless down the line as you add weight from bumpers tents or anything really, the stock leafpack across all configurations is not the best with a low capacity.

I hope this helped man! Check out my build if you’d like an idea of how much I’ve done to my pro having just recently changed the suspension
This is the awesome reply I knew we'd be getting. Hope that helped!
 

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This is the awesome reply I knew we'd be getting. Hope that helped!


It helped a bit. Seems my best choice is to just get the Pro & supercharger, add complete suspension for the clearance I want, and sell off the parts. Pricy method but if that’s the answer, then that’s what it takes.

Like I stated, need (ok... really, really want) the dual climate & seats (not available on OR), and need specific clearance that 265/70s don’t clear. Looking at either Icon 4 or King suspensions now as they indicate clearance for the tires I’m wanting. Will call Toyota again to see if I can custom order and save $$$ on the stock suspension I won’t need.

Thanks for the replies!!! I’ll be sure to post pics.
 

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It helped a bit. Seems my best choice is to just get the Pro & supercharger, add complete suspension for the clearance I want, and sell off the parts. Pricy method but if that’s the answer, then that’s what it takes.

Like I stated, need (ok... really, really want) the dual climate & seats (not available on OR), and need specific clearance that 265/70s don’t clear. Looking at either Icon 4 or King suspensions now as they indicate clearance for the tires I’m wanting. Will call Toyota again to see if I can custom order and save $$$ on the stock suspension I won’t need.

Thanks for the replies!!! I’ll be sure to post pics.
Lemme know where you get that supercharger. The entire Tacoma community has been looking for one...
 

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It helped a bit. Seems my best choice is to just get the Pro & supercharger, add complete suspension for the clearance I want, and sell off the parts. Pricy method but if that’s the answer, then that’s what it takes.

Like I stated, need (ok... really, really want) the dual climate & seats (not available on OR), and need specific clearance that 265/70s don’t clear. Looking at either Icon 4 or King suspensions now as they indicate clearance for the tires I’m wanting. Will call Toyota again to see if I can custom order and save $$$ on the stock suspension I won’t need.

Thanks for the replies!!! I’ll be sure to post pics.

Toyota does offer the dual climate and heated "leather seats" on their OR lineup. It's the premium package. I have it. And no, Toyota does not offer a supercharger for the 2016+ Tacoma. If you're going to upgrade the suspension and tires on a PRO, you might as well get the OR premium package and save $10k, imo.
 

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Toyota does offer the dual climate and heated "leather seats" on their OR lineup. It's the premium package. I have it. And no, Toyota does not offer a supercharger for the 2016+ Tacoma. If you're going to upgrade the suspension and tires on a PRO, you might as well get the OR premium package and save $10k, imo.
exactly. they had discontinued the supercharger i believe mid 2015.
 

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I will reconfirm with dealership. It’s tough to believe that I can get a quoted price, timeline, and specs if it’s not available.
 

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I will reconfirm with dealership. It’s tough to believe that I can get a quoted price, timeline, and specs if it’s not available.

I find it VERY odd as well. It would be headline news on this site if there were a SC offered. They still offer it for the Tundra I believe.
 

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Toyota does offer the dual climate and heated "leather seats" on their OR lineup. It's the premium package. I have it. And no, Toyota does not offer a supercharger for the 2016+ Tacoma. If you're going to upgrade the suspension and tires on a PRO, you might as well get the OR premium package and save $10k, imo.
I thought that package was a thing now. Glad I’m not crazy.
 

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I will reconfirm with dealership. It’s tough to believe that I can get a quoted price, timeline, and specs if it’s not available.

Your dealership is wrong. There is no factory TRD supercharger available for the 3rd gen 3.5 Tacoma. I can guarantee that. Toyota discontinued their SC program with Magnuson a while back due to lack of sales. Magnuson had hinted they are still working on a charger for the 3rd Gen, but have yet to deliver or give any real details. Many are doubting they will ever release one. It's speculated they are unable to crack the ecu coding to develop software for the charger but who knows the truth.

What I can tell you for a fact is, there currently is no supercharger options for the 3rd Gen 3.5 Tacoma. Sadly.
 
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Toyota discontinued their SC program with Magnuson a while back due to lack of sales.

This is for sure. Before I had my Tacoma, I had a Tundra and was on a Tundra forum. There was a sales guy from one of the dealerships that was actively on the forums for internet sales. As soon as he broke the news, the SCs sold like hotcakes because everyone who planned on doing it in the future had no choice but to pay up before there were none left to buy.