2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Gets a Snorkel & New Shocks – Images and Specs
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Toyota is throwing the catalog at the 2019 Tacoma TRD Pro to keep fans interested in the ultimate off-road truck as the Chevy Colorado ZR2 grabs attention. The new 2018 Tacoma TRD Pro will have a desert snorkel (which means it will be underwater in about five minutes after the first one ships) and Fox Internal Bypass shocks.
The new Fox Shocks are an obvious ploy to try to keep up with the Chevy Colorado’s Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers. Toyota says the new Tacoma’s suspension includes, “enhanced 2.5-inch Fox front shocks that use large 46mm pistons and feature 8 bypass zones (5 compression, 3 rebound). They are paired with TRD-tuned springs that provide an additional 1 inch of front lift. A larger front sway bar is employed to retain crisp steering and refined road manners.
The 2019 Tacoma also features 2.5-inch rear shocks that use 11 bypass zones (7 compression, 4 rebound) and are paired with 2-inch piggyback reservoirs.” The new shocks get firmer as the suspension travel gets closer to maximum. Up front, the Fox shocks are paired with TRD-tuned springs designed for ride comfort and to also produce additional lift.
The snorkel is not meant to allow the Tacoma TRD Pro to travel under water, but as anyone with an internet connection knows, that is what makes the best videos. We suspect the Tacoma will soon be featured in dozens of such videos. The real intent of the snorkel is for dusty conditions.
The new Tacoma TRD Pro also gets a new front skidplate and the TRD logo applied everywhere possible. And a chrome exhaust tip. The 2019 colors will include Super White, Midnight Black Metallic or the TRD-Pro exclusive Voodoo Blue.