The packages, based on equipment shown at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Marketing Association show, consist of performance-enhancing equipment as well as cosmetic upgrades. The T X and T X Pro packages supplement the Tacoma’s optional Off-Road package, which adds an electronic locking rear differential; tuned stabilizer bars, springs, and shock absorbers; and larger, off-road-ready tires.
To that, the $1699 T X package adds 16-inch black Toyota Racing Development wheels and even larger trail tires. Exterior enhancements, such as side steps, stainless steel exhaust, and a graphics package round out the changes.
The $1699 T X Pro package takes a different approach to tuning the Tacoma. Instead of focusing on cosmetic upgrades, those who opt for the Pro package add a TRD-tuned performance exhaust system. The result — a slight increase in horsepower, but a much deeper exhaust note.
Both packages represent savings over ordering the parts a la carte, and are backed by a three year/36,000-mile warranty. Buyers will be able to order the T X Pro package this month, and the T X package will debut in September.
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