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So this is the current Tacoma edition or the new one?
 

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It better come with a snorkel ?
 

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But the real question...did they finally upgrade the transmission? Or does it still come with the 6-speed that loves to hunt gears?
 

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But the real question...did they finally upgrade the transmission? Or does it still come with the 6-speed that loves to hunt gears?
Better question is: did they upgrade the frame, diffs, axles and suspension to make it a true 1/2 ton truck? Speaking as a toyota offroad fabricator and mechanic: The running gear on a 3rd gen is wildly under spec before you add a bunch of overland shit onto it.
 

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Better question is: did they upgrade the frame, diffs, axles and suspension to make it a true 1/2 ton truck? Speaking as a toyota offroad fabricator and mechanic: The running gear on a 3rd gen is wildly under spec before you add a bunch of overland shit onto it.
A tacoma isn't a half ton truck, the tundra is a half ton truck.
 

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A tacoma isn't a half ton truck, the tundra is a half ton truck.
The taco was a 1/2 ton in 2012 when the 2nd gen came out (they rebadged the 1st gen tundra) , but it's gotten very fat since then. I haven't played with a tundra to have an opinion on it actually being a 1/2 ton.
 

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Jeep's association with the word Overland way pre-dates #overlanding
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Yep.
  • In 1908, John Willys bought the Overland Automotive Division of Standard Wheel Company and in 1912 renamed it Willys–Overland Motor Company.
  • After successfully building General Purpose "GP" vehicles for World War II, the "GP" moniker became "Jeep" and on February 13, 1943, Willys–Overland filed a trademark application on the use of the term "Jeep" with the U.S Patent Office.

Even "Overland" pre-dates Jeep by 35 years.
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