Overland Classifieds :: 1998 Toyota Tacoma TRD Complete Off-Road Camper Build

I’m a sucker for minimalist go-fasterstyle campers, which incorporate the absolute essentials and nothing else. These rigs are relatively cheap to run, are field-serviceable, lightweight, capable of highway speeds, and comfortable whatever the terrain. The modular design also means that the camper shell and overlanding accessories are easily transferable to another truck if required. This 1998 Toyota Tacoma TRD boasts a manual transmission, locking rear differential, a 3.4-liter V6 motor, and an impressive list of modifications and accessories.

From the Seller:

“I purchased the truck three years ago from the original owner’s daughter. All service/repair reports and upgrade receipts since the truck’s original date of purchase up until now are included.”

1998 Toyota Tacoma Xtracab TRD SR5

The Tacoma was first introduced to the US market in 1995 as a replacement for the Hilux and offered better handling, comfort, safety, and ride quality. The Hilux was focused on commercial, agricultural, and off-road purposes, while the Tacoma was primarily designed for recreational use. As a result, the latter is considered less rugged, but overall, more refined and better to drive. The all-terrain capability was bolstered in 1998 with the introduction of Toyota’s TRD Off-Road package, which added a locking rear differential to four-wheel-drive models equipped with the V6 motor.

Distinguishing Features

This Surfside Green Mica Xtracab TRD SR5 has been tastefully upgraded with BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires, Pro Comp 16-inch alloys, Bilstein B8 front suspension, Old Man Emu rear shock/leaf pack, a 2-inch suspension lift kit, Trail Gear front/rear bumpers, and more. Overlanding accessories include an Access MFG camper shell, Thule roof racks, ARB air compressor, interior organizer, window coverings, and a bed-mounted Hi-Lift jack. Finally, the sale includes ARB traction pads, a shovel, and Rotopax fuel and water packs.

This 1998 Toyota Tacoma TRDis listed for $18,000 and is currently located in Reno, Nevada. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

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