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2024 Toyota Tacoma Will Use Fox Shocks, Like Ranger Raptor

The all-new, next-generation Ford Ranger is set to launch in the U.S. later this year for the 2024 model year, but it will also be joined for the very first time (at least in that country) by the off-road-focused Ranger Raptor, too. However, one of the Ranger’s chief rivals – the Toyota Tacoma – is also set to debut as an all-new redesigned model inside and out for the 2024 model year, too. Toyota has been rumored to be working on a proper Ranger Raptor rival for some time now, and a recent post from the automaker confirms that it may just be doing precisely that with the 2024 Toyota Tacoma.

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Teaser - Exterior 001 - Rear Wheel Tire

This latest 2024 Toyota Tacoma teaser reveals a few more details about the redesigned mid-size pickup, including the fact that it will utilize rear disc brakes, but also Fox shocks – just like the Ranger Raptor. In this case, those units are labeled with TRD Pro branding and “QS3,” a type of shock that isn’t currently available in the Fox catalog, but typically refer to units that are adjustable. By comparison, the Ranger Raptor is equipped with Fox 2.5-inch Live Valve internal bypass shocks.

2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Teaser Fox QSD Shocks

The wheel present on this particular pickup looks a lot like the one that comes equipped on the current-gen TRD Pro, and features “TRD” script in its center cap, along with a set of all-terrain tires. Previous teasers surrounding the 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro also revealed that it will be available with a hybrid powertrain, too. While some recent patent drawings may have already revealed the exterior design of the 2024 Tacoma, a new variant dubbed the “Trailhunter” was also teased by the automaker, previewing what seems to be an overlanding-focused model.


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The next-gen Toyota Tacoma will reportedly ride on the new TNGA-F platform that also underpins the new-for-2022 Tundra, with two engine options expected to be available – a turbocharged 2.4L four-cylinder already in use in the 2023 Highlander, which generates 265 horsepower and 309 pound-feet of torque in that guise, as well as a turbo 2.4L four-cylinder hybrid shared with the Lexus RX 500h, which produces 366 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque in the luxury crossover.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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