TRD improved the internal engine parts with fresh pistons, connecting rods, camshafts and other equipment to generate 400 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. torque, a boost in excess of 160 horsepower and 80 lb.-ft. torque.
The engine is coupled with the Tacoma six-speed manual transmission, utilizing a unique Kaiten billet steel flywheel that is 30-percent lighter than stock, together with a heavy-duty ceramic metallic Aisin clutch.
DC Sports custom built the true-dual polished stainless side-exit exhaust system. The chassis received careful attention to attain maximized balance and handling, in addition to a reduced ride height and underbody aerodynamic parts. The exterior styling matches the underbody aerodynamic improvements and highlights a new robust styled front bumper fascia and grille.
New body side molding components carry the tough appearance of the front fascia and integrate new full-length rocker panels with integrated side-exit exhaust. A unique rear valance/bumper assembly is coupled with a functional underbody aero diffuser element.
Headlight and taillight assemblies have been improved with LED lighting. A hard tonneau cover with color-coding along with an integral rear spoiler rounds off the styling concept. Inside, the vehicle integrates several improvements that match the TRD X-Runner theme of power and style.
TRD Recaro Sport Seats with complementary door inserts are utilized together with a smaller TRD steering wheel. Body rigidness is enhanced with a four point interior roll bar behind the seats. Function is supplemented with a multi-function TRD digital display with integrated shift light and programmable data logging.
The sound system is greatly improved with an Alpine 5.1 Multi-Media Audio System which is iPod-ready, xM Satellite Radio and DVD navigation. A custom rear cargo compartment and audio enclosure completes the interior improvements.