Guys, give me some input here. I am trying to decide whether to start modifying my Taco for more serious offroad, or to get an older beater and start building it up. First question I need to answer about my Taco is this:
Is the 2.7L a decent basis for a strong, non-competition off-road/rock crawler. I don't want to spend a lot of money on mods if I'm not starting from a good place. I don't want to get too wild, but I do want to be able to "get there and back" when I head out into the great outdoors.
I'm thinking about basic stuff to begin with, such as 33" tires, 3" lift, bumpers, rock guards, winch. Later on I may go to a solid front axle swap, larger tires, higher diff gears, higher lift. That's where it starts getting expensive, if I'm not starting from the right rig to begin with.