I have some questions regarding wheels, tires and a few other mods I am considering. Please don't mistake me for being dumb but I am. Especially, regarding truck mods, etc....
This is my truck:
2002 Toyota Tacoma SR5 PreRunner (SILVER)
Yes, it's a 2WD in Minnesota. I know it's not ideal but I relocated from California where the truck was perfect. I've considered selling it or trading it in and just couldn't do it. I love this truck so I'm going to do whatever I can to get the best performance in the snow. Considering, it's 2WD (rear wheel) it doesn't do that bad with a couple of sand bags in the back.
Currently, the only aftermarket mods are a spray on bed-liner, chrome running boards and a ARE Tonneau Cover.
However, I am considering the following......
- Tires and Wheels: I'm thinking about the Enkei RT6 with BF Goodrich All Terrain TAs but I haven't decided whether or not to go with silver or black wheels. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions? Will aftermarket wheels rust because of the severe weather, road salt, etc....
- Better shock absorbers: Can someone suggest some good shocks that would give me a better ride and also support me adding about 180 lbs of sandbags in the winter?
- If anyone has any additional tips or tricks to get better performance from a 2WD in harsh winter conditions please let me know.
- High Performance Breaks: Should I consider a higher performing break system? rotors? etc....
I look forward to hearing from you all soon!