Hi all. I am a new Tacoma owner and immediate fan. I just bought a 2005 crew cab with TRD off road package. I love it and wouldn't need to change a thing, except now I live in Africa in a super crowded city right next to the super rough bush (that means jungle). When I'm in the city the drivers are hands down the worst I've ever seen, and that is saying something. When I leave the town there are really no roads to speak of.
Anyway, all that to say, I need to make some modifications. I'm thinking of getting a plate bumper and solid sliders so when, not if, I have to use them, the other guy will wish he had taken a driver training course. The 2 brands that look the best to me so far for bumpers are CBI and ARB. I looked at All-Pro, but the modular bumper scared me away. My question to anyone who will answer is, "which one?"
I expect that I'll have to change out my suspension too, because of the weight of either one, but if not I'd like to know. I only have stock everything right now.
If you guys can offer me some advice with the bumper I'd appreciate it. I'll ask later about the sliders, rear bumper, winch, suspension, tires, etc. I expect that either I'll have to do a total overhaul, or I'll just hold my breath and hope she makes it until I get 'er back to the states. Thing is, I just assume I'll end up having to replace all that stuff while I'm here anyway, so I might as well do it before I need it. Also, things take forever to get out here.
Thanks in advance.