Like a few other folks I've seen on here, I just got orders to get stationed at Elmendorf/Anchorage, Alaska. I'm coming from Sumter, SC so it'll be a nice drive up but a major change in driving conditions. Since my wife drives a Mazda 6 I figure the taco will be the one left outdoors if we have a garage so I'll be getting the engine, oil pan, and battery heater. I'm already running synthetic.
So the real question comes down to tires, wheels, and any other advice for add-ons I might need. My taco is a 2012 V6 4x4 Access Cab SR5 and I've been looking at in the wheel and tire section but I thought I'd come to the experts first since my snow and ice experience is limited to Utah. As of right now she's all stock except for running boards. What wheel/tire combos are y'all running (full specs)? Does it require a lift kit or other mods to fit? If so, what height and brand? (Can you tell I'm not a huge gear head yet?)
Thanks for any help y'all can offer.
(The wife is giving me a free pass on this one as it'll be my job to pull her out WHEN she gets stuck; just nothing stupid expensive/elaborate)