Wow! This is great...lots of feedback!
I most definitely appreciate all who have replied and thank you all for warm welcomes to this forum.
Money situation, I don't want to spend to much and I don't want to be cheap either. This vehicle is my main source of transportation, so durability and reliablity is very important. Off roading will be occasional, i don't think I will be hardcore, but wouldn't mind taking the truck for a good 4 wheelin' sometimes. Looks is what I am really after. I will get some pics of my taco up soon.
After doing some googlin' and yahoo'n, i think i am moving towards a body lift kit. -but i am still unsure what to look for. i will search the forum for the basics, but i don't know where to start.
thanks again to those who have replied!