My wife and I bought a 2012 Access Cab TRD Off Road back in April. I've been lurking off an on for about a week or so. I had a fun time reading about the Moab trip.
Ironically, we bought the Tacoma to replace a '92 S-10 that broke a rod coming over Vail Pass on our way back from Moab. I hadn't done much 4-wheeling lately but going down Shafer Trail and out Potash Road re-ignited something in me. When we decided to replace the S-10 with a Tacoma, I just had to have the TRD Off Road package.
I just registered so I could send a PM to DWreck about his rock sliders. I've put a few dents in the rocker panels of the S-10 on roads like Engineer Pass in SW Colorado. I don't anticipate mod'ing the vehicle too much though. We're not that serious about off roading. My first passion is flying and my "Aluminum Mistress" gets jealous if I spend too much time and money on other toys.