Hey folks! A few weeks back I purchased a 2013 Magnetic Grey DCLB Tacoma. It's my first truck in 15+ years, my first Toyota and my first 4 wheel drive vehicle. I've been lurking around here for about a month now trying to learn as much as I can and using every ounce of self control not to blow my savings modding the hell out of my truck. I'd like to enjoy it stock for a bit before I go too crazy, but so far I've added some Weathertech floor mats, and hose clamps to the tailgate. In the future I'm hoping to add black wheels and more agressive tires, a 3in or so lift, some trail armor (skid plates will probably be first), and maybe a tool box or shell some day. In the meantime I'm having a blast seeing what you all are doing to your trucks. Quite a lot of them are amazing!
Does anyone have a recommendation for a book or other online resource for a complete noob looking to learn the basics of off road driving? I've already ventured back into a few of the forest service roads here in central California but nothing too difficult, mostly just puddles and bumpy roads. I'd like to do some more exploring but I have almost zero experience and I'd hate to get stuck somewhere.