Hi all. This is my first post on TW. Just introducing myself. Names Ryan, im from northern NJ. Ive been poking around this site for months now as I plan on buying an 09 DC short bed within the next month or so.
I am not a car newb by any means but this will be my first truck. Ive been into imports for years and am currently rockin an 02 WRX. I think ive been a truck guy at heart for a while and I know this because my WRX has mudflaps, a light bar with hella 500ff's and has been places that many people would not even take a truck. Ive had it bottomed out in sand, stuck in two feet of snow and bogged down in mud So naturally, the logical choice is a truck!
Since you all are the experts, im going to let ya'll help me out a bit. I know for sure that I want the double cab with the short bed, im just torn between the TRD sport and offroad. I love the color matched pieces on the sport but I love the idea of the rear locker on the offroad along with the other features it comes with. It will be a daily driven car, about 50% highway, 35% city and 15% off road. My offroading will include dirt roads, lake effect snow in upstate NY, some light sand and light mud. I will also be towing a trailer on occasion (no more than 2k lbs.) and have an atv in the bed.
The question... will the LSD on the sport suit my needs? Is the locker a huge advantage over the LSD for mild offroading? What do you all think is the best choice for me? Thanks in advance!
Sorry for a long first post