So the truck is a daily driver. My wife's parents have a house in Tahoe and we do a weekend up there about once a month. I know there are some good trails up there and would like to jump on those.
I love Pismo, but only make it down there about once a year so far. Previously it was always with quads. Would be fun to do some driving down there, but really I think mud, trails, and exploration are going to be the main focus.
That being said, the truck is new and I won't be doing anything too crazy
By the way thanks for the help figuring this stuff out. This is my first Tacoma and I want to do it right.
Once you bring the coilovers up above 2.5" there's a chance of not being able to get alignment caster set into spec which is why a lot of people run aftermarket UCA's as well.
As for the rear, you'd probably be content with a standard AAL and Bilstein 5100's or 5150's.
As far as vendors, I'd sugguest you call Downsouth Motorsports. Talk to Marco and tell him you're a TW member and what you are looking for. He'll be able to help you out both with suggestions and products. TW members get an additional 5% discount. They are in CA so you pay sales tax, but it's free shipping on all thier shit. Wheelers Offroad is also a good vendor, out of state, that sells Icon's.
The reason why jberry knows so much about dropbracket lifts is he wanted to ditch his long travel setup for one. We all had to talk him out of it.
I'm thinking about throwing one here in the near future if there's a need.