I hate to admit it, but I have to get it off my chest. I was at the off road park a few weeks ago and met up with a Land Rover LR3. They were good fellas and we both decided to have a go at a mud hole. The rover went first, barely made it through. He had to back up and go forward a few times, but he made it. Had the suspension at max height, all the buttons clicked. Stock wheels and tires.
So obviously I'm thinking I can do the same. I go into it and get suck immediately, hard. I even went in it in 4low with the diff locker engaged. We established afterwards that I was at a clearance disadvantage and had been hung up on the cross member, but still. I was humbled. I have stock tires and suspension as well, but I had always considered the TRD to be one of the most capable off readers on the market. Maybe this is me coming off of having a 1st Gen (2004 TRD).
The rover was nice and winched me out. Just putting it out there because well, I was impressed with the Land Rover and disappointed with the Tacoma. I think I am mostly sad that the new TRD is less capable than the old one.