Originally Posted by solidcopy
I just picked up a 2010 Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 TRD Off-Road and am wondering what the off-road capabilities of the truck are in box-stock form. I plan to add a set of sliders to protect the truck before I take it on any trails.
When evaluating a trail (prior to installing a winch) what should I look for danger-wise? What kind of inclines and obstacles will be to much for the truck to handle. I don't want to head out on the trails and get my new truck stuck the first time out.
Without any recovery gear, at least bring someone with you, have good strong D shackles and a recovery strap to pull one another out. I wouldn't go anywhere unfamiliar without someone else that has been in that area before.
Without installing the rear diff breather mod, don't go into any water that would go over your axles, along those same lines, don't go into any water before you check how deep it is with a stick, because there could be deep ruts.
You don't have a lift yet, so watch your clearance, and the factory skid plate isn't very strong, so just watch what is in front of you.
Just use common sense and you will be fine.