For those who have already performed a solid axle swap for the Tacoma, I have a question:
If you had it to do all over again, and could choose any starting vehicle, which vehicle would you choose for a front solid axle, mostly trail rig?
Would you just start with a vehicle that has a solid front axle -- like a Jeep? Then modify the Jeep for the suspension/axles you want? I've always preferred the engine/transmission of a Toyota to a Jeep, but I must admit, I like that the Jeeps come factory with a linked solid front axle.
Would you start with a 1st generation Tacoma? 2nd generation Tacoma? There seems to be more parts for the 1st gen Tacomas, but there were many with frame rust problems.
Would you start with a non-ADD Tacoma (manual hubs) just to avoid the ADD system? Not that the new front axle would use ADD, but you'd have the vacuum lines, etc to eliminate.
I'm looking to build a trail rig with a solid front axle, and I'm trying to learn from those who have already been there/done that.