it is absolutely fine for moderate off-roading. skidder roads. woods.
places you take stock 4runners and FJ's and Jeeps, Tacoma will do fine.
no worries. no one needs half the mods on these forums to get 8/10ths the
action you see here.
You have a beast...DCLB...so you might think about skid plates and bumpers
first, b-cuz entry, center, and departure are your enemy on a DCLB...not the articulation so much
it is the other 2/10th extreme stuff you worry about...
it is when you want to do Moab stuff, deep mud for the sake of deep mud...
or all day dunes and get a little crazy, you need to think of modding.
waiting until stock is blown up ? doesn't make sense. Shocks are mostly for ride comfort,
the truck is going to articulate the same now as it will when shocks are blown...could be a
while before they go sour...I would suggest building your truck as you can afford it and do
not wait anything out...you might be waiting a long time.
someone will chime in with a better answer than mine I am sure. but really, it's gonna be
a while waiting if you only want to do it once the stock is all used up and limp. all you really have
to do is delete the mud flaps and any side steps and nerf bars and it's quite capable of stomping around
YMMV...do not be afraid to exit the vehicle and look underneath it to see what you are going to hit first
and do not be afraid to push this truck into the woods. not much will stop it. branches will scrape the paint
before anything on the dirt road will stop ya