I am about to buy a Toyota Tacoma 4X4, I have owned several Toyota Tacoma 4x4's before, I owned a 1980 Toyota 4x4 that was lifted and had 33" tires on it. I drove it in a major Snow Storm, and used the 4x4 in high and it drove very well. I had, 1986 Tocoma Extra Cab that was a great vehicle also, but didn't get a chance to drive in the snow, but I drove it off road, I mean really off road a few times. That Vehicle was great until a drunk driver blew threw a stop sign and I ran over the back of a Honda Accord. Lucky for the lady in the Accord, I was quick enough to turn the truck to the right to avoid crushing her. Then I purchase a 1983 Toyota Tacoma Extra Cab 4x4 with 31" x 10.5" Tires, and that truck was the best, when I had it locked in 4 wheel Hi, or 4 Wheel low, you could not get that truck stuck unless you tried to drive it across the Grand Canyon going straight off the cliff. That was the only way to stop that truck. It meet its demise in Melbourne Fl when I was driving from Miami to Pont a Vedra, when an old chevy truck came on to the highway and slammed into the side of it and ran me off the road. Luckily I was able to control the truck into the medium, before it finally flipped on the passenger side.
I now own a 1998 Tacoma SR5 Extra Cab, 2 wheel drive pick up, that is an awesome truck also, but I am not able to go off roading with it to much, because only one wheel spins.
That is my history of Toyota Pick up trucks. I am thinking on buying a Toyota Tacoma 4x4 Crew cab, between the years of 2005 - 2011, and was wondering if you could give me some advice on the Best 4x4 Toyota Tacoma Differentials for off roading and driving in 2 to 3 feet of snow, and possibly driving on the beaches in Florida. I Travel up and down the east coast, and can experience just about anything, and I want to make sure I get one with 4 wheel drive, so that I can tow a few small things with it and be able to handle any weather, mother nature can throw at me without me having to walk unless I am just to stupid to drive into the great swamp in NJ.
If you can provide me with any advice I would greatly appreciate it, but I need all the wheels to be able to get me through the terrain I am generally in. I don't abuse these vehicles, but I do need a good off road truck so that I can take people to remote research areas. If you want me to call you to speak with I can call you anywhere you are, just let me know the number and time. I promise it will only take about 15 to 20 minutes to get the information I need to make sure I buy the right Tacoma 4x4.
I really appreciate any help,