How to get start?
I am 100% novice to the off-roading. I used to have tacoma 4x2 before I crashed it. I have Sequoia, but it is too heavy to go off-road. Now I am re-thinking to buy a new 05 Tacoma 4x4 with TRD.
I have few questions about Rubicon though. It seems to me the few reasons that Rubicon are better(?) than Tacoma are.
1. 4.11 ratio
2. Rear disk break
3. Bigger tire
4. Dana 44
Are those factors important?
I am the off-roading novice. I am not going to do rock crawling at begining, should I care that ratio? I may consider to lift my care a little (3-6"?).
If I buy the 05 Tacoma 4x4 with TRD, do I even bother to lift it? If I do, does that mean the suspension will be replaced with other better shocks and coils? Then should I consider just by the rear locker without TRD?
To make the question simple, is the 05 Tacoma 4x4 with TRD enough for off-roading to place like Moab or Rubicon, CA?
If not, where do I start?
Thank you so much.