New Tacoma owner looking for advice for off roading... old man off roading lol!

toyotafan

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Welcome to the site. :)

Lots of questions!
What part of the country are you in? Will you be driving far to go off-roading? Day trips or will you camp out while you're off-roading?

What type of shape is your truck in? Tires? Brakes? Will you need a tonneau cover to protect your stuff?

Let's see your pics.
 

downtown393

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Welcome to the site. :)

Lots of questions!
What part of the country are you in? Will you be driving far to go off-roading? Day trips or will you camp out while you're off-roading?

What type of shape is your truck in? Tires? Brakes? Will you need a tonneau cover to protect your stuff?

Let's see your pics.
I am located outside of Philadelphia not far from the Poconos with lots of trails. I will only be doing greens as this is also my daily car. Driving about 1-2 hours to go off roading. Day trips to start but my friend goes up to New Hampshire for a weekend trip he loves. Camping will come into play eventually. Truck in great shape only 77k miles. frame still a mat black with no rust. Already has off road tires almost new. Everything else is stock on it.
 

toyotafan

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That's a great looking truck. BLACK IS A GOOD CHOICE! Just hard to keep clean.

Just for kicks I'm adding pics from that site to this thread.

2013 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab SB V6 4WD
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toyotafan

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So my first add-on is always steps (for the wife) ... you have those already.

Then I go for a bed cover. I went with a lightweight pull-tight cheap velcro Truxedo tonneau cover to keep my stuff protected from the elements. It's not real protection from a bad guy, but I'd hope that if someone saw a dude taking a knife to it in a parking lot they would ask questions. There's tons of options for this from what I have all the way up to a hard cover locking bed cover ... to a camping shell / topper / cap.

Looks like you have enough clearance to increase your height with larger wheels and tires. Just a though, this is where things start to get more expensive. :)
 

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Hard to tell from the pics, how much tread is on those tires? You can get into a tire place and they'll give you an actual reading of the tread depth. The tread overall looks fairly agressive, I can't see what type of Goodyear tires they are though.
 

downtown393

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Hard to tell from the pics, how much tread is on those tires? You can get into a tire place and they'll give you an actual reading of the tread depth. The tread overall looks fairly agressive, I can't see what type of Goodyear tires they are though.
11 mm is what tires passed with on the tread.
I was hoping to get white, but the deal was too good to pass up. I was willing to go 2010 with higher miles (130-150k) but they were still around 16k to buy. My wife said to go with this fore only a few more grand and only 77k miles... God I love her!
I am not going to be lifting it any time soon (As much for me as my wife as I need a hip replacement soon).

Should I be ok with the base model vs. the TRD Off Road?
 

toyotafan

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Yeah. You're not going to have any issues with the truck in terms of base model performance on simple offroad trails.

If you have 11mm of tread then you're fine, those are basically new tires then.

Nice love the story. I agree about the lift, you'll just have to pay attention to that as you traverse things like rocks and trees, if you do
 
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downtown393

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Yeah. You're not going to have any issues with the truck in terms of base model performance on simple offroad trails.

If you have 11mm of tread then you're fine, those are basically new tires then.

Nice love the story. I agree about the lift, you'll just have to pay attention to that as you traverse things like rocks and trees, if you do
Thank you for the input. I was afraid not having the TRD Off Road package was going to hurt somehow.

So my next two purchases will be, rear cover and skid plates.
 

toyotafan

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Thank you for the input. I was afraid not having the TRD Off Road package was going to hurt somehow.

So my next two purchases will be, rear cover and skid plates.
You said old man, you having the work done or doing it yourself?
 
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