Hit up windrock for the first time with a small group. Good times, that place is cool can't wait to go back. Ended up getting in over our heads and was out on the trail until midnight winching up cadilac hill, still fun! Probably could have made it up if it wasn't wet and sloppy. Nothing broke on my truck, only real carnage in the group was a blown head gasket on a 4runner but it was bound to happen any trip with that thing.
My truck is getting a new gas tank shortly, screw this 10gallon of capacity crap. Only other issue with the truck is the pax side hub was clicking when in free mode, but it stopped, but now it makes chirping noises when making a medium to hard left turn, so I have to take that apart and see what's going on in there.
Working on the new tank and building a better mount for this low range offroad skid plate. My skid/tank mounts are mangled and the bolts are mostly sheared off, additionally I don't like the fact this skid mounts to the tank itself. Here's my current idea for the driver's side, critiques please:
I'm going to run a gusset from the upper tab to the frame to keep that from bending. It's going to clear the spring even at full stuff.
Pax side mount will go up to the cross member, that's the easy one.
I found another person who raised the tank on an overlanding focused Tacoma forum, doesn't look too bad to pull off.
As for my mount, the skid didn't fall off wheeling or driving to/from the trail so that's a win, my tire does kiss it, so I'll need to flap it down, but nothing too bad. Goddamn I never thought having full fuel capacity and a working fuel gauge would be so great, it's like I'm in a totally new truck!!