Without giving much away about the movie, I will say that it informed me of something I had previously not considered, namely how important the timing of gear shifts are in racing. This also reminded me of how enjoyable it is to have control of the RPM and timing for this with a manual...
Neither one would be a wise choice financially for a single person daily driver. Drive both and see what you think.
I've driven the 100 series and thought it was awesome. Still, I wouldn't buy one unless the miles per year wouldn't be high.
Too much money at the pump!
Not a lot of action in at this site for newer 4Runners. Maybe this forum? 05+ Tacoma, T100, Highlander
BFG could be overkill for your needs but great tires, so you can't go wrong with them.
Wheels-personal preference. Stock is usually the best with Toyotas, though I'm not a real fan of...