Before you dive into the Tacoma mod, take a look at this. Replaces the mast only and is apparently a very easy install. Just got mine and haven’t installed it. will report back how it is.
AntennaMastsRus - Conversion Kit is Compatible with Toyota Land Cruiser (1990-08-1996)
I’ve used them several times without issue, but since I’ve had no issues I’ve never had to deal with their customer service so I can’t speak to that. Seems others have had problems but they’ve been fine for me.
My friend has the Yokohama G003s and they are the quietest mud tire I’ve ever heard. I have toyo open country mt and they are loud (they’re somewhat worn though). Heard good things about the g003 performance as well. I’ll probably be getting those or the maxxis rzr in the near future.
Yep, as said above, put the tc on the trans and make sure it’s FULLY seated. I putzed around for an hour scratching my head until finally giving out a good push and thunk, it slid in a few inches. Mated up easy after that.