Though I've spent my whole life doing things that would warrant a 4x4, I've never owned one. All the factors have just never lined up. Finding an affordable, aftermarket supported, older 4x4 that isn't falling to pieces has just never lined out for me. Yet somehow I've only gotten myself hopelessly stuck with my 2wheelers 2 or 3 times, I just have to avoid the big holes made by the locals with their 500 hp F-whatever's. I currently drive a 1997 Nissan pickup, extra cab, 2.4 liter, auto trans. I was thinking that for my relatively minor off-roading, I could do a few things to help the little scooter out. A small (2 inch or so) suspension lift, and bigger/wider off-road tires, as well as a simple bumper and smallish winch are all easy. Where I'm having trouble is the rear end. Lower gearing and an LSD or some sort of locker would be almost a must. This thing is geared pretty high. Great for highway, bad for everything else. Any ideas? I know this is a pretty specialized series of questions, but I figured it was worth a shot if we have any off-roaders here that are familiar with such things. Thanks!!