depends on what options you really need or want. you could just get an sr5 model v6 4x4 and go from there. there's a lot of options on my sport that i didn't really need that i could do without. i did the same thing, got rid of the wheels added my own suspension anyway. in retrospect i wish i would have just gotten a base model and added the hood scoop and color keyed bumper and grill, etc. which i did want.