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Old 07-21-2009, 11:30 AM   #1
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2WD to 4WD

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I'm new here, i've had Toyota trucks and i'm looking for another one. I found a 2003 Tacoma with TRD package but its 2WD does anyone know if i can change it to 4WD? Is the frame the same? Can change the transmission put in front end drive axels and a front drive shaft?

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Old 07-21-2009, 11:33 AM   #2
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think it would be cheaper to get a 4x4
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Old 07-21-2009, 02:34 PM   #4
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Yeah it can be converted to 4x4, Pray4Surf on ttora.com did it to his and i think Hillbilly_young as well.
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:17 PM   #5
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There's a few people who've done it. If you have the time, money, resources and know-how then anything is possible, but it would be wiser to just get a 4x4.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:09 AM   #6
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think it would be cheaper to get a 4x4
Yes but it is a great price on the two wheel drive, and around here 4WD's are as scarce as hens teeth
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dont know where you live, but in atlanta it took be 6+ months of searching before i found a 4x4 with under 120k (miles) that i could afford. so i know you pain. Try crazedlist.org (you have to have firefox or it will not work)
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you would have to put a front end in it change the transmission and driveshaft then the find a rearend because 2wds are geared different
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There's a few people who've done it. If you have the time, money, resources and know-how then anything is possible, but it would be wiser to just get a 4x4.
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yep.
FWIW theres people out there who have done it for $1000


If you have the time and resources go for it.
Frame is the same don't worry about it, you'd need:
Transmission w/ transfer case
4WD read drive shaft
front CV shafts
Front diff
and all the linkage

Do some reasearch, there is a whole subfourm on ttora.com relating to the conversion.
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FWIW theres people out there who have done it for $1000


If you have the time and resources go for it.
Frame is the same don't worry about it, you'd need:
Transmission w/ transfer case
4WD read drive shaft
front CV shafts
Front diff
and all the linkage

Do some reasearch, there is a whole subfourm on ttora.com relating to the conversion.
THKS TacoNut


I looked at a 2004 Tacoma last night. Truck has a lot of light scratches, no big deal, But it has gravel guard along the bottom under the doors and the guys swears the truck has never been painted. I didn't think they would come from the factory with gravel guard on them????
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