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Old 02-12-2007, 09:33 PM   #1
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2004 Tacoma 2wd to 4wd?? Is it possible?

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I have a 2004 Tacoma V6 Prerunner that has the TRD package. It has the rear differential lock on it, but I am looking for more. Is it possible to change a 2wd to a 4wd? What would it take and how much would it cost? I am trying to figure out which would be cheaper to do. I can sell my current Tacoma and buy a 4x4, or make my current truck(which I love) a 4x4. Let me know!
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Most of the time it is much more difficult to make a 4x2 into a 4x4 than just trading them out (figuratively speaking of course). I helped a buddy make his 92 Suburban into a 4x4, and it was no easy feat. That isn't to say that it can't be done! It can! It just takes a ton of time and a ton of patience to get it done right. I would go the trade route and just get a 4x4, but with the options you want. You can still find an excellent 2004 4x4 in tons of places (if that is the year you want to stick too...)

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Too complicated and expensive. Trade it in for a 4X4.
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On the up side, when you do the change yourself you get it set up the way you want it from the get go, no need to mod a mod. A friend of mine says it wouldn't be that hard to do but it would take a while. It can be done but if you want to go the easier way....well that's probably a good idea.
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Just trade it out.
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trade it if you do make it a 4x4 go with a solid axle in fron a lot stronger than ifs
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Trade it thats my advice as well
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research first then make the decision. if you have time and another vehicle to spare by all means do it but if you have money saved up for a new one well then i say weigh your options. oh and don't forget to find good, experience and well-trusted mechanics in your area. hope this helps
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either add a transfer case and do a solid axel swap or you could find a wrecked 4x4 and scavenge the front drive train. it would probably be better to just trade it in. or you can add a detroit trutrac lsd for superior traction thats better than the e-locker all the time.
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...or you can add a detroit trutrac lsd for superior traction...
This is the route I am going.
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i want one too, so i can have both wheels pushing instead of one. more traction, better acceleration and i could get sideways around turns easier . almost forgot the donuts and leaving these on the road ============== instead of these ______________
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I'm with you on this one. THere's absolutley no way i can get a new truck. Man i want a 4x4 so bad. there are so many good places out here to go sinking.
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