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2004 Tacoma 2wd to 4wd?? Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Norcaliboy22, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Feb 12, 2007 at 9:33 PM
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    Norcaliboy22

    Norcaliboy22 [OP] New Member

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    Hello Everyone,
    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!
     
  2. Feb 13, 2007 at 3:13 AM
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    007Tacoma

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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...)

    GOOD LUCK!!! :D
     
  3. Feb 13, 2007 at 7:16 AM
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    TheMaster

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    Too complicated and expensive. Trade it in for a 4X4.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2007 at 8:08 AM
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    TRDeity

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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. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Feb 13, 2007 at 8:40 AM
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    yotaman

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    Just trade it out.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2007 at 9:10 AM
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    2003greenbean

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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
     
  7. Feb 13, 2007 at 5:01 PM
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    bowzerdoo77

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    Trade it thats my advice as well
     
  8. Feb 13, 2007 at 6:05 PM
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    Ldytaco05

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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
     
  9. Feb 14, 2007 at 10:54 AM
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    twoarezee

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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.
     
  10. Feb 14, 2007 at 11:30 AM
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    This is the route I am going. :wave:
     
  11. Feb 14, 2007 at 12:57 PM
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    :amen: 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 :puke: . almost forgot the donuts and leaving these on the road ============== instead of these ______________
     
  12. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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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.
     
  13. Aug 31, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    I dub thee resurrected... :p
     
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