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2nd gen prerunner to 4x4 conversion

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Zombie Runner, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Aug 27, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    Ray was with us on the last Orange County trail run I organized...it's so much sexier in person...and his bulldog "McLovin" is a great addition! :D He is on these boards too!

    BTW, I want do my fender flares like his. :anonymous:
     
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    I really wanna do this (minus the crawl box) once i get my truck paid off. I think the hardest part would be fabbing up a new cross-member for the shorter tranny. My old man has a welding shop so that shouldn't be too hard :cool:
     
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    I want to do this so bad. Super clean install too!
     
  6. Nov 1, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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    good read. I've been working on my own conversion for the last 2-3 years and it's almost exactly as posted above.

    The only difference with mine is i'm planning to keep the factory 4wd switch and use the 4wd computer. the more I actually dig into the dash, the more I find that the 2wd/4wd are pre-wired for both and just have certain connectors tapped off.

    I'm also planning on using the inchworm t-case adapter.

    as it is right now, I have the front driveline(axles,diff,hubs) installed and its just free-rolling until I have enough funds to get the last bits for the t-case connection.

    A new y-pipe or the 4wd y-pipe is needed and i'll have to modify my own crossmember for the rear of the trans.

    so far i've spent about $1600 for parts off a donor truck..maybe by the time i'm done it'll come out about the same as buying it with 4wd new....but I must say, its been a long fun learning process.
     
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