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2wd buyer's remorse...mods?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by tacoman310, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. Jul 1, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    tacoman310

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    Bought a 2wd Blue Taco quickly after making a overly responsible decision to save some cash, and wishing I would have gotten the off road. Anyone else in the same boat, and have recs for tactical mods to make the 2wd all that it can be, in all its glory - without putting so much cash in to hit the base price for a new 4wd...
     
  2. Jul 1, 2019 at 4:33 PM
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    Anchovy

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    Why not make the best of it and make it a pre-runner build? That’s what I would do
     
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    Welcome to the site. I'm happy with my new 2 wheeler versus 4 but it rarely does anything in Tennessee where I would need it. If I do, I'll borrow my wife's Land Cruiser
     
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    Where do you live? If you live in a climate with no snow and you don't go off roading then no problem.....2wd will be fine. Since you didn't buy the Off Road to begin with I take it you don't go off road now? So again... no problem with the 2wd.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2019 at 4:44 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Love the 2wd. Less cost with better performance and fuel economy
     
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    Do you need 4WD? If you want to do some wheeling, just get a dirt bike or atv, then go have some fun. Honestly, I like 2-3 rated trails in the Tacoma. That’s it. Any more tougher than that, I’d rather take an atv and get through in half the time.
     
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  9. Jul 1, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    Yes. I bought a 2wd 4-cylinder to save money. Within 18 mo. I converted it to 4wd. I’m a heathen though.
     
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  10. Jul 1, 2019 at 4:54 PM
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    Austin, TX - don't need it often - you're right.

    Thanks, that's a helpful comment. Was going to get Bilstein 5100 shocks and get it lifted 2 in. I guess I could add the skid plates too. Going off of this: https://www.tacomahq.com/163/what-is-tacoma-prerunner/
     
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    2WD? Drop it. I think they look great lowered. @Raildog

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    Posi that read end and send that sucker on those high speed desert trails. Almost all trophy trucks are 2wd anyways...see my avatar
     
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    What hasn't been modified?
    If you find a shop that will do it, you can add a rear locker like arb.
    Or go full conversion and add 4wd if you really need it
     
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    I miss my Prerunner!! It was 1st Gen with KANGS and Detroit TruTrac, got around just fine.

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    haha, what was the damage on the conversion?
     
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    Get one of these for insuranceScreenshot_2019-07-01-19-46-47.jpg
     
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    Never underestimate rwd with proper tires (in this case Blizzaks) and a locking diff.
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    ~$2k. Probably could have done it a bit cheaper if i wouldn’t have made a few mistakes.
     
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