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2wd to 4wd convertion

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dirtbiker347, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Jul 17, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    dirtbiker347

    dirtbiker347 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i found a few threads but couldnt find what i was looking for

    i got from a friend a wrecked 2009 tacoma 4wd i have a 2009 tacoma prerunner i was wondering how hard it would be to make mine in to 4wd all i would be taking from the 4wd would just be the front diff and drive lines and axle my idea for the transfer case would be a manual transfercase like ive seen used for the straight axle convertion that way i wouldnt have to mess with the ecu or any of the wiring so my question is would that all bolt up or would it take alot of fabrication and a diffrent transmistion i know could just trade in for a 4wd drive but i have most of the parts here and my warranty is already up
     
  2. Jul 17, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    most people will tell you just get a new 4x4 truck.

    With that being said, it is possible but you need a lot of parts, money, and time.

    There have been a few guys on here who have/are doing it.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2011 at 3:07 PM
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    i was just tinking buy the time i paid sales tax and all the other stuff i would save money sence i got the other truck for free and i like my truck i have now just wish i could of afforded the 4wd when i bought it my dad has a full auto shop so i would have all tool to do it

    my other question would be will the other truck have most of the parts i would need and what else would i have to buy not in cluding the transfer case
     
  4. Jul 17, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    You'll need the tranny from the 4wd to put in yours as well - the rear case on a 2wd tranny has no flange to mount a t-case. That being said, do both trucks have the same tranny? (auto or 6 spd)
     
  5. Jul 17, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    they bolth have the auto
     
  6. Jul 17, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    A wrecked 2009 is still worth a lot of money, how is it that he is giving it to you for free?
     
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    x2, that's stupid if he just gave it to you. I mean it's good for you, but stupid of your friend.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    I helped him when he built his house and I told him he can just return the favor when I need it so he asked me If I would want it for helping him so I guess really it It wasn't free
     
  9. Jul 17, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    Have a look at this thread http://www.rocksolidtoys.com/forum/showthread.php?t=236 it is pretty informative 2wd 4runner to 4wd different truck same concept. If you have the complete truck and time you can do it. I have seen many threads on Tacomas converted from 2wd to 4wd. Check out TTORA there are a few swaps on there as well. I would do the research and see where it takes you before tearing into it.
     
  10. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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    i converted my 2wd 1995 4runner to 4wd everything bolted right up hardest part was switching out wire harnesses it was a B****. All i used was:
    -Front cv axles and diff
    -4wd hubs
    -front and rear driveshafts
    -transmission/ t-case
    -wire harness
    -transfercase shifter

    i would imagine it would be fairly simple on a tacoma i would just take it step by step and part by part everything should match up. This will for a PRERUNNER ONLY!!!
     
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