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?2wd to 4wd?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Itchyfingaz33, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Oct 26, 2009 at 10:58 PM
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    Itchyfingaz33

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    how would i go about making my 01 prerunner into a 4wd? can it be done? and how much money would be invilved?
     
  2. Oct 26, 2009 at 11:08 PM
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    yes it can but you might as well buy a new truck.. it would be a lot of moolah
     
  3. Oct 26, 2009 at 11:15 PM
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    mhm ic. lol after i posted this i started reading some other related posts and found one almost exactly like mine heha. but thanks for the reply. :B i guess ill have to do some more browsing on jusy how much moolah
     
  4. Oct 26, 2009 at 11:35 PM
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    For a first gen its actually not that expensive from what I've read. You can also do quite a bit of the swap with aftermarket parts instead of OEM.
    When you're done, you should have a very capable 4x4.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2009 at 11:39 PM
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    so what all do you think i need?
    Transmission w/ transfer case
    4WD read drive shaft
    front CV shafts
    Front diff...
    from what ive read thats what i think i need...where would be a place to find out what all i needed. i dont want to mess it up lol.
     
  6. Oct 26, 2009 at 11:42 PM
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    im new to all these terms and lingo. so im kind of just learning and doing my own research. but i just want to get the right info.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2009 at 12:30 AM
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    If you do try the swap I'd go solid axle. It would be alot stronger and the way to go. and maybe easier.
     
  8. Oct 27, 2009 at 6:19 AM
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    If all this is NEW to you....and you're not even sure about the lingo....then this project is probably something you should not attempt.

    Putting 4WD onto a 2wd is not an easy job. It'll be expensive, it'll require a lot of time, and a lot of knowledge or it won't be done accurately.

    I've never done it - but I can tell you...it'll be more than just slapping in a transfer case, driveshaft, & front differential. There are other components that would need to be changed that you wouldn't even think of.

    You're better off selling the Prerunner and buying a 4WD truck. At that point, you can learn and do your own lift kits and modifications (smaller things) that'll get you up to speed with the lingo & knowledge.
     
  9. Oct 27, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    +1:turtleride:
     
  10. Oct 27, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    well not the work just forums and stuff im new to. i had an 88 toyota pickup 4wd that i did some work too like transmission and stuff but swaping or making a 2wd into a 4wd im just trying to gain some insite on. :) thanks for the replies and info guys!
     
  11. Oct 27, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    I get wanting to make your truck bigger and better.

    http://www.ttora.com/forum/index.php
    this site might have more info for you.

    But keep in mind you can sell your truck and buy a 4WD for allot less.
    You might even break even.
     
  12. Oct 27, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    Not saying that you couldn't do it..... The first thing that came to mind was - *in over your head*.

    I've seen a lot of guys jump into BIG projects similar and after a while, they start loosing interest because it's taking them too long and costs too much. After seeing their rig sit in their garage for a year or more....they realize they'll never finish it. Then - they start selling off their stuff and starting with something else more managable.
     
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