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2x4 to 4x4....????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by airfce250, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Apr 19, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    airfce250

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    Im wondering if there is anyone out there that has either thought about or attempted a 2x4 to 4x4. I was thinking about trying to find a totaled 4x4 and rob everything i need to swap, Front Axel/suspension, front and rear drive shaft, Transfer case, cabin switches and anything else i need.
    what do yalll think?
    would it be worth it?
    would it come out right, or screw my truck up?
    thanks for the input
     
  2. Apr 19, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

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    I have heard its expensive to do it for a 2nd gen tacoma because you need all the computer stuff or something. Someone else can chime in thought.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Its a very doable conversion. Many folks have done so. FOr the second gens, you can use the T-case from an FJ, and have a nice manual T-case, instead of the electric one.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    It just takes time and money But doable
     
  5. Apr 20, 2012 at 12:20 AM
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    Enzo

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    It's 4x2 not 2x4. Your not driving a piece of wood lol. :D
     
  6. Apr 20, 2012 at 12:22 AM
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    and pair that up with a solid axle up front :devil:
     
  7. Apr 20, 2012 at 1:36 AM
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    If you are confident in your skills and are mechanically inclined I think you could pull it off, several guys have done this to 1st gen Tacoma's and the trucks before and such. Personally since it's a newer truck I'd sell it and try to find a 4X4 I liked. Good luck!
     
  8. Apr 20, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    jw1983

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    Maybe sub conscience is telling him he likes wood and he didn't noticed when he typed it.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2012 at 5:23 AM
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    It can be done. I've done it to a 4th gen 4Runner and it came out very nice. The 2nd gen Tacoma would be just as simple. I would not use the factory t case from the Tacoma with this swap though as it would require a ton of electronic non-sense to get it to function correctly. You can use the FJ Cruiser t case instead.

    It's not cheap and unless you have a bunch of money invested in your prerunner now I would sell it and then buy a 4x4. that being said, turning your 4x2 into a 4x4 is not hard at all.
     
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