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4wd to 2wd conversion?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by drewskie, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    drewskie

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    Ok, I know most of you are thinking, "how dumb is this guy"? But here's the deal, I want a 6 speed manual, and it's easier to find a double cab than the access cab with the sport pkg. Also, I like the dub cab look better. The thing is, I have owned 4 4x4's in the past and never used the 4x. Since I have a kind of ocd, I really don't want a feature I will never use (crazy, i know). Also, i figure by selling the t-case and other parts, I could make a few extra bucks. So, what would be involved in making a 4x4 a prerunner? Thanks.
     
  2. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    bailerc

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    i think you would still be losing money
     
  3. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    jandrews

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    Turn the switch to "2H". Done.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

    SlurpeeBlueMetallic FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

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    You can't get the 6-speed without buying a 4x4... sucks, I had the same problem when I bought mine. I wanted both a Prerunner and a longbed... two strikes against a 6-speed. Granted, I didn't want to go to this extreme to get it... I just live with an auto now :rolleyes:


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    7182 - 4-DR 2WD Double Cab (L4) 4spd Automatic
    7186 - 4-DR 2WD Double Cab (L4) 4spd Automatic
    7188 - 4 Door 2WD Double Cab (V6) 5speed Automatic Pre-Runner
    7190 - 4 Door 2WD Double Cab Long Bed (V6) 5speed Automatic Pre-Runner L/B
    7593 - 4DR 4WD Double Cab (V6) 6speed Manual
    7594 - 4DR 4WD Double Cab (V6) 5speed Automatic
    7596 - 4DR 4WD Double Cab Long Bed (V6) 5speed Automatic


    :rofl:
     
  5. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    Sounds like he wants a 6-speed DC TRD sport prerunner. You'd lose so much money gutting it like that. Not to mention the big useless switch (or round hole that would remain) on your dash.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    ktmrider

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    take out the axels and cap the ends.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    jacob_wood

    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    I'll buy your shit off of you, and trade you! I wanna do a 4x4 conversion and I have a prerunner! PM me
     
  8. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    borderbrat

    borderbrat Watching Chris4x4 o.O

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    suck it up buy a 4x4 there might be a situation some day you need it.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    There's 2 options already !! :D
     
  10. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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  11. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    what about jsut buying an auto an doing a tranny swap ...
     
  12. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    Umm, we're still talking about transmissions & not some
    Pre-Op, trans-gender thing right ?? :eek::eek:
     
  13. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    jacob_wood

    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    Seriously this would be perfect for me.
     
  14. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    Looks like you already have a buyer
     
  15. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    It's all good man not worried about that. It's ultimately left up to him, and we would have to get it all done at least to make it driveable in 1 weekend or something since my truck is my DD.
     
  16. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    fsbrain03

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    I agree with Jacob_Wood. Buy the 4x4, and give all your 4x goodies to him. Then you will regret not having it someday. If you just wanna 2x, then, well I won't say it.
     
  17. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    ktmrider

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    Yeah personally I would keep the 4x4 but its your call OP do whatever makes you happy

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  18. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    bailerc

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    wait what's a transmission ?
     
  19. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    Or better yet, just take the front wheels off. Problem solved, 2 wheel drive! Bingo
     
  20. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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