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4x2-4x4

Discussion in 'North East' started by YeahYeah, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Oct 24, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    YeahYeah

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    So now that I moved from the desert to the winter wonderland, is there anywhere in VA that I can convert my 4x2 to a 4x4? It can be done, but does anyone know who can do it in the Alexandria area or next to DC?:confused:
     
  2. Oct 24, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    jandrews

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    Yeah, trade it in and buy a 4x4.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    GT_Taco

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    Yah.. My guess is that it would certainly not be worth the time and effort to try to add all that vs what you would deal with on a trade-in.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    The Trade is the Best way to go. The Add on would cost way too much. You never know how it will turn out. Get another with every thing you want on it.
     
  5. Oct 24, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    VA = Winter Wonderland?? :laughing:

    Ok, maybe last winter... For the time and money you're going to spend converting a 4x2 to a 4x4, you're better off trading it in and getting a 4x4. I know that's not what you asked but unless you're going extreme build where you're going to be spending a ton of money anyways, it's just not worth it to convert a 4x2.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    to yall, yes im going to beef up my truck so the money thing is ok. so any suggestions, like SAS or go with the original setup of the 4x4 tacoma?
     
  7. Oct 24, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    From one Cali boy to another, don't sweat it too much if you don't get it done this winter. Most of the snowfall is pretty weak around there. A few inches. Throw a couple sandbags in the back and don't gas it. the problem is more with the slush/ice afterwards. Ice and 4x4 = useless. Of course, if there is significant snow, 4x4 is nice, but by no means are you suddenly a snow mobile and nearly invincible.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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  9. Oct 24, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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  10. Oct 24, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    True. Hey where are you stationed? just curious. im looking to do some off roading, actually, alot!
     
  11. Oct 24, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    could you explain why
     
  12. Oct 24, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    if your gonna beef it up anyways you might as well go sas, its probably easier, im not sure about the price of sas compared to ifs though.

    the thing is you dont really need it unless you plan on driving through the middle of a blizzard. last year i waited for the snow to stop and my truck was fine and my truck is a 5lugger. i also didnt risk too much though you just have to know the limits of your truck
     
  13. Oct 24, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    Lower maintenance and tougher than nails. The IFS has a lot of joints and places for failure. The solid front axle will ride rougher but is extremely tough! Going SAS means a complete redo of the front end though. Custom made suspension, beefing up the frame redoing the brakes and enough lift to clear the axle.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    I looked into converting to 4x4...I quit pricing rebuilt components when the tally hit $7k. It was way cheaper to trade. YMMV.
     
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