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4x2 into a 4x4?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by prerunner05, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. Nov 13, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    prerunner05

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  2. Nov 13, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    gavonder

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    It's not the rear that you would need. You already have that. You would need the 4x4 front axle. But, I'm sure you would need a lot more than just that.

    GA
     
  3. Nov 13, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    Jester243

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  4. Nov 13, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    petersharp

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    I'm a little confused, or this is a joke? How would replacing a rear axle make the car a 4 wheel drive? How about doing some work at the front end?

    There are a lot of threads on making a prerunner 4x4, and the over riding theme is - don't bother.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    derekabraham

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    It can be done, but you don't need to worry about the rear.
     
  6. Nov 13, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    lol wut
     
  7. Nov 13, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    how bout trading in your pre-runner on a 4x4. that makes more sense
     
  8. Nov 13, 2009 at 2:46 PM
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    JimBeam

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    you'll need a transfer case...wiring...a front diff...some cv axles...and the list goes on
     
  9. Nov 13, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    Don't discourage him, give him help.
     
  10. Nov 13, 2009 at 2:53 PM
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    I did.
     
  11. Nov 13, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    chris4x4

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    And a shorter rear drive shaft. It can be done realativly cheap ($2000.00), and you can have a manual transfer case, as opposed to the electronic shifted one. With a doner FJ it should be a direct swap. I say an FJ, as the tranny is the same, but the transfer case is manual. aside from the ABS disconect software in the ECU for when in 4L (on some modles), it should be an easy swap.
     
  12. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    If it were me, I would search for a 4x4 model, all the time effort and $$$ just don't seem worth it to me!
     
  13. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    HAve you looked into if theres a way to flash to ECU for that, or would you just have an ABS kill switch?
     
  14. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I havent looked to much into it, but I imagine a simple switch could be installed.
     
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    SAS with a manual transfer case would be awesome!!!! Whats a good fit up fron..a dana 40? Never looked into it. Interesting idea about the fj parts swap. wonder how much the t-case would be a direct swap or how much "work" to get that to work would be.
     
  18. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    derekabraham

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    I know the "retro" SEMA Taco used an FJ front axle, I'm not sure which model specifically though.
     
  19. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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    you know what man yea i f***ed up o well get over it. I have always owned camaros this is my first truck. being that i never worried about 4x4 now that i got a truck and have done some mild off roading im interested in what i could do. becoming a tacoma Enthusiast i dont see the problem just looking for some advice i have $4200 left to pay on my truck and dont want to get rid of it just want ideas of what need. Thanks to most for the advice
     
  20. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    I'm with you man. :thumbsup:


    I'd rather convert than trade in. ;)


    She's my baby! :D
     
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