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4x4 Conversion

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pat, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Aug 22, 2008 at 10:59 PM
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    Pat

    Pat [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have an 05 Prerunner and I would really like to get 4x4. I don't know if you can but Im curious if its possible to convert my Prerunner into a 4x4? I searched google and didn't really find much. It seems like if I could do the conversion it would be very expensive.

    -Sorry if this is in the wrong section.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2008 at 11:54 PM
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    shootermcgavinyo

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    It's possible with enough time and money, but it'd be a whole lot cheaper and easier to trade it in for a 4x4.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2008 at 11:57 PM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    Agreed. Either trade it in, or get used to 2WD.

    A 4x4 conversion can be done, but the effort outweighs the reward in my opinion.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2008 at 12:01 AM
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    NHinAK

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    Trade it in. This is the third thread I've seen where someone has asked that same question. None have taken on the challenge to date. It will cost you way more money, time, and it would generally be more of a pain in the ass than just trading it in, and getting exactly what you want.

    Front drive axles: $437.25
    Front axle assy: $1,593.20
    Transfer Case: $2,778.21
    Front drive shaft: $384.56

    That's JUST 4 parts that you'll need at MSRP prices. Still thinking about doing a conversion?;)
     
  5. Aug 23, 2008 at 12:27 AM
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    humanoid

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    ^ and don't forget about all the other miscellaneous parts too. Not to mention the time, blood, sweat and tears when doing the conversion. Looks like you shoulda bought a 4x4 instead.
     
  6. Aug 23, 2008 at 1:21 AM
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    Justin626

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    I wouldn't mind seeing some numbers on how much it would cost to do a part-time 4wd to full-time 4wd conversion. Should be considerably less then going 2 to 4.

    4runner transfer case
    maybe different ecu and harness

    still alot of money
     
  7. Aug 23, 2008 at 4:23 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Its not that bad. There are a few people on TTORA that have converted, and for less money than tradeing for a 4x4. One guy did his for under $1000.00. Its an easy swap. Best thing would be to get a manual transfercase, and manual hubs, so you dont have to mess with any of the electronics. :)
     
  8. Aug 23, 2008 at 8:15 AM
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    Also, unless you plan on doing it yourself, labor costs will be way up there.
     
  9. Aug 23, 2008 at 10:45 AM
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    Pat

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    Well seems like this will be out of the cards. Thanks for the help everyone.
     
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