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4x4 conversion

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by II PaCMaN x3, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Mar 16, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    BlueT

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    True would be nice to see it done and have final cost.
    problem here is
    People with access to tons of 4x4 parts are here in New England but,,,,, if you are in New England then you most likely drive 4x4 already. (unless you are some odd case :D)
    Those who bought 2wd in NE most likely will go to solid axle anyway.
    There are people with know how and access to parts in other sections of US but those most likely will go to solid axle anyway (if they did not purchase 4x4 to start with).
    So that leaves us with people that have 2wd and have no means/knowledge of doing conversion even so they would like to.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    II PaCMaN x3

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    Ok sorry that was kind if dumb of me..I have a 2006 double cab 2wd sport it's all stock
     
  3. Mar 16, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    It will be cheaper(and easier) for you to trade in for a 4x4. Your truck is still relatively new man.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2011 at 8:00 AM
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    *which*** lol my bad
     
  5. Mar 17, 2011 at 8:12 AM
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    Just to be clear - those prices are *already* wrecking yard prices. New prices from dealer - the transfer case alone is over $3K.

    http://www.trademotion.com/partloca...coma&year=2006&catalogid=1&displayCatalogid=0

    This is why most folks will say the best course is to have a "donor truck" sitting next to yours, from which you can pull all the needed parts. That way, nothing turns out to be missing, and you don't need to make extra back-and-forth trips for various small parts that got left behind but turn out to be necessary.

    Final word: more trouble than it's worth.
     
  6. Sep 12, 2011 at 11:51 PM
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    I Liquid I

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    Forgive the necro... But starting another fucking prerunner to 4x4 thread will prob make me a walking target...

    Selling my truck is not an option. I've invested too much into it and it has been too reliable for me to take chances on another one that may be a POS. Also I can't get a Double Cab Off Road with a Long Bed, and I need lockers.

    I'm thinking on doing the conversion and I have done some numbers, and I don't think it'll be too bad.

    My questions however are:

    I want to use a FJ Manual Case. There are tons of wrecked FJs here, so thats a plus. What mods will I have to do by using the Manual case vs the Electric case. Apart from cutting, will the 4x4 computer that gets installed take case of knowing whats happening where and turn the right indicator lights on? Or will I have problems setting up the 4x4 hi/lo indicator signs and such.

    This will be coupled with ARB lockers BTW. Since I am already using OBA for AirBags, might as well use it for the lockers I want. :D

    I'm not trying to create a "beast" with SAS and all that because I do not need it, however I do find myself needing 4x4 and lockers.

    I have a relative list of the parts and that looks ok on paper. Installing should not be too hard, I'm just worried about electrical stuff.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:04 AM
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    tacomarotto

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    there is a bigger headache with the newer tacoma for a 4wd conversion.
    the 1st gen tacomas are relatively not as complicated as compared to a 2nd with all the electronics and such


    ill probably end up 4wd swapping 1st gen when im outta college and its not my DD
     
  8. Sep 13, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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  9. Sep 13, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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