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4x4 conversion

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Vang Toua Moua, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Sep 8, 2011 at 11:05 PM
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    Its just swapping parts from a donor/4x4.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2011 at 11:06 PM
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    not on a 5 lug it isnt
     
  3. Sep 8, 2011 at 11:06 PM
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    My bad. I assumed he had a pre-runner
     
  4. Sep 8, 2011 at 11:14 PM
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    It's possible to do a conversion but it will require cutting+welding and lots of parts. 5 luggers suspension is different. It's your money though and i would love to see some pics of it!
     
  5. Sep 9, 2011 at 12:29 AM
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    Whatcha talking about? the transfer case thats already installed?

    Whats that do?

    How do you take out a transmission and swap output shafts?

    Help :(
     
  6. Sep 9, 2011 at 12:31 AM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Split cases
     
  7. Sep 9, 2011 at 12:32 AM
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    Will it look like this?

    [​IMG]

    And this?

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Sep 9, 2011 at 12:34 AM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    And it's possible to turn your 5 lug into a 4wd...easiest way would be to SAS..doesn't seem like it but your 5 lug front was never designed nor will work for a front driven suspension.

    Unless you could modify some Ranger/Explorer shit to work up front..which anything can be done..with time and tools and mostly importantly skills OR money gets shit done.


    You still then gotta do a case cross member, then swap tailshafts out on 2wd transmission to be able to bolt a case..or swap in a 4wd transmission.
    Front driveline..steering of some sort.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2011 at 12:35 AM
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    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Oh an automatic? I have no frigging clue. Automatics suck.
     
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  11. Sep 9, 2011 at 12:36 AM
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    Do I have to pull this stuff out?

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Sep 9, 2011 at 12:37 AM
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    and cut this?

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  13. Sep 9, 2011 at 12:39 AM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Some shit like that..or it seems like it goes like that.


    Doesn't always work for some dumb reason:anonymous:
     
  14. Sep 9, 2011 at 1:07 AM
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    OP it is seriously not worth it. Your best bet would be to take your body off anf put it on their frame and visa versa. Any way you do it, it is not as simple as just replacing parts. you are talking about replacing all the wiring, engine, ecu, transmission, suspension, frame reinforcement, front AND rear axles, etc. Also you're going to have to report it to the dmv or get hit hard next time you smog it and they find out. If you had a shop do it I think realistically you're looking at 20-30k. 15k would be to convert a prerunner with spare or new parts, but you're having them work on 2 trucks and rip EVERYTHING out of both of them and then putting both back together. You'll have a hard time even finding a shop willing to do this.

    I understand vehicular sentiment, but you would be much better off trading it in and getting a new one with 0 miles. You'd have to spend just as much anyways, plus it'd be less hassle.
     
  15. Sep 9, 2011 at 11:25 PM
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    yeah i could weld n cut n all that, i just need the time, which i cant seem to find. lol yeah i wish it was more like just swapping parts. lol. yeah right now, im thinkin more of just keeping my tacoma and putting a locker in it with bfg 31 all terrians n a bunch more. ill probably just get me the new tacomas wen i grad from college, then i could build that one also. lol. right now im just gonna live with wat i got, ugh i wish i was still under 18, so my dad would of got me that 2011 tacoma 4x4. lol
     
  16. Sep 10, 2011 at 3:47 AM
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    yes
     
  17. Sep 10, 2011 at 4:12 AM
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    SAS!!!!

    Junk yard D44 and divorced Toy or NP203/205 doubler. All you need is a good welder and can use a SAS kit from any reputable manufacturer (may I suggest Skymfg).

    It'll be fun!
     
  18. Sep 10, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    nobody makes a bolt on sas kit and the sky kit is designed for first gens...

    im not 100% sure but i think the 5 lug tacomas have a different frame than 6 luggers too. not just suspension

    OP if you go start spending stupid money on your 5 lug have you thought about long travel?
     
  19. Sep 10, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    You just said money is not a problem.......but you said you can't pay for a new 4x4?


    If you really want a 4x4, sell your current Tacoma and get a used 4x4...
     
  20. Sep 10, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    Cost to convert to 6 lug 4x4 would probably be less than a front and rear SAS.

    If you want a stock looking 2gen 4x4, sell your current truck and buy one.

    Edit: And stop fucking talking about wanting mommy and daddy to buy you a vehicle when you graduate from college. Earn your own shit.
     
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