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4x4 conversion

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by roehoe72, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Nov 23, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    roehoe72

    roehoe72 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i have an 04 prerunner four door. have put a lot of thought to converting to 4 wheel. reason for converting is because in four more payments this baby is MINE, and i am a california transplant (im in alaska) and would love to go play in the snow. has anyone done this? if so what parts (aside from the obvious like transfer case, cv axles, driveshaft or shafts. any info is appreciated. a list would be nice, if possible. thank you in advance
     
  2. Nov 23, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    SA that thing.

    -solid axle
    -transfer case
    -drive shafts
    -lots of fab work
     
  3. Nov 23, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    what kind of fab work? i glanced over the links you all sent. now here is another question. how far back do these parts go. meaning what year tacoma can i part from? and again, thank you all. now if any one wants to donate to the convert my truck to 4x4 contact me!
     
  7. Nov 23, 2009 at 5:42 PM
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    You need to cut holes for the transfer shifter(s), mounts for the front solid axle (if you go that route), etc.
     
  8. Nov 23, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    chances are i would do independent front end. smoother ride, yada, yada, yada. besides, i want a stocker, well as stock as a conversion can go... i dont plan to get radical with this thing. i would just like to have that second shifter in my truck...
     
  9. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    If you could find a wrecked/junked first gen 4x4, you would be golden
     
  10. Nov 23, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    try to find someone who is upgrading to a solid axle front and buy their stock parts...

    recently, someone upgraded and sold their whole front end, axle to axle including diff, transfer case, and drivelines all for $900...
     
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