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Another Prerunner to 4wd conversion complete!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 01tacoprerunner, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Mar 8, 2014 at 10:38 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    4WD Conversion, No-slip locker, 5100s set at 2.5" and shackles in the back. Black 2nd gen rims, and Courser M/T tires, Bull Bar,Fog lights, UWS toolbox, CB Radio, Fiberglass antenna, 2nd Gen Badges, Deck Plate Mod, Diff Breather Mod, Sockmonkey decals.
    I finally have 4wd in my prerunner.

    I would like to thank Chad (01Tac0ma) and his buddy Kyle for all there help today on this, I never would have gotten it done without all of there help!! Yall rock, thanks again!


    So me and Chad and Kyle started this morning at 10 am and worked all day and finally finished at 11 pm tonight!!
     
  2. Mar 9, 2014 at 8:23 AM
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    ckoontz

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    Impressive you did it in one day. Congrats.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2014 at 8:27 AM
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    ramirezsergio63

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    pics or it didn't happen
     
  4. Mar 9, 2014 at 11:03 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    4WD Conversion, No-slip locker, 5100s set at 2.5" and shackles in the back. Black 2nd gen rims, and Courser M/T tires, Bull Bar,Fog lights, UWS toolbox, CB Radio, Fiberglass antenna, 2nd Gen Badges, Deck Plate Mod, Diff Breather Mod, Sockmonkey decals.
    Thanks, we were surprised too!!

    Here are pics of us testing it out, it worked great, even broke my first CV axle :eek::D

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  5. Mar 9, 2014 at 11:12 PM
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    TrdSurgie

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    Tree stumps are great.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2014 at 11:12 PM
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    VanCity4x

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    Sweet :thumbsup:

    Ease off the skinny pedal will fix that cv problem :D
     
  7. Mar 9, 2014 at 11:27 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    Yeah I was trying to do a Hill Climb and just kept trying and finally got on it real hard and it just popped. Lucky I got Manual Hubs though! :D Plus it was just an Autozone axle! POS
     
  8. Mar 10, 2014 at 12:39 AM
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    wow nice work.. does most of it just bolt in place or was there alot of hacking fabbing?
     
  9. Mar 10, 2014 at 1:10 AM
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    Nice! Been wanting to do this on my '13!
     
  10. Mar 10, 2014 at 5:27 AM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    It all bolts in place, just have to extend the speed sensor!


    Do ittt!!!
     
  11. Mar 10, 2014 at 7:59 PM
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    I wonder how it would be on a 5 lug.. Looks good though! :thumbsup:
     
  12. Mar 12, 2014 at 10:01 AM
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    blake9220

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    I've been wanting to do this to my 01 for awhile now.. If you don't mind me asking, what was the final cost?
     
  13. Mar 12, 2014 at 2:08 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    4WD Conversion, No-slip locker, 5100s set at 2.5" and shackles in the back. Black 2nd gen rims, and Courser M/T tires, Bull Bar,Fog lights, UWS toolbox, CB Radio, Fiberglass antenna, 2nd Gen Badges, Deck Plate Mod, Diff Breather Mod, Sockmonkey decals.

    I'll have to crunch some numbers but somewhere around $1300
     
  14. Mar 12, 2014 at 3:03 PM
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    at $1300 for the parts & a day to install, don't know why more people don't do it.
    4wd is like a condom. I rather have one & not need it vs needing one & not have it.
     
  15. Mar 12, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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    blake9220

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    Wow that's fairly cheap. Was it all junkyard/used/donor truck parts or is that even with new parts?
     
  16. Mar 12, 2014 at 5:33 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    It was most all junkyard used parts, besides gears, and ball joints and various small nuts and bolts.

    Here is a break down of the cost:
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    So it was actually less than $1300 only around $1100 and will be less when i sell the rest of my extra parts!
     
  17. Mar 12, 2014 at 6:03 PM
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    Tribull

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    That is awesome!! And in a day!

    Chad makes some awesome products, too. Are you going to get some of his sliders? I may see if he'll do a bumper for me.
     
  18. Mar 12, 2014 at 9:51 PM
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    That's awesome! I don't suppose you have a parts list that you used as a reference? I really want to do this to my truck, but I need to know that I can start friday afternoon and be done sunday afternoon. If searched a few places but haven't come up with a comprehensive list yet. I'd be screwed if I'm missing any parts along the way as this is my only ride.
     
  19. Mar 16, 2014 at 1:56 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner [OP] Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    4WD Conversion, No-slip locker, 5100s set at 2.5" and shackles in the back. Black 2nd gen rims, and Courser M/T tires, Bull Bar,Fog lights, UWS toolbox, CB Radio, Fiberglass antenna, 2nd Gen Badges, Deck Plate Mod, Diff Breather Mod, Sockmonkey decals.
    It is really not all that hard to do. I have a bunch of links I will put at the end of this email so that you can do some reading. But basically a list of things you need are:

    1. 4wd transmission and transfer case, along with transfer case shifter. For the 03 and 04 Tacomas, you have to have a transmission from an 03 or 04, because they changed to a drive by wire system those 2 years.
    2. 4wd transmission mount
    3. Front drive shaft and rear drive shaft (or you can have your stock one shortened for the rear)
    4. Front differential ( You want to find one from a manual hub truck (built from 95-00) reason is if you have one from an ADD (Automatic Disconnecting Differential) truck (built 95-2004) you have to do some wiring and hook up vacuum lines, its more work.
    5. Front differential gears ( likely have to have it regeared to your stock rear gearing, front and rear gears have to match, or you will end up with binding in the transfer case.
    6. Front 4WD Spindles with Manual hubs.
    7. Front CV axles.
    8. Interior 4wd shifter console.

    That is about all you need to do it, besides mounting bolts for the front diff and transmission, nothing on the frame has to be modified, all of the mounting holes are already there.

    Here are the links to other people who have done it, as well as some helpful links about doing it:
    This one is very helpful:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...sion-manual-hubs-lots-questions-answered.html

    This is mine:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1s...nother-prerunner-4wd-conversion-complete.html


    http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=44823&highlight=automatic+transmission
    http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=172977&highlight=transmission
    http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=163028
    http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2384122#post2384122
    http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2195956#post2195956
    http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=165990
    http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=107523&highlight=transmission
    http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27216&page=2​


    Hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions!
     
  20. Mar 16, 2014 at 3:14 PM
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    blake9220

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    I really appreciate it!! Thanks!
     
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