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AWD Rally Tacoma Idea

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by circusherse, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Sep 21, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    circusherse

    circusherse [OP] Member

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    Howdy out there in Yota land!

    I had an Idea whilst driving my reg cab 04 tacoma base package.
    What if toyota made a rally?gymkhana styled AWD twin turbo 4 cyl. compact truck! Or could someone with a lot of money, time, ect. mod a base package 2wd tacoma like mine to the above stated idea. Most importantly it should be a street legal production type truck.

    Another question for some gear heads out there that are more knowledgeable....
    If i wanted to try my hand at basic vehicle design at a hobby level, what would be a good software program (eg. CAD or what have you?) to start with?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Sep 21, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    HondaGM

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    repost
     
  4. Sep 21, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    thanks:p
     
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    Get an awd sequoia/4runner drivetrain and swap it over to your tacoma.
     
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    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    as far as the rally idea though OP, anyone can do anything with the right amount of money :D
     
  7. Sep 21, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    CAD is pricey but worth it if you really use it. I like autodesk inventor pro but there is also alibre and solidworks. Try and get a free trial and see what works for you.
     
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    Google sketch up is free and pretty easy to use if you don't use CAD software already. I would think swapping out the brains for an awd would be the hardest part assuming you can find a power train that will fit a Tacoma. Just my guess though. There is an old saying when building racing engines "how fast can you afford to go" basically with enough money anything can be done
     
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    Compound turbo 2rz ftw.
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    You could TT the 4 banger. Hell i have seen a compound TT kit for my 7m supra motor. one could be made for the 4 banger too. Cost a SHIT ton of money tho..like MOUNDS lol

    basicly OP...if you have the money and time, you bet your ass you can make it happen lol
     
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    I determined the other day I have a matchbox version of this truck. I had been playing with it for years much earlier in like and had no idea it was a Taco. I got really excited when I found that out.
     
  12. Sep 22, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    Thanks for all the ideas and discussion! the pikes peak taco is what gave me the idea. been playing dirt3 on the x-box lately and watching lots of videos of the local motors rally fighter.

    that's kinda where the street legal rally idea came from. I'll check out the design programs for shure. I've got couple decades of ideas and sketches I'd like to attempt to do some renderings.

    what about 90s suabru legacy or impreza powertrain and drive train? I know that's kinda blasphemy for a dedicated toyota owner to say. But i see 90s AWD legacy's go cheap around here. lack of power in the legacy. the outback has the same motor and i've read the little 4banger in the 90s and early 2000s legacy outbacks couldn't handle the drivetrain and weight of the car.
    anyway just thinking out loud.
    thanks for the support all.
     
  13. Sep 29, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    Any other cool ideas?
     
  14. Sep 29, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    so we're talking about a AWD s/x-runner here...

    rav4 drive train+s-tacoma frame and body+with cazy ass suspension= rally taco
     
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    FearNothing321 You gonna eat that taco?

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