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Can I swap Prerunner rearend into a 4x4

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Texasdynaryder, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Mar 18, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    So I just picked up an '99 runner and it has the e locker as a parts truck. I may eventually build it up. It has a warped axle on the driver side. Sooo options I am thinking..

    1. Remove my axles an install them into the runner housing and do all the wiring.

    2. Sell e locker buy air lockers from East Coast +new axles bearings and seals (total overhaul)

    Im wanting away from one tire fire stock diff! Just need to know if i can swap my axles into the runner, re gear, and roll with it?
     
  2. Mar 18, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    bump for the evening crowd
     
  3. Mar 18, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    It helps if we know what you're swapping to.....;)

    give more info please..
     
  4. Mar 18, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    Sorry. I have a 2004 dbl cab LSD. I have been kicking the idea of lockers around when i found a 99 prerunner for a 600. Its beat to shit but the drive train is fairly decent. The driver side axle is slightly warped from the guy curbing it. Im trying to decide if a want air lockers and new axles. Or can i just slide the axles out of my 04 and transplant them directly in to the runners?
     
  5. Mar 18, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    Dimentionally I think they're the same (axles) but is your "parts" truck auto or manual ?? As theres a difference in rear diff gear ratios.

    If you are auto & so is pre runner, or vice-versa i'd say your good for a swap until you get to the electronics, not sure how this would figure in as far as onboard CPU & controls type shit...


    Your a non TRD open diff 4x dbl cab huh.... haven't seen many of those, most are TRD...
     
  6. Mar 18, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    Yea man they both are auto, and the prerunner is extended cab v6. It gives me a few options if mine was to take a crap or start a pretty cool project.

    The wiring is where I have issues. Would it be easier to run just a arb and o.b.a. or start swapping cpus and crap like that. Which I don't like the idea of and Im doing this by myself.

    The whole TRD part I didnt care about at the time cause I needed a truck asap. Now i wish i would have but hey!! Bigger is better right!
     
  7. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:17 PM
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    I'm sure theres gotta be a thread about this type of conversion, if not here maybe TTORA or simliar forum...

    Theres 3rd party lockers that are probably more straight forward & easier to integrate, sorry I dont have an answer for ya, just not sure myself...:eek:
     
  8. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    If this is true, this is HUGELY AWESOME !!
     
  9. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:29 PM
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    I have looked but nothing about swapping just the axles. Well thanks for the insight. I will keep searching.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    same here!! :D cheap upgrade plus i can part that runner out and make money
     
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