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Change 2wheel drive to 4x4

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KingOfTacomas, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Sep 14, 2011 at 6:16 AM
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    KingOfTacomas

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    Is there a was to change my 11" to 2x4 to a 4x4? Could I find a totaled Tacoma and salvage the parts needed idk what the process would require or even worth it. Any advice?
     
  2. Sep 14, 2011 at 6:21 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Yes, you can do it. Get the front diff and drive shafts from a Taco, the auto tranny, and transfer case from an FJ (that way you have a manual T-case), and a new rear drive shaft. Take some time, and labor, and you an have a 4x4 for less than the price of trading it in on a new one.
     
  3. Sep 14, 2011 at 6:33 AM
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    macgyver

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    Can it be done? Sure.

    Is it worth the hassle? No. Just sell your prerunner and buy a 4x4. Much easier, less headache, less cuts and scrapes, less stress, less money out of your wallet.
     
  4. Sep 14, 2011 at 6:40 AM
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    I would just sell it or trade for a 4x4
    Parts and labor wouldnt be cheap(unless you can do the swap yourself)
     
  5. Sep 14, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    BlueT

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    You know winter is near when there are tons of people upgrading to 4x4's :D

    BTW 2011 truck may be harder to convert to 4x4. On 05-08 (no/VSC) you are probably looking at <$2000 in parts to convert it to 4x4.
     
  6. Sep 14, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    I live in Florida winter has nothing to do with it and that's the only reason I have 2x4 but I was was hoping to go have a little more dun in it guess ill just take a friend who can always tow me out when/ if ever needed
     
  7. Sep 14, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    You'd be better off selling and buying a 4x4. Less chance of something screwing up.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    krimson

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    Yeah, by going to the Dealership and trading your PreRunner in for a 4x4.
     
  9. Sep 14, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Thats a goood plan
     
  10. Sep 14, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    stangkeip10

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    ask mommy and daddy
     
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