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Complete PreRunner to 4x4 Conversion Parts List

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by yotadude520, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Jan 11, 2022 at 2:32 PM
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    yotadude520

    yotadude520 [OP] That Guy With a 4Runner

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    I was talking with another member about what all is needed for the 4x4 conversion and figured I might as well post this list here. You can also use this links for a budget manual locking hubs conversion.

    If using 3rd Gen 4Runner (1996-2002) J-Shift transfer case you will need to purchase the following for a Toyota Tacoma as the 4Runner's speed is determined by the ABS system:

    I hope this helps anyone looking to do the swap - it's honestly not that difficult once you find the parts. If it'd be helpful I can do a complete step by step writeup if anyone needs it as well as post all of my notes from my research.
     
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  2. Jan 11, 2022 at 6:33 PM
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    Toyotaguy1

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    @ yotadude520 really appreciate the list. I wanta do the same soon. I was wondering where I could get a list. This helps me alot. Prerunner to 4x4 conversion. I was holding back because I have an auto trans and I was hoping to come across a manual.
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2022 at 7:51 AM
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    yotadude520

    yotadude520 [OP] That Guy With a 4Runner

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    Glad it helped! This list is a little different for a manual swap - would need the ECU, clutch master, all hydraulic lines, clutch kit and donor tranny!
     
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    Not sure where to post this so dumping it here. Not mine, just saw it on FB Marketplace. We all know how often these come up. 208580738_10227191991046096_404000892382_09e8492753f87a9367ee9ee412877db3d525bed7.jpg
     
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  5. Jan 12, 2022 at 7:23 PM
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    Brojohanson

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  6. Jan 12, 2022 at 9:56 PM
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    crazytacoman

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    Don't forget to add the E-locker differential as an option for those that want true off-road capability
     
  7. Jan 13, 2022 at 7:50 AM
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    yotadude520

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    You can actually buy these new from the dealer for about $65 at my local dealership - part #5880204080B0
     
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  8. Jan 13, 2022 at 2:44 PM
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    Didn't know that. It's been a couple of years since I was looking into the conversion and I recall this basically being one of those unicorn finds. Thx for updating, I checked and ordered one online from a local dealer for $55.56 :thumbsup:


    To recap part#s,

    5880204080E0 is for an Oak interior

    5880204080B0 is for a Charcoal/Dark Grey interior

    EDIT: Now that I am looking at it closer, there are different descriptions for the Grey part#. Some say Dark Blue Grey and some say Charcoal/Dark Grey. Oh well, I'll update once I recieve it.
     
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  9. Jan 18, 2022 at 12:36 PM
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    Yotacrew808

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    Where could I find an ecu for a manual 4x4 conversion?
     
  10. Jan 18, 2022 at 12:40 PM
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    yotadude520

    yotadude520 [OP] That Guy With a 4Runner

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    Check around on eBay and car-part.com they're definitely around! They are worth a pretty penny though.
     
  11. Jan 18, 2022 at 12:43 PM
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    Mahalos thank you for the help
     
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    Hi all! New member to the group. Happy to be here.
    I took a J shift tcase from a 2000 4Runner and swapped it into my 98 Tacoma. The 4Runner case had a cap where the speedo would go. I removed the cap and installed my speedo, the one from my original tcase. I have no speedometer on my dash and my check engine is on with the PO500. I took the speed sensor out, spun it by hand and it showed MPH. I am confused as to why this is happening. The gear “worm gear”? is on the speed sensor. I even swapped the sensor out with another for shits and giggles, but nothing.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you all.

    Also sorry if I posted this in the wrong spot, should I have started a new one?
     
  13. Sep 5, 2022 at 9:32 PM
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    yotadude520

    yotadude520 [OP] That Guy With a 4Runner

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    I'd buy the speedometer gear that I bought for my swap and see if that works. You're the second person I've heard had this problem so I'm thinking the lengths of the shafts are different.

    • Speedometer gear shaft, clip & gear - Part #3340339365

      Please let me know if this works, I'm going to check with the other member that messaged me on this as well.
     

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