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conversion 2wd to 4wd

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by thatguy21, Jul 21, 2022.

  1. Jul 21, 2022 at 2:56 PM
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    thatguy21

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    I currently want to convert my 2002 prerunner trd to 4wd, estimate to how much, or parts needed?
     
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  2. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:02 PM
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    treyus30

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  3. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:08 PM
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    Seabass

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    Let's be honest... you really only care about your own rig.
    Being that you have no idea on costs/parts of this type of project, you will obviously not be doing it yourself. So, your costs just went way up due to shop labor. It's going to be thousands. If that number scares you, then this isn't the project for you. If you're made of money, go to shops and get quotes and get moving on it.

    FYI, it's easier AND cheaper just to trade in your 2WD and get a 4WD.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:20 PM
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    Andy01DblCabTacoma

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  5. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:26 PM
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    02hilux

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  6. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:27 PM
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    02hilux

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    #no2wd to IFS 4wd...
    Go wonton and 4dz

    Ask @Kwikvette
     
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  7. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:27 PM
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    02hilux

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    Will cost you 4 billion dollar
     
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    skeletron

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    you will need all the parts
     
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  9. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:29 PM
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    02hilux

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    Dang it. Forgot about that. Well, labor will cost 4 billion.... add another 2 billion for parts :D
     
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  10. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:33 PM
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    Kwikvette

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    For him, yes.

    Generally speaking? Nope.
     
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  11. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:33 PM
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    Kwikvette

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    It's the only way.

    Sucks that parts are on backorder nationwide otherwise I would've linked him a kit.
     
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  12. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:35 PM
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    Way to just discourage a guy from getting into a fun project. You expect him to know the cost from birth? This is how you learn the cost, by going to fourms and asking people who have done it. Dont be a dick.

    Costs will be a bit tho. You will need to find all the parts from either a junker 4x4 thats you can salvage good parts off of. Tools can be pretty much rented for free from autozone and what not. Look online and youtube for conversion videos. This kinda thing will be expensive tho, def in the thousands if i had to guess. But if some guy at a mechanics shop can do it so can you. Its not hard to do you just gotta commit and understand what you are workin with. Just follow videos online and do some research to know what you are doing and understand the parts you are working with. This kinda stuff is alot of fun but yeah its expensive. So if you know you are in for that kinda project do it yourself. But if you want to save yourself the hours in the garage then have someone else do it. Tho i have no idea what kinda shops would do it unless you had donor parts already available.

    and yeah it would be way easier to just trade it for a 4x4 but idk if it would be cheaper. Find the cost of a junker 4x4 or look on ebay and craigslist for parts. Or a junkyard. A trade would for sure have less possible compatibility issues down the line. But like i said. If you wanna get into the hobby and get some real good experience then save up some coin and go for it.
     
  13. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:37 PM
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    https://youtu.be/uqrDQyKAqSk

    Stuff like this i am sure you have looked up but ask people like this guy. They probably will message you back about it!
     
  14. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:39 PM
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    I'd just do a solid axle swap.
     
  15. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:40 PM
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    v5ensx

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    I expect OP to search. This topic been covered and talked about many times. There's even a spreadsheet on parts and price floating here somewhere. If you're too lazy to hit the TW search button, you deserve to get roasted.
     
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  16. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:41 PM
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    v5ensx

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    2wd wants 4wd
    4wd wants SA
    SA want rock bouncer
     
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  17. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:43 PM
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    02hilux

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    Agreed....
     
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  18. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:43 PM
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    Hes a brand new member. Why not just be a decent human and help people out. You can break balls while being helpful.
     
  19. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:45 PM
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    JKO1998

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  20. Jul 21, 2022 at 3:45 PM
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    OP, if you happen to be in the Central Valley CA, I will gladly help with the swap.
     
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