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converting 2wd to 4x4

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Ducati19, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. Oct 6, 2008 at 9:18 PM
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    Ducati19

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    what's going on,
    wanted to know how hard would it be to convert a 2001 Tacoma TRD V6 (Auto) to 4wheel drive. what does this consist of and how much?
     
  2. Oct 6, 2008 at 9:27 PM
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    TacoNut

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    It would be much more economical to just trade up. I priced it out on my 2nd gen and it came to at least 6 grand.
    You'd need a new transmission w/ transfer case, front axel, cv axels etc.

    It could be done if you wanna but it isn't very economical
     
  3. Oct 6, 2008 at 9:28 PM
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    NumNutz

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    4 more words... Buy one with it
     
  4. Oct 6, 2008 at 9:40 PM
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    Dustin03

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    There are only two reasons I can think of to do that conversion rather than buying a different truck with four wheel drive:

    1) You have LOTS of free time and you love to work on this kind of thing.
    2) You're so attached to this truck that you couldn't stand to see her go.

    Otherwise, do what they said. Find a different truck.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:49 AM
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    JimBeam

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    eh for the 1st gens its not so bad really...and it gives you a chance to have a newer truck with manual hubs :D

    i know a handful of guys on TTORA have done it fairly cheap and fairly easy...the key is to find a guy who has just cut off all of his front end in order to SAC the truck...

    i think TTORA even has an entire folder dedicated to this...

    Look up SarSquid, HillbillyYoung, and Pray4Surf over there...i know off the top of my head those are 3 guys who have 4wd Prerunners now

    i think that converting is actually a pretty good option on the 1st gens if you want 4wd...especially if you already have some modification done to the truck or the truck is paid off...


    it should also be noted that most of the work necessary can be done easily in a weekend if you collect all the parts beforehand...
     
  6. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:52 AM
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    +1
     
  7. Oct 7, 2008 at 4:10 AM
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  8. Oct 7, 2008 at 5:58 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    X2!
    Its a pretty easy thing to do. PLUS, you can get a manual transfer case as opposed to the OEM electronic one. Also, your insurance wont go up for haveing a 4x4. :D
    To all those who say its better to trade in for a 4x, well, I know many people who have done the swap for under $1000.00.
     
  9. Oct 7, 2008 at 6:12 PM
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  10. Oct 7, 2008 at 6:19 PM
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    yeah but does he really need it? he can drive over anything he encounters
     
  11. Oct 7, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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    LOL

    a little spongy :D
     
  12. Oct 7, 2008 at 6:27 PM
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    either way

    he could go sideways and go over half the cars on the road these days
     
  13. Oct 7, 2008 at 6:39 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Its even more easy to do a 4x4 conversion and keep the IFS.
     
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