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Fj Cruiser T-case into a 2nd gen Taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by awsumdc, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Jun 27, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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    awsumdc

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    I've gotten tired of the electronic crap T case that these trucks come with so I've swapped an FJ Cruiser case in my '05 Taco. Made everything seamless. Even the indicator lights on the dash work properly. Follow along with the swap.

     
  2. Jun 27, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    looking really good bro...nice job...:D

    I really wish our 2nd gen tacos came with a manual transfer case like the FJ's...argh
     
  3. Jun 27, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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  4. Jun 27, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    Thanks Man. Yeah, I dont know why they didn't come with manual t case's. Stupid I think. But then again, half the people who buy they 4wd version will never use it at all. Never!
     
  5. Jun 27, 2010 at 3:40 PM
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    so if you order the manual t case off rst the one marlin makes. gear driven lefty, it replaces the stock gear driven t case and u dont need t aco box right? i notice u have two t case knobs?
     
  6. Jun 27, 2010 at 3:49 PM
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    Hilux!
     
  7. Jun 27, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    so true...cause they are PANZIES...rofl

    the knob closest to the HU is for the marlin crawler and the knob closest to center console is for the transfer case (4x2, 4x4 hi, and 4x4 low settings)...

    if you could actually get it registered...but I honestly don't like the front end of those things...looks FUGLY...:rolleyes:
     
  8. Jun 27, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    Very nice setup! Really pro install!
     
  9. Jun 27, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    ahhh I feel the envy running in my veins!! My 4x4 switch lights up now :laugh:
     
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    Just talking about getting the tc from a hilux. i agree, they look funky. Only time they look cool is when http://www.arctictrucks.com/?PageID=1281 has their way with them.
     
  11. Jun 27, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    That, and also District 9 :D

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  12. Jun 27, 2010 at 5:35 PM
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    Nice!
     
  13. Jun 27, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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    Thats true. If you get the lefty, you don't have to have a crawler box also. The crawler box will however give you more gear selections.

    I have two shift knobs because I have a crawler box and a manual shift FJ Cruiser transfer case.
     
  14. Jun 27, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    Can't buy them legally here!:cool:
     
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    Thanks man.
     
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    so true. Everyone here (where I live) that has a 4x4 never use it, and when I come back from offroading they all look at me weird. Also the guy I got my truck from never used 4 wheel drive for the 2 year he owned it!
     
  18. Jun 27, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    Here is the problem with that. The hilux t-case is a forward shift case that shifts through the back of the transmission housing. We use a top shift transfer case. Won't work!

    Check this thread out to see what a pain it is.
    http://www.rocksolidtoys.com/forum/showthread.php?t=264
     
  19. Jun 27, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    Thank you very much.
     
  20. Jun 27, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    Yep! The guy I sold my old Taco to wanted to take the 4wd out of it. I told him he shouldn't buy my truck then. He wanted it anyway. Now it just carries surf boards.:rolleyes:
     
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