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Is it worth the time and money?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ballplayer002003, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Mar 12, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    ballplayer002003

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    I have an 07 PreRunner which I love, the only thing I don't like about it is that my truck is not 4X4. So my brain started to wonder if it would be worth the time and money to go the our junk yard to buy the trans from a 4x4 to install into my PreRunner. Has anyone done this or heard of someone doing this? Any idea of how much it may cost or is it not even worth the time and money?
     
  2. Mar 12, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    cbcs1987

    cbcs1987 Redneck from the hills

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    Search around here a little bit. You'll dig up quite a few threads similar to yours. Some of them contain a lot of helpful information. I think I would rather just sell the Prerunner and get a 4x4. A lot easier and saves time... but if your looking for a challenge, this would be a good one.
     
  3. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:44 PM
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    thanks for the info!
     
  4. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:46 PM
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    Khaos

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    IMHO, not worth it unless your gonna go with a man t case or something you can't get from the factory.

    If/when I convert mine to 4x4 many years from now, I would want a manual transfer case and not the electric stuff in the current Taco.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    That would cost you some major coin my friend I would say if you need a 4x4 and you think its worth getting rid of you truck for a 4x4 then do it but to install a t case and get all the plumbing will not be worth it imo.
     
  6. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    You could just lock your rear axle. It would be A LOT cheaper and you'd be surprised how much it improves your capability.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    Trade in your truck for what you want...............
     
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