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Let's see your FJ case swap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TACO828, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. Jun 4, 2020 at 12:05 PM
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    good to know. It was an educated guess on my parts, wasn’t 100% sure but the thought of it sliding back with no actuator would is worrisome. Thanks for the info!
     
  2. Jun 4, 2020 at 2:39 PM
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    Yes, think of it this way. Even though in theory there is power going to it, the motor is not energized, the electrical is only there to allow the fork to change state, not hold it there.

    ARB locker is the opposite of this. The solenoid ports air to a diaphragm which allows the locker to engage, if the solenoid loses power, the air is vented, andthe locker disengages.

    if you were to remove the actuator and shift fork, the collar that the fork slides could very easily slide over, so folks have used either a hose clamp or tacked it into place.
     
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  3. Jun 5, 2020 at 11:24 AM
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    Ok yall, i have an auto 4wd tranny and an fj case ready to go. I have seen some photos with a 2 or 3 inch spacer on the tcase. What is that for? Also, do you need to do anything with the wires on the tcase if your truck has a 2wd ecu?
     
  4. Jun 5, 2020 at 11:43 AM
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    Can you share a pic of the spacer you're referring to?

    You don't have to do anything with the sensor wires, but most folks wire them into the dash indicator lights.
     
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  5. Jun 5, 2020 at 11:48 AM
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    I think reading up the spacer I was seeing was if you want to mount it on the two wheel drive transmission
     
  6. Jun 5, 2020 at 12:08 PM
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    this^^^its the inchworm adapter when keeping your 2wd transmission and converting to 4wd
    I just recently did this.
     
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  7. Jun 5, 2020 at 12:12 PM
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    okay cool I picked up a whole other transmission so I didn't have to deal with that stuff. Be good to know. Thanks.
     
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  8. Jun 7, 2020 at 9:02 AM
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    You can run the wires to the dash if you are so inclined. But its no function other than lights. I didn’t waste the time because you can look at the stick and know you’re in 4wd or not. I initially was going to but then by the time I did my conversion I was over it. Granted it only took 3 days including fabbing the cross member. Maybe when I do redo all the wiring on my truck I’ll crawl under there and do it.
     
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  9. Jun 7, 2020 at 9:05 AM
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    Due to time and money I plan on doing it all in 2 stages. Basically get my truck running in 2wd but with the new tranny and tcase first, then do all the front end bolt up stuff. Should make it easier to accomplish and give me some time to space it out.
     
  10. Jun 7, 2020 at 9:08 AM
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    I personally would do it all at once. Especially if I had to do it all over it. Only difference I would do trans and tc first then do the front. The back is easy minus the cross member. I would start a new thread for your swap though. It will get a lot more attention in case an issue comes up. And as always you can pm me and I can try and walk you through it.
     
  11. Jun 7, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    I'm curious why. Seems like it would be the exact same amount of work and would allow me to to finish the job at home on my own time easily. I'll have a few extra hands and a lift to use for the first half.
     
  12. Jun 7, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    I also started my own thread, per your recommendation. Thanks bud.
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/prerunner-to-4x4-conversion.670257/
     
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  13. Jun 7, 2020 at 2:11 PM
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    What type of material is that? I may steal this idea and modify it to work with my 6spd
     
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    Where did you get the Twin Sticks from?
     
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    those look like the same ones i have From front range off road
     
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    Yep, from front range.
     
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    sucks... Front Range is showing "currently unavailable"..... Marlin Crawler is a no go currently as well.....
     
  19. Jun 26, 2020 at 3:31 PM
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    where did you get the Carbon fiber (looking?) trim pieces.... I like!!
     
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  20. Jun 26, 2020 at 4:32 PM
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    What’s everyone doing to seal/boot around the trans tunnel hole for the shifter?
    Prerunner-4x4 swap on an automatic. Trying to see if I can find a boot that might be low profile enough
     

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