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Prerunner 4x4 Convert

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Itchyfingaz, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    Itchyfingaz

    Itchyfingaz [OP] Active Member

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    getting all of the parts to convert my prerunner to 4x4! haha finaly found a place where i can get all the parts. Any one have tips or pointers on what not to do?
     
  2. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    toyotacoma

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    how much are you planning on spending on all of the parts?
     
  3. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    shift96

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    Why would you ever want to do this? Wouldn't it be less painful to just sell it and get a 4x4? Maybe it's just my age talking because when I was younger I probably would have done this but as I get older I get wiser....I think;)
     
  4. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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  5. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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  6. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    all the parts are going to cost me 2400 bucks for shipping and all. there out in Cali and im here in Texas. i cant find any place here in the fort worth area that even carries 4x4 Taco parts. and when i got a nibble they would just tell me they sold it the "other day" lol IMO its an awesome deal. and i have had my truck up for sale on C-list for a couple of months and have had it on AutoTrader for a few weeks and im tired of people flaking out at the last minute or not having enough cash! so i called these guys up and they had all the parts off an 03 so i can put it on my 01! Woot!
     
  7. Mar 30, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    Will Prerunner

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    nice keep us updated on your progress. I hope to convert my 01 if I ever run into some money.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    Got a pic of what you're converting? Good luck with the conversion
     
  9. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    Itchyfingaz

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    these are the quotes i got from the guy. the only thing not listed wich i added was the engine wirring harness.



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  10. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:06 PM
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    dude 2400 seams really high for a bunch of used parts, i am sure if you shop around and just wait some you will fine someone that has a set off a SAS project you could get for little or nothing.
     
  11. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    I with you. Meanwhile I have a shitload of asshats on other Tacoma forums (wont mention which ones) giving me crap for dumping a DB 6" TM lift (yes, replacing #2 crosmember.....oh the horror! ;) ) Seriously, I want the reliability of my 1st Gen Taco (Im on my 3rd) If I wanted a 4x4 Toyota SA, I'd get another 85 SR5 EFI. I had a 85, 83 & 82 4x4 Toyota. They were awesome. But its hard to beat late model Taco's as a DD with great weekend fun capabilities
     
  12. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    Well my thinking is A: Who's got the time to do this stuff? B: how long is the downtime? I would need to get to work Monday morning. C: what does it do to the resale? I for one would steer clear of a converted Prerunner. That's just me though. If you got the drive to do it than go for it I guess. Post up some pics!
     
  13. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    Yeah, good luck with that. I manage a body shop for a living. I deal ONLY with local salvage yards, and still have problems with the CRAP they send. Your out of state and if something is wrong (and trust me after 30yrs in the biz, there WILL be), your also shit out of luck. Now take that 2400.00 and TRIPLE it to have whatever they sent you 'useable' Factor in labor, hardware, misc shit you WILL forget, or didnt think of. Maybe my experiance, age and occupation make me exteremely cynical?
     
  14. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    Not cynical, just realistic. Unfortunately I think you are dead on with this one.
     
  15. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    lol all i know is im excited. my girlfriend has two cars. and all of this comes with warranty. and the funny thing is when i was listing the parts i needed (i got to about the 4th one), and he tell asks me, "oh your converting your prerunner to 4x4?" i was like, "yah..." lol then he told me he would get the list going and email me it. so obviously he/them have done/delt with this before. so im not worried about really. im just pumped i get to work with me hands and fix a problem!
     
  16. Mar 30, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    I tell ya what, i may do this in like 3 years when i graduate college.
     
  17. Mar 30, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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  18. Mar 31, 2010 at 6:36 AM
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    Barnone

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    I gotta agree with shifty even though he is 96 years old.. Look for a first gen 4x4.
     
  19. Mar 31, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    LOL! not 96 but feel like it someday's:D
     
  20. Mar 31, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    again about the selling my truck and just buying another one...the 4x4 Tacomas around here sell for to much and are very hard to find. lol and i have been on the market for another truck for a good while. sooo, i have finally decided to go threw woth this. and im actually looking forward to the work!
     
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