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prerunner into a 4x4

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by taco@you123, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Oct 22, 2008 at 8:24 PM
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    taco@you123

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    does anyone know how much it would cost to turn a prerunner into a 4x4? would it even be worth it, i was thinking about doing it cause ive added so much in to my truck that i kind of don't want to trade it in:eek: please HELP


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  2. Oct 22, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    Khaos

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    It would cost a good bit of $$.
     
  3. Oct 22, 2008 at 8:33 PM
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    bambooshoots

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    I did it again. Got tired of paying truck payments and gas and traded in for a 2015 Honda Accord Sport since I enjoyed my 2013 Sport so much.
    I see I'm not the only one that has contemplated trading in my PreRunner for a 4x4.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2008 at 8:38 PM
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    -TRDMAN-

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    haha it probably comes down to how bad do you want 4x4!!
     
  5. Oct 22, 2008 at 8:49 PM
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    I'm in the same boat man!


    Any input would be great! :)
     
  6. Oct 22, 2008 at 10:42 PM
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    humanoid

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    You can either search here on this forum, I know for a fact it's been discussed ad nauseum before, or if you're brave enough, head on over to TTORA.com and search there. I even believe they have a tech section specifically dedicated for this transformation.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2008 at 11:26 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    i'd so a SAS if i really wanted to keep the truck. it would kick ass off road.... except it wouldnt drive as nice on the highway.
     
  8. Oct 22, 2008 at 11:43 PM
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    This idea crossed my mind the other day... Along with just doing the rear end to have diff lock. It is pretty expensive for just an air locker and thats not to complicated of an install... I would assume the 4x4 transformation would be very expensive my guestimation would be around $5-6k at least?
     
  9. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:03 AM
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    Yup, around $5-6K for the whole kit-n-kaboodle.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:14 AM
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    i think you would be the biggest bad a$$ out there with a prerunner. imo
     
  11. Oct 23, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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    chris4x4

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    If you keep your IFS, you can add front drive for about $1000.00. If you go SFA, it can cost much more. All you need is a transfer case, new rear driveline, front diff, and front shafts. The preRunners already have the 4x4 spindles, and such. Best thing to do is to go with a manual tansfer case so you dont need all the electronics. :)
     
  12. Oct 23, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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    Sounds like taco@you has got a weekend project!!! :)

    Pics from the trail when you're done...
     
  13. Oct 23, 2008 at 7:26 PM
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    BTW - the red truck on the right in the original post - is that a 6" lift?
     
  14. Oct 23, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    Hmm I didn't know it could be something not that expensive... Only a grand'ish isn't to bad at all! Makes me want to start putting some dough on the side each month. But do you think it could cause more pain than pleasure? Problems? Breaking down etc?
     
  15. Oct 23, 2008 at 7:49 PM
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    :popcorn:

    I'd love to see someone serious about doing this actually price it out... I'm lazy and it would save some work for me :D

    It would be a major pro to have a newer tacoma with a manual transfer case... I don't like the idea of just flipping a switch.
     
  16. Oct 23, 2008 at 7:58 PM
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    chris4x4

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    What pain could it cause? The PreRunner is the same chassis as the 4x4. Only thing is, with a manual T-case, it would be BETTER! :D
    A guy on TTORA did it for under $1000.00 As your savein, keep an eye for wrecked Tacos. Get the parts as you find the deals, and its all an easy install. The "Hardest" part is (with a manual T-case) is cutting a hole in the floor to accept the new shifter. BUT, the floor is pretty soft sheet steel and cuts easilly. Taking time, it can look un noticable.
     
  17. Oct 23, 2008 at 8:04 PM
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    ohhhh we have ways of making the truck compromise to get that shifter in there **evil laugh**:D

    this all wouldn't be done for me until I'm out of warranty of course... I have 28,000 miles to go, or something, sigh[/quote]
     
  18. Oct 23, 2008 at 8:07 PM
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    [/quote]
    C'mon! What fun is that? I love the looks on the service guys at Toyota when they see something I have done and say "...that wont work.......well.......it shouldnt.............Hey! Come take a look at this!........" :D
     
  19. Oct 23, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    TacoNut

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    C'mon! What fun is that? I love the looks on the service guys at Toyota when they see something I have done and say "...that wont work.......well.......it shouldnt.............Hey! Come take a look at this!........" :D[/quote]

    Yes I love it also, but I also love not paying for things... though I suppose that unless there was a problem with the trans and such the warranty wouldn't be voided.
     
  20. Oct 23, 2008 at 9:37 PM
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    What if a certain someone... blew $800 bucks on the 100,000 mi. extended warranty... what would that certain someone be losing or voiding?
     
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