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prerunner into a 4x4

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

  1. Oct 24, 2008 at 8:34 AM
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    taco@you123

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  2. Oct 24, 2008 at 6:58 PM
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    Not really sure how that would pan out. :confused:
     
  3. Oct 30, 2008 at 11:48 PM
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    i have to get an automatic so im confused as what to get. whats wrong with getting a prerunner with rear diff locks and adding front arb air locks? then u wont need 4 wheel drive cause that is 4 wheel drive basically or better.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2008 at 12:12 AM
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    How does one add ARB air locks to a truck with IFS?
     
  5. Oct 31, 2008 at 6:31 AM
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    How are you planning to lock a front differential that isn't there?
     
  6. Oct 31, 2008 at 6:39 AM
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    You got a link for that?!?!

    I am really EXTREMELY interested in that!!! One reason I didn't want the 4WD (besides the extra cost and lack of use) was the extra electronics.

    I am very down with putting a manual T-Case in my truck!!!

    Any info is appreciated as this is a long term goal now. I am not getting rid of my truck. I have put too much work into it, and adding 4WD with a manual T-Case is a great enhancement/investment!!!
     
  7. Oct 31, 2008 at 7:43 AM
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    well im new to all this truck stuff, i thought that u could add the arb or any detroit or any locker to any car and voila u have locks. so ur sayin prerunners not havin 4x4 are xed out for good for front locks??
     
  8. Oct 31, 2008 at 7:49 AM
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    lsocoee

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    the locker goes in between the left and right wheels, not the front and rear. You need to have a 4x4 to transfer power between the front and rear.
     
  9. Oct 31, 2008 at 7:52 AM
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    yea i know that, but all trucks i see have those pumpkins in front and back . unless im seeing things. so that is a " no they will never" have front locks on prerunners? well how do they install the elocker on them if u gotta have something there?
     
  10. Oct 31, 2008 at 7:57 AM
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    For it to even be a possibility you would need a transfer case. Prerunners might have the front diff (not sure), but no T/C.
     
  11. Oct 31, 2008 at 7:58 AM
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    You will never have a locker on your front wheels. I think you must be seeing things, because the prerunners do not have a front differential (the pumpkin.) To install a elocker on a prerunner, you need to install it in the rear differential.
     
  12. Oct 31, 2008 at 8:03 AM
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    yea i know, but why does arb make a front locker then??? ahh ok , never really looked under a prerunner. well i cannot understand for the life of me why anyone would want a prerunner?
     
  13. Oct 31, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    For the 4x4 models.
     
  14. Oct 31, 2008 at 8:18 AM
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    Because Toyota saw the market for people that wanted the "look" of the 4x4 but didn't need or want to pay for it. They would just buy a stock 2wd, then lift it - voiding warranties along the way.

    So, they created the PreRunner.
     
  15. Oct 31, 2008 at 8:35 AM
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    ok then what do people mean when they say the prerunner look ? from everything i see and read, everyone wants the look of a prerunner.
     
  16. Oct 31, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    That, and some of us don't like electronic Transfer Cases.

    I can't have a lowered Tacoma because I must cross 2.5 feet of water at times, and I go through the woods a bit.

    I don't do anything that requires 4WD. Rock crawling, Baja racing, serious mudding, and snow plowing - those things require 4WD. I do none of those.
     
  17. Oct 31, 2008 at 8:39 AM
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    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Oh yeah - that too... :)

    Not sure about this one. I always thought it was people wanting the 4x4 look - hence the PreRunner. The PreRunner looks just like the 4x4. Now, some say PreRunner but they really mean the 4x4 look...

    Don't know.
     
  18. Oct 31, 2008 at 8:41 AM
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    yea that must be what they mean, ok well whats wrong with electr transfer case? and would i need a whole new front axle with pumpkin if i had a prerunner but had a good used rear diff from a 4x4 taco if i wanted to make it 4 wheel dr?
     
  19. Oct 31, 2008 at 8:43 AM
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    I would like to know that as well. Unless it has something to do with "electronics can fail" or something...
     
  20. Oct 31, 2008 at 8:49 AM
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    I think you hit the nail on the head with this one...
     
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