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Taco/FJ Simularities

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Khaos, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Nov 19, 2008 at 2:05 PM
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    Khaos

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    Earlier this morning, whilst enjoying my $1 feast of Breakfast at the local McDonalds I saw a Trail Teams FJ. I, naturally, wanted it. But I will not sell my Taco. I had a thought....

    I know the FJ and Taco both share the 1GRFE engine, but what other parts do they have in common?

    Which led to further thought, could I use FJ parts to complete a 4x4 conversion on my Taco? The main reason I find this desirable is that fact the FJ got a manual transfer case and not the electric switch thing. Personal preference. Could I convert the Taco to 4x4 using parts from the FJ?
     
  2. Nov 19, 2008 at 2:08 PM
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    tacoskim

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    good question but not sure, its alot narrower under the fj than the taco
     
  3. Nov 19, 2008 at 2:09 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Still trying to convince the wife in buying an FJ, good question though.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2008 at 2:11 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    i think the front frame clip is the same on the Tacoma, FJ and 4runner. that would lead me to think the diff, suspension, etc are the same... anyone know otherwise?
     
  5. Nov 19, 2008 at 3:18 PM
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    Khaos

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    God it would be awesome if this would work.

    Bump
     
  6. Nov 19, 2008 at 3:47 PM
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    PrezidentRedz

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    I can get a X-fer from a Gen 1 Taco. Mine dosent have the electric button. but it is nice to have that so you can use the 2Lo mod.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2008 at 4:01 PM
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    The FJ Frame comes from the non US Toyota LandCruiser Prado. :)


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  8. Nov 19, 2008 at 4:02 PM
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    That would be awesome...No idea though.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2008 at 9:56 AM
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    I figure to keep production costs down Toyota will use the same parts as much as possible. You might be able to research toyota's recall list from tundra, tacoma, FJ, etc to see if they are in the same class when they notice problems.
     
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    AFAIK both the FJ and the Taco share the same suspension/frame.
     
  11. Nov 24, 2008 at 4:58 PM
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    No they don't. They do share the same suspension but not frame. The FJ is off the Toyota PRADO which is sold outside the United States. I know this for a fact. :)


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  12. Nov 25, 2008 at 4:47 AM
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    the trail team edition is made in Japan! well all Fj cruiser is made in Japan anyway, you also get BFG A/T and the cool BLACK rims!!! and Aluminum shift knob, plus front skid plate. Last time i remember they made like 1600 of them, i think
     
  13. Nov 25, 2008 at 5:20 AM
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    sorry, 3200 were made. When they first came it, the gas were high. Trail Team were hard to sell. If you look hard enough some dealers might have them!
     
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    Does anybody know if the skid plate from the FJ fit the tacoma?
    They have different part numbers on trdparts4u but i could get a used one localy.
    If i could get it at the right price, then i might just MAKE it fit.
     
  15. Jan 21, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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  16. Jan 21, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    The Tacoma and FJ use different spline counts on the front 4x4 shafts, which means the internals of the CVs are different.

    The steering rack is identical between the two vehicles except for the thread diameter at the two ends. The ends on the FJ are larger.
     
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