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True or False?~ 2dw to 4wd~

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Itchyfingaz, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. Dec 29, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    Itchyfingaz

    Itchyfingaz [OP] Active Member

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    was just reading up some information about my truck ans came across this. i did not know if it was true or not so im asking you guys :B

    ~Prerunner models started in 98. They share the same front and rear suspension parts and geometry, frame, styling and engine options as the 4x4 Tacomas of this year range. Prerunner Tacomas also had the option of the TRD Off-Road package which (like the 4x4) got a rear differential locker if it was a V6 model (among other suspension variations). One downside is there was not option of a 5-speed transmission. The V6 Tacoma automatic transmissions were an A340E. Because of the similarities in the Prerunner and 4x4 models, it is possible to use stock parts to convert a Prerunner to a 4x4. However, in the online Toyota community this not advised~

    if this is i was thinking about digging a little deaper and trying to see how much it would cost to do it. like getting parts at a junk yard or something... or would there be a better quality way to do this? (the statement in bold)
     
  2. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    JimBeam

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    i dont know which toyota community is not advising it

    we've had about 3 or 4 threads in the past couple weeks concerning it...

    TTORA has had several members do it
     
  3. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    Itchyfingaz

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    o ic, i guess then i will be looking more into this. thanks for the reply
     
  4. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    It has been done, in fact I believe there are a few members among us that have succeeded in doing it. However it may be cheaper and easier just to sell your prerunner and buy a 4x4, because by the time you figure the cost of parts you will need and the amount time involved in doing such a task, it may be easier/cheaper in the long run to just buy a 4x4. That being said, it's your ride, your $$, so do what you want to do. Keep us posted.
     
  5. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    What parts are needed?:

    1. 4x4 tranny w/t-case and shifter
    2. front diff w/ front mount & mounting brackets
    3. spindles/hubs
    4. cv axles
    5. front d-shaft
    6. 4X4 Rear D-shaft (it's about 11 inches shorter than the 2WD)
    7. Transmission Mount on crossmember (2WD is different)
    8. Floor shifter plate (you can try to cut yours but I found it easier to just get a 4WD one)
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    you DO NOT need a 4wd ECU

    from here
    http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27216


    costs have been reported to be in the $1000-$1500 range if you do the work yourself

    a lot better than getting into another car loan in most cases
     
  6. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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  7. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    shweet! thanks for the information man. got my list and a bucket full of ideas! haha! (think i just got a little to excited)
    anyways...
    that sounds fun. guss ill be making a few(+) phone calls this next week after new years.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    Not so much that it isn't advised, it is just easier to go ahead an trade in for a 4x4. You'll end up putting a lot of time and money into it.
     
  9. Dec 30, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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  10. Dec 30, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    lol i sho will, keep you all updated that is! thanks for the commments and help.
     
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  12. Dec 30, 2009 at 9:10 PM
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  13. Dec 30, 2009 at 9:14 PM
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    i thought bout this, but if im gonna get a 4x4 im prob just gonna get a older model toyota pickup pre taco ext cab and go that way.

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