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2WD to 4WD Conversion for 2005 to 2015 Tacoma

May 16, 2018


So you've spent a fortune on your prerunner Tacoma doing the normal wheel and tire upgrades, putting on bumpers front and rear and extra goodies costing thousands of dollars but when you go out with your buddies your left sitting at the staging area because you can't make it up that trail.


You've looked at trading your truck in and getting a 4wd version of your truck, however your painfully reminded that all those extra's you've put on may not be wanted by the next prospective buyer and they won't give you anywhere near what you have spent for all your upgrades to your truck.  What do you do now?


Convert it to a true 4wd! 


RockSolidToys has been the pioneer in converting the newer Tacoma's, 4Runners and FJ cruisers from 2wd to 4wd.  Now you no longer have to sit back in the copilot seat with your friend while your truck sits at the staging area.


 So what does it take to change your 2wd Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner or FJ Cruiser to a 4wd version without having to spend all that money for a solid axle swap?


First, you'll need a 4wd transmission which has the rear adapter to mate a transfer case to it.  Some people have used an extension housing to convert their 2wd tranny to 4wd but I'm not a big fan.  Doesn't mean it wouldn't work though.  When we do this swap we do it by replacing the transmission.  That way we can now warranty the work and  the product.


The transfercase we use in these newer trucks is the FJ Cruiser transfer case.  It bolts right up to the rear of the A750F transmission and is a fully manual t case so there is no need to try and integrate a computer to make the system work.  Not to mention it's just a better transfer case than the electronic transfer case found in the Tacoma. and 4Runner. 


 Installing the new T case onto the transmission is pretty straight forward.  It just bolts right up.


The fun part comes when you have to cut a hole in the floor and get the shifter to come up into the cabin.  When we do the Tacoma's with the automatic transmission we bring the shifter up in the narrow coin slot next to the transmission selector.  It makes for a very clean setup once it's done.