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Hey, I am new to this board and need some input and advice on my project. I have a 1998 Tacoma Pre-Runner that I am about to convert to 4 wheel drive and do a SAS. What I am planning to do is run a divorced mount NP205 of my stock tranny and do a pass. side solid axle.
I figured I would ask some people that have done major drive train work and deal with these types of mods. Any advice, and input wold help alot.

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If you are going to use a divorced t-case with a passenger side drop, then you might want to look at the divorced toyota t-case kit that OTT industries came out with. The toyota case is plenty strong, as well as being light weight and much smaller than the NP205. An added plus is that you can add crawler gears or double it up later, which is something you cannot do with a NP205. Good Luck

BTW, here is the link http://www.ottindustries.com/
 

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If you are going to use a divorced t-case with a passenger side drop, then you might want to look at the divorced toyota t-case kit that OTT industries came out with. The toyota case is plenty strong, as well as being light weight and much smaller than the NP205. An added plus is that you can add crawler gears or double it up later, which is something you cannot do with a NP205. Good Luck
BTW, here is the link http://www.ottindustries.com/

SWEET!!!!!!!!!! Excatly what I was looking for. I have been beating my head against the wall trying to come up with another solution for my T-Case problem. I am going to use that remote kit with a stick Toy box. I know where I can get a few of them for sround $100 a piece. Thanks for the help.
I have another question about front ends. I am looking into buying a 72 FJ40 front end. Would this be a good match, and any idea of the width????? If not a good match, any ideas on a front axle that would be close to my stock width of 63" .

Thanks For the Help!!!!

98 Taco Pre-Runer 4.88's ,LockRight, 6" Trailmaster, 2in AllPro Ft. Spacers. 33x14.50 SSR's
 

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hello, your best bet for a front axle would be a dana 44, its wider and it will also match your current rear gears. the fj axle also has matchin gears but the birfs are even smaller in the early axles. later models, 90 and newer use a bigger birf but they still are not unbreakable.
 

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Originally posted by FLTacoma:
<STRONG> Thanks For the Help!!!! </STRONG>
You're welcome.

As for the front axle, go with a Dana 44. It will make a much better swap than an FJ40 axle. A D44 out of a chevy or possibly even a jeep wagoneer would make a good swap. Do a search on the D44 to find which would work best for you.
 

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Be like all of the other tacomas and use a jeep wagoneer axle. 1980+ has a drivers side drop and then you won't have to reroute your exhaust or muck with the gas tank! It is almost a perfect fit.

Unless you inboard the springs or have some funky rims you will need a spacer of some sort to keep the tires from rubbing on the springs near lock though.
 

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yeah with the IFS you pull a tire 4 feet off the ground and almost flop, you feel hardcore....then going back tot he same place with a solid axle and all four wheels stay on the ground and you cant reach out and touch the ground, you dont feel hardcore.

maybe its not how hardcore your vehicle is, but how hardcore you get it with what you've got?!?!?!
 

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Originally posted by xextr3m3:
<STRONG>yeah with the IFS you pull a tire 4 feet off the ground and almost flop, you feel hardcore....then going back tot he same place with a solid axle and all four wheels stay on the ground and you cant reach out and touch the ground, you dont feel hardcore.

maybe its not how hardcore your vehicle is, but how hardcore you get it with what you've got?!?!?!</STRONG>

You post under the wrong thread? <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by BigBadBob:
[QB]Be like all of the other tacomas and use a jeep wagoneer axle. 1980+ has a drivers side drop and then you won't have to reroute your exhaust or muck with the gas tank! It is almost a perfect fit.

I would be like the rest of the Tacomas here and on TTORA but I am 2wd. I have a Pre-Runner with no Transfer Case. I am converting my Pre-Runner to 4wd using a remote mounted Transfer Case and my stock 2wd automatic. I am also ditching my 6" Trailmaster lift and doing the SAS at the same time.
I cant use the Waggy with the drivers side diff. The T-Case is going to be an older model Toy case with a remore adapter to bolt up to my tranny.

Later...
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Originally posted by C.S.F.:
<STRONG>You're welcome.

As for the front axle, go with a Dana 44. It will make a much better swap than an FJ40 axle. A D44 out of a chevy or possibly even a jeep wagoneer would make a good swap. Do a search on the D44 to find which would work best for you.</STRONG>
I have heard that the Wagoneer has a D44 with a drivers side diff. I would need a pass side diff D44. I think I saw a J20 Jeep pickup that had a pass side diff so I am going to check into that.
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No, heeps and Chevy's have the passenger side diff. Go wide, go fullsize. Or really go for it and put a 60 in and upgrade the rear (14 bolt or d60).Wahhhhhhhhhh
 

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Originally posted by FLTacoma:
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I cant use the Waggy with the drivers side diff. The T-Case is going to be an older model Toy case with a remore adapter to bolt up to my tranny.
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Ok. Then you're going to have to reroute your exhaust and move your gas tank. Why not track down a tacoma transfer case and have it bolt into place?

But, if you decide otherwise, the older waggys (pre 1980) had pass side diffs. I believe (and i could be making this up) that all chevy d44s are pass side drops.
 

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Originally posted by BigBadBob:
<STRONG>Ok. Then you're going to have to reroute your exhaust and move your gas tank. Why not track down a tacoma transfer case and have it bolt into place?

But, if you decide otherwise, the older waggys (pre 1980) had pass side diffs. I believe (and i could be making this up) that all chevy d44s are pass side drops.</STRONG>
I am looking into the exhaust and gas tank problems right now. I would track down a Taco T-Case, but I am pretty sure it won't just bolt up. I have the 2wd tranny, so I don't see how it would go. TO bad the company that makes the remote kit for the older Toy T-case doesn't make one for the new cases.
As far as the front end goes, I am still looking into my options. I will check the older Waggy's and see whats up with them.

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not sure but doesn't the tranny bolt up to the same engine? let's say 3.4V6 2wd or 4wd are the same engine but different tranny don't they just bolt up to the same engine. sounds it would be easy to just get the whole tranny/t-case off a 4wd taco and later get the adapter for the second crawler that they make already i know marlin makes the adapter for the tacos. just a thought

[ 10-29-2001: Message edited by: deleon87 ]
 

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Originally posted by FLTacoma:
<STRONG> far as the front end goes, I am still looking into my options. I will check the older Waggy's and see whats up with them.</STRONG>
would your best bet for the front end be a chevy D44 cut down to 62" and use 1/2" spacers, you'll have stock axles and keep the same with, depending on which side you want the drop like chevy is a pass side, and ford is a drivers side drop. Erik B. has a write up on a 62" D44, Erik's SAS(D44)
 

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Originally posted by deleon87:
<STRONG>not sure but doesn't the tranny bolt up to the same engine? let's say 3.4V6 2wd or 4wd are the same engine but different tranny don't they just bolt up to the same engine. sounds it would be easy to just get the whole tranny/t-case off a 4wd taco and later get the adapter for the second crawler that they make already i know marlin makes the adapter for the tacos. just a thought

[ 10-29-2001: Message edited by: deleon87 ]</STRONG>
Actually, they way I am doing it with the remote T-Case is going to be easier. I don't have to mess with the tranny much. I have to make a new crossmember for the T Case, a short cv shaft to connect the to, and then my new driv shafts. The front would be pretty much a normal SAS.
 
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