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350 swap

Discussion in '1st Gen 4Runners (1984-1989)' started by Sand_man17, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. Jan 19, 2015 at 2:53 PM
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    Sand_man17

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    Hello my fellow brethren! I have a question about the transfer case on my 4runner. I'm currently in the process of swapping my 3.slow as many would call it to a 350 engine. But I'm currently stuck on the transfer case. What should I buy or modify to make my car all wheel drive. Car is a 88 4runner. Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 19, 2015 at 2:57 PM
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    Kelvin

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    Also @Utah should be able to help you
     
  3. Jan 19, 2015 at 3:48 PM
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    BestGen

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    ^This should be good... o_O
     
  4. Jan 19, 2015 at 6:45 PM
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    Utah

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    You've got a couple options. The easiest would be keep your stock transmission and transfer case and run an adapter from NWOR or Advance Adapters between the 350 and your transmission. Next easiest would be to find a transmission and tcase from an older truck that had a 350 in it (I'm not a Chevy guy, I don't know what that would be). If neither of those options appeals to you, find the transmission/tcase you do want to use and call up Advance Adapters and see if they've got an adapter for it (they probably will, the 350 has huge aftermarket). If you've got tons of money, run the 2wd trans I assume you already have from your donor car and a divorced tcase, an NP205 or even a Atlas.

    So yeah, lots of options. You've got some research to do to find which one fits your build and your skill level and your budget. Personally, I'd buy the adapter to run the stock transmission and tcase, that'll be the easiest way to go and I'm highly in favor of anything that makes engine swaps easier.
     
  5. Feb 9, 2015 at 11:44 AM
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    PisaRunner

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    I would just run with the stock Trans and tcase. It's been done a million times and is tried and true.
     
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