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Help with 4wd to 2wd?

Discussion in '2nd Gen 4Runners (1990-1995)' started by UBNJKD1, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. Jul 16, 2016 at 5:58 PM
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    UBNJKD1

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    I know most people swap the other direction but I want to build an import sleeper. Here's what I have laying around.
    1993 Lexus SC400 1UZFE powered with Auto trans car is in pieces but I have fired the engine and drive it enough to feel trans shift so my drive train is solid.
    1990 4Runner 4X4 3.0 is missing 5spd and tcase is there and truck rolls and steers and brakes work. Body and interior are pretty good very good compared to the SC400.
    So my question is what would bolt in to change to 2WD that hopefully will also aid in getting the stance down a bit in the front and also what might help lower the rear? I'm thinking air bags or coilovers with the factory link suspension. Fanning the motor mounts and trans Crossmember should be easy or at least straight forward. The wiring will be tough but doable. Looking forward to everyone's input.
     
  2. Jul 26, 2016 at 9:44 PM
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    That's going to be a tough build. IUZ is a little to big to fit in a 3rd gen, which easily fits 5VZ. 5VZ is a little too big for 2nd gen. If anything you'll probably have to body lift, not lower. Could be wrong there though.

    What's wrong with the SC400? I'm sure it would be way faster than the runner because it is smaller, lighter and more aerodynamic
     
  3. Jul 26, 2016 at 9:58 PM
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    SC400 is totaled hit in the side hard. All your observations are spot on. The weight isn't a big concern because the main use is daily driver as far as the need for body lift I plan to modify the frame rails a bit (if 2wd suspension allows)to sink the eng down and maybe a cowl hood depending on looks.overall the main reason for the runner is its just plain different and I already have it, I wish I could Trade it for a late 70's Corolla.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2016 at 10:00 PM
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    So the front differential and CV's are already gone?
     
  5. Jul 26, 2016 at 10:03 PM
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    Yes frame rails are bare thats why I posted don't know Toyotas like I know chevys. I was hoping for some 2wd front end pics.
     
  6. Jul 26, 2016 at 10:08 PM
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    I'll take some for you tomorrow if I remember. My skid plate is already off so it should be exactly what you need if you need a 4wd pic
     
  7. Jul 26, 2016 at 10:11 PM
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    That would be cool it would give me a starting point. Thanks!
     
  8. Jul 26, 2016 at 10:14 PM
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    No problem :cheers:
     

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