So Ive been planning to do this forever and its finally time. I have a 98 tacoma 2wd with the 2.4l in it. Im doing a 4x4 conversion and sas. i got a transmission out of an 01 tacoma. im going to be using a jeep front axle to stick with a 5x4.5 bolt pattern because i just put a locker in the rear of the 2wd.
so anyway... got the steel to build the front crossmember and spring hangers and got the 2wd suspension unbolted.
i welded the crossmember to the frame and have the cross bar to kick the spring hangers and the spring hangers tacked in where i think is square. next is to figure out the rear shackle mounts and angles and make sure its all square. im looking for some ideas for that. I have measured just about every way i can to line the front hangers up with the rear frame rail.
so here are some picks of my progress... any comments and or suggestions are welcome and appreciated. im just kinda figuring it out as i go after reading every post i can find about tacoma sas.
suspension before and after
all hung up, the shackles are just chilling there i need to figure out my angles