step 1: determine your bolt pattern
Notice that you have the option to select the bolt pattern for the "Lid" and the "Base" of the Eco-Crawler. The Lid refers to your transmission and the Base refers to your transfer case. Yes - you don't have to use your stock transfer case!
vf fitment chart
VF1, VF2, and VF4 refer to the bolt pattern between the output of the transmission and the input of the transfer case. Over the years, Toyota has modified and updated this pattern, making specific models and generations require different patterns for the EcoCrawler. Refer to the Eco-Crawler Fitment Chart to find what pattern your vehicle uses.
step 2: determine your shifter interface
There are two parts to this: the style of your transfer case shift block (Spade Type or Ball Type) and the position it sits in (Top Shift or Forward Shift).
If your shift rails extend outside of your transfer case, your vehicle is a "Forward Shift". If your shift rails are inside your transfer case, your vehicle is a "Top Shift". If your vehicle is an electric shift, you will want a "Top Shift".
step 3: choose your eco-crawler
The Eco-Crawler VF4 fits:
- 4th Generation 4Runner
- 5th Generation 4Runner
- 2nd Generation Tacoma
- 3rd Generation Tacoma
- Toyota FJ Cruiser
- Lexus GX460/470
Make sure to check the Fitment Chart Above for detailed fitment!
Shift Your Eco-Crawler
Don't forget to grab a Trident Triple or Single Shifter Kit for your Eco-Crawler! Single kits are made to only shift the Eco-Crawler, while the Triple Shifter Kit is built to combine your Toyota transfer case and Eco-Crawler into one shifter interface.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- You will need to find a donor manual shift transfer case, or an electric shift and purchase our additional parts kit.
- Torsen transfer cases do not work as donor cases.
- You will need to shorten your rear drive shaft and lengthen your front driveshaft by roughly 6.50" (exact length in product card).