Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Colorado Springs/Fort Collins, CO
Yes you can swap the rear as long as you don't engage 4x4. I did the same thing on my old Tacoma. I swapped the rear axle in, then re-geared the front diff to 4.30 at a later date.
1998 Tacoma - Rear e-locker, ADS Racing Shocks 2.5" Extended Travel Coilovers with Reservoirs, 3 inch All-Pro lift system in rear, Trail-Gear sliders, Trail-Gear front stinger bumper, CBI Wrap Around tube rear bumper, CB Radio, Skid Row Offroad Skids, 33 inch BFG KM2's on Ivan Stewart 16 inch wheels.