The Twin-Stick allows the use of two-wheel drive low range, and a true neutral. As well as the ability to shift-on-the-fly, while in low range, from 2wd to 4wd and back easily, this is especially useful with a locker in the front axle, and allows for a tighter turning radius. With the factory shifter configuration, neutral only disengages the transfer case from the transmission. This actually has the front and rear drivelines locked together, which is not a great setup for towing either. For the ideal towing setup, check out our Full-Floater Conversion Kit.
The two-wheel drive low range is great for people with a front locker. As those of you setup with a front locker know, the locker keeps pulling you straight when you are trying to turn. With the Twin-Stick, just moving the 2/4 lever into two wheel drive disengages the front axle, and the locker is no longer pulling you straight. This makes tight turns much easier, while allowing the slow speed control of low range. By having 2wd low, the front axle is relieved from undue stress, and four wheel drive can be re-engaged, even while moving, by just throwing one lever.
The Twin-Stick is now available for Tacomas and 3.0L manual transfer cases!
With or without floor boot.
Q: Will the Twin-Stick fit my vehicle?
A: It fits the transfer cases found behind the 4 cylinder motors, pre-Tacoma. There is not one available for the automatic tranny/t-case combinations. Some tranny/t-case setups have both shifters in one plate. It won’t work in these because it includes a new mounting plate. It does fit the rear cases of dual transfer case setups. The Twin-Stick in now also available for Tacomas, 4Runners, and 3.0L manual transfer cases!
Q: What do you need to know about my truck when I order a Twin-Stick?
A: I need to know what tranny/t-case you have, this can be easily identified by the motor and the year. Turbo, carbureted, EFI, and pre 83 are all qualifiers, assuming your tranny/t-case match the motor, or you know what vehicle they are out of.
Q: What’s involved in the modification to the transfer case?
A: You must drain and remove the transfer case from the vehicle. Once removed, the modification takes at most 45 minutes. You must remove the Interlock Pin. This pin keeps the 2 shift rails from sliding independently and engaging two-wheel drive, low range. It requires only a couple wrenches, hammer, and a small punch. The procedure is described in the detailed instructions.
Q: Can I use the Twin-stick with a dual case setup?
A: Yes, it just installs in the rear case.
Q: Does the Twin-Stick allow front wheel drive only?
A: No, for front only, a rear disconnect is required.
Ty (Submitted on 5th Apr 2016)
I run a small fabrication shop and do toy duals often and have used a different vendor for these. After needed to replace one on my own rig I decided to try out this one and....ALL my future builds will be getting this part.
steange1 (Submitted on 16th May 2015)
This is a very well built shifter, and installs into a Tacoma easily. I had to grind the shift rail with it in the case because to remove the rail would mean a complete disassembly of the case. No big deal, but the instructions were a bit unclear.