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4x2 coil sus to 4x4

so my buddy and i got to talking and he has a lot of spare parts from an explorer and mountaineer. he has a SAS mountaineer. is there anything i can use? he has the front axle and the t-case just sitting around, is there anything i can use. im guessing the only way to go is with a sas because i dont have t-bars. any insight would be worth it. can i just get a explorer donor and swap the front axle over, or would i have to fab up some brackets and ****.
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The frame is completely different. If you were an edge then you could bolt that stuff in but being an XLT your only option is a sas.
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*screwed or a hell of alot of work....SAS it!
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ya i thought about te same only thing i could think of doing is cutting and welding a new part in the frame were the coil spring was and put a shock mount.... would that work?
and while i had it dismantled and being rebuillt reinforcer the shock mounts for a hybrid rcd/superlift
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what bracket would have to be modified to swap it over
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what bracket would have to be modified to swap it over

You'd have to swap the entire front section of the frame. It would be WAY more work than its worth. A SAS would be far easier.
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if you dont wana sas then find a donor 4x4 and just swap the cabs and beds and then after that figure out the wiring if you end up with a auto if its manual then youll be almost ready to go with not as much work
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Body swap onto a 4x4 frame....ok. now a hard part to find as well...a 04+ reg cab 4x4...
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sas works for me! my budy maughty has his mountaineer sas'd and he knows more then i do about the mod. what t-case and axle would be worth putting under it.
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1354M imo. axle depends on if you wanna keep it skinny or not...imo...go w/ a D44 from a 150 or 250, then have it narrowed to early bronco width.
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