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I agree with Maurice on this swapping the entire front drivetrain I consider a huge modification to the vehicle. All the places around here check everything on a vehicle, including 4wd. They'd be in some major **** if they sold a vehicle as a 4wd when it really wasn't.
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These values are from www.nada.com

Both with the assumption that 50,000 miles is on the odometer

2002 Ford Ranger 4-door 4wd Edge 4.0 w/ auto trans & all options:
Clean Retail: $13,750
Trade-in: $11,400

2002 Ford Ranger 4-door 2wd Edge 4.0 w/ auto trans & all options:
Clean Retail: $11,350
Trade-in: $9,250

So you could sell outright for what a dealership would give you in trade.



If you decide to do this swap, make sure you tell your lending institution. I am sure they will not allow you to do that because it will decrease the value too much.
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They'd be in some major **** if they sold a vehicle as a 4wd when it really wasn't.
anyone dumb enough to NOT try the 4wd or look a vehicle over, deserve to be screwed like that
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True that. I bet it's happened before...
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you are correct that 2wd is a stock option, BUT if you swap to a 2wd that is a large modification to the vehicle. Do you think you can find anything else to argue with me over? Get over yourself.

I don't know what dealership you go to, but they usually put used vehicles up on the rack and have a mechanic look at them to determine their value.

Carmax has someone that checks cars in the parking lot. Then after buying it, they check it in a shop bay.

Also there was a thread recently (dont remember what forum) but a dealership took a NEW 08 Ranger from the factory with grey plastic fender flares on one side and Painted fenders flare on the other, and no one noticed. I've seen the inspection sheets before, and if something like that can get by, then yeah, selling a 4x4 ranger to a dealership without the front axle can easily get by (this is also assuming its a used car dealer, no a ford dealer)
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maurice is completely right. there is absolutely no reason to switch from 4wd to 2wd. only reason would be to save 1 mpg, but lowering your trucks value 2 grand for 1 mpg, not worth it.
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Carmax has someone that checks cars in the parking lot. Then after buying it, they check it in a shop bay.
Really now cause when we traded our Windstar van in to Carmax they took it in the shop as we looked over financing. Weird huh?
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Well, first of all, he never said he wanted to save MPG. So I don't know where you guys got all that.

In fact, I think you scared him to death -- he hasn't posted since, lol.

Go back and reread his first post: he doesn't care about 4WD and wants and easy way to lift his truck. That's it. That's all he asked.

I think he's dismayed about the complexity/cost of a 4x4 lift. I think by now he understands converting it isn't simple or free either.

This is a pretty typical forum-type response in this topic: a guy asks a question and before long everybody is answering a DIFFERENT question, lol.

[where's that Picard picture...]
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[where's that Picard picture...]
classic right there!
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Hail, Jean-Luc!
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ha ha i just got home and wow this thread is entertaining. i was just curious if i could do a simple modification to run lift spindles. nothing permanent. i just dont need the 4x4 so the cheap lift would benefit me more, but i dont want to hack away at my car. i like it too much. so nvm. lol

thanks for all your help
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Yeah I've been thinking about the same thing last night and I don't think I trust my skills to do that big of a mod right now. It's nice to dream though right?
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huh?
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I wanna reopen this hasn't been posted in 3 months but have a reason I've completely F*cked my 4wd thats y I've had it out for almost 15k miles but now with the stock 4wd knuckles its eating the dam bearings so I want to know whats required to do what sindles work properly.

Oh and if you guys relle want the pics to explain my reason I'll be happy to take some and post them then I dont think any one will argue with me. Best I figure is about 800-1g to fix the front end and 4wd or like 400 to make it a proper 2wd and if I had a welder I'd just sas it but no welder and I dont know anyone near me that won't charge me an arm and a leg to do the welding.
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You can give me the front axle, drive shaft, the transfer case, and everything else that needs to be hooked up lol
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Hey if you need help I'm right around the corner. I'm serious, I don't want money parts nothing...I'll help you out with whatever.. Pm me and I'll talk to you about helping. I am actually working on another members truck this week sometime. He broke the hub on R side and needds almost everything replaced :(

Seriously, PM me or whatnot. I can help you out.

A spindle conversion is VERY easy for you to do.
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for the guy 2 post up you u pay shipping you can all the raped stuff, the diff housing has no extension from the housing to the pass side, the pass side inner axle the end is banged up the pass side cv is missing, the hubs are gone (were avm's) sorry for sounding lyk an as* but c'mon if it was as easy as just putting it back on of course it would still be there this is prolly a $4k truck with 4wd and the way its sits today $1k to have 4wd again, not to mention they can never get it aligned.

I just want to make sure I'm right about converting it that from my understanding that the 2wd edge spindles work?Before I go out and but the wrong part
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