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Old 11-26-2008
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4x4 swap

Hey guys
Well im about to start my 4x4 swap to my 00 trailhead (edge) and my parts truck is also a 00 and i had a hub question, shound i Lock them full time or get lock-outs

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Get manual hubs. You save a bit of gas and you can add a locker with no worries.
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good luck with the swap. take lots of pics!
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good luck with the swap. take lots of pics!
what he said
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will do but it will be slow progress since im only 16 and have to go to school and work
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Are they live axle or pulse vacum hubs? 2000 was the crossover year so they could be either way, Live axle you can't put lockout hubs on, only pulse vacuum hubs you can.
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will do but it will be slow progress since im only 16 and have to go to school and work
its all good man
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Get the AVM hubs.
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Thats what i was leaning toward But wanted to check first
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I went and pulled all my 4x4 swap stuff Minus the t-case and found out i has live axles witch i guess is good?
But i got some brake Questions for any one who has done this swap
and also what is teh most common gear ratio for a 2000 4.0 auto 4x4 xlt Anyone know
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either 4.10 or 3.73

btw i would run live axles for simplicity. and a manual transfer case.
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i hope there 4.10 or im going to have to find a set and, also im gettin a manual t-case what one should i get 13**
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the 3.0L would probably be fine with the 1350 too
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ah didn't know he was 3.0 as well.
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I've done this swap, probably the biggest pita is the missing mount on the frame for the front differential. I made one and bolted it in but had it welded at the muffler shop. BTW make sure your rear gears match the front if your not swapping the rear axles out.
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Im ripping off the front diff cover today to see what gears it has and can u post a pic of the frame mount
3.0 FTW
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Another Question Does anyone know if my brake calipers will work with the 4x4 spindles
I know i have to get new Brake pad and get teh old rotors turned but i dont know igf my calipers will work
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You don't need new brake pads or calipers unless your current ones are worn out. You will need new rotors though. They differ from 4x2 to 4x4. Since you have a donor truck why not use the rotors off that truck? If they are shot or something you can just buy a set of rotors for a 2000 4x4. They should be the 11.25" rotors. In 2003 they switched to a 12" rotor and you can't use those unless you're using a knuckle from a 2003 or newer truck.
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i am using the old rotors if i can they have been out side for a year and i dont know if the can be turned anymore. but my buddie is takin them in tomorrow to check them out.
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so i did some shoping and found a 1354m out of a 97also found a rear driveshat out a 2000 4x4 auto and a front out of a 97 is there gonna be any problems with this set-up
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The front driveshaft might not be the right one... as the 97 is a TTB truck and your truck is IFS... I'm not positive on that so don't take my word on it...
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well i also have the 2000 front so ill figure it out
anyone else know
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Yeah that driveshaft will be too long. You need to find a front shaft out of a 95-96 explorer. It will be the only one with the correct flanges and the correct length.
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