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Dumb question?

I have a 1997 Ranger 2wd with a 5 speed and a 2.3litre 4 cylinder. How involved is it to convert it to a 4 wheel drive? I would assume manual locking hubs would be the way to go, but do not know what else is involved if its even possible.
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With the time , effort ,tools,shop, and money , You could do it.
But with less time , less money , and less effort , you could search around for a used 4WD
and rebuild it.
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I basically need to know what parts are needed, and if they bolt in, or need modification to the frame, etc. Thanks for the help guys!
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u'll need a 4x4 front suspension and 4x4 tranny w/ t-case are the major items.
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Easier to get another truck if you can.
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It's easier and cheaper to get another truck and I don't think they made a 4wd 4cylinder, so... go get another truck.
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