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removing the 4x4

hey i am getting too a point where i would kinda like too turn my truck into a summer street truck. this mean i do not need 4x4, would it be as simple as removeing the parts or would i also need too buy new parts aswell?
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No offense.. but this sounds stupid.. it is also is simple as just leaving your **** turned to 2wd...

If you want a 2wd truck.. sell your truck as a 4x4 and get the extra cash it is worth and buy a 2wd which is much cheaper
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If you do want to do it you have to by other parts. Ie 2wd trans, drive shaft, edge spindles...
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If you want a 2wd truck.. sell your truck as a 4x4 and get the extra cash it is worth and buy a 2wd which is much cheaper
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just bring it down to el paso and trade me . i want a 4x4 u dont problem solved lol
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You can get it a decently low and keep the 4x4 but still have that street truck look. A few members on here have done it before.
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You could praly get a used 2wd ranger for what it would cost to "de-convert" yours, and you'd have two trucks to play with (comes in real handy when one breaks down)!
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You can get it a decently low and keep the 4x4 but still have that street truck look. A few members on here have done it before.
how low are we talking i wouldnt mind the 4x4 but i dont need it i plan on haveing a new truck in about before it snows again. and the reason i want too get rid of it is too lower the truck.
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you can probably lower it about 4 inches at the most
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Probably 2" in the front before the CVs bind and 4" in the rear would make it level. If you ever want to sell it removing the 4x4 will kill resale value.
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how low are we talking i wouldnt mind the 4x4 but i dont need it i plan on haveing a new truck in about before it snows again. and the reason i want too get rid of it is too lower the truck.


You want to remove the 4x4 components, to lower the truck before you buy a new one before the next snow fall? Are you planning on trading or selling your current truck?
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nope no selling or tradeing
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So you are going to take a two year old vehicle that is worth however much money. Remove about $2000 of that value and then spend another $2000 to make it a lowered 2wd truck? When you would really be better off trading it in for a 2010 xlt which will have a coil spring front end which is much easier to lower and it will have disc brakes all around as well as traction control. You could get a loaded XLT with a manual transmission for about $19k
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Wish I had a 4x4 to de-4x4
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I don't even see any type of benefit from removing the 4x4, its not like 4x4 components create a lot of drag under the truck, the weight difference doesn't seem huge, just seems like time wasted.
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give lazler the 4x4 components lol
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My guess is he would end up upside down on payments if he got rid of his current truck....
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My guess is he would end up upside down on payments if he got rid of his current truck....

I am pretty sure that the cost of his current truck with the modifications he wants to make would be equal to or greater than a new 2wd truck.
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its not like i was dead set on doing this it was only a question. i have never heard of a lowerd 4x4 but if it can be done than that is perfect. As for payments its paid off. i dont see why everyone is so uptight about this i could see mabey if i was dead set on doing it but i was just asking what my options were so i could make a informed decesion later.

I think that if i can lower it 4 inches with the 4x4 well that would be just fine.
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The frustraion probably comes from there being far too many post about how to convert a 2wd to a 4x4 and vice versa.

What it pretty much boils down to is that if you don't already know what it will entail then you don't have the knowledge to make it cost effect to do the work yourself. Hence you will be told to just buy the vehicle with the drivetrain you want.
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The frustraion probably comes from there being far too many post about how to convert a 2wd to a 4x4 and vice versa.

What it pretty much boils down to is that if you don't already know what it will entail then you don't have the knowledge to make it cost effect to do the work yourself. Hence you will be told to just by the vehicle with the drivetrain you want.
i did buy the vehicle with the drivetrain i want. then i had a question about it so i asked.
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