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4x4 conversion

Does anyone have a list of parts to convert from 2wd to 4wd. and dont tell me to sell mine and but a 4x4 becuase i am not going to. just need a good starting point, and the right parts
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As Zach would say, "Find the search function, and make sweet, sweet love to it."
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i already have... many times
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google. theres 04 EDGE who has a log of his conversion
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Didn't search hard enough cause I know for a fact that his build thread is there. It was actually posted on the other day.

EDIT: Here ya go.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=44350
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razoredge or whoever also did it.

so did n3lz, i'm sure other people have..
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anyway for a 98 2wd to do a 4x4 conversion?
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Yuke I wanna do it too. We should have a meet to put mine and yours in. LOL
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04 EDGE and RazorsEdge both have done it and have great threads. You didn't search hard enough...
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Too much work, IMO. If you like doing that sort of thing, then sure. If not, just buying a 4x4 truck is a lot easier and almost as cheap.
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I also did it as well. It's not that hard... Well, I already had the solid axle, so it was that much easier.

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Too much work, IMO. If you like doing that sort of thing, then sure. If not, just buying a 4x4 truck is a lot easier and almost as cheap.
x2, less of a chance of messing something up as well.
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buy 4x4 tranny, or tail housing/shaft
buy t-case
front diff
brackets
cv shafts
new knuckles
new bearings
buy new rear drive shaft
acquire a front drive shaft
get some new cross members
shift linkage or electronics
then piece it together.


is that good enough for you that cant search? I'm sure I'm still missing some stuff.

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LOL Oh and you will need tools too. Not sure if your search told you that or not.
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tools are a fcukin gimme

of course if your me you can just look at it and it goes together.
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Well he did post he searched and found nothing so I figured I would tell him he needed tools. LOL
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good luck
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Seriously. This swap is super easy. If you can turn a wrench then you can do it.


As for my swap I used 04 EDGE's thread as my reference, it was all I needed to figure out what I had to do.

Here is my thread, I listed most of the parts I used. The list and pics are pretty outdated now. Also didn't take pics of the install process. Look at 04 EDGE's thread for that.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=48996
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Has anyone done it to a stock 2WD? Not an edge just a 2WD.
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I think it would be easier to SAS a 2wd due to it already having coil buckets.
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Yeah this swap is not possible on a truck that didnt come with factory torsion bars. The only way on those trucks is with a SAS.
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That is if you chose to link up the front end.....

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I think it would be easier to SAS a 2wd due to it already having coil buckets.
And still use coils.....And those of you saying to just buy one aren't thinking of the benefits of a straight axle front end either.....


It isn't really that complicated no matter which route you choose, rounding up the shafts and correct trans & transfer case likely is harder.....
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