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is it possible to take an old bronco 2 and put the suspension four wheel drive and all that on to my truck if so how hard would it be???? thanks guys
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Some things will transfer and some won't. I think you'll have trouble getting the transmission to fit with the transfer case.

It would probably be cheaper to just find a 4x4 '92 Ranger.
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well just an idea thanks
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It would be a pretty complicated swap. It won't be as easy as simply bolting a few things in and going. Many parts will be needed, possibly with some fabrication. You would also need to hunt down a new drive shaft and whatnot. I'd just buy a 4WD Ranger.
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yeah but the thing is i love my ranger so much and theres not a thing wrong with it so ill just lift it take my chances and buy a tow rope
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i think the guys mean buy a 92 4x4 and swap the drivetran and resell it as a 2wd
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There should only be 2 issues with using a 4x4 BII as a donor for swapping.
1) rear driveshaft
2) engine crossmember

Other than the driveshaft, the BII (if its complete with tranny/T-case) should be able to supply everything else needed.
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yeah but too late my truck is lifted and im definatley not gonna have to buy a new kit for the front and then have to deal with swaping. hahaha
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I guess you're stuck with a pre-runner, then, eh? :D

My beater Ranger (paid $180 Canadian for it, drove it home, swapped the windshield, and sold the spare parts that came with it for $200) was used as a 2wd pre-runner for several years. Not a single straight panel on it, but it went almost anywhere the 4x4s did, and some places a Cherokee couldn't! All with an open diff, 3.45 gears, no lift, and 30x9.5's on it!
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yeah but the thing is i love my ranger so much and theres not a thing wrong with it so ill just lift it take my chances and buy a tow rope
I go every where my 4x4 buddys go and i dont get stuck, its all in how you drive it. SHHH I've had to help pull one guy out he had 4x4 haha
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yeah but the thing is i love my ranger so much and theres not a thing wrong with it so ill just lift it take my chances and buy a tow rope
I go every where my 4x4 buddys go and i dont get stuck, its all in how you drive it. SHHH I've had to help pull one guy out he had 4x4 haha
who was it??
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HAHAHA this is funny b/c now theres gonna be a huge discusion about 4x4s vs 4x2s
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depending on how its lifted you may be able to reuse it!
if its just drop down brackets than you can just swap the I beams for the TTB (twin traction beams for all you that are not old ford wise)
everything "should" just bolt in, it will be a lot of work but it will work.
the rear drive shaft will need some shorting, but i do think the 4x4 ranger rear shaft was a diferent design type then the solid 4x2 shaft.
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The pivot points and mounting location of the brackets on the Ranger 4x2 and the BII are different. All BIIs use the same engine crossmember as the 4x4 Ranger though.
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the b2 is sold but if ud like to discuss it its cool with me
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