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Old 05-14-2007
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2WD to 4WD part one (56k not)

sorry for the poor pics. there off my LG Envy phone (2.0 mega pixels)
first start by removing the pro-comp lift spindles
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i had to fab a third bracket on the left frame rail. the first try was in the wrong place as you can see
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next install front axle in the 2 factory mounting brackets then bolt to the third bracket
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next instal both CV shafts
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next install both knuckles and wheel bearings
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next install 2 new raybestos 12 inch brake rotors
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this is where i got into another project, replacing a front axle U joint on a jeep.after fixing the jeep i started on the rear of the truck, removing the AAL's, didnt get any pics of that.

the finished (lowered) product
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as soon as i can source a transfer case i'll start the transmission conversion.
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heres the shot of the doner parts (thanks erv)

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Looks like a pretty easy conversion since the Edge has the same suspension as the 4wd. How much $$ will you have into it when you're done?
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so far i have around 150 in used parts, 50 for the 2 rotors.
i have 2 transmission options at the moment, first is replacing the output shaft and housing for around 250, (i have a friend that owns a transmission parts warehouse) but that will requier total transmission dissassembly. second option is a new take-out unit from a 2003 4x4 5R44E for $450.00 from the same guy. (its good to know people!)

i'm thinking the later of the two is the way i'll go, once i get the trans and Tcase it should be a one day project.
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so far i have around 150 in used parts, 50 for the 2 rotors.
i have 2 transmission options at the moment, first is replacing the output shaft and housing for around 250, (i have a friend that owns a transmission parts warehouse) but that will requier total transmission dissassembly. second option is a new take-out unit from a 2003 4x4 5R44E for $450.00 from the same guy. (its good to know people!)

i'm thinking the later of the two is the way i'll go, once i get the trans and Tcase it should be a one day project.
I would seirously consider this swap. I would do it w/ the superlift kit too though. I wouldn't go any lower b/c even right now my truck feels too low for how I use it.

I figure superlift 4x4 conversion is about a 3k dollar affair!!!
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still cheaper then factory 4x4. my truck was $13,500 new. adding 4x4 would have made it almost 18 grand
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Old 05-16-2007
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ok new update. seems the ABS pump and module are diferent. the 2x4 unit does not like the 4x4 front speed sensors. i got a 4x4 unit cheap from a local yard and will be installing it within the next few days. pics will folow.
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Old 05-16-2007
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ok new update. seems the ABS pump and module are diferent. the 2x4 unit does not like the 4x4 front speed sensors. i got a 4x4 unit cheap from a local yard and will be installing it within the next few days. pics will folow.
What was wrong with it? brakes locking up or what?
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Old 05-16-2007
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no brake problem. just a steady ABS light.
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Old 05-20-2007
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got the 4x4 ABS pump-module installed and now a new problem, seems the instrament cluster does not like the new ABS unit!
going into to ford next week i hope for a "cluster re-flash"

the tech said he could flash it any way i want, so i think i'll have him fix my speedo for the larger tires and flash it for a manual transfer case.
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Old 05-20-2007
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got the 4x4 ABS pump-module installed and now a new problem, seems the instrament cluster does not like the new ABS unit!
going into to ford next week i hope for a "cluster re-flash"

the tech said he could flash it any way i want, so i think i'll have him fix my speedo for the larger tires and flash it for a manual transfer case.

would a 4x4 cluster fix the problem?
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Old 05-20-2007
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im runnin a 2wd cluster in my 4wd. i doubt that will help out.
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Old 05-20-2007
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the 04+ clusters are retarted, you have to program it to the computer.
to bad he doesnt have a 95-03, then he wouldnt have todo any of that.
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Old 05-21-2007
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a 4x4 cluster would work BUT it would need to be out of a edge 3.0 4x4, the local yards want 75 for one, i can get my entire truck (cluster/pcm) reflashed any way i want it for 85 and wont have to remove anything.
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Old 05-31-2007
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2WD to 4WD part two

heres a few teaser pics. havent got all the parts yet, tomorrow i will pick up the internal trans stuff!
tailshaft housing (thanks chuck at CTS transmission) FREEBEE!
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4x4 tailshaft (thanks again chuck) FREEBEE!
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92 explorer BW1354 MANUAL SHIFT transfer case $200.00
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and a pair of front driveshafts, $50.00
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i'll post more pics of the rest of the parts tomorrow. by mid july the deed will be done!!!!
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Old 05-31-2007
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oh and one more of my new tool box!
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Old 05-31-2007
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use the upper driveshaft since it has a double cardon joint on 1 end......
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Old 05-31-2007
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yeah i noticed that after i got the first one, always good to have spare parts anyway!!
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curious why you didn't just get another automatic tranny that was already from a 4x4 truck? wouldn't that have been easier and probably cheaper
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Old 05-31-2007
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i got a case (look close in the one pic) with very little inside it lol!

complete cores for my truck are impossiable to come by around here and i didn't have 600 for a used one so i will just take mine apart. easy enough!
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Old 06-01-2007
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got more stuff today

rear driveshaft
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shift kit, most of it is already installed.
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gasket and seal kit
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filter
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messy workbench
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all i need now is fluid
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Old 06-01-2007
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sticking with IFS because its cheaper and easer to repair plus i drive it everyday, thus i dont have time to have it down for any length of time.
on the flip side of that if i do ever decide to do a sas i am already setup to "use" the front axle!
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Old 06-02-2007
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the deed is done!

first remove the driveshaft, exhaust and skid plate then drain the trans by dissconnecting a trans line and starting the truck untill no fluid comes out
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next remove the dipstick tube and vent tube
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next unhook all plugs and lines
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next unbolt all bell housing bolts and remove crossmember
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next remove transmission
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i'll post the internal pics tomorrow but heres a teaser
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Old 06-03-2007
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first remove the pan and tailshaft housing

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next remove the filter and valve body

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next remove the bellhousing/pump

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next remove all internal parts keeping them in order
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then at last you have gotten to the little snap ring that holds the output shaft in
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then remove the snap ring and enjoy the moment when you have the the old shaft out!
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now install 4x4 output shaft and snap ring
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now reinstall all internal parts
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now install inputshaft and bellhousing/pump
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new 4x4 tailshaft housing
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now reinstall the valvebody
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and a new 4x4 filter
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next the 4x4 pan (4x2 is different and not as deep)
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then adjust the bands
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next stand back have a miller lite and enjoy your work
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tomorrow or the next day i will start putting the truck back together!
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Old 06-04-2007
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got is somewhat back together today. having a front driveshaft problem, one is to short one is to long. i'll adress this problem tomorrow

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other then that everything works
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