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0RangerEdge2's 4x2 to 4x4 Swap Thread

As some of you know, I'm working toward swapping my truck over to 4 wheel drive.

It all started with a lucky find on Craigslist. Guy in the Detroit area is doing a solid axle swap so he chopped the entire front driveline out. $100 was a steal!

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Just picked up a mint condition Borg Warner 13-50 manual shift transfer case for $100. I'll have to have Justin get pictures, as it is still at his place. Also picked up new CV shafts for $120. Rotors were put on a lathe and look brand new. AVM hubs are back ordered until the 27th, but they'll be on their way after that.
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Awesome dude. Wish I was able to do that easily to my truck.
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yay for a project log!
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Hooray for having an Edge!
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ohhhhhh.....Tyler.....


This is yours....





Just dont come anywhere near the west coast. ok?


Hittin' up my local yard for a front shaft here in the next couple days.
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Cool deal man. I'll be watching this lol. I may wanna do it to......
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you may wanna do it?!?? DIDN'T you do it!?!??? lol.
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Shane you are the man!!!! I won't come near the west coast. lol. Just let me know what I owe you for the linkage and stuff.
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Tyler.....Justin....

One issue with the linkage....it's missing the 'pivot' on the shift lever. It's a plastic pieces that goes onto the piece thats bolted to the stud, then the long arm slides onto this plastic piece.

You can see the plastic piece in this pic(circled on my 1354)....


**OH.......shift arm that's connected to the stud inside the tcase....are different on the 02-03 L2's.....thats what that pic shows as well.
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As some of you know, I'm working toward swapping my truck over to 4 wheel drive.

It all started with a lucky find on Craigslist. Guy in the Detroit area is doing a solid axle swap so he chopped the entire front driveline out. $100 was a steal!







Just picked up a mint condition Borg Warner 13-50 manual shift transfer case for $100. I'll have to have Justin get pictures, as it is still at his place. Also picked up new CV shafts for $120. Rotors were put on a lathe and look brand new. AVM hubs are back ordered until the 27th, but they'll be on their way after that.
Heeeeey theres my bumper!
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Heeeeey theres my bumper!
no thats my old one, those pics are from my garage, your bumper is on tylers truck
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Tyler.....Justin....

One issue with the linkage....it's missing the 'pivot' on the shift lever. It's a plastic pieces that goes onto the piece thats bolted to the stud, then the long arm slides onto this plastic piece.

You can see the plastic piece in this pic(circled on my 1354)....

**OH.......shift arm that's connected to the stud inside the tcase....are different on the 02-03 L2's.....thats what that pic shows as well.


Im not running a plastic piece on mine, seems to work ok


Tyler, did you get the part I mailed you?
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Cool! I'm subscribed!

Justin there's gonna be something in that box for you coming from Shane! (But from me!) lol
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Im not running a plastic piece on mine, seems to work ok


Tyler, did you get the part I mailed you?
Yes Scott, I did get your part. Thanks a bunch!

Going from what Justin said today, the case might actually be a 13-54 instead of a 13-50.

So that's good, but I guess now I'll need different linkage. That's ok though.
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sweet.
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ohhhhhh....boyyyyy.......scottyg sent someone a part! I know the kind of parts he sends out....i wonder what this one could be!?!???!!!
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looks good man i will be going to look for your shifter boot this weekend and anything else shane cant get
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All I have to say is thank you to everyone helping make this swap possible!
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nice!

you should have said something about CV shafts, or PM me.. I have 2 broken CV shafts sitting in my driveway, their under a lifetime warranty so i could get them swapped out and shipped to you if you want..
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Why aren't there any install pics yet?!?
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Haha, soon enough Ryan. Soon enough. We are still trying to figure out if we can use the 5r55e but use the bellhousing off of a 5r44e.

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nice!

you should have said something about CV shafts, or PM me.. I have 2 broken CV shafts sitting in my driveway, their under a lifetime warranty so i could get them swapped out and shipped to you if you want..
I wish I had known. That sucks, but oh well. The ones I picked up with be alright I guess. $120 for the set once I turn in the cores.
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The guy cut the torsion bars? What a lazy ***.
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Yeah, he was pretty lazy from what I could tell. When Justin picked the stuff up he said he seemed like he was high.
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Yeah, he was pretty lazy from what I could tell. When Justin picked the stuff up he said he seemed like he was high.
That's funny, the guy I bought my nissan from last night looked like he was straight out of cheech and chong.
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he was pretty awesome. he claimed to be doing an SAS and a cummins 6BT swap in his ranger, he took pictures of my truck saying it is the nicest ranger he has ever seen and his will be toreador red......whatever
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