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im new to this site and i have a 1990 2wd ranger that i got from a buddy for free looking to put 4wd on it or maybe just switching the hole frame so someone please help me i want to lift it but i want 4wd so let me no what u think thanks
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ive always read that its easier to just get a new truck then to do the swap
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i agree, just drive the thing. or you could lower it, or raise it. but the 4wd thing is too costly and complicated. your better off getting a 4wd truck
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well if i lift it as a 2wd how would it be off road i would probably get suck alot right
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a lot of dudes on here have 2wd trucks that are lifted w/ 33's and such. they do wheel them. personally i don't see the point of that. You really need 4wd to hit the trails, it's essential. if i had a 2wd truck and lived in a non-snowy area i would probly lower it. that'd be pretty cool. in a 2wd truck you wouldn't get anywhere on the trails round here.
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^ two words for you.... John Griggs...

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well if i lift it as a 2wd how would it be off road i would probably get suck alot right
its all about momentum... theres alot of 2wd trucks that are just as capable as 4wd in some aspects... sure if you loose your momentum you dont have a front diff to rely on but you can still have fun in it...
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^ two words for you.... John Griggs...


its all about momentum... theres alot of 2wd trucks that are just as capable as 4wd in some aspects... sure if you loose your momentum you dont have a front diff to rely on but you can still have fun in it...
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you can do a lot in 2wd.
when im on the trails i usually never use 4wd unless absolutely needed.
only time i kept it on the whole time was whe i went to the sand dunes...and if you have 2wd, dont think about touchin sand.

2wd isnt bad, but ofcorse 4x4 is better.
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i use a 2wd offroad
havent gotten stuck yet!(maybe i didnt go hard enough)
why not do a solid axle swap?
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eh, if it was free, and its a toy, you can pick up a 4wd TTB truck for cheap(wrecked, or blown up) and swap frames. or you can go SAS with your current frame and jus add a manual t-case and 4wd runnin gear. jus depends on how you wanna do it
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heres what to do, if you want to put some money in to it. It I beleive is the cheapest of the options and is a sweet set-up. We did this with a 4wd ranger to make it bigger, but the bodys are the same. we found a 1978 ford bronco with the 351w in it. took the body off the bronco, and put the ranger body on top, your gonna have to do a little frame cutting, but it is possible. there is your straight axle up front, your gears, and 4wd. we had 42"s on ours. here is a picture of it when it was still a bronco at tellico.
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if i had a bronco frame what would i need to lift it and body lift and what do u mean frame cutting
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I would just buy a 4x4 if possible. You can wheel with 2wd but 4wd can go through so much more.
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there is a 4wd 83 FS in the classifieds right now for $200. in MO...
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