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Icon5 Conversion to 2wd

I have a 88 Ford Ranger 4 wheel drive. I am wanting to convert it over to a 2 wheel drive. I'm not sure what I need in order to do that. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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a wrench to take the front drive shaft off?

do you want it fully 2wd?
suspension, axles, transmission and no tcase?
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sell it and buy a 2 wheel drive truck
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I want it a full 2 wheel drive. I dont really use the 4 wheel drive and its just added weight.
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the amount of work and cost on a 20 year old truck isn't worth it for a couple mpg's...
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there's not really an easy way to convert everything.. your gonna need the whole front axle, new tail housing on the trans, new drive shaft.


i dont know if its this model truck or not but i thought i saw something a while back about 2wd frames being different than 4wd frames.
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Im planning on dropping a 302 in it as well so I was trying to make life easier.
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I thought about just buying a 2wd frame from a bronco 2 and putting my body on it.
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that might be easier lol
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the bronco II frame will not work on your ranger.

you will need a transmission, a driveshaft, a new front suspension, you will also have to change the engine crossmember as the TTB 4x4 is different then the TIB 4x2, that alone is a major job, next you will need new rear U bolts as you will need to remove the rear lift block.

i think you should just find another truck being its 20 years old
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really it would be easier to sell it and get a 2wd. You'll probably have some money left over and can buy the 302 engine and tans for that amount.
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