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Ok so on with the sacrelige. I want to switch my 03 4x4 to an 03 2x4. Yes...i Said 4x4 to 2x4. what would i need? new trans of course, new drive shaft and front suspension. i plan on going with a long travel kit up front. I cannot just sell mine and get a 2x4 or buy another truck. so please dont tell me to just buy a 2x4. I am just brainstorming right now, so just go with it. I'm not actually going to rip into my truck even if this would be easy
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I think from the sounds its not gonna be easy or cheap. You will need new front end i think..
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Why can you sell your truck for a 2wd? It would be a lot easier to start with a 2wd. You can still have long travel and 4wd. http://www.dixonbrosracing.com/content/view/8/2/
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Why can you sell your truck for a 2wd? It would be a lot easier to start with a 2wd. You can still have long travel and 4wd. http://www.dixonbrosracing.com/content/view/8/2/
I've put too much work into my truck to sell it. Plus. I doubt my parents will let me. i've gone through six vehicles in the past three years! So this would be my only option.
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dude i will trade u mine straight up truck for truck
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Well I personally thinks it's a stupid idea. As far as what you would need is the tailshaft housing for the tranny, 2wd spindles and rotors. I think that's it. Anyone feel free to add to that list if I missed something. I'm sure you can find someone that wants 4wd to swap you parts.
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dude i will trade u mine straight up truck for truck
If you have the 5spd i would do it in a heartbeat
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Well I personally thinks it's a stupid idea. As far as what you would need is the tailshaft housing for the tranny, 2wd spindles and rotors. I think that's it. Anyone feel free to add to that list if I missed something. I'm sure you can find someone that wants 4wd to swap you parts.
Thats the part that i hate. Its such a stupid idea but i mostly wanted to see what people would say about it.
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That's just my opinion. Well to each his own though. It can be done.
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Thats the part that i hate. Its such a stupid idea but i mostly wanted to see what people would say about it.
Why are people always out to prove something for nothing?
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I still havent heard why you want to do this swap. Is it because of gas prices? You like getting stuck in the snow and mud? Dont like off roading?

Anyway, I dont think its relevent as to what anyone thinks about the idea, its definately possible, but probably not worth it financially.

why not just sell or trade it in on a 2WD?
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LT, and i don't go play in the mud. its not for me. and we dont get much snow here in New mexico. I was just wondering if i got the susp kit from camburg or say blitzkreig if i'd just be able to get spindles and the trans adapter or new trans
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It should all bolt right in.
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well, like Christian already said, DBR makes and awesome LT kit for 4x4 rangers!

its somewhat expensive, but Im sure its cheaper than doing a 2WD swap or getting a different truck.

not to argue your point, but its nice to have 4x4 IF you need it... never hurts to have more capability than you need!
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camburg & dixon bros' are the ****, LT or not.

IMO- drop the money into the 4wd kit and don't install the front drive shaft.
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not to argue your point, but its nice to have 4x4 IF you need it... never hurts to have more capability than you need!
My friend could never understand why I would refuse to buy a 2wd truck(unless I plan to drop it). We went Pismo last month and he figured out why. His 2wd F150 got stuck everywhere. It took about an hour and a half to get to our campsite. Even if you don't use it often it's good to have.
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camburg & dixon bros' are the ****, LT or not.

IMO- drop the money into the 4wd kit and don't install the front drive shaft.
I agree! That way if by chance you do decide to sell it or trade it you can go back to stock. If you try and sell/trade it and it is listed on the title as a 4x4 you will never be able to get rid of it.
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I agree! That way if by chance you do decide to sell it or trade it you can go back to stock. If you try and sell/trade it and it is listed on the title as a 4x4 you will never be able to get rid of it.
that is the best argument so far! didnt even think of that...
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I agree! That way if by chance you do decide to sell it or trade it you can go back to stock. If you try and sell/trade it and it is listed on the title as a 4x4 you will never be able to get rid of it.
Thats true...never thought about that one. well...you all have convinced me. I just wanted to play around with the idea really. I guess i'll just either start savin for the dixon bros kit or for maybe a 2wd project beater
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I'll throw something out there for ya.

Come out to so cal and i'll do the swap
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Thats true...never thought about that one. well...you all have convinced me. I just wanted to play around with the idea really. I guess i'll just either start savin for the dixon bros kit or for maybe a 2wd project beater
Oh no!!!!! You made the thread now you have to actually do it!!!!!!
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**** i know huh. Well atleast it gave me something to do
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Dude! I have an 03 2x4 with coils. Best to do the LT on. Lets trade!
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Ok so on with the sacrelige. I want to switch my 03 4x4 to an 03 2x4. Yes...i Said 4x4 to 2x4. what would i need? new trans of course, new drive shaft and front suspension. i plan on going with a long travel kit up front. I cannot just sell mine and get a 2x4 or buy another truck. so please dont tell me to just buy a 2x4. I am just brainstorming right now, so just go with it. I'm not actually going to rip into my truck even if this would be easy


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Dude! I have an 03 2x4 with coils. Best to do the LT on. Lets trade!
Your truck is not a piece of lumber. It's a truck you do not have a 2x4, you have a 4x2.
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I'll throw something out there for ya.

Come out to so cal and i'll do the swap
best offer yet!
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