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2wd to 4wd swap?

I have a 97 2wd and I'm kind of not liking that its not a 4wd truck. What would it take to do a 4wd swap? I'm asking because I do want to put a lift kit on the truck but I don't see the point in a lifted 2wd and I live in New York in an area when it decides to snow, it dumps a truck load. The truck it'd be going on also has 322.5k miles on. Is it really worth the huge expense?
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My advice, sell it and get a 4wd. It can be done but it will take a lot of work and money. You will need a dana 60 which is $1k +/- new tranny, transfer case, drive shafts, wiring harness, PCM, and I'm sure there is more I'm forgetting. IMHO it's not worth it.


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Find a truck that's been rear-ended and buy the whole thing! If you buy everything separate the cost will climb sky high. You should be able to find an obs for pretty cheap. Make sure it's a 97 f350 so you get the stronger front end and more reliable suspension parts.

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I bet you can find a wrecked truck for under $1500... Shipping it without your own trailer (or borrowing one) is a different story.

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My advice, sell it and get a 4wd. It can be done but it will take a lot of work and money. You will need a dana 60 which is $1k +/- new tranny, transfer case, drive shafts, wiring harness, PCM, and I'm sure there is more I'm forgetting. IMHO it's not worth it.


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Well, I'm throwing this idea out the window now lol. I could think of a lot of better ways to throw around a that kinda money.
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Aawwww, don't be scared! Lol

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Don't be afraid of the challenge and a slight expense, couple of us are doing duallies with 05+ axles, keeps it coil sprung, just gotta find tranny, t case, axles, driveshafts, and some shift linkage

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Don't be afraid of the challenge and a slight expense, couple of us are doing duallies with 05+ axles, keeps it coil sprung, just gotta find tranny, t case, axles, driveshafts, and some shift linkage
If I had the time and the money to do it, I totally would but it wouldn't be a smart thing to do when I could spend it on more important things

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Priority is key, I'm getting my dually done a little at a time here, have trans and t case, but no axles or linkage lol, but if you decide to go through with it then good luck

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I have a 97 2wd and I'm kind of not liking that its not a 4wd truck. What would it take to do a 4wd swap? I'm asking because I do want to put a lift kit on the truck but I don't see the point in a lifted 2wd and I live in New York in an area when it decides to snow, it dumps a truck load. The truck it'd be going on also has 322.5k miles on. Is it really worth the huge expense?
I am converting my 95 cclb dually to 4x4 using 08' axles and suspension. For the most part it is all bolt on with some minor fab for track bar. It is EXPENSIVE though, but i will have the truck that i want and not have spent $60k.

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