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Old 02-14-2010, 06:03 AM
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can u convert a 2wd to a 4x4 and how hard is it thanks
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:52 AM
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It would be more dollarwise to sell the 2wd and buy the 4x4 than trying to convert. I asked this same question and the estimates I got freaked me out.
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:57 AM
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youd need a good parts truck, the whole rolling chassis would be best, it is very doable, and i bet you could do it for cheap you just have to watch for deals
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:59 AM
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just did one... everything bolts up, not hard to do but just takes time.... best thing to do is to find a donor truck that matches EVERYTHING... eveything needs to be changed from the rear axle forward....
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:47 AM
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just did one... everything bolts up, not hard to do but just takes time.... best thing to do is to find a donor truck that matches EVERYTHING... eveything needs to be changed from the rear axle forward....
except the engine LOL
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:10 AM
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How much does one expect to pay for a donor truck?
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:19 AM
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expect to pay around $4K for a COMPLETE setup.... thats with EVERYTHING you need... donor truck depends on what you get... buy a wrecked one with a good drive train.... price can be anything
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:41 PM
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And how much would cost for labor to install? I mean installation by someone who really knows what he's doing.
The quotes I got before was in the 8 to 10K range for the whole thing (parts and labor)...!
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:58 PM
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If you can't do the labor yourself, trade the truck in for a 4x4 for sure. 8-10,000 seems about right. The shop will have many many hours in it, and a lot of nickel and dime parts. Why would you put 10,000 dollars into the truck to make it worth 2-3,000 more for the 4 wheel drive? Save your money and trade in. You also have to figure that when you take it to the shop to have it done, it will take a while, and it will probably not take priority, so you could be without a truck for weeks.
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