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Old 02-05-2008, 05:10 AM
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I want to convert my 2000 f250 2wd to 4wd. I know most people would say to sell and buy 4wd, but my dad recently passed away and left me the truck. There is a tremendous amount of sentimental value here. I have started the process of finding an axle, trans/transfer case and the like but I really have no idea what other parts are different between the two. Are there aftermarket suspensions that I could use? Also if anyone has any pictures of the front end they could post.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:17 AM
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Sounds like a good project i unfortunately dont have the answer for you but someone will be along to help. Good luck
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:00 AM
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This was brought up a while back, maybe last week? Do a search... can be very informative...

However, converting a 2wd to 4wd would be much easier if you have a wreaked truck that you can have access to all the little brackets, hardware, etc. as well as have a template to use for possiblely drilling new holes, that kinda thing. Use all the parts you need, sell the ones you don't, and junk the rest... (scrap prices are up these days, I got $200/ton last week for car bodies)

This is a project that can be done... it's just gonna take some time and dedication, and you might have your truck down for a few months... if you're like me and only have evenings and weekends to work on it... make sure you have a spare vehicle to drive!

Good luck...
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:56 PM
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I have a few spare vehicles to drive so that wont be an issue. I just need to make sure I can find all the parts before I start it.
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Finding a wrecked truck would be easiest. Try to find a manual shift transfer case. I'm not sure how the hubs lock on the SD's, but I think they work off of vacuum. You may be able to use manual hubs. The rest should be straight forward.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:22 PM
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I noticed when I took off the dash to install my nav unit the wires are installed already for the 4wd switch. Is it safe to assume the harness is there for the transfer case?
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