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2wd to 4wd conversion

Ive been thinking about possibly converting my truck to a 4wd. I was wondering if anybody has done this and had any insight to the swap. Also how much time and $ is going to be involved. I love my truck I just wish it was 4wd. I might be better off to just sell it and buy a 4wd I dont know. Thanks for any input guys.

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There was some guy in diesel power a year ago or so turned his 2wd 5.4L into a 4x4 7.3L i believe. So it can be done. ill have to fine the mag and see how hard he said it was.

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its not to bad if you like to work on your truck. you need a front axel with the same gear ratio as the rear (common mistake for first timers).
also most trucks are already cut for it so you should just need to get the parts together and with minimal modding throw it together. also may need a different tranny or case I don't rember.

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I was thinking of swapping my rear gear out for a 3.73 and hopefully finding a good Tcase and axle, I dont know if its just a matter of swapping tail shaft or what then of course either shortening my drive shaft or find a 4wd long bed drive shaft.

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front axle, hangers for the leaf springs, front drive shaft, transfer case, 4x4 tranny, rear drive shaft. and then all the stuff for the steering.

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Would I have to swap out the tranny ?

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