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Old 07-08-2011, 03:16 PM
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My 4x4 conversion

I wanted to share with you my 4x4 conversion. I went on a trip from sunny south florida to the mountains of tennessee and quickly realized why everyone up there had 4x4. I got stuck in the snow. Anyways, since i am keeping my truck for a long time and it has a tick over 40k miles, i decided on converting the truck to 4x4. It cost me a total of $4150 with $1000 in rims and tires that i bought off a buddy of mine. The rims in the pictures came off a 2011 king ranch and fit perfect. I bought all new rancho shocks, spring perches, and was able to buy the whole front assembly for $500 from a crashed 2005. My buddy bought everything else for me from the ford dealer. Other than the vin number, you would never know that this truck is a conversion. I wish i had pics of the work being done but the mechanic had no time for pics. I have some of when the whole front assembly was installed and the rear was lower. We put stock 2005 rear blocks. I am happy i did it even though i may never really need it here in flat south florida but its good to know i have it. I plan on going up back to the mountains:
Before the 4x4 conversion:
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:23 PM
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Looks like it came out pretty good. Did you do manual or electric t-case?
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Looks really good
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Old 07-08-2011, 03:33 PM
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Electric transfer case. All electric and vacuum lines new from ford.
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:31 AM
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Minor, minor complaint. Could stand to be just a little bit taller front and back. 2 inches maybe?

I think it's the 20s messing with my head. Kind of has an SUV stance the way you have it set up right now.
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Minor, minor complaint. Could stand to be just a little bit taller front and back. 2 inches maybe?

I think it's the 20s messing with my head. Kind of has an SUV stance the way you have it set up right now.
Yeah, you may be right. I looked at your truck on your avatar and yours looks a little taller. Maybe i will raise it a bit in the future. I have small kids so i don't want to make it impossible for them to get in but it may be fun to see them struggle climbing,lol.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:32 PM
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nice work! and great investment if your going to keep it in the long run! having 4x4 will pay for itself!
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I'm also looking into doing this. And I'm just wondering what all would be involved. Starting from transmission. Do I need a different tranny? The transfer case to the front axle. My truck is an 03 and doesn't have leafs but coils which I was told wasn't stock.

Basically trying to get a list and start collecting. I don't plan on doing it for a year or two.
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put the pictures back up
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