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AWD Diesel???

Plausible? Possible?

What would be necessary to turn a 7.3 4wd into a 7.3 awd? Discuss...


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why do you want it all wheel drive?

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Put it in 4wd and pull the button off the dash...

here is a bump


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why do you want it all wheel drive?
I've never seen the topic discussed before.


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You need an electronic transfer case, and I think you actually need two transfer cases one for front, and one for back, so you can electronically make it go FWD, RWD, or AWD for terrain applications.

You'd need to find one that is "smart" and detects wheel slip, and then removes power from 1 wheel, and adds more to the other 3 that have grip.

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To make it a good awd would you not have to modify the front axle for better steering?


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You need an electronic transfer case, and I think you actually need two transfer cases one for front, and one for back, so you can electronically make it go FWD, RWD, or AWD for terrain applications.

You'd need to find one that is "smart" and detects wheel slip, and then removes power from 1 wheel, and adds more to the other 3 that have grip.
Well then what if we just want to stay AWD. No need to come out of AWD. I believe the Fulltime AWD jeep Grand Cherokee has just one X case that goes from 4 lo and 4high


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To make it a good awd would you not have to modify the front axle for better steering?
Most AWD cars/SUV's have smaller axles and front end gears. Tight corerns dont bind up as much.

You'd need a good LS fron't end to unlock one wheel as you turn to keep it from hoping.

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Well then what if we just want to stay AWD. No need to come out of AWD. I believe the Fulltime AWD jeep Grand Cherokee has just one X case that goes from 4 lo and 4high
But does it transfer power during wheel spin?

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sounds like alot of work


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