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Old 01-24-2008, 01:22 PM
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2wd to 4wd conversion

I own a 2000 f250 with 2wd. I'm looking at lifts out there and all I find is 6" max. I'm curious if anyone has swapped a 4wd straight axle into a 2wd truck and how much of a pain it would be and what involved.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:25 PM
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It is possible, but not very cost effective. Most of the time, you will come out better selling the 2WD and buying a 4WD. If you could find a complete parts truck cheaply, it may be feasible.

Have you tried Fabtech?
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Do you just want to put the axle in and that's it or do you want to make it a functional 4wd?

If you want a functional 4wd you'll need a new tailshaft on your tranny, a (manual)transfercase, a front driveshaft, shorter rear driveshaft, the axle itself, new leaf springs, hangers/shackles, tie-rod/drag link.

Shortest list of items I'm sure you'll need
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There is a guy on here selling the complete running gear from a V10... might be able to buy that... ?
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