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Old January 17th, 2011, 01:15 PM   #1
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I have a 95 2wd ranger stick with a 2.3 ltr and i was wondering what would i need to make it 4wd besides a front axle
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Old January 17th, 2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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trans and transfer case, front driveshaft, suspension.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #3
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im looking to make it 4x4 but i dont know all the stuff to get besides the trans transfer case and axle
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Old January 17th, 2011, 02:11 PM   #4
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buy a different vehicle. you are wasting your time.

how much of a pipe dream is this?
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X2. You can most likely find another 4x4 ranger for the cost of parts to do the swap.
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depends on your end goals.

Do you want to make a DD-able ranger that is mostly stock? If so, yes buy a different vehicle.

On the otherhand if you are planning to swap in a straight axle that is stronger than the stock components to handle bigger tires than you are not wasting your time.
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buy a different vehicle. you are wasting your time.

how much of a pipe dream is this?
great advice, "internet tough guy"
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On the otherhand if you are planning to swap in a straight axle that is stronger than the stock components to handle bigger tires than you are not wasting your time.
Dont forget you currently have a 2.3. Thats why I asked how much of a pipe dream this is? If you go for the full v-6 or v-8 swap etc etc. then the sky is the limit.

If its just a sas, you are wasting your time.
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great advice, "internet tough guy"
Really?
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Dont forget you currently have a 2.3. Thats why I asked how much of a pipe dream this is? If you go for the full v-6 or v-8 swap etc etc. then the sky is the limit.

If its just a sas, you are wasting your time.
How or why is he wasting his time?

You realize tons of guys are running sammies with 1.3 liter engines, toyota mini trucks with 2.2 liter engines, and jeep wranglers with 2.5 liter engines?

Those guys are all wasting their time too?

Dude, you spread stupid like a hooker spreads herpes.
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Bishop X2. You can most likely find another 4x4 ranger for the cost of parts to do the swap.

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How or why is he wasting his time?

You realize tons of guys are running sammies with 1.3 liter engines, toyota mini trucks with 2.2 liter engines, and jeep wranglers with 2.5 liter engines?

Those guys are all wasting their time too?

Dude, you spread stupid like a hooker spreads herpes.
How do you get on your tangents? you need some therapy.
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im looking to make it 4x4 but i dont know all the stuff to get besides the trans transfer case and axle
Im not tryin to sound like a dic but if you honestly dont know what you would need to do this swap you honestly shouldnt even think about trying it.You will more than likely ruin a good working truck when you could trade it off for a 4x4 Ranger and use that truck to LEARN how they work.
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Bishop X2. You can most likely find another 4x4 ranger for the cost of parts to do the swap.



How do you get on your tangents? you need some therapy.
Tangent? You are the moron that said he is wasting his time doing an axle swap unless he also swaps in a v6 or a v8.

Plenty of people do Straight axle swaps or upgraded axles on the vehicles I mentioned and keep the smaller motors. I did not go onto a tangent, you did.

I agree if he wants to swap in stock stuff it is more work than is worth, but if he wants to swap on a straight axle it is not more worth than it is worth, its the same amount of work as if he already had a 4x4 ranger (except adding a t-case).

I need therapy not nearly as badly as you need IQ points.
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I agree if he wants to swap in stock stuff it is more work than is worth, but if he wants to swap on a straight axle it is not more worth than it is worth, its the same amount of work as if he already had a 4x4 ranger (except adding a t-case).
Just the T-case? thats it?

How long will that 7.5 last? not long, better off with an stock 8.8, even the 28 spline 4:10 in a ranger will handle some decent lashing. how about t-case linkage a good manual shift 1354(?) will hold up quite well. He would have all the lights on the dash, the holes in the floor. I do believe the frames are different not sure.

Although not necessary, larger motor will inevitabily (sp) be to the benefit for most scenarios.

Quit arguing this, over 90% of the time, buying a 4x4 will provide a much better platform for doing a sas and building a usable ranger.
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Just the T-case? thats it?

How long will that 7.5 last? not long, better off with an stock 8.8, even the 28 spline 4:10 in a ranger will handle some decent lashing. how about t-case linkage a good manual shift 1354(?) will hold up quite well. He would have all the lights on the dash, the holes in the floor. I do believe the frames are different not sure.

Although not necessary, larger motor will inevitabily (sp) be to the benefit for most scenarios.

Quit arguing this, over 90% of the time, buying a 4x4 will provide a much better platform for doing a sas and building a usable ranger.
you're so right. I mean, I must not have a clue.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 03:42 PM   #16
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fwiw in order to swap a stock ranger TTB front end into a 2wd ranger you have to change the engine crossmember as the 2wd rangers are different then 4wds, among alot of other mods.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 08:33 PM   #17
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thx for who helped and i have a built 440 727 trans and a 208 transfercase also a dana 44 front. fyi my ranger has a 8.8 rear end
i know what im doin just dont know what all i need like sway bars or longer torsion arms stuff like that. and i kinda do plan on going over the top with this
and kick stand yelling at this child is like yelling at a wall
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Old January 18th, 2011, 09:45 AM   #18
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i've found that getting a parts truck is the best way to go on this. might cost a little $ but find a rusted out early bronco, then you steering and suspension stuff to work with. I agree just buying a 4wd is easier and probably cheaper, but what's the fun in that. I say go for it. just put some low gears in the axle and look into doubler to help engine out and you'll be fine. also, you can swap in just a divorsed tcase instead of having to swap out trans.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 10:12 AM   #19
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thats not a bad idea
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yeah, if you get a parts truck you know you'll have all the brackets and such to make it work. coils will be more work but more rewarding, leaf front would be much easier. my buddy did SAS on his 92 s10, used early bronco coils and d44 and is very happy with it.
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