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Old October 23rd, 2006, 03:51 PM   #1
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I hear a samurai can easily be converted from 2WD to 4WD

anyone know how hard to do the same to a tracker?

I have a somewhat wrecked 4WD tracker, and found a decent 2WD one for pretty cheap...

anyone?
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 04:10 PM   #2
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What is your goal? More or less stock tracker for a DD? Or solid axle front?
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 04:47 PM   #3
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its do-able same frame and tub, new trans, t-case and all the other obvious parts... for a vehicle so cheap its not really worth it though... just buy this one and call it good. :tonka:

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=24727
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 06:43 PM   #4
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everything bolts in except the mounts for the front diff have to be welded to the frame. either 1 or 2 mounts depending on the year. it is supposed to be prety easy.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 09:33 PM   #5
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its do-able same frame and tub, new trans, t-case and all the other obvious parts... for a vehicle so cheap its not really worth it though... just buy this one and call it good. :tonka:

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=24727
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Old October 24th, 2006, 10:04 AM   #6
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If you are making a wheeler out of it, then you wouldn't be using the front 4wd suspension anyway.

You'd probably want to add at least 5"-10" of wheelbase, while you are at it.
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If you are making a wheeler out of it, then you wouldn't be using the front 4wd suspension anyway.

You'd probably want to add at least 5"-10" of wheelbase, while you are at it.

why? I didn't see you have any advantage over my TJ in Tellico

you flopped, I didn't
I made it up slick rock unassisted, you didn't
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why? I didn't see you have any advantage over my TJ in Tellico

you flopped, I didn't
I made it up slick rock unassisted, you didn't
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I flopped because I'm narrower and taller than you, I need to get a lower C of G. I didn't try on slickrock because I was trying to get us moving along to camp and didn't want to spend 20 minutes on the hill. You didn't make heli pad


I'd have to think a 2wd tracker would be plenty easy to make into a wheeler. Just change the transmission and cut another couple holes in the floor for shifters.
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I flopped because I'm narrower and taller than you, I need to get a lower C of G. I didn't try on slickrock because I was trying to get us moving along to camp and didn't want to spend 20 minutes on the hill. You didn't make heli pad


I'd have to think a 2wd tracker would be plenty easy to make into a wheeler. Just change the transmission and cut another couple holes in the floor for shifters.

I made helicopter pad farther then anyone but MArv on my first try, and Marv had been there before, you only made it after flopping there, so it was your 2nd assualt, which I didn't even make a 2nd...

so, as I said, you're no farther ahead

and still have not proven to me that the longer wheel base helps...

oh yeah, and making it up slick rock without spending the time on stringing out the cable saved time

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so, back on topic, any thoughts to using a sami t-case?

this would be used as a light 4 wheeler only, if I go bigger then 31's then I'll go straight axle up front and probably tracker auto trans and tcase, but right now I'm thinking DD and light wheelin...

and Bryce, I picked this one up WAY cheaper then yours, and it's in better shape, just that it's only 2wd
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You could use a samurai tcase, but the outputs are both on the passeger side, and you would run into issues with drivelines. Your rear shaft is a slip type yoke, and you would need a bolt flange type shaft. I would just look for a used 4wd trans and tcase from a track/kick, and rob the parts you need.
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i have a auto 4x4 tracker tranny and transfercase. $100 and it is yours. out of a 94 softop.
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i have a auto 4x4 tracker tranny and transfercase. $100 and it is yours. out of a 94 softop.
hmm, I may take you up on that...
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a sammi case also has a reduced high gear, like 40% reduction or something like that. With only 31's you'd be screamin down the road.
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a sammi case also has a reduced high gear, like 40% reduction or something like that. With only 31's you'd be screamin down the road.
I belive it's 1.3, and with 4.6 gears it would be like 6.0 gears, and going from 185's to 31's I think it would make it like a stocker with 5.12's,

this is part of the reason I wanted to use it

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run the tracker auto tranny and transfercase and 512's should be great for 31's since the autos had 462's that is what i was gonna do and run a sammy axil up front with the tracker 512 in it. i also have a set of these under my parts tracker. i have everything u need except a sammy axil. or i have the ifs stuff under it too
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run the tracker auto tranny and transfercase and 512's should be great for 31's since the autos had 462's that is what i was gonna do and run a sammy axil up front with the tracker 512 in it. i also have a set of these under my parts tracker. i have everything u need except a sammy axil. or i have the ifs stuff under it too

how much for the 5.12 R&P's (frt and rr)
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what you have for sammy to trade? you have a 462 front?
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what you have for sammy to trade? you have a 462 front?
I believe so, I haven't checked it out, but I have an older tracker with auto, so I'm guessing it is a 4.62
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