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Old 07-29-2010, 11:08 PM
jutautodesign jutautodesign is offline
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Default Removing 4x4 bits? Just want Rwd...

Does anyone know what all is involved in ditching all of my 4x4 parts and turning my truck into a 2WD (FR) only? I only drive on pavement, never use the 4x4, and the setup makes it slightly harder for me to drift. If anyone could help me out with how to do this I would greatly appreciate it!
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:48 AM
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Default Re: Removing 4x4 bits? Just want Rwd...

Just start removing the transfer case. Then start pulling the stuff off up front.

You will need all new front end parts to swap over. I bet you could find someone with a 96 that wants 4wd.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:07 AM
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Default Re: Removing 4x4 bits? Just want Rwd...

just remove the front driveshaft and be done with it...
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:59 AM
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Default Re: Removing 4x4 bits? Just want Rwd...

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just remove the front driveshaft and be done with it...
I'll probably do that, as well as somehow ditching the hubs too. Putting Motegi Touge rims over 4wd hubs isn't exactly a pretty sight lol.
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:02 AM
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Default Re: Removing 4x4 bits? Just want Rwd...

Also got this from another website.

"If the drive shaft will be removed for an extended length of time, then plug the hole in the transfer case to prevent moisture from contaminating it."

So I guess I would just have to get a little welding done over the hole and leave it as is.

Btw, does anyone know how to remove the hubs? Or would I have to get a new axle all together?
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: Removing 4x4 bits? Just want Rwd...

i would make a plate to cover the transfer case and bolt it on in place of the driveshaft that way its still useable later on if you want to sell it
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:18 AM
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Default Re: Removing 4x4 bits? Just want Rwd...

Actually, that sounds like an even better idea, great thinking!
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:27 AM
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Default Re: Removing 4x4 bits? Just want Rwd...

just post something on craigslist about wanting to switch your truck to 2wd and that your willing to trade someone with a 4wd for there parts and put it on you will even get the interior parts like that if i had a 96 2wd ranger id be all over this haha
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:28 AM
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Default Re: Removing 4x4 bits? Just want Rwd...

Actually I'll just keep the parts around, that way if I sell it I can say "all you have to do is slap these parts back on and you have a 4wd! (might make my truck more marketable in the end).
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Might sound a bit "Ranger-racist" but I only REALLY like 93-97's.
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:34 AM
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Default Re: Removing 4x4 bits? Just want Rwd...

true but most people who would buy a sport truck dont care about 4wd hence the reason i want to turn my truck into a sport truck
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:56 AM
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Default Re: Removing 4x4 bits? Just want Rwd...

Point taken. lol
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:57 PM
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Default Re: Removing 4x4 bits? Just want Rwd...

that moisture thing is bs.

people run with no front shaft all the time
i did for like a good month before mine was on.
i really dont even understand as to why it'd say that. when your in 2wd anyways, the front shaft isnt supposed to be spinning and thers NO opening for if you were to take the shaft off.

like i said, just take it off and be done...aside from the hubs...for your wheels
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