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Old 03-14-2011, 12:17 PM
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Default Mazda B3000 2x4 to 4x4?

Hey guys Im Dustin and Im a Proud owner of a 1999 Mazda B3000
currently have been recovering truck from a recent hit and run luckily it was just the bed that got hit. I had a few questions considering im new to this. Ok well Ive had this truck for a good while and getting rid of it is not an option its part of my family but i really wanted to make it into a 4x4 i didnt know if i could just find a 99 ranger 4x4 junker and use the front end but I dont know anything on what to get except ill need a transfer case possibly a new transmission and front differential but besides that i dont know anything. please help and thanks!
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Just took bed off to get a new one (stepside or 7ft) got t-boned bed took all damage and isn't in too bad condition but a major eye site so replacing would be alot more expensive to repair. Going to add 3in suspension lift no sure on brand yet and already have d-2 dick rims 15in with Goodyear tires not installed yet. Not sure on anything else yet...
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:20 PM
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Default Re: Mazda B3000 2x4 to 4x4?

Thats a far way man, unless its the Dual Sport, your gonna have to change your front suspension also. Theres alot into doing a 4x4 conversion, put a locker in it and be done best way to get 4x4 output without the full conversion.

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Old 03-14-2011, 12:26 PM
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Default Re: Mazda B3000 2x4 to 4x4?

Was planning on getting a suspension lift for it so suspension wasn't a prob but just was wandering what i may or may not need im just confused on it. was just going to leave it a 2wd but dad and I are looking for a project.
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No current mods but about to start my journey.
Just took bed off to get a new one (stepside or 7ft) got t-boned bed took all damage and isn't in too bad condition but a major eye site so replacing would be alot more expensive to repair. Going to add 3in suspension lift no sure on brand yet and already have d-2 dick rims 15in with Goodyear tires not installed yet. Not sure on anything else yet...
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:39 PM
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Default Re: Mazda B3000 2x4 to 4x4?

a good project would be taking your 3.0L and adding a 2 to the end (302)
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: Mazda B3000 2x4 to 4x4?

As was said, the suspension is ENTIRELY different at the front. 4x4's, Dual Sports, Edge Rangers, and 06+ Sport Rangers have torsion bars. 4x2 Mazdas, and 4x2 Rangers without the Edge or Sport package are coil sprung. If your truck is coil sprung, then you do not have the necessary mounting points to bolt in the front D35. This is an easy swap if your truck is a Dual Sport, but if not, you're looking at a frame swap to gain 4x4.
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:00 PM
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Default Re: Mazda B3000 2x4 to 4x4?

exactly what he said^
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Welcome to FRF

Be sure to post tech questions in the correct section.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:14 PM
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:59 PM
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Default Re: Mazda B3000 2x4 to 4x4?

Lol well until I look into it more I believe I'm sticking with 2wd for now and getting a suspension lift make things a little easier for now until I have more time and money. Thanks guys
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1999 Mazda B3000 v6 3.0
No current mods but about to start my journey.
Just took bed off to get a new one (stepside or 7ft) got t-boned bed took all damage and isn't in too bad condition but a major eye site so replacing would be alot more expensive to repair. Going to add 3in suspension lift no sure on brand yet and already have d-2 dick rims 15in with Goodyear tires not installed yet. Not sure on anything else yet...
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: Mazda B3000 2x4 to 4x4?

welcome to FRF, Dustin!
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