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Old 05-07-2013, 07:22 PM
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Well I was going to recommend you PM Jaker but it appears he's already found you OP.

As for the guys saying dont bother, you could really come out ahead with better quality parts by building a 2wd into a 4wd. Instead of spending the extra money on 4wd for inferior quality MOPAR factory parts he can go chromoly shafts, dynatrac housing and ball joints, better quality locker, better drivelines, atlas multi speed transfer case, etc. all for the money he would have invested in a 4wd Jeep. Basically you would start out with all the stuff Ive had to upgrade or replace because of chryslers failuresn and poor designs and then some.
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Originally Posted by Rob 12B1P View Post
Well I was going to recommend you PM Jaker but it appears he's already found you OP.

As for the guys saying dont bother, you could really come out ahead with better quality parts by building a 2wd into a 4wd. Instead of spending the extra money on 4wd for inferior quality MOPAR factory parts he can go chromoly shafts, dynatrac housing and ball joints, better quality locker, better drivelines, atlas multi speed transfer case, etc. all for the money he would have invested in a 4wd Jeep. Basically you would start out with all the stuff Ive had to upgrade or replace because of chryslers failuresn and poor designs and then some.
That right there is the truth , if I had a extra 3 grand belive me my whole conversion would be a lot different

I will say this right now , the biggest mistake I made was doing a Dana 30 and not because it's a bad axle , but because it doesn't allow for growth
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:29 AM
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Thanks guys for the help. Its actually cheaper to convert it and while I'm converting im also upgrading. Im trying to build a very capable rig on 37's
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by jaker t5 View Post
I don't know if you made this list before I talk to you , but a lot of the stuff on you list is the same things

# 4 , 9 and 10 take off your list
Here is some pictures of the adapter and adapter mount

The bracket to hold the cable on the adapter

Here is my build thread , any question just ask
2wd conversion build thread - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
Alright thanks Jaker!
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by grizzwald View Post
How did u end up with a 2wd jeep?
Got a great deal and knew i was converting it
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by 1995nscajeep View Post
You ll need 4.10s for the rear my guess since its 2wd it don't got them
Already have a D44 rear with 4.10's
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:33 AM
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If i can keep the build under $2000 I'll still would have saved over $5,000 if i tried to buy a 4wd same year and milage. Just thought I'd throw that out there to all the haters
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:56 AM
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Don't be discouraged its pretty simple to do all in all only paid $10,000 for my 07 two years ago and put $2000 in it to make it 4wd. Took a little time finding all the parts but went together pretty easy.
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I honestly never knew they made 2wd wranglers
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:22 AM
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Don't be discouraged its pretty simple to do all in all only paid $10,000 for my 07 two years ago and put $2000 in it to make it 4wd. Took a little time finding all the parts but went together pretty easy.
Yeah honastly the most difficult part about the conversion is locating the right parts.
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