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Wombatsxt 11-04-2009 12:24 PM

Is it unrealistic...
 
To make a 4x2 a 4x4 without spending an outrageous amount of money?

Kens04 11-04-2009 12:47 PM

Guess it depends on your idea of an outrageous amount of money. I would say no its not possible without spending a lot of cash. You have an 03, I would say trade it for a similar truck, year and miles and just get a 4x4 with a HEMI if you dont already have one. You would probably pay less that way then altering your 4x2, but I dont have any numbers or technical info to back up my claim either. Im sure some others will chime in.

CdnoilRAM 11-04-2009 02:07 PM

^^ agreed. You'd probably pay less in the long run if you just got a 4x4 in similar year than try and do the conversion... unless you have a donor truck of course.

erm 11-04-2009 03:41 PM

You could do it if you are an accomplished do it yourselfer but by the time you revise everything including computer controls and such, you're not gonna see any significant different in cost if you had just gotten a factory built 4X4.

And if you start paying someone to do the work, it's gonna be a lot more expensive than what it would cost to buy that 4X4.

Toms Blue Ram 1500 11-04-2009 04:51 PM

Agreed with everyone above me . Unless you are mechanically inclined and have a donor vehicle sitting there for parts . Then the only thing you'll have into it will be your time .

Incognito 11-04-2009 11:48 PM

Yeah, like everyone mentioned. Save up, buy the truck you really want and then in the end you'l be far more satisfied. :)

Wombatsxt 11-05-2009 02:01 AM

alright, i didnt think it would be that big of a deal lol. a new front axle maybe tranny. i dont know much of trucks.. ive been in sedans as long as ive driven, except my father's dakota.. in which i never spent alone time with.

Anywho thank you for all of the feedback :)

CdnoilRAM 11-05-2009 02:23 AM

It's what we're here for. :smileup:


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