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Old 05-06-2011, 02:06 AM
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ive got a 2008 ram with a 3.7 its a 2wd and still under warranty. i would like to convert it to 4wd with out spending a hell of alot of cash, but i dont want to void the warranty. i was told dodge would do it, and cover their work but what all do i need? transfercase, i want a manual actuator( on the floor) and all. do i need to change the transmission. i would hope not. but someone please help me outt!
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That's a LOT of money you are talking about there. And yes, the transmission changes to the unit that interfaces with the transfer case.

Really, you may be bucks ahead by turning over that truck on a 4X4 truck.
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Oh I'm sure the dealer would'nt charge that much to reconfigure your truck
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You almost better off selling your truck and buying a 4x4. It would cost a lot to convert it. You need to replace the whole front end as well. Its up to you though your truck
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Sell it and buy a 4X4, plus you will probably want a V-8 to turn more tires!
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sell and buy a 4x4 its gonna cost major $$$ to convert it
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Sell and buy. It would be quicker than a convert and less headaches. Who knows, may be cheaper.
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heres an idea get a 4x4 thats been in a wreck and fix it from parts for your truck i have know idea if it will work though
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the wrecked truck idea might be the cheapest way to do what your wanting to do..
But honestly these trucks are not like working on a 1980 dodge... which would have been sooooo much easier to change from 2wd to 4wd..

I don't know as much about these new ones but from what I can tell A. this project idea will end up costing you big
B. honestly I really doubt dodge will let you keep your warrenty if you change that much of the truck. as others have posted it would be easier to sell the truck find another one and go from there but good luck too you either way
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