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Convert from 4wd to 2wd on a 1-ton

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rob 85K5, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I know you can due this on a 1/2-ton by swapping hangers and brackets on the frame. Can you do it to a 1-ton as well?

    Making a tow rig from the K30 frame I have. Mileage and weight savings would do better as a 2wd.

    Thanks,
     
  2. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    Yes you can, not that I would with all the 2wd truck out there begging to be bought and people converting them to 4wd. :haha:
     
  3. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Just pump up the tires.:D :confused:
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    do like dodge did. make a dummy axle. solid and bolts in like a 4x4 axle. :D
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Easy and quicker way to do it: remove the front driveshaft.
     
  6. eclipse

    eclipse 1/2 ton status

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    your not gonna save much weight by putting in 2wd front suspension which is bulky.
     
  7. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    The only advantage that I can vouch for is ride comfort.
    :bow:
     
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    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    agreed. plus that way if you decide you wana go back to 4wd it would be very easy. ive seen a couple toyota show trucks with dummy front axles.
     
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    eclipse 1/2 ton status

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    some heavy duty 1tons that ford made had a 2wd solid front axle. There were made around the mid 90s. usually duallys with flatbeds or service trucks. Seen some landscapers at work use them.
     
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    yep the first gen superdutys that were 10 lug front ends.
     
  11. Jackedup86GMC

    Jackedup86GMC Registered Member

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    I am still not understanding why anyone would want to take a good 4X4 and convert it to a 2wd. The logic of this excapes me.
     
  12. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I am not in need of a another 4wd. I am in need of a tow rig/dd that is simplistic. In other words, a 2wd has less part to maintain or fix.
     
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    draggbody 1/2 ton status

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    step one: give the dana 60 to me...
     
  14. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Don't have to do the conversion anymore.
    [​IMG]

    Now I just have to get it home!
     
  15. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    See I told you.
    :D
     
  16. chevyguybc

    chevyguybc 1/2 ton status

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    yeha why waste time on a conversion when you can sell the one ya got and buy another one
     

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