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Whats involved with converting from 4wd to 2wd?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wiper, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. wiper

    wiper Newbie

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    could someone give me the rundown on converting a blazer from 4wd to 2wd?
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't understand why , but it is as easy as getting a 2wd transmission , crossmember , and the right length rear driveshaft and keeping the front axle solid with no driveshaft .

    The other way is more complicated if you want to use the IFS off a 2wd , not recommended if your not skilled . /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  3. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    not sure if you could add the frame mounts required to do that conversion or not, someone?
     
  4. wiper

    wiper Newbie

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    do you think i would be better off buying a 2wd? hear in colorado you can find a 4wd blaz anywere, but i would have to go out of the state to find a 2wd. and i want a 2wd, so what do you think, convert a 4wd or buy a 2wd?
     
  5. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Just find a 82 or older 2wd ( no 2wd from 83 to 91 ). Its easier . /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  6. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif Why???????????????
     
  7. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    I'm thinking about doing the same thing and building a Pro Streeted K5. Lowered, tubbed, and all the goodies so that my wife and I have the best of both worlds. As far as I know you can find a 2wd truck and graft everything on to the 4wd frame. I am still looking into it and might have more info tomorrow. If it will not bolt to the 4wd frame it really is not that hard to graft the front frame section from a 2wd to a 4wd frame. That is the way I plan to do mine when I do it because it is just a couple cuts, some good measurements, and some welding. Just make sure you remember no matter how you do it your life and everybody around you is in your hands and if you don't think you have the skills to do it the right way find somebody who does.
     
  8. u2slow

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    Nothing to graft. Just get a complete 2wd suspension crossmember with everything attached. Drill a few holes and bolt it in.

    The spring hangers on the back are usually taller on a 4x4 than a 2wd. Just something to consider.
     

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