|Posted: Nov 09 2006 at 5:42pm | IP Logged
The conversion from two to four wheel drive will require,... if you do it yourself:
1. Mechanical talent
2. Expensive tools
3. A donor vehicle or two for transfer case, drive shafts, front axle, differential, springs/bars, and other assorted sundries.
5. A couple of grand
6. And then you will want to lift it and buy larger wheels, tires, re-gear it and get ‘mo‘ power.
If a shop were to do the conversion it might cost your arm and middle leg!
Or you could trade your ‘98 in on a ‘99 4x4 like mine for a couple of grand.
The fun of 4x4’ing is the challenge of going were you want to go. My nearly stock 4x4’s get me over the Colorado mountain trails that actually go somewhere and is only a mild challenge. If I build my 4x4‘s tougher then I‘ll have to find trails that are more difficult. There are a few diehard two wheel drivers out there having some fun but they are often stuck and in the way.
If you are doing long steep mountain trails a transfer case with a low range is a necessity so you won’t burn up the brakes on downhill runs.
Have a good one and CUL.. Don S..
At home I’m the House Minority Leader
PLEASE >>> A SIG similar to mine can be VERY HELPFUL to all the members!
'99 4x4 3.3 Frontier Se KC Auto, 48,000 miles
'76 4x4 401 Wagoneer QT
'04 FWD 1.8 Sentra '08 FWD 2.4 Camry LE