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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2003, 06:40 PM
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Dumb Newbie Question?

How hard would it be to convert a 2wd samurai or tracker to a 4wd?
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Re: Dumb Newbie Question?

ask studlybilly on this BBS. he did a little while ago.
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Not to bad for the Sami. you need an axle, DS and Xfer. I believe the Trackers have intragel (sp)
xfer so you would have to replace the whole tranny/xfer.
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Re: Dumb Newbie Question?

For a kick/track, the Haynes repair manual has a section devoted to the process. They did it and documented it. It looks like a no brainer.....Lance in Houston
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Re: Dumb Newbie Question?

I might look into that then, cause there isnt a single 4wd sami anywhere around here for sale for a decent price.
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Well, since we don't know where Broncoman1 is from we probably can't help him find a decent Samurai. If you lived anywhere near me (see my profile - below the skull pic) you'd see that I'm in Maryland. Out here - with devoted eyes - you can find them here and there...

Basically, where are you? Maybe someone here can help.
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I edited my profile. Sorry I forgot to add where I was from.
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Re: Dumb Newbie Question?

Depends if the Tracker/Sidekick is auto or stick.
If its a stick you would need a whole transmission with a mated transfercase!
If its a auto all you got to do transmission wise, is unbolt the dummy transfercase and bolt a real tranfercase to it!
I'm not sure if all year auto TrackKicks are like this but I do know that the "95 4-door 2wd auto I work on occassionally is set up with a dummy transfercase.
The "96 4-door 2wd stick that I also work on occassionally does not have a dummy transfercase, it has a 2-piece (long)drive shaft with a center bearing.
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Re: Dumb Newbie Question?

Dunno bout trackers, but just for $hits sake if you were gonna convert the tracker to 4wd you would need divorced style case (preferably sammy t case) since the 2wd tranny is not a mated t case set up, also I would slam a solid front axle under it ( I had a kick that I used as a donor for the 1.6 and it didnt look to difficult). As far as converting to 4wd I had a 92 that I did it to, and now hate it, I have not found one T case that does not whine and give out ( I have grenaded 2), so another thing imma add, is if and when you do get a t case for whichever conversion you proceed in, rebuild the t case, and of course you will need another sammy front axle (4wd). Some people use this time with the front axle off etc. to perform SPOA lifts or whatever the time calls for. Just my .02 if you need more info just PM me
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