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I found a good deal on a 2007 4dr Sahara, but it is a 4x2. How hard would it be to had axle and transfer case to make it a 4x4?

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it has been done but probably better off finding one that already is a 4x4 unless you plan on throwing on a 1 ton axle and marlin t/c or similar.
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I see you're in Florida. You don't need 4x4 to do this to your Jeep.





But srsly. Jaker did it, don't remember if he posted the process on here though. I'm not sure converting to 4x4 necessitates going hog wild with a 1 ton axle and aftermarket TC's (it doesn't, unless you see it as wasted time just to have stock stuff swapped).

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My plan is to install Fusion Dana 60 axles front/rear and Atlas transfer case, later a LS engine and 40's.
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I found a good deal on a 2007 4dr Sahara, but it is a 4x2. How hard would it be to had axle and transfer case to make it a 4x4?
Why?

How many miles and how much money?
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I found a good deal on a 2007 4dr Sahara, but it is a 4x2. How hard would it be to had axle and transfer case to make it a 4x4?
Why?

How many miles and how much is it selling for?
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4x2 Wrangler should be criminal.

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4x2 Wrangler should be criminal.

At least back from the era my '95 XJ hails from , the 2WD Jeeps were larhely used by fleet,service and sherrifs & coastal police & government sector agents.

I agree thisll be more work than just buying a used
JK/JKU that's set w 4x4 ...

Do ya even need 4wd in Florida ? I've been up & down both coasts over 2 dozen times & saw very little in the way of elevation or obstacles.






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If you're going with tons and Atlas, the "work" to convert becomes almost moot I'd guess. You're still swapping out damn near all your drive train after the tranny anyhow.

To go from 2WD to 4WD find the stock 4WD tail housing adapter, or a Rubi Crawler for extra gear selections on top of the Atlas if you want (don't really need to though). Not sure how the center console on the 2wd looks though in regards to having the space for the TC shifter.

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My plan is to install Fusion Dana 60 axles front/rear and Atlas transfer case, later a LS engine and 40's.
it's been done. assuming it really is an excellent deal. do it and document on here.

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At least back from the era my '95 XJ hails from , the 2WD Jeeps were larhely used by fleet,service and sherrifs & coastal police & government sector agents.

I agree thisll be more work than just buying a used
JK/JKU that's set w 4x4 ...

Do ya even need 4wd in Florida ? I've been up & down both coasts over 2 dozen times & saw very little in the way of elevation or obstacles.





rumor has it they have a lot of sand and even more mud...and they are close to Georgia and hell not that far really from Moab and all those cool places in between.
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My plan is to install Fusion Dana 60 axles front/rear and Atlas transfer case, later a LS engine and 40's.
If someone has the skills and knowledge to pull the above off then I do not understand why there is any question here of if it can be done or not.

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@mmilburn you're right.
However, I do not think anyone is asking if it can or cannot be; I've seen it done & others have ,too...it kinda comes down to the justification of it being lessan effort or cost than simply buying a 4wd wrangler.
But, hell; we are all for it if documented and 100% in. OP seemed to ask for feasibility feedback , too, I think.

i didnt mean to bust on Floridian offroaders. I know ther are some places where it is possible to wheel there....


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I see you're in Florida. You don't need 4x4 to do this to your Jeep.





But srsly. Jaker did it, don't remember if he posted the process on here though. I'm not sure converting to 4x4 necessitates going hog wild with a 1 ton axle and aftermarket TC's (it doesn't, unless you see it as wasted time just to have stock stuff swapped).


on a side note & 'cuz of this picture:

does anybody else see these grumper things and immediately feel compelled to save the poor Jeep that is under all the heavy shit? Those JKUs must weigh 12,000lbs after they put all that stuff on them .


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I cant take my eyes off of how poorly everything fits...
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I cant take my eyes off of how poorly everything fits...



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If someone has the skills and knowledge to pull the above off then I do not understand why there is any question here of if it can be done or not.
If someone has the skills and knowledge, they would not be asking this question.
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on a side note & 'cuz of this picture:

does anybody else see these grumper things and immediately feel compelled to save the poor Jeep that is under all the heavy shit? Those JKUs must weigh 12,000lbs after they put all that stuff on them .
Looks like a lego kit.
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rumor has it they have a lot of sand and even more mud...and they are close to Georgia and hell not that far really from Moab and all those cool places in between.
That is specifically quite far from Moab
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Just so everyone knows, we’ve been trolled.
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I found a good deal on a 2007 4dr Sahara, but it is a 4x2. How hard would it be to had axle and transfer case to make it a 4x4?
No. Sleeper. Lighten it up as much as possible, especially the front end. The install a stage 2 or 3 Prodigy with water methanol injection. Use that jeep as the grocery getter.
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That is specifically quite far from Moab
Hell we drive 1000 miles just to get a cup of coffee and a piece of pie every now and then. it is what maybe 2400 miles.
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I cant take my eyes off of how poorly everything fits...

I started giggling this morning after seeing your
'ill fit" observation , thinking further-on the SOUNDS all that
crap would make if you ever tried to crawl with this monstrosity. It's gotta sound like a worn-out Pershing tank rattling down a brick road.

Or, I also imagine it might sound like the 00:00:51 second mark of this:





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I see you're in Florida. You don't need 4x4 to do this to your Jeep.





But srsly. Jaker did it, don't remember if he posted the process on here though. I'm not sure converting to 4x4 necessitates going hog wild with a 1 ton axle and aftermarket TC's (it doesn't, unless you see it as wasted time just to have stock stuff swapped).

I live in Florida , and this is unfortunately more common than not , even some variation of this crap type of build , but the wheels need to be deeper and anodized bright red or some combination blue or purple . The driver must have on a ball cap with a flat bill that looks like it was pressed on a 50-ton press …….Ya Kno Bro
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