4WD conversion

Asked by Feb 22, 2017 at 01:17 AM about the 2005 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Would it be stupid of me to convert a 2WD to 4WD on my 2005 f150 with a
f350 motor dropped in? With how much I've put into this truck I'm keeping it
running forever it needs a new transmission now also.

7 Answers

19,505

The front suspension, whole front end needs replaced. Get a donor 4x4.

19,505

I will not say it is stupid but dang hope you got skills

101,885

When I was working for a shop before I opened my own a coworker did that to a Chevy truck, it wasn't easy, he was in the shop every night till the Boss went home and every weekend when it wasn't his shift. Took him almost 3 months to get it right, and he still had to put on a reprogrammer to get it too perform properly. He didn't keep very long after that and said boy I won't do that again.

52,535

Dumb, but interesting idea that will take many hours to accomplish. I would say "no way Jose'", don't even consider it. Repair what you have or get another truck.

19,485

A f350 motor being in it means nothing unless you made it diesel or swapped the old v10 in. A 5.4 is a 5.4, f150 or f350 doesn't matter. Converting the truck to 4x4 is one of those things that are "possible" but not practical. You would be better off fixing your trans, selling it, and buying a 4x4. You could probably put another transmission in that truck and still come out on top.

I paid $8k for the truck and still owe $6k on the loan plus the $4700 for the engine swap. I'm not getting rid of this thing after that much has been put in

79,365

Just buy a 4x4 and save your self a lot of expense and misery.

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