i have a 1995 gmc sierra 1500 2x4 i want to swap engine transmission and driveshaft and rear end and make it 4x4. what do you recommend?


Asked by Chase Nov 25, 2015 at 11:12 PM about the 1995 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SLE Extended Cab Stepside SB

Question type: Car Customization

would like to swap 1995 5.7 4x2 to a 5.7 4x4. i want to swap the transmission
to a 4l80e for sure and add a transfer case of course to make it 4x4 i know it
will cost some money but this is a project.

8 Answers


By a rolling chassis or a whole truck with the drivetrain you are looking for that would be the one to start with

1 people found this helpful.

Like I said I have a 1995 gmc 1500 with a 5.7 in it but it's 2x4


The frame is different due to the front suspension so like the first guy said buy a rolling chassis or a different truck

1 people found this helpful.

Sale that one and buy a 4x4 way easier less money

4X4 add-on parts or a 1995 GM 4X4 doner truck & or chassis will be so expensive (but possible) with an unlimited budget. You will need everything, shifters & linkage, transfere case, dirvelines, matching front differential, springs & mounts, shocks, brakes, etc. etc. etc. Better to sell yours & buy what you want,

1 people found this helpful.

Look change yor rear end too a possy track 4,3get the HD turbo 400 4×4 and it will be a one piece steal drive shaft it will go into the transmission 4×4 reciever should be around 5 or 5 3/4 or so measure after u install tranny and rear good luck have fun


This iis what u need *COPY PASTE* https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk? sa=L&ai=DChcSEwiUypDZsrLTAhWBGIEKHfC0Ce0YABATGgJ5dw& ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAESEeD27YEZbm5FV5JXNI5- JRY5&sig=AOD64_1wuDYHByM4gy5xtxYOnGCRNSzheQ&ctype=5& q=&ved=0ahUKEwj3hIvZsrLTAhXLSiYKHSY3AqcQwg8IHw&adurl=


Tarver001 this is old thread but what did you end up doing? I bought two trucks cheap one is 96 extended cab short box 2x4 other is single cab short box 4x4. I bought cheap planning to make the extended cab a 4x4 for my personal truck turn single cab into 2x4 and sell it. Someone here said 2x4 frame different than 4x4 is that true? Looked like easy deal but then I read this thread. Advise appreciated.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Sierra 1500

Looking for a Used Sierra 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 32,531 nationwide Sierra 1500 listings starting at $2,499.


Sell Your Car Yourself

With a simple, secure transaction.

1995 GMC Sierra 1500 C1500 SLE Extended Cab Stepside SB

I have a different car

GMC Sierra 1500 Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
    John Saffrahn
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM


Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
1,836 Great Deals out of 174,629 listings starting at $895
Used Dodge RAM 1500
100 Great Deals out of 4,442 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
296 Great Deals out of 21,240 listings starting at $2,900
Used GMC Yukon
187 Great Deals out of 10,524 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
351 Great Deals out of 21,246 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars for Sale

2020 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 12,980 listings starting at $22,395
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 1,927 listings starting at $21,623
2018 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 2,658 listings starting at $13,900
2017 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
48 Great Deals out of 3,159 listings starting at $15,771
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 1,769 listings starting at $8,898

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.