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    Default 95 2wd chevy suburban lookin to turn it to 4wd

    ive got a 95 suburban with 2wd and im looking to turn it to 4wd. ive got the transfer case and front and rear drive shafts but im having a hard time finding either a solid front axel or the out put for cv axels. any idea where i can find these, any help would be greatly appreciated

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    I would try a junk yard or ebay.
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    Having completed a few 4x4 builds I'd recommend looking for a solid axle. Building an IFS system requires lots of time, money, patience, and experience building suspensions. Not to mention many tools and skills most home mechanics dont posses.

    The cheapest suitable axle would be a Dana 44 drivers side drop, btwn $300 to $700 depending on condition.
    For a little more money you could go with a Dana 60 drivers side drop $500 to $1100, again depending on condition.
    And if you wanted to blow some serious $$ and have a bullet proof front axle a Dana 70 drivers side drop (very hard to find).

    Where to find these axles:
    Look at 1ton and up trucks for the Dana 60's and 70's.
    Dodge 1 ton 4x4 and 6x6 trucks use Dana 60's and 70's depending on how they're optioned.
    GM 1 ton, Kodiak, Topkick (5500/6500) series trucks use Dana 60's.
    And Ford 1 ton and up trucks use Dana 60's.
    It's almost impossible to list what years have the drivers side drop because they sometimes changed from year to year.
    Dana 44 axles can be found under any 87 and earlier 4x4 Blazer, Suburban, or GM truck. Most years stayed with the drivers side drop.
    The driveshaft you have most likely wont be useable due to length issues, you'll probably need a custom one made (btwn $300 and $600).

    The most feasable choices for you would be the following:
    Sell your present truck and buy a 4x4 Suburban.
    Buy a wrecked 4x4 with a good chassis and swap your body and engine in.
    Build a solid axle leaf sprung front suspension.

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    start googling, there are companies that make front IFS swaps to solid and can most likely figure out what you need, or just get a 4WD suburban
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbplus10 View Post
    Having completed a few 4x4 builds I'd recommend looking for a solid axle. Building an IFS system requires lots of time, money, patience, and experience building suspensions. Not to mention many tools and skills most home mechanics dont posses.
    I prefer a solid axle setup as well, but wouldn't a factory IFS from a 4WD donor vehicle be a bolt-in swap to the 2WD vehicle? I would think that it would be unless there's a difference in the frames of the 2WD and 4WD versions (which I don't know enough about this platform to bet my next paycheck on it).

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    theres a difference in the front frame rails between 4x4 and 2x4, theres also additional brackets on the 4x4.

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    That figures. I figured there'd be some extra bracketry, but welding those one wouldn't be a big deal. The difference in frame rails sure stinks though. If it ain't a bolt in swap, then I'd sure go the solid axle route too. I really hate IFS anyway.

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