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Unread 12-09-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
davidshain
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2WD to 4WD

Hello all. Since I owe way too much on my Liberty Limited Latitude and I cannot trade it in on what I want, I am forced to consider changing my Liberty from 2WD to 4WD. Has anyone out there done this to a Liberty or Nitro? Is it just too expensive to fret about it? What are my other options? I love the Liberty, other than its a 2WD! I traded for it in OK and they dont believe in 4x4 there!

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Unread 12-11-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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Sure seems like it would be a costly upgrade, and not one that would be cost effective at all unless you could do a lot of the labor yourself. I guess you would start by looking for a Liberty that has been totaled but mechanically sound, but there's a lot more to it than just installing the running gear.

Hard to say what options you might have without stating why it is that you want a four-wheeler. Snow? Off-roading on weekends?

I just noticed... Looks like you have another thread on this exact same subject already running here...
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Unread 12-11-2013, 09:09 PM   #3
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Doing the mechanical part is easy,getting it to work via the computers will be almost impossible without a lot of $$$.

Will be much cheaper to trade in for a 4wd one and take the hit which will be far less then trying to convert it.Besides that converting it will void any warranty period since it will effect all systems(yes including everything electrical) and the trade in value will be next to nothing.
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Unread 12-13-2013, 11:50 AM   #4
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I've seen people do swaps from 2 wheel drive to 4x4 before .
As mentioned to make it affordable your gonna need a donor vehicle , most likely a wrecked one .
Your gonna need the transfer case, driveshaft, cv axels, front diff assembly, wiring harness and prob a few other things.
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Unread 12-13-2013, 06:00 PM   #5
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I've seen people do swaps from 2 wheel drive to 4x4 before .
As mentioned to make it affordable your gonna need a donor vehicle , most likely a wrecked one .
Your gonna need the transfer case, driveshaft, cv axels, front diff assembly, wiring harness and prob a few other things.
Not so easy with a computer controlled 4wd system.A '90's Wrangler or any pickup sure very easy but not on anything newer then a '08.
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