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Old 10-28-2013, 04:29 PM
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Decided to make a build thread for my 1998 Chevy Blazer 4x4. Everything is stock on the vehicle. Only downfall that i have to fix is the 4x4. I bought the truck with only a transfer case, everything else was removed (idk why exactly). So, now im currently in the process of looking at junk yards for the 4x4 parts. So far this is what I found out i need.

-Encoder Motor
-Front Drive Shaft
-Differential
-CV Joints

Everything else is there (T case, TCCM). I honestly have no clue to how disassemble the 4x4 parts or install them so this should be fun lol.

After I install the 4x4 I plan on installing a 2.5" lift and some larger tires on it.

How hard is it really to install a 4x4? haha
 
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:23 PM
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Mines a 98 also ,and started from scratch like yours 1.5 years ago. take your time, do things right and have fun

 
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Mines a 98 also ,and started from scratch like yours 1.5 years ago. take your time, do things right and have fun

Nice man that thing looks good!

So did you have to install the 4x4 parts yourself aswell?
 
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:39 PM
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Yes did it all myself, even rebuilt the tranny myself with no prior experience! Add a leafs and tbar cranks, 2 inch body lift, 2 inch wheel spacers, bent and welded the bumper. cold air intake, accel super coil 8mm wires etc
 
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welcome, looks like someone wanted 2wd on the cheap.
its really not to bad to install all that stuff your missing.
 
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:13 AM
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hey good lucky getting the front diff back in

I have a front diff that is the iron hd version with 3.42 rough country drop bracket and the rough country control arms just no shocks and shackles if your interested im in ny
 
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solid axle swap it. since the diff is already gone.
 
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Originally Posted by Carrico4 View Post
solid axle swap it. since the diff is already gone.
How much more work would that be? I'm not even sure where to start with a project like that haha. I've read a few things on it but still scratching my head.
 
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Originally Posted by warthogdriver View Post
welcome, looks like someone wanted 2wd on the cheap.
its really not to bad to install all that stuff your missing.
Headin out to the junk yard tomorrow in search for the parts. Price list says $99 for the whole 4x4 parts. No experience with this sort of stuff so we'll see how it goes! lol

Thinkin about throwing in a posi lock system rather than that vacuum actuator that goes bad.
 

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