Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

AWD to 4wd Conversion

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by TheCobra5.0, May 10, 2009.


  • Searches ExplorerForum.com
    1. TheCobra5.0

      TheCobra5.0 New Member

      Joined:
      May 10, 2009
      Messages:
      9
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      MARYLAND
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      Looking to buy 98 Exp 5.0
      I am just curious about how someone can go about doing away with full time AWD and converting it over to the part time switch on the dash or manual 4WD with 4 Low for a 1998 Ford Explorer 5.0 AWD.

      *Can it be done and What will work?

      I am not a fan of full time AWD, however I can adapt to it, does anyone offroad with an AWD System and manage without a 4 low?

      Thanks in Advance:exporange
       
    2. Support EF

      Join the Elite Explorers for $20

      Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself, and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments directly to your posts and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.


      to hide adverts.
    3. section525

      section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

      Joined:
      February 11, 2001
      Messages:
      14,783
      Likes Received:
      3
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Red Bluff, Ca
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      1975 Ford Bronco 4x4
    4. section525

      section525 sextion525 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

      Joined:
      February 11, 2001
      Messages:
      14,783
      Likes Received:
      3
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Red Bluff, Ca
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      1975 Ford Bronco 4x4
    5. TheCobra5.0

      TheCobra5.0 New Member

      Joined:
      May 10, 2009
      Messages:
      9
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      MARYLAND
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      Looking to buy 98 Exp 5.0
      Thank You! Liked what I seen in both links you gave me.
       
    6. 410Fortune

      410Fortune ELITE BRONCO2ERER Moderator Emeritus

      Joined:
      August 3, 2000
      Messages:
      21,903
      Likes Received:
      3
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Crawlorado
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      B2 Mod
      5.0L AWD = soccer mom grocery getter SUV
      5.0L 4x4 = tank
       
    7. TheCobra5.0

      TheCobra5.0 New Member

      Joined:
      May 10, 2009
      Messages:
      9
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      MARYLAND
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      Looking to buy 98 Exp 5.0
      Agreed...

      I might go ahead and pick this Explorer up then. Im gonna find me the transfer case, driveshafts, and parts that Im gonna be needing too, After I purchase.
       
    8. trj360

      trj360 Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      October 2, 2007
      Messages:
      1,212
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      1999 XLT SOHC
      I would like to see a video of an AWD 5.0 wheeling...I know jtsmith (turdle...whatever he is called now) has pics of his kinda wheeling but I would like to see some AWD rock crawling in action
       
    9. 410Fortune

      410Fortune ELITE BRONCO2ERER Moderator Emeritus

      Joined:
      August 3, 2000
      Messages:
      21,903
      Likes Received:
      3
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Crawlorado
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      B2 Mod
      the AWD is not a true AWD = wheel that slips/wheel that grips like a porsche or Subi, instead in teh 5.0L trucks it is a 60/40 split, 60% rear tires, 40% front tires at all times.

      It does OKAY in the sand, mud, snow, but not NEARLY as well as a true 50/50 split and the AWD has no low range.... there is no comparison really, the 5.0L AWD = great for the street/wet roads, but it takes its toll on front end components and robs power and MPG

      To me the AWD t case was a band aid, Ford was left with 5.0L engines in 96 and then stuffed them into the sploder, they had no 4x4 t case that would fit, so they came up with this simple small AWD full time case... but thats just my educated guess... thank goodness the F-150 came out with the 4r70w trans and a real selectable low range t case
       

    Share This Page








    We Support Our Troops!