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98+ 4wd vs 2wd Transmission Crossmember


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Hi everybody,
Are the transmission crossmembers different between 4wd and 2wd for a 2002? I have the M5OD. If so, how hard is it to weld/bolt on the 4wd version?
I've got the 4x4 transmission and transfer case sitting in my garage ready for the swap, and I'm trying to make sure I have everything before I start disassembling.
Thanks!
 


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Transmission crossmember is the same. Engine crossmember is different, front suspension is different, the mountings for the axle are not there. Unless you have an Edge.
 

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do you have coils or torsion bars ?
will the swap be short-long-arm, or full front axle?
 

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Sweet, that is a relief. I had measured the best I could under the truck (with a loose 4wd extension housing) and it looked the same but I wasn't sure. I have the torsion bar suspension (dual sport/edge) so that should simplify the front-end part of the swap... But honestly what I found I need the most off road is low range. Phase 1 is just to get the transfer case mounted in with the new trans to achieve that. Eventually the plan is to mount a regular old SLA axle up front...
Thank you guys very much!
 

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sounds like a good plan. manual shift transfer case?
 

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Yep! I finally found the linkage and everything. This is a project I've been waiting to try for almost ten years haha. And asking people on this forum for advice for about that long too! It's been very helpful!
 


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