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Ok, so I have an 03' xterra 2 wheel drive and I am looking to convert it to a 4 wheel drive. Im pretty sure Im gonna have to change almost everything underneath-(rear end, transmission, front and rear drive axle, and interior gear console and maybe computer).. My question is has anybody done this and if so what am I looking at, as far as difficulty and if so what pointers and advice do you have for me. Also, can any year 4 wheel drive transmission bolt up to my 03' 2 wheel drive or do I need the same year.. If you have any input please feel free to respond.. Thanks

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Search, Lots of people have looking into doing this and some have done it

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are you going solid front axle in the process?
If not, buy a donor vehicle. there are alot of incidentals that your gonna need in the process.
The typical advice is to trade your 2wd for a 4x4 and be done with it.
I picked up an 01 X 4x4 for under $3k. just over 100K on the clock,
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