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Using 4x4 crossmember on 2wd

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Has anyone here modified the 4x4 crossmember for a 2wd zf5? I'm about to do the swap and realized that I had the 4wd one. Don't have the funds for a new one, and want to get this done.

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Re: Using 4x4 crossmember on 2wd

I have a two wheel drive one you can have, if you want pay the shipping from 24095.

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I have a two wheel drive one you can have, if you want pay the shipping from 24095.
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Funny as hell it's you who posted this. I just saw one of your threads from awhile ago about the opposite thing.

For the sake of the thread: Is it possible or easily doable.
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Funny as hell it's you who posted this. I just saw one of your threads from awhile ago about the opposite thing.

For the sake of the thread: Is it possible or easily doable.
For informational purposes... when I attempted to mount the now 4wd trans and t-case on the using the 2wd crossmember I ran into a clearance issue with the floor pan.

With a BFH, I was able to get the trans and t-case in the truck, then realized there was no way the slip yoke was going in the t-case. Back to the computer to search for info. Several guys with 4wd zf5's on here looked at their cross members and they are lower. It mounts inside the frame rail on one side then drops down and wraps around the frame and mounts on the outside of the frame rail. This dropped the trans about 1 1/2 and gave room for the front drive shaft to clear the cross member and the slip yoke to clear the floor pan.

Now could you go the other way and use a 4wd cross member with a 2wd trans...I don't see why not.

I hope this is somewhat helpful. I'm always learning as I go.

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For informational purposes... when I attempted to mount the now 4wd trans and t-case on the using the 2wd crossmember I ran into a clearance issue with the floor pan.

With a BFH, I was able to get the trans and t-case in the truck, then realized there was no way the slip yoke was going in the t-case. Back to the computer to search for info. Several guys with 4wd zf5's on here looked at their cross members and they are lower. It mounts inside the frame rail on one side then drops down and wraps around the frame and mounts on the outside of the frame rail. This dropped the trans about 1 1/2 and gave room for the front drive shaft to clear the cross member and the slip yoke to clear the floor pan.

Now could you go the other way and use a 4wd cross member with a 2wd trans...I don't see why not.

I hope this is somewhat helpful. I'm always learning as I go.
My suspicion is that if it drops the trans 1.5 inches then I may have balance or wrap issues.

Also I have a bolt in yoke, not a slip yoke, on the new (old) trans.
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