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Old 08-08-2015, 09:40 PM
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AWD conversion maybe???

No traction + a long winter coming I was thinking of a project I could do. I read a post awhile back about an awd conversion but there was no real info on the subject except it would cost to much and too much fabrication.

Ive been doing some research, I have an 06 and we had an 06 1500 4x4 come in our shop so on my day off I began doing some measuring.

From what I have found out:

Both lower control arms from a 4x4 appear and measure that they will bolt right into the srt. I ordered an aftermarket heavy ass steel one just to hold right up to compare.

the steering racks are in the same spot.

sway bars will have to be swapped ours are longer and links in a different location.

fabricating a rounded notch in the oil pan is a must, and the mounts to hold the diff are part of the motor mounts.

Now for the hard part:

knuckles appear different but our hubs have splines for a cv axle (will it work?)

mounting a strut will require fabrication to the frame.

have heard 4.56 gears aren't available for the front diff.

transmission and transfer case not worried about right now.

So I thinking about trying to do an awd or 4x4 conversion that is mostly a bolt in kit with some fabrication.

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No traction + a long winter coming I was thinking of a project I could do. I read a post awhile back about an awd conversion but there was no real info on the subject except it would cost to much and too much fabrication.

Ive been doing some research, I have an 06 and we had an 06 1500 4x4 come in our shop so on my day off I began doing some measuring.

From what I have found out:

Both lower control arms from a 4x4 appear and measure that they will bolt right into the srt. I ordered an aftermarket heavy ass steel one just to hold right up to compare.

the steering racks are in the same spot.

sway bars will have to be swapped ours are longer and links in a different location.

fabricating a rounded notch in the oil pan is a must, and the mounts to hold the diff are part of the motor mounts.

Now for the hard part:

knuckles appear different but our hubs have splines for a cv axle (will it work?) yes it will

mounting a strut will require fabrication to the frame.

have heard 4.56 gears aren't available for the front diff. Yes they are

transmission and transfer case not worried about right now.

So I thinking about trying to do an awd or 4x4 conversion that is mostly a bolt in kit with some fabrication.
I've got both but mine are 05s man.
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If your going that far. Hang an Atlas 2 off the transmission then sraight axle the front with leaves and another Dana 60.
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Don't forget the 4wd is torsion bar vs coil spring on the srt
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Old 08-09-2015, 01:31 AM
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tub it out and give it the tire she deserves!!
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I think you'd be better off getting a srt-8 jeep or waiting until they put the hellcat motor in the jeep which they are doing.
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Seems like a hell of a big challenge, but if this ever gets successfully done someone will have the fattest bragging rights ever. Not to mention with a twin turbo set up, possibly the fastest 10 to date. Seriously interested in this if someone is brave enough to take the leap.
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Don't forget the 4wd is torsion bar vs coil spring on the srt
Not on the 06+ uses a strut/coil spring
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Why not buy a cheap 4x4 RAM with blown motor and put a SRT engine inside ?
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I'd grab a Mango QC Daytona, swap the cladding and bumpers, lower it, and drop the motor, trans and axles into it. Or, grab a 2500 and enjoy the strength of an SFA.
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