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so i kno its not a frontier but i understand they use some of the same parts and was lookin for a lil help w/ findin parts

i hav a 2wd 1988 nissan D21(hardbody) and want to turn it 4x4 and do a SAS 2 run 33-35 tires and was wondering if anyone here has ever done anything similiar or knew where to find or about about how much parts wld b (wagoneer D44, tx10 transfercase, c200 gears, rear lift option, ect.)

o and the truck was free and runs great other than needing a new fuel pump which is y i took it instead of buyin an equivalent 4x4

any help wld b appriciated

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you wont be able to get an exact cost. it all depends on how crazy you want to get. if you want to be locked, how you want to be lock, axle strength, gearing in both the diffs and tcase, drive shafts,rims and tires, steering upgrades the list can go on and on
 

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sell it and buy a 4x4 unless you're going to be doing some super crazy stuff like rock crawling or something
 

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Sell it and get a 4x4, or get a pile of tubes and learn how to weld, screw kits DIY
 

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theres not really a "kit" for hardbodies, just a few brackets and such to help.
 

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dont sell it you can convert it and will be way more capable than a stock 4x4 that you would have to buy and plus you got this for free
 

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i cant weld but i do hav a friend who is n the process of being a certified welder and is plenty willing to help

roastbeef- im also aware that the calmini "kit" is just a few brackets and crossmembers im currently looking for parts more along the lines of axles gears and a Tcase

grantypanties- that was my exact though its free so y not atleast try :)

O! and were jus talkin havin basic workin 4x4 nothin crazy atleast not yet this will b more of a play truck/mudbogger than some kind of extreme rockcrawler, truggy thing
 

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if i were you i would start researching setups if you want to go on the cheaper side do leaf springs

start looking for an axle proly a waggy one and also a tcase im not sure on tranny tcase fitment but you could go a divorced transfercase route if thats the case look for a ford np205
 

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Check out nissanoffroad.net and nissan4wheelers.com - plenty of hardbody owners over there that can tell you what you need and probably give you an approximate cost. We did a leaf spring SAS on our 2002 Nissan Frontier and it cost about $4500 - $5000 to start with. That price has gone up since then with stuff we have added/changed. I couldn't even begin to estimate a price on making a 2wd to a 4wd.
 

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Totally duable, all up to your imagination and pocket book. Id ditch the c200 and find a grand wagoneer with front and rear dana 44s. The 44s are cheap to get gears and diffs for. To fit 35s with the clamweenie kit (oh BTW dont order the calmini parts right before you want to do the conversion as they have been known to take up to 8 months to ship parts AFTER you pay) you will want these leaf springs for the front. Get just the front springs -> Team Grand Wagoneer: Search Results

Youll also have to consider steering as well as lifting the rear. my best advice is find places like Penski mentioned and read read read.
 
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