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im lookin into tryin to make my 03 trep awd. has anyone ever done this or know anything about it?
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to make a very long story short, don't bother. It will cost you tens of thousands to get the hardware and necessary electronics to do it. You'd have a lot of re-positioning of things to do as well.
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to make a very long story short, don't bother. It will cost you tens of thousands to get the hardware and necessary electronics to do it. You'd have a lot of re-positioning of things to do as well.
what he said
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im lookin into tryin to make my 03 trep awd. has anyone ever done this or know anything about it?
Trade it and buy a Magnum or 300 AWD.
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damn. not what i wanted to hear but thanks.
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Well, I heard rumours that Chrysler was considering AWD for the LH's (IIRC), but obviously, nothing ever came of that. So, it's not going to be an easy conversion. If you want to do it, it would be sweet, as it'd be very unique, but that's the only reason to do it, the uniqueness.
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all you really have to do is mount a rwd tranny to the back get a compatible front tranny hook em up and pray god fixes your wiring, exaust, and anyother promlems you will have. witch wont happen so. dont try it
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Well, I heard rumours that Chrysler was considering AWD for the LH's (IIRC), but obviously, nothing ever came of that. So, it's not going to be an easy conversion. If you want to do it, it would be sweet, as it'd be very unique, but that's the only reason to do it, the uniqueness.

Yes, the LH was designed to go to RWD or AWD with minimal changes, but nothing ever came of it.
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Entire rear suspension would have to be changed. Gas tank would have to be relocated.

The drivetrain is out there though. A 4wd 3.7L trans and transfer case might work. Assuming the front wheels aren't too forward.
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I was reading in my brothers caravan owners manual about all wheel drive models. that was a 96, but I don't know if they did it in the newer ones, but if they did, that might be a good settup to get and use for yours. They use, or used the same motors, you'd just have to figure out a lot of messing around up front
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I was reading in my brothers caravan owners manual about all wheel drive models. that was a 96, but I don't know if they did it in the newer ones, but if they did, that might be a good settup to get and use for yours. They use, or used the same motors, you'd just have to figure out a lot of messing around up front
And you would have to mount the engine transversely...
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hypnos why ? are all engines transvers ?
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The engine in the Caravan (and most FWD cars) is mounted transversely. So, to get the Caravan's AWD system to work, you'd have to get the engine transversely mounted, so it'd work with the transmission that works with the AWD. The LH is a bit of an anomaly, with the longitudinally mounted engine...
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Entire rear suspension would have to be changed. Gas tank would have to be relocated.

The drivetrain is out there though. A 4wd 3.7L trans and transfer case might work. Assuming the front wheels aren't too forward.

Hey, that's my drivetrain
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Good luck if you go for it but you will need ALOT of money and ALOT of knowhow, if you don't have the knowhow you will need even more money
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