Can parts from a non 4×4 truck be used on a truck that is 4×4?

my 4×4 truck was wrecked leaving the axle, bed, and drive shaft wrecked, i have another truck of the same style a year newer parked because of blown heads and transmission problems, but its not 4×4, can the parts from my non 4×4 be used for my 4×4 truck

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4 Responses to Can parts from a non 4×4 truck be used on a truck that is 4×4?

  1. Eric July 6, 2010 at 5:00 am #

    Well the bed would be fine. The driveshaft is a maybe, depends on the truck. I think they just need to be the same length and hook up the same way (Nothing a quick look under the truck with a tape measure wouldn’t solve). Although the axle will probably have different gears and will most likely not be as heavy duty.

  2. Shane C July 6, 2010 at 5:00 am #

    aside from the bed, I wouldn’t. Drivetrain parts on a 4×4 are usually heavier duty, as well as different sizes. The driveshaft on a 4×4 goes throught the transfer case, and is therefore not compatible with a 2×4.

  3. Anthony July 6, 2010 at 5:00 am #

    Drive shaft moght not fit, and front suspension is probably not interchangeable.

    Might not be exactly the same as stock, but it should work.

    Without know the make/model/year we wouldn’t know for sure.

  4. Lawrence S July 6, 2010 at 5:00 am #

    If the axle housings are the same you could swap that in and have the differentials swapped if the ratios are different, or have limited slip.
    You may have to swap braking systems on the trucks as well. Beds would probably swap.
    Has the truck been on a frame machine to determine that it is still straight? Or can be straightened.That is the first big have to answer.