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My BD 2 door has a vin number issued and is scheduled for mid December production. The problem is I accidentally chose the part time 4wd instead of the full time 4a.

It's there any way to economically add this 4a transfer case later after my truck is delivered?
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My BD 2 door has a vin number issued and is scheduled for mid December production. The problem is I accidentally chose the part time 4wd instead of the full time 4a.

It's there any way to economically add this 4a transfer case later after my truck is delivered?
No. Is it possible? Yes. Is it really expensive. Yes.
 

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Getting the advanced transfer case was the number one reason I went with Sasquatch on my base.

I haven’t heard of anyone retrofitting, I imagine the programming, even with FORScan, would be a nightmare.
 
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Sounds like I might be out of luck on this one. I'm really kicking myself because it sounds like the 4a is really the way to go. Should have paid more attention when I put my order in.
 

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Sounds like I might be out of luck on this one. I'm really kicking myself because it sounds like the 4a is really the way to go. Should have paid more attention when I put my order in.
Fellow 2 door BD owner here. I don't want to start a flame war by getting into specifics but I bet you won't notice/miss it.

Also, I believe 4Auto has been a bigger constraint than people realize so you might still be waiting if you added it.
 

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I’ve had my 2 door BD with the part time transfer case for a year now. Haven’t ever missed not having 4A.
 

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Huge fan of it going skiing up a 16 mile curvy road where the conditions can be dry to patchy black ice to snow packed. Used to be flipping 4hi on and off in my Xterra with this drive, now I just point and go. It has its place just depends on the use case.
 

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Huge fan of it going skiing up a 16 mile curvy road where the conditions can be dry to patchy black ice to snow packed. Used to be flipping 4hi on and off in my Xterra with this drive, now I just point and go. It has its place just depends on the use case.
100% agree here. Mountain roads with variable conditions during ski season is really where it shines.
 
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I’ve had my 2 door BD with the part time transfer case for a year now. Haven’t ever missed not having 4A.
That's good to hear. Do you live in an area with lots of snow?
 

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That's good to hear. Do you live in an area with lots of snow?
I got rhe advanced transfer case on my black. I almost missed it like you. Didn't realise I could until the hour before I left to order.

Just had it two weeks but in Canada I will appreciate having the 4a with variable road and weather conditions. You also get a lower low range and I believe better abs braking anti spin traction control.

That being said my two xterras were just part time and rhey rocked in the snow. Will it be nice ? Yes but you will be happy with the part time also.
 

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That's good to hear. Do you live in an area with lots of snow?
I got rhe advanced transfer case on my black. I almost missed it like you. Didn't realise I could until the hour before I left to order.

Just had it two weeks but in Canada I will appreciate having the 4a with variable road and weather conditions. You also get a lower low range and I believe better abs braking anti spin traction control.

That being said my two xterras were just part time and rhey rocked in the snow. Will it be nice ? Yes but you will be happy with the part time also.
 

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Advance 4x4 is one of the biggest reasons I went with the Black Diamond. I would have gone Big Bend but you can't get Advance 4x4 without Sasquatch.

As far as the question I remember a member of the Gladiator forum attempted to add Selec-trac to his Gladiator. Selec-trac is essentially the same as Advance 4x4. He realized the cost would be astronomical. On top of the fact there was no guarantee it would actually work like it was supposed to.
 

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Fellow 2 door BD owner here. I don't want to start a flame war by getting into specifics but I bet you won't notice/miss it.

Also, I believe 4Auto has been a bigger constraint than people realize so you might still be waiting if you added it.
I skipped the 4a and haven’t thought twice about it since I took delivery. On the other hand I’m incredibly happy I opted for the rear locker on my OBX.
 

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That's good to hear. Do you live in an area with lots of snow?
I agree with other posters on here; 4A is more of a convenience thing, mostly useful in patchy conditions.
And less computerized crap to screw up :oops:
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