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Aloha, Braddahs! I recent bought a 2005 xle with 86k miles. Absolutely loove it! Im about to replace the whole timing system and belts. I really wanna put on the 3.5 inch lift kit, the wheel spacers, and swap in an awd trans. Is this trans swap possible? what would it entail? Theres one for sale for 1k... I would be doing it myself. Im fairly confident i can do this, i do most of my auto work. Though this would be my most ambitious undertaking so far.

Also, can i swap in the premium navigation system if i dont already have it? Mahaloz! 馃馃徑
 

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Agreed. If you want an AWD van, get an AWD van. You need much more than the transmission/transaxle to make your van into an AWD. It can be done, but it will require a lot of sheet metal and potentially structural steel changes, if you need a different cross member, plus you'll need a drive shaft, rear end, I think the front springs on the AWD have different spring rates, and any of the control systems which work with the AWD vs. FWD. All that said, I thought the XLE was always AWD? I thought CE was always FWD and the LE had AWD as an option.
 

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Agreed. If you want an AWD van, get an AWD van. You need much more than the transmission/transaxle to make your van into an AWD. It can be done, but it will require a lot of sheet metal and potentially structural steel changes, if you need a different cross member, plus you'll need a drive shaft, rear end, I think the front springs on the AWD have different spring rates, and any of the control systems which work with the AWD vs. FWD. All that said, I thought the XLE was always AWD? I thought CE was always FWD and the LE had AWD as an option.
Also will need a different ECU to control the AWD. Anything can be done with enough time and money. If you enjoy that type of project go for it. For me, I would sell the FWD, purchase the AWD that I want and spend the time on a road trip.

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