2005 Astro van conversion to AWD

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2005 Astro van conversion to AWD

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Hi there...... is there a company out there that does Astro van conversion to AWD ? It's an 2005 with only 70K miles. Last time I took my ATV out to the desert I got stuck in the sand !! I'm in San Diego.

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: 2005 Astro van conversion to AWD

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Highly unlikely since they've been discontinued for 20 years.
It's not that hard to swap in an AWD chassis though, if you're mechanically inclined. Paying to have a shop do it is going to cost more than the vehicle is worth though.

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Yeah, I do understand the the age vrs. cost issue. That job would be way beyond me. After I got home from that trip I began looking around for a crew cab 4x4 pickup, which would solve my problem, but I do love my Astro van ! It's the 3rd one I've owned, and when they stopped making them I sold my current car and searched for the lowest mileage Astro I could find, and it's the last year, the best one, so I'm hesitant to let it go.

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Re: 2005 Astro van conversion to AWD

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Anyone have an estimate on the cost of the AWD conversion ?
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Re: 2005 Astro van conversion to AWD

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It's going vary wildly, and I think half the shops will turn you down right away.
You're going to have to bring the vehicle to a few shops local to you, and hear it from the horses mouth.
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