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Old 01-13-2012, 05:43 PM
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Axle swap questions?????

I have an 03 F250 and the hubs in it are shot. My neighbor has a complete axle out of an 05 f350. I know the axle isnt going to just bolt right in. my Question is will the steering knuckles interchange? I can get the complete axle cheaper than redoing my hubs so hoping they will swap. any insight would be great!
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:17 AM
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If you are just after the hubs, pull the axle, bearing and hub as an assy and test fit it. Drop the tie-rod end, remove 4 bolts from back side, seperate with a puddy knife at seam (reverse installed rotor and 4 loose nuts work as a slide hammer, too), stuff it in the other axle housing for a test fit. That's how I tore down my axles when I did my ball joints.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:28 AM
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Yeah I guess I could just try the hubs and see I was hoping someone knew if it would work instead of going through the guess and check work.
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Check the pn on the ball joints for 03 and 05, then a MarkI eyeball check for any obvious differences. In short, I would say they are interchangable.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:12 PM
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I'll be check into the ball joins but the knuckles look the same the axle itself looks entirely different its alot bigger.
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you likely have a dana 50 vs. a dana 60,,and f350 dually's have different front dana 60 hubs than single wheel.
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Isn't the dually adapter part of the rotor that can either be a bolt on or a one piece? I'm not 100% sure if the 03 F250 had a D50 or D60, either way, it shouldn't effect the hubs.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:05 PM
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Yeah pretty sure I have a 50 the other axle is completedown to the calipers. So if the steering knuckles interchange the hub itself doesn't matter. It probly wont work like I want it too. But I'm hoping it will
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:16 PM
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Yes the dually adaptor is removable off the 8 lug pattern as the 3/4 ton wheel. but the thing you need to check is the gearing if you want to swap the entire axle, alot of the 350s have 4.10 gears. I just went through this on a 350 4x2 to 4x4 swap
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:40 PM
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No I can't swap entire axles but it is the same gears of I could. The 350 axle is set up for coil spring and i've got leafs. I just want to pop the outer pieces off the ball joints and switch them. The entire assembly if possible.
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