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Old 02-13-2012, 03:29 PM
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Dana 60 swap help

Hey guys, new here on the forum. I have a 97 f250 heavy duty non abs. dana 50 in front with 4.10's. Looking to do balljoint dana 60 swap. Theres a few in the area. Can you guys fill me in on exactly what i need to sucessful swap. I dont want shaking at high speeds or any bs. I just want the swap done and ready to go. Do i use leafs off the 350 im getting it from? What do i do with drive shaft? What do i do with trac bar? thanks all help appreciated.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:38 PM
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you need all the steering pieces. you will need the track bar, and the track bar bracket.

use the 350 springs, there suppose to be not as stiff? some guys use the 350 pitman arm off he steering box, others use the 250. i'm useing the 250 one with no complaints.

as for the drive shaft, i've heard mixed reviews on having to get them shortend and lengthened for the shaft to flex during up and down movement of the front axle in the suspension going over bumps etc. i used the drive shaft off the 350 and had more then enough travel not to have to modify.

some guys do a RSK-revers shackle kit- and use 99-03 super duty front leafs.

while the 60 is out rebuild it, u joints, seals, etc. and while its all out put new bushings in the leaf springs were the bolts go through

hope this helps !! good luck
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thanks a lot. Now am i going to gain any lift to this at all? The truck sags a little now. Im looking to get that leveled look like the 350 has. With the 350 springs, will there be a difference or should i put the add-a-leaf in as well?
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I did mine two years ago and used the original springs and I was pleasantly surprised . The truck actually leveled out , steering was much more responsive and less rattling .
The TTB springs are a bit stiff ,but it sure steers straight and true .
So the answer is yes , you will gain some height in the front ,but it's all good .
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Use the F350 front springs (unless you're going to do the SD Springs and RSK) and get the rear F350 blocks (otherwise you'll really be sagging). Cheers!
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im intrested in your drivers side i beam if u do the swap
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