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Rear end size

I have a 97 F-250 HD and i am lookin at gettin a posi lock and i need to know the size of the rear end iv heard a dana 44 or dana 60 but im not sure help!
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it should be a sterling 10.25

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Hmmm same question here, mines and 03 f 250 7.3 fx xlt. Can anyone tell me what axles and gears I have?
Also i was thinking of putting a locker in just the front axle any opinions on this?

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The 97 should be sterling 10.25 axle and the 03 should be sterling 10.50 and dana 50 front axle. As for what gears you have there should be a tag on the front or rear end under a cover bolt or axle code on the door, that is unless someone has changed the gearing. As for a locker in the front end it will make it steer a whole lot different especially with the amount of weight over the front axle on diesel trucks. dr8082 I take it you want the locker to run in the sand on the outer banks, just keep in mind that running in soft sand with a front locker will be hard on your locking hubs and if you still have the stock ones I wouldn't trust them to be up to the task.

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An 03 will have a D60 front, the D50 went away around 01.

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An 03 will have a D60 front, the D50 went away around 01.
Your right I forgot about that.

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1deiselman, the tag on my rear hogs head reads: 3v423c and L730152H12.
If I understand right the fx4 in the 03 is a limited slip. As to the locker in the front, would it still be hard on steering and hubs with the front hubs unlocked during road driving? I assume u mean while the front is in use while off road steering would be hard.

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Is there a 3 in front of the L in second set of numbers

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No sir but i did get 2 of the numbers backward.....it is L731052H12
Unless its under the bolt?

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ok I just pulled the bolt and yes there is a 3 infront of the "L"

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