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post #1 of 21 Old 08-26-2012, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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So what could be wrong with my front axle?

My 96 f250 pulls to the right a little, its not horrible but it will make you go off the road pretty fast if you dont keep an eye on it.
My front tires are also wearing weird. Both of them are wearing more on the right side of them, so the inside of the drivers side, and the outside of the pass side. The driver side is worse though.
I thought at first it was just out of alignment but now that i noticed the tire wear I think its more.
What are some of your opinions on it?
I am going to take it to a shop sometime, but I feel they'll screw me.
I can check some stuff myself too, and will before I take it to a shop.
I didnt know if anyone had the same problem.
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Could be ball joints, tie rods, tie rod ends.
I doubt it's physically the axle that's the issue.


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Well I didn't think it was the axle. lol.
I just went through and replaced the ball joints and tie rod ends on another pickup. I didnt really want to do it again. But if thats the problem I guess I will.
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Ford TTB axle my friend, not one of fords great accomplishments. ^^^^^ what he said. Your best option is to swap in a D60. You would be money ahead in the long run.

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Yeah, I know its not one of the best axles out there but I dont mind it.
I have a dana 60 I could put in it, I just dont know if I want to.
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Yeah, I know its not one of the best axles out there but I dont mind it.
I have a dana 60 I could put in it, I just dont know if I want to.
Why wouldn't you want to is the question?? The ttb d50 will give you nothing but problems. Even after you spend the considerable amount of time and $$ to rebuild it you will wish you had a d60. It will level out your truck, give you a better ride, and be way less maintenance. Plus it will hold an alignment. Its a bolt in upgrade that most 250 owners wish for.

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yeah true. I just dont know if I want to use it in this pickup.
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Possibly towed in causing the right side tire wear and worn spring,bad balljoint, or wheel bearing on the left side causing the wear get it jacked up and check it out


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yeah, thats what I was planning on doing.
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What all would it take to put a solid axle in it? A dana 60.
The spring perches should be the same right?
Will the brake lines hook right up or will I have to change them?
Will the drive shaft have to be lengthened or shortened?
Is the u-joint a different size in the driveshaft?
And im pretty sure the piece going from the steering gear box(cant remember what its called.) to the axle will have to be changed but not sure?
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