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Old 08-10-2008, 02:34 PM
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can i put 1 ton front leafs on a 3/4?

HAVE A 96 F250 OBS DIESEL WITH I-BEAM FRONT AXLE, NEED TO PICK IT UP IN THE FRONT 1-2 INCHES SO TIRE AND BUMPER STOP HAVING SEX WHEN THEY MEET (WHEN RUNNING WESTERN PLOW), I COULD ADD 1-2" BLOCKS IN FRONT BUT BEING THAT IT IS A PLOW TRUCK AND PULLING TRUCK THAT IS A BIG NO? WHAT DO YOU THINK ON THIS? I HAVE ACCESS TO FRONT LEAFS ON A 96' 351 1 TON, WILL THEY WORK WITH THAT I-BEAM OR DO I ALSO NEED THE DANA60? CAN THOSE LEAFS OFF THE GAS TONNER HANDLE THAT DIESEL FRONT END? 2 SPRINGS IN THE PACK OFF GAS TONNER, I SEE THEY ARE THE SAME # OF LEAFS FOR DIESEL TONNERS. THROW ME A LINE ON WHAT SHOULD BE DONE HERE? I WOULD LIKE TO CONVERT OVER TO THE 60, BUT I DON'T HAVE THE $ THAT HE IS ASKING FOR THAT AXLE. SO IF I CAN USE THOSE LEAVES WITH THE IBEAM AXLE AND IT WOULD BE SAFE AND DECENT RIDE LET ME KNOW THANKS.. I WOULD PUT THE 4" BLOCKS FROM GAS TONNER IN REAR.

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Old 08-10-2008, 04:59 PM
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anybody? I have to let the guy know tomorrow on the parts.
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:05 PM
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not sure 'bout that but my buddy added 1 leaf foe the fron packs from a '79 to pick his up a little for the plow.

but here is a free bump anyway
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:24 PM
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i can get add a leafs from superllift for $70 but I can get the front leaf packs for around $30 out of the gas tonner
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look at the spring code it will be on the door campare the front gvw of both trucks if that guy still has the truck. if not get numbers off springs and call ford to see what the rating is
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gattaca37 nice truck same color as my 96 xtra cab shortbed fixin to do a dana 60 on
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:29 AM
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I was told many snow plowers just add 1-2" blocks in front to help with sag, and it is safe? Any comments? The 1ton leafs may only work for the dana60 axle because placement could be different?
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:55 AM
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has anyone converted a dana60 off of a ford 1ton to a 3/4 ton ibeam independent front suspendsion front axle? mine has the inverted leaf packs
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Would the springs fit, yes, but are they correct....NOPE.

The leafs on a TTB F250 are thicker than the ones from the F350. The leafs on a TTB not only have to support the weight of the truck, they are also twisting due to the POS design of the TTB. Go into the Dana 60 section of my pics, there is a comparison of the two.

Swapping a D60 is a bolt-in deal. Lots of info on TDS.

Do NOT add lift blocks to the front axle.

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Never Ever Ever add blocks to the front axle. That is a big no no no no. Get new leaf packs, swap out for the D-60 straight axle. It is not that hard to do. You could even use lift shackles. But do not and I mean do not put your trust into lift blocks.
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