Conversion to 4 wheel drive - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-22-2011, 09:42 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Conversion to 4 wheel drive

Well i would like to say it seems pretty worthless to have a 1ton++ truck only being 2 wheel drive. i drive 15 miles each way to work every night and we have 9 inches of snow.... What an interesting trip home

Well i have a 1997 F450/fsuperduty its got the 7.3l powerstroke with the zf5. Its got 141k and it runs like a new truck.

I want to convert it to 4x4. Would a straight axle conversion be the easiest route to go??? my truck has 4.63 gears in it and i didnt know if i could find a front axle with 4.63 gears and if i could whats the chances it would be a 10 bolt lug pattern.

now when i put a tcase in is there any electronicsto it or just manual tcase. Do i have to change the trans to a 4x4 zf5???

WHats your opinion on this.....???? Should i just find a donor f350 4x4 and just go that route i really dont know what all i would have to do
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-23-2011, 06:25 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sunset La
Posts: 339
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
not sure about the tcase hook up but i would pick up 2 axles front and rear with 4.10s. In the 80s they made dully 4x4s. The 4.10s will help fuel milage alot.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-23-2011, 10:35 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
can i go any higher on gear ratio or no???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-24-2011, 04:14 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Defiance, OH
Posts: 470
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The F350 SRWs you could pry find a set of 3.55s if you looked hard enough
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 02-24-2011, 04:35 AM
Full A-Team Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Phillips, WI
Posts: 6,171
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by tracker8wr View Post
not sure about the tcase hook up but i would pick up 2 axles front and rear with 4.10s. In the 80s they made dully 4x4s. The 4.10s will help fuel milage alot.
Rest assured they made dually 4x4's in the 90's and 00's too

The easiest way would be a donor 350, need trans, transfer case, front end, rear end(unless you want unmatched wheels) not sure on the wiring, I dont think the psd requires wiring on a manual trans to run correctly.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 02-24-2011, 04:54 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Lockport IL
Posts: 4,297
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Send a message via AIM to dereku
No they didnt make 4x4 duallys in the 90s. They are all conversions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 02-24-2011, 04:59 AM
Full A-Team Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Phillips, WI
Posts: 6,171
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Maybe I missed something, are we talking 350 or 450 dually? I can go find you 5 or 6 350 dually's right now for sale thet I can tell you are work trucks that havent been to a conversion shop
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 02-24-2011, 05:05 AM
Don't you worry about it

 

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 5,552
Thanks: 2
Thanked 57 Times in 51 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
They did not make 4x4 dually's in the the 90's, I didnt think they made them in the eighties
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 02-24-2011, 05:08 AM
Full A-Team Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Phillips, WI
Posts: 6,171
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Well either way, conversion or not, they are not rare, in 5 minutes of looking I found 3 90-97 F350 4x4 dually's for sale here so finding a truck to get parts from shouldnt be a problem

Make that 5 I just found 2 more

Last edited by Fordman247365; 02-24-2011 at 05:13 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 02-25-2011, 08:48 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
well i posted an add on craigslist for axles for my f450 i have a dana 80 in it with 4:63 gears. some one has 8 bolt dually axles from a f350 with 2:73 gears. could i use that or is that even possible to use. I dont do alot of pulling.

also for doner trucks for this project i have access to 3 fsuperdutys, 3 f350s, 7 f250s. only 2 have powerstrokes. But i cant wait to get the utility bed off my truck. i have a western hauler bed or a dually bed to put on i dont know yet
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors