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Old 03-09-2011, 07:55 AM
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TTB suspension on a 250

i know the 95 f250 had the TTB but did the f350 have the same setup? cause im wondering if i can swap the axle out of the 350 into the 250 to give it a little better ride height with the plow. i was gonna do 550 springs but then i would have to do the drop brackets for the TTB. also if i swap in a dana 60 what could i do from there?
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:14 AM
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yea a d60 from a 350 will swap right in
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:02 AM
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it will swap right in, same driveshaft and everything? i know i have to get the same gear ratio, but its a direct swap, no cutting or anything
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:58 AM
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If you search there is a lot of info out there about the swap.

Its bolt in but takes some time and parts to get it right.

You need the axle, lower leaf spring plate on the driver side, track bar, track bar mount, steering linkage, possibly 4wd hubs(depending on factory hubs u have now), leaf springs (not required but ride is improved), calipers and mounts if the axle is older than your truck, sway bar and frame links if so desired.

I finished mine up.. Things to note...
1. My axle was from a 97 dual lie and my truck is a 97 250 .
2. The dual lie spindles work with the 250 rotors no problem.
3. The 250 3 Allen head screw 4wd auto hubs wont work on the D60. The 5 screw head ones will or you can use the Warn or Ford manual hubs.
4. 250 Upper spring plates work fine.
5. F250 pit man arm works but when you adjust the toe there is very little adjustment left to get it toed in. Mine still lined up ok though.
6. You have to buy 3 bolts for the track bar mount to the cross member.
7. If you have an automatic like mine the 250 drive shaft works fine.
8. Replace the track bar bushings if it is a used bar unless they are in good working condition.
9. The F350 springs work well and ride height increases about 1.5-2 inches.
10. You can use 9/16x5 inch bolts for the spring mount bolts if you cannot find M14x200 bolts or your stock bolts are corroded.

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Old 03-09-2011, 12:15 PM
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so what am i lookin at for cost if i try to find a DANA 60, rolling axle, wheels and all, manual hubs, cause i can definetly go to the junkyard and pull one off a 350
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:22 PM
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The run anywhere from $600-2000 depending on location, condition and if they know what they have.

Sometimes you can get them cheaper if you are patient. I bought one out of the trader paper and its in really good condition and did not need anything other than some paint and a swap. I gave close to 1k. It had the calipers and springs with it. Sometimes you can get the whole deal for about $500 and expect to spend 1-200 on miscellaneous parts and gear oil. Also better find your ratio out now and if you find an axle with a different ratio expect to shell out about $400 for new gears and a master bearing and install kit. If the bearings are good then budget for about 2-250 for a ring and pinion set.

Also your U bolts will work from the 250 too. If you find a 350 junked, you should get the rear spring blocks if you want the truck like factory level. I did not but I have a 1.5inch add a leaf in the rear. It still rides slightly front high but mine is a gasser.
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:55 PM
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I shopped for them for about a year. I wouldn't pay over a grand for one. King pin or ball joint. Don't know where your located but there is a guy on Craigs list out of Chattanooga Tenn who seems to have an endless supply of dana's
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:34 PM
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im out of CT lol i almost went to chattanooga for a truck though.
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Just a FYI but if you use 550 springs it will ride like a tank. if you want a great ride quality then use our RS kit V and B code SD swap..PM me if I can help.

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