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post #1 of 11 Old 03-13-2011, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering if i could swap as well if it is a good idea to swap my twin ibeam front end for a strait axle out of a older f350 we got. It is a non turbo old 7.3. I was wondering if it would be cheaper as well as a good idea and what all would be needed and overall cost before i go tearing the front of my truck apart. Any info would be helpful thank you.
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-13-2011, 10:32 PM
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Yeah its a super simple swap. Bolt in. If you are getting it from a truck then all the parts you will need are there. If you can swap the 350 springs in as well

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You won't regret it. Best thing I've done to mine. So far.

What? The cord hanging down? It's a hybrid.


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Do it. Just finished mine. Just make sure the gear ratio is the same or swap to the correct one.

May want to get some new spring bushings, and track bar bushings along with spring eye bolts and have on hand in case the old ones are stubborn and you have to cut them.
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If you want to have the truck ride great then you need our RS-V and B code swap..best mod you can do to a OBS. PM me if I can help.

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this swap for me is going to be relatively cheap for me i hope lol. What are the real advantages to it plus im kinda hoping it levels it out.
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Well its stronger, Rides better, Also just cooler. But the biggest part is you dont have that weak center u joint as well as less stress on the leafs due to the suspension moving up and down not trying to swing

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I see yea i think im gonna do it soon. thanks for the help
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So everything will work tie rods everything all i need is maybe some bushings and thats it just use the stuff off the old truck
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