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post #1 of 23 Old 11-01-2012, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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08 Axle Swap

I got a leed on a complete chassis with axles and all for decent price near by. Is there any difference with this set up than the 05-07 set up that everyone uses. Or is there something I should look for or measure when I go to look at on Sunday

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Slightly Bigger brakes on 08+, slightly skinnier with different offset wheels, 11 models have electric locking rear!, 08+ have longer rear leafs that will require more measuring to install. 05+ are longer also but only on the shackle side of the leaf. Front eye to center axle is the same

Good luck, as for finding one locally at a good price, i drive 12hrs to pick up mine

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Ok thanks. I found it on Craigslist it's been on for awhile. Only 45 min drive

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2007 F350 axle/suspension swap
238/100 Full Force Stage 3 Injectors
H2E Turbo
Fully Built Trans with Triple Disc Billet
Tony Wildman Chip
Superduty IDM
5'' Straight Pipe 7'' custom sideways bed stack
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08 front axles are coil sprung arent they..
I could be mistaken tho



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Gloshift max tow gauges
3 inch dp to 5 inch exhaust
diy intake 6637

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Cut fenders
33x12.50 r15
Redneck weight reduction

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2012 Ford F-350 DRW 6.7 Powerstroke
C&M Flatbed
100 gallon slip tank
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some go fast parts
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Yes there coil sprung. I'm coverting my truck over.

1997 Ford F350 CC LB 4x4
2007 F350 axle/suspension swap
238/100 Full Force Stage 3 Injectors
H2E Turbo
Fully Built Trans with Triple Disc Billet
Tony Wildman Chip
Superduty IDM
5'' Straight Pipe 7'' custom sideways bed stack
Leveled on 37s
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Nice that will be nice my work truck is a new 6.7 coil sprung and it rides great. It will definitely be the only obs ive seen coil sprung.



The STROKE
1996 F-250 Powerstroke
7.3 DI T444E.
TS 6 Postion chip
Gloshift max tow gauges
3 inch dp to 5 inch exhaust
diy intake 6637

The Wheeler
1987 Jeep Cherokee
4.0 inline 6
3 inch rustys lift
Cut fenders
33x12.50 r15
Redneck weight reduction

The work truck
2012 Ford F-350 DRW 6.7 Powerstroke
C&M Flatbed
100 gallon slip tank
ProTech side boxes

The Bike
2006 CRF 450R
some go fast parts
Endless other sh*t
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There are a few guys that have done the coil swap on the forum. Such as, Ol blue97, who posted above.

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2007 F350 axle/suspension swap
238/100 Full Force Stage 3 Injectors
H2E Turbo
Fully Built Trans with Triple Disc Billet
Tony Wildman Chip
Superduty IDM
5'' Straight Pipe 7'' custom sideways bed stack
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The 08 gear ratio isnt 3:73 usually either if they came from a diesel chasis. if it matters.

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Hmm ya i didnt now that. Havent heard of anyone doin before.... better get started so we can see some pics of your build



The STROKE
1996 F-250 Powerstroke
7.3 DI T444E.
TS 6 Postion chip
Gloshift max tow gauges
3 inch dp to 5 inch exhaust
diy intake 6637

The Wheeler
1987 Jeep Cherokee
4.0 inline 6
3 inch rustys lift
Cut fenders
33x12.50 r15
Redneck weight reduction

The work truck
2012 Ford F-350 DRW 6.7 Powerstroke
C&M Flatbed
100 gallon slip tank
ProTech side boxes

The Bike
2006 CRF 450R
some go fast parts
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I thought the gears where higher in the 08 like 3.31s but the guy told me 3.73s. I'm going to see what it is when I get it

1997 Ford F350 CC LB 4x4
2007 F350 axle/suspension swap
238/100 Full Force Stage 3 Injectors
H2E Turbo
Fully Built Trans with Triple Disc Billet
Tony Wildman Chip
Superduty IDM
5'' Straight Pipe 7'' custom sideways bed stack
Leveled on 37s
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