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I was looking at buy a sterling 10.25 from an 89 f350 with 3.55 gears to use in my 95. It looks like it will work but I just wanted to make sure first.
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I was looking at buy a sterling 10.25 from an 89 f350 with 3.55 gears to use in my 95. It looks like it will work but I just wanted to make sure first.
Yup, direct bolt in. the only difference is the pinion yolk length. The early are the Less desirable due to lack of strength and the nut tends to back its self off. I'm not sure what year they changed, somewhere in the mid 90s. Either way, the 89 axle will work fine

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Do you think it can handle 300-350 hp? Right now my truck is still stock but I plan on doing stage 2 rosewoods and a d66 in the future.
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Yup, it will take it jut fine. Just before you put the axle in service, check the splines on the pinion and red locktite the nut back on

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didnt you ask about your being a cab and chassis model in a different thread? better make sure the new axle is off a truck exactly like yours otherwise your gonna have to do some grinding/welding too, but if i am wrong then yes it is a direct swap

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didnt you ask about your being a cab and chassis model in a different thread? better make sure the new axle is off a truck exactly like yours otherwise your gonna have to do some grinding/welding too, but if i am wrong then yes it is a direct swap
Yes my truck is a c&c, but I plan on running a 4 link in the rear so I won't be using the leaf springs.
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ahh well then your good to go either way, y not 4 link the dually rear? would look sick with a 4 link slammed dually imho, and the bed has to be modified regardless

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Does the 89 axle have the vss in the pumpkin?

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vss controls speedo only from 92-97 iirc rite? i know the axle is the same otherwise even has the plug for it

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The VSS was in since 86'(ever since the 1st sterlings were built)

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