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Old 12-29-2012, 11:22 AM
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Question 10 lug 450 solid beam axel

hey i gotta ? i wanna lift my truck but i dont wanna go 4 wheel drive so i found a early 90s f450 with a solid beem front end no diff at the junk yard is there any way to convert it to an 8lug cause as it sits its a 10 lug and i only want the front end
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:24 PM
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That is a leaf sprung axel, is yours leaf sprung yet? Could use a 2wd f150 lift or the 4x4 lift from same vehicle, but your going to want to do is reinforce it so it can handle the extra weight of your motor, good luck
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I was gonna say the same thing.... how are u getting around the coil vs spring differance.. if your gonna weld coil perches on the solid axle it would be great
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No iam gonna go full on leafs there cheaper and easier to lift. But could the f150 2wd lift coils work even though r motors r double the weight
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I've seen it done, neighbor has it on his 95, but the drop bar for the ttb/tib did snap on his, we welded some extra supports on it just for that reason tho, the lift will yield a lil under advertised tho, we have 37's on his rig now tho
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If you're going to go through the process of welding spring mounts to the frame, you might as well pick up an axle with a differential and use that without a driveshaft installed. 1986-1997 D60, or a 1999-2003 D50/D60 (front and rear) if you don't mind changing lug pattern. You can find leaf sprung superduty axles for less than $500 a set all day on craigslist.
That way when you decide (and you will) to switch to 4x4, it is one less thing to have to change over.
To me, trying to source/machine parts necessary to adapt 10-lug hubs to 8-lug wheels is going to more trouble than its worth.
Or, you can go the really cheap way and install a 3" body lift without modifying anything suspension related.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:41 AM
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If your going through the trouble like stated I have a d50 ttb in my driveway not on anything for very cheap, have a 4" lift with drop brackets and I don't have rear blocks tho, but all of it very cheap in so cal if interested, mite swap it for a d60 tho and would sell that very cheap too
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what are yall typing in on craigslist to find the super duty axels because i cant find anything but maybe its my area. And the only reason i dont wanna run a front drive shaft is because i love muddin and i deff. do not want to take it in the mud cause its to expensive to fix lol i wanna buy another cherokee for that
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:31 AM
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Try "Dana 60" "Dana 50" "Ford Dana" or "Superduty".
Should get at least a few results.
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f250 axle, f350 axle... parting out.. then sort thru and find a truck
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