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post #1 of 13 Old 01-27-2013, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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97 rearend

i have the 97 in my signature and the rearend went and wrecked the housing. i know this rearend is a 4.10 LS. how do I know if it's a full floating axle. im searching for a used one and need tips on exactly what i need and what years will fit. help is greatly appreciated need to get this truck back on the road asap


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If it's a 7.3 and a 3/4 ton then unless someone did some real rigging. it is a full floater. A quick way to tell is to look at the axle portion that extends through the wheel. If it has a cover held on by bolts then it's a full floater. Another tell is the fact it has 8 lugs on the wheel.

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92-97 all have the sterling 10.25 on f250-f350 and used the vss to communicate to the speedometer, and 85?-91 all used same axel but speedo did not go off the rear, the 88-91 is capable once the tone ring and sensor are installed iirc but best bet is any 3/4 to 1 ton ford 92-97 single rear wheel will work for you with no issues

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thanks for the help. just hopefully the one i found is in good shape


1997 F250 7.3L XLT Auto 4x4 std. cab
190k
Hypertech maxenergy stage 1
dyi tymar intake
S.S downpipe to 5" stacks
glow shift gauges
pro comp xtreme alloy rims
Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/75/16
fpr mod
kcm s.s. hpx line
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Re: 97 rearend

Another option is swapping in an SD rear. Get the hubs machined to 8x6.5 and you will have a stronger axle with disc brakes!!!!

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fordF250 what part of the country are you in, i have a 410 limited in the houston area

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I also have a 4.10 LS in NEPA

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im in SW Pa but i found one and just got it put in. just glad the truck moves again.


1997 F250 7.3L XLT Auto 4x4 std. cab
190k
Hypertech maxenergy stage 1
dyi tymar intake
S.S downpipe to 5" stacks
glow shift gauges
pro comp xtreme alloy rims
Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/75/16
fpr mod
kcm s.s. hpx line
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what is the difference between a posi rearend and limited slip.


1997 F250 7.3L XLT Auto 4x4 std. cab
190k
Hypertech maxenergy stage 1
dyi tymar intake
S.S downpipe to 5" stacks
glow shift gauges
pro comp xtreme alloy rims
Nitto Terra Grapplers 285/75/16
fpr mod
kcm s.s. hpx line
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None to speak of, they are essentially the same thing.
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