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Question Solid axle swap

Has anyone done this on their f250? I am looking into it for my 1997 f250. Just wondering if anyone has any prior experience with it and they want to make a suggestion or a warning. any help welcomed
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Has anyone done this on their f250? I am looking into it for my 1997 f250. Just wondering if anyone has any prior experience with it and they want to make a suggestion or a warning. any help welcomed

Uh.....if it's 4wd, doesn't it already have a solid front axle???

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no the 94-97 f250s have a ttb (twin traction beam) front suspension and they are a real pain to lift took me two weeks to lift the front which is why Im probably going to do a solid front axle swap in the future too.

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no the 94-97 f250s have a ttb (twin traction beam) front suspension and they are a real pain to lift took me two weeks to lift the front which is why Im probably going to do a solid front axle swap in the future too.

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Yeah I have it on my 86 F150 too I really dont like it that was fords mistake suspension I think

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TTB's are good for stock trucks. If you lift, I like the solid better. I did the swap on a '88 f-250. I had a complete dana 60 from caliper to caliper. It swapped right in, no problems, other than finding u-bolts. Make sure the left side mounting plate that the u-bolts go through comes with your axle. You may have to add blocks or add a leaf to the rear to level the ride. Depends on the truck and amount of spring droop. I didn't have to add anything, but I had a 6" lift already installed.

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no the 94-97 f250s have a ttb (twin traction beam) front suspension and they are a real pain to lift took me two weeks to lift the front which is why Im probably going to do a solid front axle swap in the future too.
OUCH! took me and a buddy a day and a half and 2 cases of beer. I would still have to agree that it is a PAIN IN THE AZZ to lift!!!!!!!!



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yeah I made the mistake of doing it by myself so that was probably a bad idea

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I think its "easier" if you have an F350 sittin next to it...its almost a direct swap I believe. Think '80-'97 front axle will work. Was thinkin about doin it to my dads 88 250; was gonna buy it from him and lift it but wanted a diesel BAD!!

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