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Old 04-14-2013, 09:38 AM
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Might as well have some fun with this...

So my pride and joy got hit yesterday as I was driving home from my shop. Some guy in a uhual decided to cut into traffic just as soon as I was goin' by...



Luckily he had insurance.

SO... I was thinking, I'll just get her fixed back to normal and be on my way.

OR see if the insurance will cash out, and I'll get a bradford built flatbed and do a dually swap along with a zf5 at the same time, and use my saved up money to throw a sky SD shackle reversal under there... Im thinkin that would make for a pretty badass truck. But is it worth all the work and money?

I don't know a whole lot about duallys, what are my options lifting the truck, what kind of tires I can use, how easy would the swap be, can I still have 4x4, etc...

So tell me what you think I should do...

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Old 04-14-2013, 10:35 AM
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Ouch glad it only damaged the box
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Glad your alright and it was only the box!! Time to have some fun!



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Old 04-14-2013, 10:55 AM
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Glad your ok, as far as a dually swap, your going to need 4 rims if your not doing the front, and 6 if you are doing the front, some options are adapters for front, or dually hubs, and spacers for the rear if you want larger tires, good luck
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Lift is easy but to get bigger tires gonna need spacers for the duals and i would suggest finding a actual dually rear axle and using hubs up front some say spacing things instead of the proper parts will reduce payload on the truck
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is yours a proper dually axle ben? I thought all the conversions were srw originally and spacers added front and rear? do you have dually hubs?
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Bed off, good time to swap to a larger rear tank....
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I agree with ben... find a dually rear axle to swap in. When u find that, remove the front hubs off the front and install them on your truck. U will need 6 rims and to use 35s, u will need 2" wheel spacers between the wheels on the rear so the tires dont rub
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I found a candidate truck, it is a 1990 dually cclb with a 5speed. its an idi. if I were to buy it could I swap the dually under, along with the zf5 and still keep my 4 wheel drive?
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if its a diesel you can swap in the trans, and if its 2 wheel drive you cant use the fronts, you will need either the spacers up front or actual dually hubs, and afaik dually hubs are only on 4x4 cab and chassis models, arrowcraft does sell a spacer for the front however
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