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post #1 of 19 Old 06-30-2008, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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4x4 conversion?

i know ive asked this before but does anyone know for sure if there is a difference in the frame on a 96 F350 2x4 than in a 4x4.

2x4 isnt cutting it for me.
4x4 conversion would be great if the frame isnt different

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Frame is the same. Just different front ends. There are conversion kits out there. If you do it I suggest a custom 4link front end with coil overs.


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Hmm

Should be the same like BC said. I would look into either fabbing up your own spring hangers or finding a donor truck that was hit in the rear or something and get all the hangers off of it. Leafs are way easier and way more simple.
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Should be the same like BC said. I would look into either fabbing up your own spring hangers or finding a donor truck that was hit in the rear or something and get all the hangers off of it. Leafs are way easier and way more simple.
Leafs are easier, but coil overs and 4 link provides more suspension travel and more flex too.

But going with leafs would be cheaper and easier.


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I'll take leafs over coils anyday. Especially if you sled pull.
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I'll take leafs over coils anyday. Especially if you sled pull.
True it all depends on what his uses of the truck will be.


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thanks guys!
wow i didnt think itd be that easy i mean i have a farm out in missouri i can do all the work on my truck on if its a huge project like the frame but seeing how id just be a suspension i might be able to do that in my garage!

what about axles?
should i just use a dyna 60? or what would be a suggestion?
and what about driveshaft?
how would i mod/fab this to work?

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Deffinately use a D60 or bigger. Also there is more to it then unbolting and bolting the new on. You will be cutting, welding, and measuring making sure everything is square. You will need to take your time. Because if your off even a 1/16th of an inch your truck will not track right going down the road. You won't even know it until you try to have it aligned.


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Well

Me personally if I ever get an OBS i'm going to put a set of axles under it from a 99 and up. Better brakes and simpler hub setups. The sky is the limit. The first step is if you can weld or not?
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yes i can weld. and how would i do the front setup?

what would be the best front axle?
what would i have to do to the transmission for it to be able to support 4x4?

any info would be great
and thanks for the replies!!!

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