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Superduty axles on a OBS?

I want to do a swap to the solid front axle on my OBS F250, and a friend's company has a wrecked 2001 superduty, which they are parting out. I would be able to get the axles, wheels, track bar, etc. real cheap. I know there are a few inches of difference in the track widths, and a qualified shop would be needed to relocate the spring pads on the axles. Has anyone tried such a swap, or are there too many other potential problems I would have to worry about?

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to much trouble better off finding a f350 axle the same year should bolt in
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X2, get a D60 KP way stronger, then get a RS kit and SD springs!
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X2, get a D60 KP way stronger, then get a RS kit and SD springs!
X3, You do NOT want the Unit Bearing Hubs!!!, not to mention the 8x170mm bolt pattern

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mine is a 1995 f250 and im pretty sure it has a strait axcel on the front and rear
i may be mistaken but i think so
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mine is a 1995 f250 and im pretty sure it has a strait axcel on the front and rear
i may be mistaken but i think so
No, it doesn't, it has a Dana 50TTB (aka IFS).

Straight Axle would be a Dana 60 monobeam

UNLESS someone put something else under the truck before you got it

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hang on i will go look
i dont know much about them but i know the diff. between a strait axcell and ifs
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Well,

The Dana 50TTB is not technically IFS but it is not a Straight Axle for sure.

TTB = Twin Traction Beam, meaning it is in 2 parts.

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nope your right
it is ifs
i just seen the front differentials before and thought it was a strait axcell
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Well,

The Dana 50TTB is not technically IFS but it is not a Straight Axle for sure.

TTB = Twin Traction Beam, meaning it is in 2 parts.
thats exactly what it is
i was mistaken
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