1997 f350 cclb gear swap - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-26-2012, 08:46 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
1997 f350 cclb gear swap

I have a 1997 f350 cclb 6'' lift on 37''s i wanting to swap the gears out but dont know how low to go it has 3:55s in it now and im leaning towards 4:56s with a gm 14 bolt swap in the rear. Truck is my dd but i want some more get up and go. are 4:56s to low?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-26-2012, 09:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: The great state of Warshington
Posts: 889
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If you tow I would go with 4.56. If you do a lot of highway driving you should be able to get away with 4.11 for better mpg. In either case those 3.55's are too tall for 37's.
With 4.11's you also have the option of trading straight across with someone who has 4.11's and wants 3.55's.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-27-2012, 05:36 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ok thank you! Im gonna go with the 4:56s because i have a mud truck that i plan on hauling around the midwest. what are your thoughts on the gm 14 bolt swap?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11-28-2012, 08:42 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What is your reasoning behind wanting to put a 14 bolt in it?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 11-28-2012, 08:49 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have just heard they are stronger and i have one in my garage lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 11-28-2012, 08:52 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 201
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the sterling 10.5 is a pretty beefy axle IMHO
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 11-28-2012, 04:37 PM
the baconator

 

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Easton MD 21601
Posts: 11,735
Thanks: 6
Thanked 64 Times in 61 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
there are also 4.30s out there if you want.

the 14 bolt is a slightly beefier axle, brett put one under his 6 door. but the stock (sterling10.25) should be fine, but if you wanna do it go for it. i find it easier to work on the sterling that the 14 bolt
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 11-28-2012, 06:48 PM
Delivers Pizzas For Fun!
 

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: cecil county MD
Posts: 5,867
Thanks: 1
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the 14 bolt will require the spring perches to be cut off and re-welded.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors