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Old 08-24-2010, 10:17 PM
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Change F350 from DRW to SRW

I have a 2001 f-350 DRW Cab and chassis. I want to change to SRW. Are the rear ends the same width? Is all I have to do is change the wheels to SRW's. Any other problems I might have? What if I was to take the inner wheels off and just run the outter ones?

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Old 08-24-2010, 10:37 PM
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To answer the last question. It will add stress to the bolts on the axle.
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hhmmmmm I'm not really sure why you would want to do this other than the price of tires . i have never measured the bolt pattern and compaired the DRW to the SRW rims on the 1 tons but if they are the same you could just put SRW rims on the truck. and remove the flares from the bed but keep in mind when ford made the beds for the DRW trucks they cut a strip of metal out of the wheel well so its not going to look right as a SRW truck unless you do some body work, or find yourself a replacement bed off a SRW truck and paint to match.

other than that good luck and let us know how it goes.
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I am 80% of the way done with my conversion. Pulled the front spacers off...(I am going to finally change the studs tonight when I redo brakes, been driving it with the spacer studs for about 2 weeks though)

I found a srw bed and am completing that switch tomorrow. Throwing on a set of 16 inch excursion wheels until I can swing the $$ for the lift and a set of 20's...
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I have a 2001 f-350 DRW Cab and chassis. I want to change to SRW. Are the rear ends the same width? Is all I have to do is change the wheels to SRW's. Any other problems I might have? What if I was to take the inner wheels off and just run the outter ones?

Thanks for any information.
Your truck being a cab and chassis may have the narrower rear end . Regular dullies w/ beds have wider rear ends by about 4 inches . If you don't have a bed on it you could just throw some srw rims on it and roll .

As far as taking off the inners and just running outers that puts allot of stress on the axles , bearings , and seals . It doesn't center the weight on the hub .

As far as the front goes just remove the adapter and change out the studs .
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Your truck being a cab and chassis may have the narrower rear end . Regular dullies w/ beds have wider rear ends by about 4 inches .......
As far as the front goes just remove the adapter and change out the studs .
My rear end is only about 2 inches wider than the front. I have regular dually..now a srw

I went t o change out my studs last night, had to change out a toasted bearing assembly, and found that the studs in the spacer and the studs holding the spacer were the same length... I thought that was very weird. A lot of wasted time banging them out...
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:51 PM
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My rear end is only about 2 inches wider than the front. I have regular dually..now a srw

I went t o change out my studs last night, had to change out a toasted bearing assembly, and found that the studs in the spacer and the studs holding the spacer were the same length... I thought that was very weird. A lot of wasted time banging them out...
My bad I meant 2 inches (used to lying about lenth) As far as the studs were the ones you took out threaded all the way to the end or did it have the (for lack of a better description) the bald end ?
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:24 PM
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The spacer had the studs with the bald ends, the bearing/hub thingy had the lugs that were threaded all the way to the end.

When I had them hammered out, I compared them and they were the same length. SO I just left the fully threaded ones in...Saved me some time.

Drove the truck around today...a lot quicker with only the singles in the back... oh and soooo much easier to drive around the tight spots!

For those that dont really tow...its the way to go!
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The spacer had the studs with the bald ends, the bearing/hub thingy had the lugs that were threaded all the way to the end.

When I had them hammered out, I compared them and they were the same length. SO I just left the fully threaded ones in...Saved me some time.

Drove the truck around today...a lot quicker with only the singles in the back... oh and soooo much easier to drive around the tight spots!

For those that dont really tow...its the way to go!
Cool , that is good to know . I doubt I will ever go to srw but if anyone asks now I can inform them changing the front studs isn't a must . What wheels did you end up running on your truck and what did you do about the bed . Another guy that did it just put flares on but still has all of the holes everywhere .
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:39 AM
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I came across a 2010 bed. I still have to rewire the brake lights...(gotta search for a thread on which pin goes where because my test light broke!)

As for wheels, i am using 16 inch excursion wheels temporarily until I can afford some 20's and a lift.
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