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post #1 of 18 Old 10-15-2010, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Convert single wheel to dually

Does anyone first know of a link or another site which a member has done this. I will be doing my 2002 F350 4x4.auto. My questions are.......................
Is the axle housing the same? What I am getting at is do I need a whole new housing or can I just change the axles and brakes? I have stock leafs with an extra 6piece leaf pack or ( Add-a-leaf) Can I use my leaf springs? Do I have to get a new bed or are the dually wheel wells in 2002 just an addition? And ofcourse new rims. I run 285/75/16' and was hoping to just buy 2 more tires as mine are 2 months old.
This is something that I need to do and any help or suggestions are very welcome.
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post #2 of 18 Old 10-15-2010, 11:27 PM
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tagged and bumped since i am sorta interested or know how to do this on mine.

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pretty sure the rear hubs are different, but interchangeable. Leafs are fine. tires should be ok as well. Of course wheels. and as for the dually flares i believe they are just an addition or at least can be used as such. Ive only ever seen them off an OBS and they were just kinda big flares

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Jarrod good idea "Bumper ed" the bumper might be different. Thanks Kanuck I will just have to find a dually 02 and snoop around it a bit. Sitting here I can't picture the flares but am sure I could find a take off bed in the 2002 Arizona tan with all the flatbeds sold here. I thought there was a Jersey guy on the org that did this but looked through 103 pages and nothing.

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it cant be difficult. worst case you might be into an entire axle? but i highly doubt that. no the bumpers arent different. only body mod will be the fender tubs.

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yep. body is the same besides rear fenders.

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The rear axle in my 01 f350 dually is a Dana 80 while the SRW axle is a sterling 10.5 so I would think at a minimum you would need to swap the axle, since my truck is only 2wd I cant comment on different the front setup is tho

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I have done this on my truck it is very easy everthing bolts up. You will need to get a dually rear though it is completly different than the SRW you will also have to check gears as your truck is 4wd. The fenders will bolt right up to your bed with some drilling. the hardest part was the fuel fill when I get home I will see if I can find the part # they were kind of expensivethrough ford I think next time I will fab up what I need. But i can go into any parts store with out a problem. The front is just a matter of bolting on the spacers from a 4wd dually. If you have any other questions let me know

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There are a couple ways to go about it. One would be an axle/spring swap.

There are also adapter kits on the market that allow you to use your factory axle

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I can get my hands on a dually axle off an 08 if your interested
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