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Old 03-20-2011, 06:41 AM
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05+ drivetrain in our trucks..

So im converting over to the 06 drive train..i already got the 06 rear diff i pick up next weekend

my question is..anyone done the front yet?

Ill be buying the radius arms..coils..coil buckets..etc..im just curious if anyone has modded our trucks to make them work? and if so do you have pics? this is spring mod that id love to get rolling!
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:45 AM
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Good luck, I will be following the progress
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ok well its said and done..off to get the 06 rear diff with 3.73s in it next weekend...youll never guess what i paid for it.. oh man another good deal.. by the time im done if i sell my old axles ill be ahead of the game..

im on the hunt for an 05-07 donor truck for the front end parts..im going to search the junk yards for the parts.. the diff ill try and find a good deal from a personal dealer.. ill be starting this conversion soon !

i feel another write up coming along..and yet again ill be the guinea pig haha
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I've seen it done before. You need EVERYTHING for the front end. Pretty sure you only have to drill like 4 holes. A guy on PSN did it. He has a big lifted CCSB. It's black. I forget his name over there. On the F-150 site, he goes by extremeford4x4.
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It would be easier to just replace the whole front axle with an axle from a 05+ truck. The radius arm axle brackets and lower spring perches are molded into the axle. Someone makes a bolt on radius arm bracket and perch kit IIRC, but I can't remember where I saw it
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It would be easier to just replace the whole front axle with an axle from a 05+ truck. The radius arm axle brackets and lower spring perches are molded into the axle. Someone makes a bolt on radius arm bracket and perch kit IIRC, but I can't remember where I saw it
agreed, hence im looking for a donor truck.. i want the axle and everything..

i have the 06 rear axle..just need the front..

By far the most confused truck ive ever owned..

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Don't know much about the drive train on these trucks but is the drive train on the 05+ trucks better? Why would one want to do this?
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Don't know much about the drive train on these trucks but is the drive train on the 05+ trucks better? Why would one want to do this?
The coil spring front end rides much better and you get a better turning radius.
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Don't know much about the drive train on these trucks but is the drive train on the 05+ trucks better? Why would one want to do this?

I agree, short of maybe better brakes and if you like the coil springs vs. leaf what is the gain to going to the newer suspension? I'm fighting these damn air lockers on the front of mine and the only real solution is a $2200 kit from dynatrac vs. a $200 set of hubs from Warn for the 99-04. Either way it will be cool to see it done. Good luck!
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