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Old 03-24-2012, 03:29 PM
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Rearend swap

Hey there,

So I've searched the web but maybe my wording is wrong I don't know. But I'm wanting to convert my duelly to a single axle. I have a 1999 f350 and my brother in law has a 2006 f350 single axle rear end. Are they interchangeable without re sizing or changing mounts to much. I know there will be the normal stuff to change as if I were doing it with an axle from a same year.

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Old 03-24-2012, 11:57 PM
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The axle will swap, the wheels won't. Different lug pattern and the 05 and up use a wider axle with a different offset wheel.
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Old 03-25-2012, 08:50 PM
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I plan to check if you can just stick some regular single wheel rims on my dually next time I have the rear tires off... already checked the fronts, all you gotta do it pull off the dually adaptor, and stick the stardard wheel/tire on the front. The rear, I'd bet it's the same, diffrence might be the width of the axle, wheel-mounting-surface to wheel-mounting-surface.

And, yeah, the '06 axle/wheels are diffrent than '99-'04.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:56 PM
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SRW uses a Sterling 10.5, DRW uses a Dana 80. The DRW is about 2" wider on each side. Ford changed the lug pattern on the DRW but I don't think that happened till 05 so you should be able to bolt a SRW wheel to a DRW axle, will just look weird. There is a company that makes a wheel with a weird offset for this purpose, I think it's rickson or rickerson or something similar to that.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:41 AM
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Thanks for the info guys. I suppose that would be cool if I could note swap and just make it single by just installing some tires. Does it still look "weird" with the Rickerson or whatever the name is rims? I'll look up later, on phone ATM.

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Old 03-28-2012, 07:56 AM
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Ok so ya, good idea, but I don't like the idea of both axles having different size rims, or you have have 19.5" all around, but then the front wheels stick out from the finder well. Not sure I like that. I'll have to browse to see if I can find picture of "regular dually" with the conversion. They only show box trucks and such with the conversion.
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