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Old 04-01-2013, 10:05 AM
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? for those who have done 05+ front axle swap

I have looked around at the other threads on it, just wanted to get a consencious from those who have done it.

1. Was it worth it?
2. Is the turning radious/ride noticibly improved?
3. what did it cost/time to complete.
4. Any year that is better to get? 05-07 or 08-10?


I have been looking locally for axles, but I feel like it would almost be better for me to keep an eye out for a rolling chasis. Any info would be appreciated, thanks.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:09 AM
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I have looked around at the other threads on it, just wanted to get a consencious from those who have done it.

1. Was it worth it?
2. Is the turning radious/ride noticibly improved?
3. what did it cost/time to complete.
4. Any year that is better to get? 05-07 or 08-10?


I have been looking locally for axles, but I feel like it would almost be better for me to keep an eye out for a rolling chasis. Any info would be appreciated, thanks.
I have not done this swap, but have been around trucks and cars enough to know that a whole rolling chassis would make the swap so much easier. The rear axle is also diffrent width, you'll need that to make the swap 100% complete, unless you used spacers.

Good luck with the project... I'm on the fence, thought about it, but want to keep my truck's parts interchangeable, and so much changed in '05 that I don't want an 'odd-truck-out' situation. Spare parts like rotors, calipers, pads, etc, which I have on a shelf in the garage.
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I have not done this swap, but have been around trucks and cars enough to know that a whole rolling chassis would make the swap so much easier. The rear axle is also diffrent width, you'll need that to make the swap 100% complete, unless you used spacers.

Good luck with the project... I'm on the fence, thought about it, but want to keep my truck's parts interchangeable, and so much changed in '05 that I don't want an 'odd-truck-out' situation. Spare parts like rotors, calipers, pads, etc, which I have on a shelf in the garage.
I can understand that, you have a fleet of them! I am gonna complete my 08 front end conversion first, but wanted to start researching now to see how it worked out for everyone. Thanks for your imput.
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'08 up best IMO....better brakes larger axles and wider rear WMS..
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'08 up best IMO....better brakes larger axles and wider rear WMS..
I guess you would be the one to direct these questions at, Alot of the post I come across are of your doing them on OBS trucks. Whats your thoughts on the swap?
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I've helped SD guys do this swap also....IMO a great mod if done with a 4 link kit or the ride quality and Castor isn't as good as what can be done with a leaf spring suspension...I've got a set of '10 axles waiting to go into my '03 Excursion...just need some spare time. My stuff is always last.
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