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Single wheels on a dually axle?

I know there are many reasons not to put dually wheels on a SRW axle. Can I go the other way? Last time I had a dually, I really didn't like driving it in the snow. And I rarely tow in the snow, anyway, so there's not the need for the added weight carrying capacity. If I swap in a dually axle, will I be able to run single wheels in the winter?
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What kind of truck do you have? And if you run a single wheel you would have a lot of fender space

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What kind of truck do you have? And if you run a single wheel you would have a lot of fender space
2002 F350. Currently has a utility body, but I'm looking at swapping over to a flatbed, and I'd only do the dually conversion if I did that.
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I've seen people run with the outer dual off in the winter, But havent seen single rims run on a DRW axle.
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It can be done both front and rear. It may look a bit funny though depending on wheels and tire size. Depending on the look your after, you may want a spacer in t he rear

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It's a work truck, so looks aren't that important. I'm mostly concerned with whether it will cause any mechanical problems.
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There won't be any issues

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So, with the truck being a 2002 F350 with 3.73 gears and ABS, which dually axles will fit?
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I saw a truck pulling at the fair. it was a dually with regular rims. the back rims looked 14 inches wide with some fat rubber out back. i fell in love with the look.

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Well the dually from 99+ uses a Dana 80, where as a srw truck has a sterling 10.50, so I doubt there is a difference in spring perch width, but you will just need to find a dually rear with 3.73 gears 99-04 to retain the same bolt pattern, or just put a spacer on the rears

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