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Old 10-25-2013, 10:58 AM
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Question on converting from DRW to SRW

I know this question has been asked alot, and most would say just go out and buy and SRW super duty, but I dont want to do that option. So if I cant find a buyer for my truck, I have plans on converting it to a SRW. I can get my hands on an SRW 8ft bed super duty bed, but other than that what else would be needed for the conversion. Any help would be apperciated.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:31 PM
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I am going to ask why? This is ment to offer you more help. If I know your goals it may change what you will need to do. I did a srw to a drw swapp witch is a little harder if you do it right.
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I believe there are supersingle kits out there and the last one I saw on a F450 looked great.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:36 PM
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Can you post a pic to have a better idea?
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So just a supper single, no better mpg, faster highway speeds, or only 4 tires to worry about? You just want the look of a srw truck
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:46 AM
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Traxx would you happen to have a link
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I couldn't find a pic of his truck here. It is the owners personal tow rig.
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Ok I am going to give you my .02 cents to help. I converted a 2002 f350 SB SRW to a DRW. Now its going to be a little different because your truck is an 08?

Its really simple for you because you don't need to swap axles, you already have a dana 80 where I had a sterling 10.5 witch is narrower then the D80. I could have put on spacers but that is not the ideal way to go so I did an axle swap.

You should just need to pull off your rear dually fenders and have your bed holes covered and painted. Or if you can find a SRW bed of the same color for cheeper, then sale your bed and you should come out even.

The big question is this. Dont quote me but from 99-04 SD used 8/170 bolt pattern on the rims for both SRW and DRW. So to just pull off the fenders or replace the bed from a DRW and find rims is no problem. The rimes all are the same. In 2005 and later, the SRW SD stayed 8/170. The DRW changed to 8/200. Now since yours is 8/200 you will need to find out if any one makes non DRW rims on a 8/200. If so your don't need to swap axles.

You really don't want to swap axles because yours is stronger and its only around 3 in wider then the SRW axle. If I recall and maybe someone with chim in if I am wrong but at least for the 99-04 the sterling is a 7,500 LB axle where as the D80 is a 12,000 LB axle. So you can see why you would like to keep the D80. I ran SRW on my D80 with out a dually bed for year and it look very normal. Only a few guy could tell it was wider, and thats because the disk was exposed and not covered by the rim.

Now if no one makes a SRW rim in 8/200 mabye you can converit some how? I am not sure on that. Or at that point just swap axles from a like year SRW SD. Remeber if you swap axles and yours is 4x4 you have to match your gears. I had to change my front d60 from 3:73 to 4:10 so they would match my new D80. It was fine with me because I wanted lower gears.

Hope this helps. if you swap axles every thing is a direct bolt on process. Remember please double check what info I gave you. I am 99% sure every thing I said is correct but I did it on an 02 not an 08 SD.

good luck and post pic
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The dually beds are cut out at the fender wells, it will either need a new bed or new bed sides. You will also have to change out the front hubs.
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The dually beds are cut out at the fender wells, it will either need a new bed or new bed sides. You will also have to change out the front hubs.
good point. i forgot about the front hub spacers.
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