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Need help on Dually Conversion

Hey guys, I have a 2003 ford f350 srw. Im wanting to convert it to a dually and put a flatbed on it. Can any body tell me how big of deal this is. I have heard that I dont have to change anything in the rear, and that the dual wheels will bolt right up. I dont know if thats right though. Also, on the front, can you buy dually hubs and and swap out from the single wheel hubs and put dually wheels on front. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Rocky
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If I was you, I would find a dually flatbed. It would save you alot of headaches.


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the rear end you have is a Ford 10.5 the duallys have a dana 80 in it.. .its a diff rear end... you will have to swap those out along with the rear springs... its gonna be a pain in the rear to do it.... and expensive.... unless you can find a front end crashed DRW and swap everything out
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I have seen conversion kits that are suppose to bolt right to your factory axles and then put dually wheels on, but are they any good?
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I have seen conversion kits that are suppose to bolt right to your factory axles and then put dually wheels on, but are they any good?
yah you can do that but your axle wont be rated for that kind of weight... im assuming your doing it cause you want to be able to haul more weight in the bed... if your gonna do it for that then do it right... it will be safer
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I have done the conversion of an F-350 SRW to Dually. And I have had a recent Customer here at Bushtracker do it..

The axle housings are the same, but the conversion kit is a bit ring of steel (called a spyder here in Australia) that bolts onto your 8 stud, with a bigger set of studs to take the Dually set up. You lock tight and torque these spacers on. It raises your SRW rating up about half way to a proper F-350 Dually GVM, but not all the way as it is only a spacer and studs.... (Weaker) It is also expensive to buy a set of seven off-set dually wheels as well.... And then the cost of the bed, mudflaps larger, on and on....

I would not do it where you are, change the truck out... If it were only a 4X2, maybe, but definitely not in a 4x4 as you would have to change out the front diff as well to minimum 410 gears like in my KR Dually... Look, facts are trucks are cheap and common where you are, not rare as hens teeth and EXPENSIVE like here in Oz.. So, while that is the mechanics of doing it, I would say do not bother, sell your truck and buy the one you want is going to be far cheaper, far better, far less hassle......

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i honestly think it would be diffecult and expensive!!

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