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post #1 of 5 Old 08-14-2008, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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02' to 05' & newer conversion

I am in need of replacing my entire front end (ball joints, sway bar, etc.) Currently I have a 2002 4x4 ex. cab long bed 7.3 liter diesel. I was wondering if I could convert my existing front end to the newer coil front ends found on the 05 & newer trucks (I want to keep my 4 wheel drive no 2wd conversion tips). This would improve the ride and turning radius of the truck which are two things I need desperately. This is a work truck not a super mod or off road vehicle. I just want to know if the front ends from the 05' and newer trucks could be used on my 2002. Also if anyone has any idea what this might cost that would be helpful.

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it would probably be easier to get a 4link conversion from a manufacturer than to switch . You would need a full donor truck and you'd have to gouge off you existing leaf mounts and weld in radius arm mounts from the donor plus fit the spring pockets from the donor truck and the front diff . Lots of fitting and welding and drilling plus cost of 05-07 parts you could buy a fabtech 4 link and coilovers for around the same price or less

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thanks I'll look into that

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I'm doing this conversion on my 2005 Excursion. You will not get the better turning radius unless you swap to the 2005+ axles, plus stock Ford suspension parts will be easier to find (and cheaper) if you break stuff. Should be about $2,000 for a low mile front and rear axle, plus about $500 for a front frame cut to get the brackets you need.
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