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Old 07-13-2010, 04:56 PM
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help design my ultimate suspension!

I have a 96 powerstroke f-250 and have been fighting this sorry excuse for a front axle for over 10yrs. I have of course been looking for a dana 60 or a f-350srw 4door for a reasonable price but they seem to be gold around here. I am trying to decide weather to four link and air bag which was my original plan or just stay with leaf's. i would love to have the adjustability of air and the smooth ride. I also saw a show where they took an aam 1150 rear axle, cut it, put in seals, welded on dana 60 knuckles and had custom shafts made up. I just happen to live and sometimes work at the plant where those are built. I have read a few articles on the forum that one guy here makes some really good 4link air suspensions. which way would you guys go with axles, suspen design,

I am also having trouble finding 8 on 6.5 rims. the 8 on 170mm are all over the place along with the axles. is switching to the new axles and wheels a viable option for me or should i stay with my steels and find some weld in bead locks or something to dress them up a little?

thanks everyone for your help. can't tell u how much i have learned by just reading others posts. i love this place!!!!!! JT
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:55 AM
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We developed the RS kit SD spring swap and '05 up SD axles and suspension swap for OBS trucks..we can get you everything you need to have the best riding and handling OBS truck. PM me if I can help.

8x6.5 rims are all over the place..
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:14 AM
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We developed the RS kit SD spring swap and '05 up SD axles and suspension swap for OBS trucks..we can get you everything you need to have the best riding and handling OBS truck. PM me if I can help.

8x6.5 rims are all over the place..
Do you have a link to any info on that? I have a friend of mine that is looking to change his setup on his 96. That sounds like exactly what he's looking for.
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Have him PM or email me I can get him info and pictures.

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