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post #1 of 8 Old 10-14-2010, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
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Can you take a 05-07 stock coil suspension and put it on a 99-04. I know the frames are different. I want to upgrade to coils for a better ride and better turning radius. Recommendations?

2003 F-250 CC 4x4 SB 6.0
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HD 97 Fan Clutch, MBRP Y Pipe,
Scangauge II Rancho 9000XL,
BFG 285/75 R16, Galaxy 94HP
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Sure can, get both axles from a '05 up. Lift kits will all bolt right up. 2.5" up kits use 4 link arms for the best ride quality. PM if I can help.
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What if I wanted to use the current axles I have?

2003 F-250 CC 4x4 SB 6.0
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Their are a couple of kits but will end up more $$ plus will not help the turning radius. You could take your truck to a very experienced 4x4 off road shop and have them build you a 4 link with coilovers..but won't help the turn radius either and cost$$
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Well I guess I will go shopping for some used axles. Thanks for the info

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there are a few afterermarket setups out there...

...B&C Offroad makes one, One Up Offroad makes one, Full traction makes one, and there are other im sure.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/techartic...ion/index.html

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I've been wondering about this also, and wanted to know if I get an 05+ axle and a 4 link lift what else is needed? Is the steering the same?
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You may need to ream the pitman arm to fit the new Tierod. The track bar bracket may not fit depending on the year axles you get..just weld a new mount on the frame. Sway bar mount will be needed..really all in all very easy. So easy I have kits to do '05 up axles to the OBS trucks..
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