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F350 dually conversion

I have a F350 SRW 4x4 with a truck camper. I am considering buying a utility body for storage purposes and was concidering buying a kit to convert to a dullay but have been told by two people not to.

what is the deal? What are the downsides to a conversion? It would be great to talk to some people who have done the conversion. Any other sites out there that deal with this?

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*bump* no idea bro i think u need a new axle, of course te new wheels/tires, probably update your brakes get front end weighted wheels and a heavier rear susp. im by no means even close to understanding what all would be necessary but those things just seem to me as obvious...but like i said before **bump**

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Thanks, I hope more people reply and help me move forward. You have certainly added to the questions. Sounds like I may need to trade trucks.
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What year truck do you have?

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unless you can find a doner truck for cheap i wouldnt do it.... your gonna need the axle, fenders, wheels, and if 4x4 change the gears in the front to match the rears..... not to mention that your GVRW is gonna stay the same.... it will be able to handle more with the upgrade but if you get pulled over they go off of what is on your sticker from the factory

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I have had no problems with my conversion. If it is done right it can be a great addition to a truck. Like Raul said, it will not up the payload, but it will add storage space and reduce sway. I can help with OBS questions, but I have never done on on a SD. I would expect it to be similar.


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You will have to find a 2000 or newer axle though as the lug pattern changed to metric unless you went with different wheels front and back.

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With the "spacer" style conversion, like I have, you only have to remove the wheels, install the spacers, and replace the wheels with dually wheels. No other modifications are needed. Ford actually uses this type of spacer on the fronts. I think the dually Rear ends are different from SRW, but you don't need one with the spacers.

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With the "spacer" style conversion, like I have, you only have to remove the wheels, install the spacers, and replace the wheels with dually wheels. No other modifications are needed. Ford actually uses this type of spacer on the fronts. I think the dually Rear ends are different from SRW, but you don't need one with the spacers.
How do those spacers work out? Do they cause any driveability issues or bearing wear? The reason I ask and this is a bit off topic, but I just bought a dana 70 drw axle to put under my jeep. Its 75" wms to wms and for me to find a dana 60 front to match up Im going to have to run spacers I think.

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