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My 96 f250 pulls to the right a little, its not horrible but it will make you go off the road pretty fast if you dont keep an eye on it.
My front tires are also wearing weird. Both of them are wearing more on the right side of them, so the inside of the drivers side, and the outside of the pass side. The driver side is worse though.
I thought at first it was just out of alignment but now that i noticed the tire wear I think its more.
What are some of your opinions on it?
I am going to take it to a shop sometime, but I feel they'll screw me.
I can check some stuff myself too, and will before I take it to a shop.
I didnt know if anyone had the same problem.
 

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Could be ball joints, tie rods, tie rod ends.
I doubt it's physically the axle that's the issue.
 

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Well I didn't think it was the axle. lol.
I just went through and replaced the ball joints and tie rod ends on another pickup. I didnt really want to do it again. But if thats the problem I guess I will.
 

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Ford TTB axle my friend, not one of fords great accomplishments. ^^^^^ what he said. Your best option is to swap in a D60. You would be money ahead in the long run.

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Yeah, I know its not one of the best axles out there but I dont mind it.
I have a dana 60 I could put in it, I just dont know if I want to.
 

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Yeah, I know its not one of the best axles out there but I dont mind it.
I have a dana 60 I could put in it, I just dont know if I want to.
Why wouldn't you want to is the question?? The ttb d50 will give you nothing but problems. Even after you spend the considerable amount of time and $$ to rebuild it you will wish you had a d60. It will level out your truck, give you a better ride, and be way less maintenance. Plus it will hold an alignment. Its a bolt in upgrade that most 250 owners wish for.

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Possibly towed in causing the right side tire wear and worn spring,bad balljoint, or wheel bearing on the left side causing the wear get it jacked up and check it out


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What all would it take to put a solid axle in it? A dana 60.
The spring perches should be the same right?
Will the brake lines hook right up or will I have to change them?
Will the drive shaft have to be lengthened or shortened?
Is the u-joint a different size in the driveshaft?
And im pretty sure the piece going from the steering gear box(cant remember what its called.) to the axle will have to be changed but not sure?
 

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What all would it take to put a solid axle in it? A dana 60.
The spring perches should be the same right?
Will the brake lines hook right up or will I have to change them?
Will the drive shaft have to be lengthened or shortened?
Is the u-joint a different size in the driveshaft?
And im pretty sure the piece going from the steering gear box(cant remember what its called.) to the axle will have to be changed but not sure?
It will bolt right up. You will need 350 springs and shocks as your ride hight will change. Brakes lines should be long enough and should bolt up as long as they are banjo's. Drive shaft should bolt right up.

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Well I couldn't find a tag anywhere that said what gears are in the pickup, so I had a friend at the ford dealership run the vin. It has 4.10's which I don't really need because all I really do is drive it.
But I do have a front dana 60 with 3.56's that Im going to put in it.
But that leaves me with 3.56 in the front and 4.10 in the rear.
Well my solution to that is, put a dodge dana 80 with 3.56's that I have in the rear.
So i'll have a dana 60 in the front and a dana 80 in the rear when i'm done. With 3.56 gears.
 

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3.56s are gonna blow for trying to do any bit of work....
 

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yeah, I think i'll be fine with it. I mostly drive it. I havent towed anything yet, but probably will eventually. So ill survive, and make good mileage.
 

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Well I have different plans now...
I found a regular bed for free so im going to take the flatbed thats on it off.
Once I do that im going to trade my dad the flatbed for a dana 60 that he just recently completely went though and put in all new seals, ball joints, etc.
and it has 4:10's so im going to stay with that.
 

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Well I have different plans now...
I found a regular bed for free so im going to take the flatbed thats on it off.
Once I do that im going to trade my dad the flatbed for a dana 60 that he just recently completely went though and put in all new seals, ball joints, etc.
and it has 4:10's so im going to stay with that.
Good plan on that. It is a 8 lug d60 right? I do believe you will need to shorten the driveshaft. Don't quote me on that though
 

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yes it is an 8 lug dana 60, Arent all dana 60's 8 lug? never seen one unless it had beed converted.
You may be right on the conversion but I've seen quite a few of them

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