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Is a Sterling from a 2010 F350 DRW a direct swap on a 2004 F350 DRW?

Would that be a sensible swap?


I am not trying to upgrade anything. I had an accident and my suspension needs to be replaced. I found this diff with a suspension from a newer truck that will cost me the same as just doing the suspension at a shop. New diff has 80k miles. My truck has 200k.


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If they're both duallies, they should both be Dana 80s so should be a relatively easy swap yes. There is no Sterling option that was used for the DRWs to my knowledge.
 

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If they're both duallies, they should both be Dana 80s so should be a relatively easy swap yes. There is no Sterling option that was used for the DRWs to my knowledge.


That's what I found quickly online as well. Does the picture help? I asked the vendor and he still says it is a Sterling....
 

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They are both Dana 80s but the bolt pattern is different 04 and down is 8x170mm 05 and up duallys are 8x200mm.
 
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They are both Dana 80s but the bolt pattern is different 04 and down is 8x170mm 05 and up duallys are 8x200mm.


What would be an easy way around? I assume I don't want to use my hubs (might be bent from accident?).



Only option other than replacing hubs would be replace the wheels with the right pattern I assume? But then I’ll have mismatched wheels up front...



Other question: My diff has only one ABS sensor on top of the pumpkin. Are new diffs the same, or at least drilled and tapped for that same sensor?


Edit: seems like the best thing to do would be change the hubs on the new diff. So I could keep my wheels. I have one hub that is for sure good and the other one might be compromised... I assume hubs are interchangeable??
 
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