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TTB Swap to Solid Axle - Dana 60?

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Ok guys. I know there is info all over the web on this but I keep finding scattered and conflicting info. Here's the deal: I have a 1997 F250 HD 4x4 7.3 powerstroke (older square body). Axle code on door sticker is 39 which = 3.55. I want to swap out the TTB with a solid axle, so I'm guessing Dana 60. Here's my dilemma and questions and I apologize for the ignorant questions up front. I've never done this.
1) I can't find a 3.55 front axle in Dana 60 anywhere. Does it have to match the rear 3.55?
2) What is the best year models to target to find one?
3) Anyone have a good source for one? Complete assembly ready to go.

I appreciate the help.
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I appreciate the tips 1994ford350. Yea I think I'd rather not have the binding and go with the 3.55 in the front like is in the back. I'll start looking for a F350 front, 3.55. I didn't figure it would be cheap but I'm tired of working on and tweaking this TTB.
Right now mine needs quite a bit of work. Ball joints, center pivot bushings, maybe a spindle. I put on a 4" lift kit a few years ago and it's just tore it up. I figured if I was going to put all the money into it that I need to, I'd just go with a Dana 60 from all the good things I've heard about them.
Yea I've been toying with that as well. Just being a lazy mechanic and trying to minimize the process. A bolt-on set up would be ideal but since these are so hard to find, a gear swap may be the way to go.
Just 35's on a 4" lift. Nothing crazy. Have never been able to get the camber right since lifting it. With all the work that needs done now, I'm going back with a different lift kit. I've read lots of good things about the Dana 60 swap and how much better they are so I figured I'd just go for it.
No not really at all. Mostly flat land driving and mudding. We tow the occasional cattle trailer and a boat every now and then but nothing too harsh. For me it's all about mileage vs torque.

I'm having a heck of a time finding any Dana 60 though.
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