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F250 sas what year of axles work?

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by Buffetkiller, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Buffetkiller

    Buffetkiller Registered User

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    I have a dana 60 out of a 2002 f250 and was wondering if this axle will work without much fabrication. Ive seen alot about getting an older one but no info on a newer axle.
     
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    Look up "Project Jerry" Ive put one into an 88 f250.
     
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    The 88-97 F350 axles are a bolt in using the springs, panhard bar and frame bracket, draglink, pitman arm, and lower unbolt plate from an F350. The 94 (iirrc) up axles have slightly larger brake rotors and a better caliper mounting system. The upsides are serviceable wheel bearings and assembly with all stock parts.
     
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    Using 1999 to 2004 F250/F350 Dana 50 or 60 requires dealing with the slightly different spring center to center width and a pitman arm ream to fit the larger drag link. Or swap the 99 up steering box w pitman and deal with the hose mismatch. Brake hose fit up? Need a custom set up for the panhard bar. Advantages are availability, likely pricing, possible improved turning radius. Disadvantages are non serviceable wheel bearings, wheel pattern doesn’t match (unless swapping rear too) and a lot of custom adaptations. Personally if I were to go this far I would go all the way to 05 up coil springs set up
     
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    If I were to do it again, the 05 up would be the way I would go, but I had these parts laying around and the swap kits weren’t available then. The pitman arm from the 03 went right onto the factory steering box, and I’m running all 03 steering below the factory box. The 03 brakes are massive compared to the obs stuff, especially with the upgraded stoptech rotors. 53B0A879-7EB6-479E-9A44-70C26A848264.jpeg
     
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    Hold on the pattern for lug nuts is not the same?
     
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    Correct! Changes to a metric bolt pattern.
     
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    Bigger brakes are 95+. I've worked on a number of 94's, and owned a '95. Its more of a type/style revision than a performance increase. 1.25" rotors either way are somewhat prone to warping in a heavy rig. 1.5" thick rotors (Superduty, GM, Dodge) have less issues. Caliper piston area math favours GM and Dodge.

    The wider spring spacing actually limits the turning radius slightly vs the 97-older variant. (Bigger tires touch springs.)
     
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    Can my d50 hubs be put on this newer axle?
     
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    Not directly on their own. Knuckle machining or a knuckle swap are the only options I know of.
     

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