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#1 Old 02-15-2013, 03:24 AM
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3/4 ton axles on 1/2 ton?

Hey gents. I haven't been on here in a little while. And my shift knobs have been delayed due to a crane falling on my truck.... Almost got my truck like new again. So I tuned my carb and I get about 6mpg now instead of 3.... Which is amazing. I have found set of 4x4 axles with 4.11 diffs. The only thing, is they are 3/4 ton axles from the same year truck. I have a half ton. I have a few questions. 1: will they bolt onto my truck? 2: will I lose offroad capability with the hd springs?(i am getting a new suspension sometime soon though) 3: will I lose acceleration due to more weight with the thicker axles? 4: the guy wants 500 bucks for them. He takes them off, they come with springs, brakes, everything I need to just bolt it on I guess. Are the two axles worth 500? Finally, it's not a question, but I realize I have 5 bolt wheels, and the axles are 8. But I can take my current wheels and set them up in the mill and machine a new bhc. So that isn't an issue. I just have to make sure my wheels will fit over the brakes... Opinions and facts are much appreciated!
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They should bolt right up. The only thing you may lose is some ground clearance. Axle upgrade is always a great idea especially if you wheel the truck with larger than 35's

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I lose ground clearance because of the larger diffs right? And does anyone know what size danas they are comparable to?
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What year truck are they coming from? And yes due to the larger diff

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Should be a Dana 44 or equivalent to

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Okay cool. 10.5" diff is ridiculous. Now I know what is so special with the ford 9". Im running 33s so I will still have more than stick ground clearance. Maybe I'll get some 35s.
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