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post #16 of 22 Old 10-06-2013, 05:55 PM
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I don't know much about the hub bearings being weak points. I service a few f350' s and haven't seen any hub issues yet, but that's a factory truck. Iirc I have seen conversion kits, but they ain't cheap.

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post #17 of 22 Old 10-06-2013, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know much about the hub bearings being weak points. I service a few f350' s and haven't seen any hub issues yet, but that's a factory truck. Iirc I have seen conversion kits, but they ain't cheap.
Same here. I'm a tech at a Ford dealer and we don't replace many. Even when you look at lifted trucks and heavily modded trucks we haven't replaced many.

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post #18 of 22 Old 08-28-2014, 11:03 PM
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Reviving an old thread here... anyone have any updates? I have been contemplating this swap for the last few months.

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post #19 of 22 Old 08-29-2014, 05:57 AM
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There are better, more commonly used donors available, IMO. I'd do some more contemplating. WMS is key, unless you want to spend money on narrowing the donor axle (which will likely result in custom length shafts), or you are ok with fulllll width.

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post #20 of 22 Old 08-29-2014, 08:08 AM
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1999 used a dana 50. 2000-2004 used a leaf sprung dana 60 with not so great turning radius. 2005-2014 is a dana 60 that is 2 inches wider than the previous years I believe but will provide a much better turning radius, they also run larger brakes and require a 17 inch wheel. 2015 same as the previous but has larger brakes and requires particular 17 inch wheels. This is all for SRW applications on F250-F350 trucks.

1999-2004 10.5 axles are more narrow by two inches than 2005-Current.

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post #21 of 22 Old 08-29-2014, 08:42 AM
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1999 used a dana 50.
A '99 Excursion and F250 might use a D50, but the F350 used a D60.


The best "bible" for the late model D60 Ford axles:
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/gener...a-60-axle.html



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No real aftermarket yet
High steer is out there, but expensive and requires machining.
Metric 8 lug pattern
Ball joint (not a true con, but they are not KP!)
Rear axles have little aftermarket support, and with the front being a metric bolt pattern you cant run a rear 14 bolt/60 without adapters.


IMO, wait for a KP D60. They are only ~$200 more and your options are limitless for what you can do with them. The 14 bolt is $200 all day long on CList, and a much easier axle to use.

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post #22 of 22 Old 08-29-2014, 09:01 AM
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The d50 was used as the front axle for srw applications on the excusion, f250, and f350. This was only for the 1999 model year, or at least until 99.5, then it went to a d60.

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