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Thinking about a solid axle swap for my truck...


88_Eddie

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i used a D30 on my SAS. but i have a b2 with a 2.9 in it. i dont plan to wheel mine hard either, just use it for hunting, camping, maybe a light trail every now and then. i chose it for a few reasons.

1) cheap for a complete axle-paid $150 for mine.....plus, i can usually find 2-3 for sale within 25 miles for less $100 around here if i were to need parts. i plan on buying one down the road to have the spare shafts.
2) can be found easily in a matching gear ratio for my rear axle
3) same wheel pattern
4) lots of parts at stores and on the web

i think i spent around $600 to do mine, including the price of the axle and metal to make the arms
 


dangerranger83

5.0 HO under the hood!!!
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1983
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Ford
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5.0 HO carbed with an np435 and np208
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Manual
I know somebody on here that is running a d30 under an extended cab truck, 4.0, winch, 4.56 gears, with 35s and is having no problems.

For a weak axle, seems to be holding up just fine for him and me, but i haven't done half the stuff he has to his either....not yet that is.

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