View Full Version : axle swap

Explorer guy418
10-15-2006, 09:19 PM
wut would be the best truck to grab axles out of to put into my 88 ford f150......

10-15-2006, 09:25 PM
suzuki samurai

there are probably lots laying around

m j
10-15-2006, 09:59 PM
what size tires and what are the future plans

I like tires bigger then 40" tall so i would choose axles from a 1 ton ford for the dana 60 front and then find a d70 rear
if you are able to run tires no bigger then 35"s you can get away with 1/2 ton difs from a 78/9 for the front (I would swap 3/4 ton knuckles on to match a heavy duty rear end)

Explorer guy418
10-16-2006, 08:38 PM
so just find a older 78/79 ford and take the axles............

10-16-2006, 08:43 PM
so just find a older 78/79 ford and take the axles............

thatll do!! git-r-done!

Explorer guy418
10-16-2006, 09:17 PM
think i might, my buddy has a 89 f150 sas im just gunna copy that

Ginger Snaps
10-16-2006, 09:57 PM
you can keep the 8.8 in the back and just sas the front use a 78/79 dana 44 from a bronco or f-150

Explorer guy418
10-16-2006, 10:00 PM
is it the same bolt pattern/ width.... gears will be all diff though eh......

Explorer guy418
10-16-2006, 10:00 PM
ok well i guess ill start, i need a front axle from a 78/79 for f150 or bronco....:)

Ginger Snaps
10-16-2006, 10:08 PM
Whats the build list?


Explorer guy418
10-16-2006, 10:12 PM
as in wut im doin to her? i dunoo..... nothin special, wouldnt mind sas, run atleasy 38's....

Explorer guy418
10-16-2006, 10:13 PM
here she is with my 35s leaned up agains her lol . yes a beater i no.....

Ginger Snaps
10-16-2006, 10:16 PM
oh and the bolt patterns are the same they where all 5x5.5, if your running 38's re-gear if its a 302 my old one barely moved my 36s

also www.fullsizebronco.com has great info on doing a sas

Explorer guy418
10-16-2006, 10:17 PM
well i plan on running 35s for a while, then gearing and bigger. i have a lifted jeep im selling so once thats gone ill have a bit of money to play with..

m j
10-16-2006, 10:43 PM
actually the best 1/2 ton axle is the 77 f-150, stronger tube setup then the 78/9s
worth a bunch more to jeep guys too

10-17-2006, 04:30 PM
You could probably find a sterling 10.25 at pick a part, Where abouts in peachland do you live? From the pic it looks like your just off Turner Park, I could show you lots of trails between there and summerland this winter if ya want?

Explorer guy418
10-17-2006, 04:59 PM
yeah i live just past turner park.

10-17-2006, 11:42 PM
nice truck daryl looks just like my dads, hey i was wondering what axels are in my truck and if there any good and are worth a swap.

Ginger Snaps
10-18-2006, 06:16 PM
Nice truck ranger guy!!! Should be gooder when its done!

Explorer guy418
10-18-2006, 09:43 PM
thanks all, ill keep updated pics of her as shes getting built up..

10-22-2006, 09:07 PM
I's a good swap to do if you go coils and radius arms...
Good luck...[cheers]

10-22-2006, 09:15 PM
the front tires don't looks so good, maybe time for a alinment?

Explorer guy418
10-22-2006, 10:23 PM
yeah but im doing a 2'' spacer so waste of money if i do it now.