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C.W.
04-07-2008, 12:39 PM
Is the F-250 ttb much stronger than the F-150? I'm guessing the axle's are but wondering if the rest is worth it. I can get a 250 parts truck cheap that is why im asking. I am looking to run 35's just mainly on trails.

jonny6door
04-07-2008, 02:01 PM
so your thinking of swapping ttb for ttb? [28] dude save your time and money and go buy a dana 44 and get a shop to do the solid axle swap. or im sure the stock ttb would be fine for 35's. just dont side step the cluch at 4000 rpm with the wheels cranked.
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boyzen
04-07-2008, 02:44 PM
nothin wrong with ttb if you are not going crazy like 37 inch tires or bigger and putting tonnes of hp into it for basic trail the ttb is a better choice than a solid axle 44 they can be modifyed real nice to handle high speed great. I will see if I can find that site. f250 was leaf sprung f150 coil
heres one http://www.stubig4x4.com/tech-pages/TtbRampTest.aspx this isnt the one I was thinking of but I will keep seaching http://www.therangerstation.com/Magazine/Spring2003/TTBTuning.htm another one

Deathtrap
04-07-2008, 07:34 PM
The F-250 TTB wont just swap over either, the drop brackets are a little different and the beams are longer. This question has been asked alot at FSB.com. If you only plan on going with 35's your ttb44 will be just fine.

C.W.
04-07-2008, 08:54 PM
Ok thanks guys. I just wanted to know if it was any stronger or worth the time but if my 150 coil set up will handle 35's i'll stick with it for now. Its an auto so i wont be side stepping any clutch.
With a 3" body lift and 2" coil plates is it possible to get 35's in with minimal trimming?

Always broke
04-07-2008, 09:42 PM
Yup just a little trimming and depends on the width and the off set of the wheel

C.W.
04-07-2008, 10:13 PM
Yup just a little trimming and depends on the width and the off set of the wheel
What would the best width/ offset be? I need to find 16" ford 5 bolt wheels for my 35's. Or find a decent size tire that will fit my 15x7 stock wheels.

youngun
04-07-2008, 10:17 PM
3" bodylift will fit low tread 35x14.50 boggers..

C.W.
04-07-2008, 10:23 PM
3" bodylift will fit low tread 35x14.50 boggers..
Know of any affordable ones around?

C.W.
04-07-2008, 10:24 PM
Oh ya is the body lift the same on ext cab short beds as on reg cab long box?

boyzen
04-08-2008, 10:05 AM
probally not body lifts are only like 200 new at lordco

C.W.
04-08-2008, 11:14 AM
probally not body lifts are only like 200 new at lordco
Ya thats the way im gonna go they are $189 + tax. I just know a guy that has one for a reg cab.
Is the 3/4 ton 2wd truck or van coil swap worth doing for a couple inches up front? If nothing else just to level it.

WagoneerXJ
04-08-2008, 11:46 AM
The body lifts are the same between those two trucks. All you need is enough blocks and bolts....and you can even make brackets for your bumpers. I did. The body lift in my 92 F-150 was pieced together using blocks and bolts from a couple different trucks. Yea, I'm cheap :)

C.W.
04-08-2008, 11:55 AM
The body lifts are the same between those two trucks. All you need is enough blocks and bolts....and you can even make brackets for your bumpers. I did. The body lift in my 92 F-150 was pieced together using blocks and bolts from a couple different trucks. Yea, I'm cheap :)
Well the bumper brackets are easy, he has those. Does the steering shaft need to be lengthened on these trucks? Will the fan still clear the shroud or do i need to open up the shroud or drop the rad? Any other snags i might run into? I will be doing this out side with basic tools and no welder.

Foes
04-08-2008, 05:56 PM
i had to put on an new lower rad hose on my old 92 f150 with a 3 inch body lift, and keep an eye on that hose too, i hit something in the bush and ripped it

WagoneerXJ
04-08-2008, 08:20 PM
Well the bumper brackets are easy, he has those. Does the steering shaft need to be lengthened on these trucks? Will the fan still clear the shroud or do i need to open up the shroud or drop the rad? Any other snags i might run into? I will be doing this out side with basic tools and no welder.

I didn't extend my steering shaft, and never had a problem with it. You'll probly have to open up the shroud. Mine was already broken at the bottom, so I just most of it off, and ran half a shroud.

My truck was a 5spd, and I had to "massage" the floor with a hammer so that I could get it into 2nd gear. Other than that no problem.

C.W.
04-08-2008, 09:13 PM
I have an automatic so im guessing shift linkage may be an issue. :confused0006:

bigyellowbronco
04-09-2008, 12:00 AM
the kit should come with a piece of metal to weld in to lengthin your shift linkage. you will need to cut your shroud, the steerin shaft extends enough so thats not a problem....good luck

C.W.
04-09-2008, 12:04 AM
the kit should come with a piece of metal to weld in to lengthin your shift linkage. you will need to cut your shroud, the steerin shaft extends enough so thats not a problem....good luck
Hmmm welding might be a problem doing it at home. :confused0006: