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get stuck
10-20-2008, 07:35 PM
Hi i was wondering if you can put the front rotors off a 3/4 ton for witch are 8 bolt on to a 1/2 ton /5 bolt im looking to to get the lower gearing and strength of the 3/4 ton rear diff then the next question is there a differnts in the actull diff between 1/2 ton and 3/4 tons? both ttb . i ask because i can get a 3/4 ton front and rear diff for free and i know paying for gear plus instaling them is pretty pricey for me right now [cheers]

Happypants
10-20-2008, 08:39 PM
uh what? if you want to run 8 bolt then you need to convert it all, you cant just throw 8 bolt rotors onto a 5 bolt axle...

F150HULK
10-20-2008, 08:50 PM
You can get the rotors on but not the calipers. Don't waist your time.

get stuck
10-20-2008, 10:22 PM
yeah wasnt to sure its just my daily driver im not to worried about it just thought i would ask .

radman
10-22-2008, 10:31 AM
you would need to change the steering nuckle, caliper, hub & rotor to get everything to mesh. i think the housing is the same, other than the spring configuration if they are both d 44 1982-92

BajaDale
10-28-2008, 08:52 PM
The beams are totally different from the f150 to f250. We build a machined adapter to weld into your f150 beam so it excepts the knuckle off the f250 thats your conversion. simple!

www.baja-north.com

mus-Tard
10-28-2008, 11:12 PM
f150 is coil spring and most 250s are leaf. if your doing that much work l would recomend a solid axle swap

BajaDale
10-29-2008, 10:53 AM
f150 is coil spring and most 250s are leaf. if your doing that much work l would recomend a solid axle swap

Ah yeah the typical answer, when in doubt do a solid axle swap:confused: ... Depends what he wants to do with the truck? If you're doing a high percentage of driving on pavement and like the better ride i'd stay coil spring TTB anyday!! I have an F-150 TTB that can out perform alot of solid axle rigs So i'm not so sure solid axles are the answer to everything:)

It says in his profile he already has the solid axle truck anyways! 1991 ford f250-302-1 ton axles 38 tsl's- wheeler