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Old 03-04-2003, 05:16 PM
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I have a 1986 F-150 4x4 w/302 FI and i was wondering what the standard axels were and what kind of gearing they had because im thinking of putting lockers and maybe different gearing in it.
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You would have a Dana 44 Twin Traction Beam in front. In back, it's probably the 8.8" Ford, but a 9" is possible. The 8.8" has a removable cover, 9" doesn't. Look for a tag on the diff for the gearing, or just post the axle code from the door jamb sticker and we can decode it. That's assuming the gears are still factory.
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is it possible to have almost a independent front suspension because thats what it looks like to me....although im not an expert thats why im asking
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Yeah, that's what the twin traction beam (TTB) is. I guess you could say it's a D44 chopped in half that pivots at the center. This setup was used from 80-96 on 1/2 and 3/4 ton trucks, except heavy duty 3/4 tons used a Dana 50 ttb.

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