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Old 04-02-2014, 08:10 PM
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91 f150 solid axle conversion

First off hello to everybody second off im looking to get some questions answered. Alright I have a 91 f150 and im swapping the wishbone front end to a dana 44. Now I aquired a set of axles out of a late 70's bronco front axle dana 44 and 9inch rear. Is there any benefit from swapping out my current rear axel for that 9in? What parts will I all need to change or buy for this swap? I'm looking for a 8in or 10in lift anyone know who sells that high of one for my truck?
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:52 PM
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I assume currently you have a Ford 8.8 rear?
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:00 PM
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http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...estomod-4.html

He swaps newer axles from an... 06 250? Under his 78 bronco. Pretty much the same frame style and he goes over parts needed, spring/shock mounts, etc.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:03 PM
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Your 8.8" rear is better than the 9".

What are you looking to make it that tall for?

This link will take you to a straight axle swap done by another member on this site, should help you out.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...ic-or-two.html
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What's type of truck you going for mud bogger? rock crawler? 70ies axle/s going with 4 link suspension then?
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:13 PM
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Your 8.8" rear is better than the 9".
I though the 9" was a beefier rear end than the 8.8? That's why people choose it for their drag cars? Of course I'm probably wrong?

70s axles are nice though too because they can easily be swapped to 8lugs for larger tires. (Most people run Humvee rims/tires.)
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:42 AM
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9" vs 8.8 has been debated for about 30 years now. They both have their strong points and either is pretty good for a half ton axle, especially compared to the *snicker* GM 10 bolt.
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yea i have the 8.8 under it now. The reason im making it that tall is i like lifted trucks and im gonna restore it and i hate how low they sit especially when compared to my superduty. The truck in the end will be more of a pavement pounder than anything. So should I just leave the 8.8 in the rear and just throw the dana 44 under front and call her good?
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When getting a lift kit for this would i get one for a 91 f150 or 79 f150? Wheres a good place to get some radius arms for my dana 44?
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You'll need a lift from a 79.

Depending on your location, I may be interested in buying that ttb front off you though.
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Bronco graveyard might be a decent place to look for radius arms.
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I live in michigan. I checked the bronco graveyard and numerous other sites i cant find the type of radius arm i need.
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