Originally Posted by dylansf23
brads finally awake!
and he delivers bad news...aha
it seems odd that they would do different axle perches on the trucks, wouldnt it be easier to do different shackle mounts and use the same axles throughout the entire line up?
EDIT: 4x4 duallys through what year? incase i find another, or did it change with the body style?
They made 3 different rear axles.
2. DRW pickup
3. DRW cab-n-chassis
They did the 3 different axles for good reasons.
C-n-c frame is a industry standard @ 34" for the aftermarket body companies.
Then the axle is also narrower to keep the tires under the said bodies.
Axle perches are narrower to be able to fit the dual tires.
The 2.5" springs are used because the tire to frame space was minimal.
DRW pickup axles are the widest. they are 6" wider than a SRW axle.
They needed to do this because of the 36" frame with and the pickup 3" springs.
From 80-97 the ONLY way to get a 4wd dually from FORD was as a cab-n-chassis. If you have ever seen a 4wd dually pickup, it was converted.
Just like the one I built