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Old 02-05-2016, 12:22 AM
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Anyone ever gone from solid to the TTB ?

I tried to look up to see if its been done but all I found was peoe going from the TTB to the solid for rock crawling and other things. I'm not going that route with mine. I want to make my truck a Baja inspired, if Ford built the raptor in the 70s type truck. So I was wondering if a f150 or bronco TTB was able to swap over. I don't mind having to weld and make brackets it I would like to see some builds if its been done.
 
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:27 AM
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For high speed offroad trucks and prerunners, a TTB would be the next best thing to having full IFS (and 4x4). A TTB however has alignment issues with large tires.

A straight axle, in my opinion, is better for rock crawling.. less moving parts and leverage from one tire can induce bite in the other when encountering obstacles at a slower, more controlled speed. However, it is still a matter of driver skill in choosing the right line, speed, and throttle action.

A TTB swap into a Dent is alot of work for not much action. I'd look into rebodying a TTB truck.. you'd be that much further ahead.
 
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:53 AM
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yeah i dont want to run over a 33'' tire. and i dont plan on any crawling the trucks in awesome shape body is straight and rust free and i dont want to mess it up i just want a nice truck i can take out in the snow and to the beach and have some fun. take up camping and i like the look and the idea of the TTB swap.
but i do like the thought of swapping a dent body onto a ttb chassis.
 
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:17 AM
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TTB like D50? There are people who mud race with that front end. The issue that I have seen with lifted D50 I-beam front ends is frame fatigue/ cracks. It rides nice but solid axle swaps are inherently much stronger
 
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Old 02-05-2016, 04:24 PM
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What are the specs on the truck? is it 4x4 or 4x2? If it's a 2 wheeler, look at the autofab lifts and make a go-fast truck with a good locker in the rear
 
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