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Old 11-08-2018, 07:53 AM
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'99 Ford E350 7.3 psd. Srw to Drw ?

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Got a '99 psd E350 Quigley. Im thinking Alot of wanting to do a drw conversion. Question is, can i change the hubs at rear axle, with everything thats needed. Or do i have to get a drw axle, that is original drw ?
I also got some rust issues at rear wheelhouse, both sides. So this could be fixed at same time as a drw conversion....
Live in Norway, so its not that easy to just get an axle....

Edit: trying to search about differences on srw drw axle. Just dont get very good answers on it.

And in case of chaning axle, witch axle should i get ?

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Take a look here: '99 4x4 Dually E350 It's from a while back and I don't recall every detail however it might be helpful.

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Im thinking about this one... Is from a e450 V10 camping car. Its a 4.56 axle.
Price is about 13-1400 usd.
https://www.bildelsbasen.se/?link=it...st_id=30294161
 
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Originally Posted by kjeag View Post
Im thinking about this one... Is from a e450 V10 camping car. Its a 4.56 axle.
Price is about 13-1400 usd.
https://www.bildelsbasen.se/?link=it...st_id=30294161
Thats all I found, seriously low gears, gonna kill you at highway speeds.
 
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:57 AM
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Thats all I found, seriously low gears, gonna kill you at highway speeds.
He's in Norway, probably doesn't have the long open roads we have here. Lots of up and down there. Price of gas also likely limits how much one drives there too.
 
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:44 PM
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Since I moved, I'd benefit, at the time I was doing it I was doing 500 mile weekends, low gears sure would be nice on this mountain, nothing over 55 MPH. I've seen photos of van runs in Norway, never thought to ask them what roads are like, wonder if they have long highways to drive often.
 
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Old 11-10-2018, 02:57 AM
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Well... Here's my van and 3-way tip trailer. Its about 8000lbs total weight, that is max on 50mm ball. Thats allso normal here in europe.

baddad457 have in a way right. We got small country roads, but a faster road that i drive half hour to get to my neares city, its about 50mph. Highway is about 70mph max speed, but when i have a trailer on, its max 50.
My way up to where i live, got some small roads, and steep hill. Thats why i have my quigley.

There was done a transmission rebuild, when former owner had my truck. I dont know what they have done, but it have to go up to 83kmt/about 52mph at speedometer (about 55 at gps) before it gears in to 4th gear and stay there. So my goes now about 3mph faster than it shows.
That does not my '96 rwd, that i thinking about parting out, because not working, and alot of rust.

Trailer and myself, i guess is reason for wanting a dually swap. I got 8 steel rims from a wrecker lying outside here.

maples01 ; yes, its seriously to low gears, but it can be changed... If i go down to 235 80 16 or something, stock gears 3.55, that i have now, would be fine.
Highways, i answered it on top, but yes. I drive 50mph + alot, but would not stay in 4th gear with 285's. So 3.73 or 4.10 gears perhaps with these tires i guess would be great. But their not road legal on that van. Their over 5% larger than 245 / 75 16 tires, that is stock tires.

About Diesel fuel. Google showed me.
1 liter =0,264172052 gallons
15 norwegian kroner = 1,7781 us dollar
If get 70 liters of fuel, that is about 18,5 gallons. That will now cost me about 1050nok, or 124.46 us dollars..

What im thinking about. Have to take some rust at rear wheel housing. Converting dually with perhaps 3.73 or 4.10 gears, and i can perhaps get the shop do some real fenders in metal with the body. Front fenders i want to change for better wheel clearence, and could adding those runningboards that this van with here in norway, and still run 285 tires. I think that would be a nice setup.
I can perhaps get this road legal, if i send an application for the road authorities.

This was a messy answer from me, i feel. Hope you get answered...


 
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Old 11-10-2018, 03:19 AM
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Anyone knows if theres a diffrence from superduty pickup and van, from around '99 of year ?
Is van axle still wider than f-series ?
 
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The van axle's center section is offset towards the passenger side or at least is on the E150's. I think the spring spacing is different too on the vans. I changed the ratio in my 96 E150 from 3.55 to 4.10 and even with it's 28" tall tires it's fine on the interstate here in the USA at 75 mph. (2600 rpms with it's E4OD transmission) I drove it to Colorado and back this past summer with the 4.10's (3000 mile round trip) My 99 SD F250 has 3.73's and it's a 7.3 diesel backed by a ZF 6 speed. No reason why you couldn't go with 3.73. 4.11's were optional in these trucks.
 


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