1/2 ton SAS (Solid Axle Swap) guide - Page 7 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Go Back  Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Misc. > Offroad & 4x4
Reload this Page >

1/2 ton SAS (Solid Axle Swap) guide

Notices

1/2 ton SAS (Solid Axle Swap) guide

Reply

 
 
 
  #91  
Old 10-03-2012, 09:50 AM
_Hilljack_'s Avatar
_Hilljack_
_Hilljack_ is offline
Freshman User
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 30
_Hilljack_ is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
So, Im going to be putting 79 F250 Axles in my 92 F150. After this is all said and done I was wondering what category I would look under for getting a lift kit for my truck. Would I look under 79 F250? or say 92 F350?
 
Reply With Quote
  #92  
Old 10-03-2012, 01:37 PM
fatdan460
fatdan460 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: utica il
Posts: 6,949
fatdan460 has a great reputation on FTE.fatdan460 has a great reputation on FTE.fatdan460 has a great reputation on FTE.fatdan460 has a great reputation on FTE.fatdan460 has a great reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by _Hilljack_ View Post
So, Im going to be putting 79 F250 Axles in my 92 F150. After this is all said and done I was wondering what category I would look under for getting a lift kit for my truck. Would I look under 79 F250? or say 92 F350?
hmmmmm, 79+92/2x4+4x4x4=327/4=81.75 so you should buy lift kit parts for an 81 3/4 ton truck. math makes everything so simple.
 
Reply With Quote
  #93  
Old 10-03-2012, 01:47 PM
tjc transport's Avatar
tjc transport
tjc transport is offline
i ain't rite
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Marlboro Mental Hospital
Posts: 47,130
tjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputation
go back to skool with your daughter meathead.
92-79= 13.
1/2 of 13 is 6.5
79+ 6.5= 85.5
so he needs lift kit parts for a 85 1/2 f-150 and a half
 
Reply With Quote
  #94  
Old 10-03-2012, 05:46 PM
alpha/omega's Avatar
alpha/omega
alpha/omega is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7,669
alpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to all
Are coilovers segregated by year?
 
Reply With Quote
  #95  
Old 10-03-2012, 06:39 PM
tjc transport's Avatar
tjc transport
tjc transport is offline
i ain't rite
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Marlboro Mental Hospital
Posts: 47,130
tjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputationtjc transport has a superb reputation
only in the southern states.
 
Reply With Quote
  #96  
Old 10-03-2012, 06:41 PM
captain p4's Avatar
captain p4
captain p4 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Joppa, Maryland
Posts: 8,147
captain p4 has much to be proud ofcaptain p4 has much to be proud ofcaptain p4 has much to be proud ofcaptain p4 has much to be proud ofcaptain p4 has much to be proud ofcaptain p4 has much to be proud ofcaptain p4 has much to be proud ofcaptain p4 has much to be proud ofcaptain p4 has much to be proud of
Originally Posted by _Hilljack_ View Post
So, Im going to be putting 79 F250 Axles in my 92 F150. After this is all said and done I was wondering what category I would look under for getting a lift kit for my truck. Would I look under 79 F250? or say 92 F350?
Are you retaining coils and radius arms or are you swapping the leaf springs from the 79 in as well?
 
Reply With Quote
  #97  
Old 10-03-2012, 07:56 PM
_Hilljack_'s Avatar
_Hilljack_
_Hilljack_ is offline
Freshman User
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 30
_Hilljack_ is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Originally Posted by captain p4 View Post
Are you retaining coils and radius arms or are you swapping the leaf springs from the 79 in as well?
im planning on coils in the front, but swapping out the rear leaf springs (since f250 springs are heavier duty). I know I need to buy new coils up front that add at least 4" of lift.
 
Reply With Quote
  #98  
Old 10-03-2012, 11:02 PM
alpha/omega's Avatar
alpha/omega
alpha/omega is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7,669
alpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to all
Look at my sassy thread. Its a GED level how to


Use 79 suspension components
 
Reply With Quote
  #99  
Old 10-04-2012, 10:58 AM
_Hilljack_'s Avatar
_Hilljack_
_Hilljack_ is offline
Freshman User
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 30
_Hilljack_ is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Wow! That was a great thread and I will probably follow it carefully. So are you saying that I should do coils? Or should i use the 250's leaf springs. From the research ive done most people prefer coils up front vs. leaf springs because the ride is smoother. And also my dad was telling me that i shouldn't use 250 axles because then my truck will be 8 lug instead of 5. What do yall think?
 
Reply With Quote
  #100  
Old 10-04-2012, 11:10 AM
alpha/omega's Avatar
alpha/omega
alpha/omega is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 7,669
alpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to allalpha/omega is a name known to all
A 44 is a 44 is a 44. Doesnt matter 5 or 8 lugs the strength is exactly the same.

A 9" is basically the same in the strength department as a 60 rear so it would be a matter of preference and what matching set of axles you find...be it 5 or 8 lug.

It would be easier to use coils with a 5lug 44 front from a 73-79 150 but nothing wrong with leafs up front if you found a 44hd or 60 and matching 8 lug rear
 
Reply With Quote
  #101  
Old 10-04-2012, 11:16 AM
_Hilljack_'s Avatar
_Hilljack_
_Hilljack_ is offline
Freshman User
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 30
_Hilljack_ is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Well i just talked to the guy selling the 79 and he won't move on the price so its back to square one trying to find one :/
 
Reply With Quote
  #102  
Old 10-04-2012, 02:38 PM
hav24wheel's Avatar
hav24wheel
hav24wheel is offline
FTE Chapter Leader
Join Date: May 2006
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 11,034
hav24wheel has a superb reputationhav24wheel has a superb reputationhav24wheel has a superb reputationhav24wheel has a superb reputationhav24wheel has a superb reputationhav24wheel has a superb reputationhav24wheel has a superb reputationhav24wheel has a superb reputationhav24wheel has a superb reputationhav24wheel has a superb reputationhav24wheel has a superb reputation
Find a 85.5-97 F350. Cheaper, and good axles under them.....
 
Reply With Quote
  #103  
Old 10-04-2012, 06:22 PM
ManfredVonRichtofen's Avatar
ManfredVonRichtofen
ManfredVonRichtofen is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SE Georgia
Posts: 3,065
ManfredVonRichtofen has a great reputation on FTE.ManfredVonRichtofen has a great reputation on FTE.ManfredVonRichtofen has a great reputation on FTE.ManfredVonRichtofen has a great reputation on FTE.ManfredVonRichtofen has a great reputation on FTE.
What is the length of your track bar mount from frame to the hole?
 
Reply With Quote
  #104  
Old 10-04-2012, 06:27 PM
fatdan460
fatdan460 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: utica il
Posts: 6,949
fatdan460 has a great reputation on FTE.fatdan460 has a great reputation on FTE.fatdan460 has a great reputation on FTE.fatdan460 has a great reputation on FTE.fatdan460 has a great reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by ManfredVonRichtofen View Post
What is the length of your track bar mount from frame to the hoe?
depends whether paul is in the stg or joppa
 
Reply With Quote
  #105  
Old 10-04-2012, 06:31 PM
ManfredVonRichtofen's Avatar
ManfredVonRichtofen
ManfredVonRichtofen is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SE Georgia
Posts: 3,065
ManfredVonRichtofen has a great reputation on FTE.ManfredVonRichtofen has a great reputation on FTE.ManfredVonRichtofen has a great reputation on FTE.ManfredVonRichtofen has a great reputation on FTE.ManfredVonRichtofen has a great reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by fatdan460 View Post
depends whether paul is in the stg or joppa
LOL. I caught myself.
 
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 1/2 ton SAS (Solid Axle Swap) guide


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.