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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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What are my coil over front axle options for my early '99?

The following is my ultimate plan:

1) Wear out my expensive 37" tires.
2) Have my 20" Weld wheels painted flat black and some new 35" tires mounted.
3) swap my 4.30 gears w/ someone that has some 3.73s
4) pull my 4.5" blocks out of the rear springs and drop the truck down to what amounts to stock ride height or slightly higher than stock
5) Score a coil over Dana 60 front axle that turns and rides better and sell what is left of my lift.

So here is my question for the experts: Is the coil over Dana 60 a bolt on deal?

Also, I understand that the 2008 F450s have a wide kingpin inset front axle that allows them to turn on a dime. If possible, that would be the axle I would want. Does anyone know how to specifically recognize this axle over others or where to find one.

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Re: What are my coil over front axle options for my early '99?

I want your gears!!!! I'll give you my 3.73 in a half a second. Just do a few burnouts and call the tires dead

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Re: What are my coil over front axle options for my early '99?

I'm pretty serious about this plan so we need to stay in touch as long as your local to TX.

I'll give you the 4.30 gears, as long as you come to Austin so we can spend the day swapping them out.

I HAVE to collect the other parts first however, especially the axle.
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Re: What are my coil over front axle options for my early '99?

So let me get this straight, you want to swap in a newer coilover suspension and front axle into your truck right? I'm gonna keep watching this, I would LOVE to do this swap.

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I'm pretty serious about this plan so we need to stay in touch as long as your local to TX.

I'll give you the 4.30 gears, as long as you come to Austin so we can spend the day swapping them out.

I HAVE to collect the other parts first however, especially the axle.
Unfortuanetly, I'm not local to TX right now, Im over in California, but I am going to be going to TX A&M for school next fall and could possibly be down there with the truck as soon as early June to see family (they are outside dallas but the drive isn't bad), but I'm sure by then you will have swapped them out already. If not though, I am very intereseted in a trade. If you wanted, we could just ship them to each other, but that would = down time on both sides. How much longer are your tires gunna last?

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Re: What are my coil over front axle options for my early '99?

A & M is only like 90 miles from here. I use to break my freakin' collarbone at TWS roadracing my motorcycles like 3 x a year in that god forsaken town.

I suspect it will take me months to gather up the parts to do this swap cause I want the 2008+ F450 axle and that will be rare. And my tires have lots of tread on them as well.

But I'm very serious about doing the swap.
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Re: What are my coil over front axle options for my early '99?

05+ 450/550s have the "Super 60" with the increased width that gives you the awesome turning ability. They are just all over larger, larger width, larger knuckles, 10lug, etc...

Our 06 F-450 turns unbelievably tight.


And yes, you can swap in the 05-07 suspension fairly easily. Quite a few people have done this. You just need all the stock suspension and steering, unless you plan on a 4-link or something in which case you won't need all the stock stuff.


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Re: What are my coil over front axle options for my early '99?

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05+ 450/550s have the "Super 60" with the increased width that gives you the awesome turning ability. They are just all over larger, larger width, larger knuckles, 10lug, etc...

Our 06 F-450 turns unbelievably tight.


And yes, you can swap in the 05-07 suspension fairly easily. Quite a few people have done this. You just need all the stock suspension and steering, unless you plan on a 4-link or something in which case you won't need all the stock stuff.
DC, that was really helpful but I have some more questiosn for ya.

You mentioned that the Super 60s come w/ a 10 lug. Is the 10 lug just an easily removable adaptor like the older versions? I want to reuse my existing 8 lug wheels.

Also, how much wider is this axle? Will it hang out way past my rear axle or what?
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Re: What are my coil over front axle options for my early '99?

I will have to check on the spacer/adapter.....I'll look at our 06 in the morning.

It's wider than the 05+ standard axle......which is wider than your current front axle.


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