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  1. anwkid
    04-08-2017 08:31 PM - permalink
    I have read through everything I could find about your trials and tribulations regarding your air suspension. Very interesting stuff. I am in the process of nearly copying your rear axle design on a slightly different truck and would value your input.

    I have built a 1997 Dodge 3500 12v Cummins ex cab with a custom frame extension allowing me to add a 12' mechanics service body. The wheelbase is 180" The total loaded weight is 11,100 lbs. 4600# front, 6500# rear. It also has a standard receiver hitch nearly 6' behind the rear axle. I regularly tow 10k with it.

    Would you recommend a different rear bag then what you speced on your '99? Thank you for your consideration, I appreciate your methodical, logical approach.
  2. Breaking
    02-22-2017 12:33 PM - permalink
    Just curious if you still have the CAD information for machining the 2" spacers to fit over the rear hubs? Help is much appreciated. thanks
  3. my350
    09-27-2013 03:45 AM - permalink
    I have been looking over your posts on air suspensions, as i have been considering building a setup. Just came across a direct bolt in setup called autoflex air suspension. I was wondering if you have seen it, if so what are yor thoughts on it? Thanks Tony
  4. me2
    03-22-2013 09:02 PM - permalink
    A factory NV5600 clutch kit will work, but the Dodge clutches are famous for being weak.

    On my conversion the Ford pressure plate (stronger) bolted up directly to the Cummins flywheel. IIRC the fingers on the pressure plate were different. That might or might not require a different release bearing. SB sells a couple release bearings for this engine/transmission combination. The Ford release bearing should work with the Ford ZF6 and release bearing lever/arm. You'll have to play around with it a bit and see.

    As far as the pilot bearing goes, SB sells a kevlar bearing. I used it in my conversion. It isn't that expensive.
  5. RossTK
    03-19-2013 11:48 PM - permalink
    Hello, from reading some of your previous posts you seem to know what you are talking about on the issue of adapting the clutch for a 12v cummins to zf6 conversion. I am working on a budget and don't want to spend $1000 from southbend. especially when they are taking advantage of people by charging big money for a pretty simple conversion. My questions is, both the nv5600 and 7.3 zf6 have 1 3/8 10 spline input shafts. Shouldn't a factory nv5600 clutch kit work? I understand the pilot bearing is different but I have access to a lathe to remedy that issue.

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    New truck.
    08 F350 King Ranch
    Long box CC 4x4
    6.4 5R110
    Soon to get a Cummins 6.7 transplant.

    Old truck.
    Red '99 2WD F250 CC SWB
    3rd gen 325/610 Cummins, ZF6
    Custom air ride suspension


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