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Old 02-09-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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I have a 97 f150 4x4 and I also have a parted out f250 that still has the solid front axle and rear end. How costly would it be to put the f250 axles under my f250? I know I can do the rear end but im mainly concerned about the front end. How would I do it and would I need to buy anything extra to do the front end?
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I have a 97 f150 4x4 and I also have a parted out f250 that still has the solid front axle and rear end. How costly would it be to put the f250 axles under my f250? I know I can do the rear end but im mainly concerned about the front end. How would I do it and would I need to buy anything extra to do the front end?
the man you would want to talk to would be A7X. he did a solid axle swap on his f150.

Shoot him a PM, hes good guy and im sure hell give you tons of info that you need.
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a7x is the guy to talk to.
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Springs, Spring hangers, shackles, and a whole of welding, and measureing.
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I have all of that still on the f250 and I weld for a living
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Then its just time and parts cost wise
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Having done this on two 97-03s now, I will say it's a lot off work and custom fab, as well as a good chunk of change on materials and parts...

But it is possible to use these axles under your truck... Not the ideal front IMO...

You don't really want to use any thing off the 250 except the axles and maybe pitman arm if your going for 7-9" of lift, above that and you'll need a drop... Everything else will have to be made due to the differences in width in every aspect...
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