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anyone running a ford 9"?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by rusmannx, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. rusmannx

    rusmannx

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    this is a rear axle right?
    what was the front axle on the ford?

    what years and models are the best for using?
    can they be narrowed?

    are any of you running them?
     
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    I think the fronts on ford trucks were Dana 44s and 50s. Even the big F350. They had a 8.8" and 9" rears.

    This site makes 9s for the fronts:

    http://www.sunrayengineering.com/main.html

    So it can be done. How difficult, I don't know. I don't see any prices on that site so I can imagine it's out of control.

    Good luck.
     
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    i run ford 9" on the rear narrowed arb 410 ring gear, oh its centered,currie will shorten it for you and they have a disc brake kit that has a drum brake on the inside of the rotors as a e brake,
     
  4. rusmannx

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    it was a 44 up front.
    i know of some heep guys that run 9's up front... custom made of course.
     
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    The F-350 uses a D60
     
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    [quote author=rusmannx link=board=1;threadid=4949;start=msg42017#msg42017 date=1063783170]
    i know of some heep guys that run 9's up front... custom made of course.
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    Me too. I just kinda chuckled and was nice and didn't mention that my 30 yr old cruiser (had 2 yr old TJ) didn't need an axle upgrade to safely run the same tires he was. :D
     
  7. rusmannx

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    what size of tires was he running?
     
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    i'd say, judging on his sig line it would be 33's
     
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