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Old December 1st, 2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Ok so I have a dodge with cad axle. I'm in the planning stage of doing an upgrade. One way is to do a complete axle swap from a ford. The other which I'm not quiet sure if it is swappable but ive read the d60 bible idk how many times its very misleading in a different article it say s that you can swap the outers and stubs out on my dodge for the Ford's of roughly the same year. So in theory I could get knuckles and stubs etc and swap them onto my housing?
My truck is a 96 diesel I plan on putting a 4bt in it to shed weight and make it more efficient. The truck isnt gunna be a pulling truck it also isnt gunna be a dedicated offroad rig the point im trying to get is trying to get traditional style lockouts once more for efficiency and for reliability (get rid of vacuum op bullshit)
Any advice or anyone who has done this to chime in would be greatly appreciated thanks zeth

Should also state that I plan on running recentered h1 8 bolts with the mtr rubber

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its been done I think there is a build on p4x4.
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I believe its a straight forward swap. Most would just buy a complete axle as you may have more into the knuckle out parts as a new axle, but if your housing is already set up for your ride then it makes sense to do it this way.
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What they said....everything from the inner C out on a pre superduty ford bj 60 will go right onto your axle
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What they said....everything from the inner C out on a pre superduty ford bj 60 will go right onto your axle
Yes, to get real rebuildable bearings this is the way to go.

If you are just looking to eliminate CAD you could just swap in a non CAD 01-02 axle or an 03-current AAM axle. Both are a bolt in.
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