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Old April 11th, 2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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I have no idea even if this is possible but is there a way where I can convert my 1985 d-150 to dual tires in the rear without putting in a different axle?
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Old April 11th, 2010, 06:38 PM   #2
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Depends on what axle you have, it could be as simple as running dually hub assemblies.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 06:45 PM   #3
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it has dana 44 front and rear
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Old April 11th, 2010, 06:48 PM   #4
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dually axles are wider front and rear due to the offset on the rims, you might get away with just changing the hubs but will it clear the springs? and I am willing to bet you will have to run non dually rims in the front.
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As far as I know there aren't any dana 44 dually rear ends running around so coming up with a set of hubs with the proper offset to run dually rear wheels using your stock 44 would be a little complicated. If it were me I'd just find a dually 60,70, or even 14 bolt, and change the whole axle. This way you get strength and no real custom parts. My .02
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somer good point, i will have to look into that and see how much a dana 60 and dually hubs would cost i know switching from a 44 to a 60 would be a peice of cake
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it has dana 44 front and rear
just to help out, d is 2wd and w is 4wd in dodges. the front is a d44 and the rear is a chrysler 9 1/4.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 11:57 PM   #8
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flat black thank you for clarifying that i appreciate it. i just was told by my brother it was a dana 44
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