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Old March 4th, 2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Why not use the 10.25 sterling

if its supposedly stronger than a d60 why dont more people use it?

Is it that much more of an anchor?

Also would it be rediculous to run one with 35s?

*edit, Sorry for being a newb and posting this in general tech, I always forget about the axle section, thanks for the relocation*

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Perhaps limited availability of gears and lockers, comes to mind for me...
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Perhaps limited availability of gears and lockers, comes to mind for me...

that was the case for a long time, but it's starting to change now. the big downfall of them from '99 up is the metric bolt pattern if you don't have the matching d50/60 front. There was also a semi floating version availble also....so just watch which one you get.
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well mine is a 92 so I believe it is ff. Assuming it is I guess I will just drag it around with 35s till I go bigger
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that was the case for a long time, but it's starting to change now. the big downfall of them from '99 up is the metric bolt pattern if you don't have the matching d50/60 front. There was also a semi floating version availble also....so just watch which one you get.
Aren't there some wierd 7-lug versions from F-150s with the 7700 package?
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I seen some 7 lug axle shafts at work but did not see what housing they were going in.
I think it might be the 9.75 but not sure.
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I seen some 7 lug axle shafts at work but did not see what housing they were going in.
I think it might be the 9.75 but not sure.

Yep I believe it was the 9.75 axle.

I didn't realize they made the 10.25/10.5 in SF until my buddy bought a 89 f250.....with a semi floater sterling. Of course that truck only had a factory 302ci.
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Is it that much more of an anchor?

Also would it be rediculous to run one with 35s?

I drag my D70 around with 37's and its smooth on the bottom. 35's would suck ass.
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Cus a 14 bolt is way easier to find and the cheapest to build and the easiest to set up!
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there is nothing wrong with a sterling, the ground clearance is actualy about the same as a 60. and the aftermarket was miles ahead of a 14bolt(14 bolts just recently got a selectable locker) sterlings also have gearing as low as 7.17
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Aren't there some wierd 7-lug versions from F-150s with the 7700 package?
no, that was on 1999 f250's that had an f150 body, must have been right at the beginning of their change to the new body style. buddy of mine has one with 7 lugs, goofy mofo.

edit: or maybe it was an f150 with a f250 badge and 2 more lugnuts, i'm not sure...but it looks like an f150 in all aspects except for the lugnuts and possibly rear axle, but i haven't looked at the rear end in the thing yet.
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I saw one o' them 7 lug f-250's this week. I had to stare at it for a few minutes before i figured out that it had 7 lugs. It was a '99 F-250 that was the F-150 body style. weird.
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7 lug? i have never seen anything like that.
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I've only seen the one, and it was a 250 that had the 150 body.
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