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I was wondering what ya'll thought of this combination? I was told that this would be great for a solid axle swap plus then all i would have to buy would be a 78-79 bronco lift kit. If bronkzilla can comment then i would like to know how he did his axles. I want to fit 37" or 38.5" tires on it. i also heard that i could get a sterling 10.25 and a D44 from a f-250 is this true. What years do i need? :confused:
 

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Pinnacle Off-Road said:
I was wondering what ya'll thought of this combination? I was told that this would be great for a solid axle swap plus then all i would have to buy would be a 78-79 bronco lift kit. If bronkzilla can comment then i would like to know how he did his axles. I want to fit 37" or 38.5" tires on it. i also heard that i could get a sterling 10.25 and a D44 from a f-250 is this true. What years do i need? :confused:
Your EEC won't like the lack of a VSS once you ditch the 8.8. You might search for external EEC, there's been a lot of talk about it on this board for the same thing you're asking about, but I dont' think anyone on the forum has personally done this. I've never followed it much myself.

You're right, a Sterling 10.25 would have the exciter ring you need. Look to '85 and newer F250s and 350s. You won't find a solid D44 under any Ford product after '79.
 

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the f-250s had TTB 44's and 50's until 97. the f-350's had solid 60's starting in 86. before that they were ttb also.
 

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Pinnacle Off-Road said:
ok what does come in the front of the 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks after 79
80-97 F250s: D44 TTB or D50 TTB
80-85 F350s: D50 TTB
86-97 F350s: live D60

TTB stands for Totally Twisted and Broke

c'mon, how could I resist?
 

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Pinnacle Off-Road said:
so what front straight axle 8 lug can i use to match the sterling in the rear?
78/9 D44 from an F250 is one candidate

" " a Bronco converted to 8 lugs is another
 

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a 44 from a 78-79 Ford should be $500 at most, but usually much cheaper. Keep a lookout in the For Sale section. There has even been one given away free. A 10.25 will allow you to keep your speed sensor. It is also stronger than a rear 60. Most everyone here with 1 ton axles has a 10.25. I think I paid $200 for mine. That too can be found much cheaper.

Kingpin D60 fronts usually go for $800-$1000. Again, you can always find stuff cheaper. Your best bet is to go junkyard hopping.
 
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