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Old 11-21-2007, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ram 1500 1/2 ton axle swap to 2500 3/4 ton axle?

I have a dodge 1500 ram 1/2 ton axle and i want to swap out to a 3/4 ton. will they fit up without any mods to the spring hangers and universal joints. can any one shed light on this matter?
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What years are we talking here -- both your truck and the year of the truck the axles came out of?
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my truck is 2001 1500 and the 2500 is a 1997
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Need to shorten the driveshafts and go to a 1410 rear yoke. May need a conversion joint on the front depending on which random ujoint Dodge used that day.

Rear shocks are probably too short. E brake cables may or may not work. Sway bar changed from 97 to 98 so that may take some mods. Control arm bolts are different sizes up front.


Otherwise its pretty straight forward. It took me day and half to do mine, not counting getting the drivelines built.
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The 3/4 ton truck may be a 44 also and the swap may not be very benificial. The 9.25 rear is strong and the 60 is not common in the 3/4 ton unless it was a diesel or v10.
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The 3/4 ton truck may be a 44 also and the swap may not be very benificial. The 9.25 rear is strong and the 60 is not common in the 3/4 ton unless it was a diesel or v10.

The 2500 LD (dana 44 front) was only available '94-'95.

A 97 2500 should have a Dana 60 front and either a D60, 70 or 80 rear depending on engine/tranny.

Agree the 9.25" is strong. I only broke one shaft in it. I broke close to a dozen in the 44, 2 in the 60 and 3 in the 70 so far.
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Old 11-23-2007, 05:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The 9.25 is about as strong as a D60. One of the reasons why i am swaping to a D60 is to get away from c-clip axles. I have a post here titled "Here is a fun one". because not only am i swaping to a rear 60 but also putting longer chevy springs for added flex. The post should answer some questions. The only difference is that my truck is an older '86 1/2 ton and you have a newer 1500.
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