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Old 12-29-2003, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How much can a TTB take?

How much abuse can a twin traction beam in a 1993 F250 handle? What are the practical limits on tire sizes? The truck in question has a 5.8 and a 5 speed.
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Old 12-29-2003, 08:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Although mine's an F-150, the axles are similar except for the whole leaf-coil difference. I managed to break the stock bracket for the driver's side axle beam in two places. After replacing that bracket with a 6" lift bracket, the frame around that bracket's mounting points cracked, which I eventually fixed.

I've got 35" tires on it now, and haven't had any problems as far as shafts or u-joints go, but of course, I don't exactly thrash it off road.
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Old 12-29-2003, 09:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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From what i've seen, 35's are a practical limit depending on wheelin habits.
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The TTB axle itself is quite strong. The shafts/joints are the same size as other Dana stuff.

Problems with TTB usually stem from cheapo liftkits (unfortunately, thats a majority of them). The Skyjacker Class II stuff is one of only a couple standouts.
The leafsprings aren't going to let it flex much, though.

Your F250 probably has a D50 axle. This axle has somewhat larger joints than a D44, but not as big as D60 parts. Ring dia. is 9", with 30 spline shafts.
Check the bottom of the pig for a big 44 or [b]50]/b] on it.

I would agree with the 35" tire recommendation if its locked. A 50 with open diff or L/S, it could live ok with 37s or so.
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Old 12-30-2003, 12:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, I would say 35's too, not more than 37's though.
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If your actually thinking of wheeling it hard don't go over 33's. If you just want the look 44's will work great.
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check your hubs to tell what front axle you have, or the GVWR tag. The dana 50 uses the same hubs as a 60, it is obvious which front axle you have.
I've been beating my f-150 for years, with a mildly built 351, grany 4 speed, and 35's nothing has ever broken. A 50 should handle 37's just fine open, locked it may get sketcky,
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check your hubs to tell what front axle you have, or the GVWR tag. The dana 50 uses the same hubs as a 60, it is obvious which front axle you have.
I've been beating my f-150 for years, with a mildly built 351, grany 4 speed, and 35's nothing has ever broken. A 50 should handle 37's just fine open, locked it may get sketcky,
It has manual hubs on it. Does that tell you anything?

I can get the truck cheap. I was thinking about building a hybrid out of it....take the body off and put a ranger cab and hood back on it....weld up a cage, bolt on 44's (no lift) and give it hell.

Should I pass on this one and wait for a one ton?
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to use 44's?
Yes.
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If the truck is an F250 it should have a Dana 44, if it is an F250 HD it should have a Dana 44HD if regular cab and Dana 50 if Super Cab.
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Also, any F250 with the Sno-Fighter package got a D50, even the LD's.
But, the only F250 that's guranteed to have a D50 is an extended cab with a 460 or diesel.
For 85 and 86, EX. cab F250's only came as HD's, later, I'd assume was the same.

Also, the 5 speed behind that 351 is a ZF, if the truck is fairly cheap, I'd grab it, and find a D60 to swap in later, unless you can find a better deal on a F350.
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Old 12-30-2003, 09:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Its on Ebay right now for $665. I think I'm gonna pass on it.

Too many other things going on right now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=2450731510
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