I'm thinking about doing the same on a jrat housing that I have had for a while. Won't be in use for a while but for a future project.Little transaxle buggy. Mainly just something to keep my mind occupied. It may never get finished which is why there will not be a build thread. Just thought this thread would like to see those knuckles on some 9" axles.
I don't have your answer, someone should. But I'm courious why you think the Sterling has a locker. I've not heard of a factory locker. Do you mean limited slip? I've heard of factory limited slips, but they are not standard. So you may or may not have one.I have a chance to pick up a matching front and rear out of a 2012 F350 6.2L gasser.
Will I run into any problems with this year, as in gearing options and lockers?
I will be running 5.38 and a ARB Detroit combo. If memory serves I should be good to go with the D60 however its the Sterling that may give me a problem?
I assume the Sterling should have the factory locker as well
One of the best options in the 2011 Super Duty is the addition the electronic locking rear differential for the first time that's similar to the GKN-supplied e-locker, which is available on the FX4 Off-Road package (and SVT Raptor). The "3.73 ELECTRONIC LOCKING AXLE." is $390.00 Option.
The e-locker has been designed by Ford and is manufactured at the Sterling Axle plant for single-rear-wheel F-Series Super Duty trucks only.
The locker is controlled with a factory dash switch. It's best used in low-friction scenarios, such as on slippery boat ramps or in slick mud and on icy roads. It will stays engaged until the truck reaches 30 mph, at which point it disengages until the truck's speed returns to 30 mph or less. The truck will also disengage the locker if it's making a tight radius turn by sensing the steering wheel position, so the rear wheels and tires aren't damaged from scrubbing on pavement. In summary it will get your truck out of that "Stuck When Plowing" situation that arises a few times a year! (Note: Some 2010 F-150's have this option, but for SuperDuty 2011 was the first year.
Lots of Chevrolet's have always had the "G80 Locking Differential", and until now Ford only offered the Limited Slip Differential. I have a 2009 F 250 V10 with a sterling 4:11 rear end. I have talked to engineers from both Ford and Eaton about adding an e-locker on my 2009 F 250, and to date both state the addition of an e-locker is a "No-Can-Do" in My 2009 with my current sterling rear end.
Ford's Electronic Locking Differential Video:
E-Locker video #1:
E-Locker video #2:
Locker vs Limited Slip video #3:
Chevrolet G80 - Limited Slip vs Locking Differential video #4:
Note: The new GM G80's deactivate at 18-20 mph, same as the Ford E-Locker!
I would love to have E-Locker's on on both the front and rear axles on my 2009 Super Duty, any assistance or suggestions please post!
Let's face it, most of our (40K-60K) 4X4 plow trucks are "Two-Wheel-Wonders" (One front wheel and one rear wheel drive power only). Any veteran on this site will tell you that 4X4's in the 1960's and 1970's were real 4-Wheel Drives! Snowplowing veterans on this board have no-doubt "Hung-up" on a snowbank at 3:00am, would it not be a pleasure to have power to all four wheels?
I'm going to go with no.....I've looked all through the thread and I'm not finding the answer. Has anyone setup an 05+ axle from a F250 to run factory 16's from a 99-04 truck? I have two of these axles bought but I've yet to go get them. I'm about to start work on swapping the stock 2wd suspension from my 04 F250 for the later model 4wd radius arm setup. I have brand new tires and I'd rather not have to buy new rims and tires for the truck.
I've seen a few h1 16.5 wheels fit with some grinding. I'm curious if a factory offset 16 is even remotely possible.
A further down the road question. I also bought a second axle for my 94 obs ford dually and I'd like to keep my 16's on it as well. I'm thinking once I convert it to DRW with an adapter, they shouldn't be too hard to make fit.
I only have one 05 up axle in the shop but it's already 8 on 6.5 so I can't test fit my wheels yet.
Just trying to make plans.