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Best you leave this to a specialist as you will several specialist tools to do the jod and get the correct tooth mesh pattern. Get it wrong and the diff will howl and growl and as in the case of my son's car I know what i'm doing dad) the carrier broke at the side taper bearing point as he didn't get the crown wheel properly centralised
Posted on Jan 11, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: wheel bolt pattern
According to everything I can find, yes.
It's a 5x114.3 bolt pattern (or 5x4.50)
However, your offset (from where the wheels bolt on to the edge of the rim) might be a little different depending on the wheel.
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
Is the c/k 3500 4 wheel drive?If it is 4WD,you must retain the same gear ratios for both front and rear axles,or the transfer case will be damaged.If it is 2 wheel drive,you can install any gear you like.I believe the Ford E350 rear axle is a Dana 70,as i have rebuilt 2 of that model,along with Dana 60's.The Ford unit likely will not be a bolt in.It will probably require professionally welding new mount brackets on the Ford axle housing.The width needs to be measured from inside the brake backing plate to the other brake backing plate to see if it will physically fit.Good luck.
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
You can change the ratio back to 4.10. However, if you do not already have the specialty tools required to do the job, you will likely be better off finding a shop that will change the gears for you. A mistake as simple as incorrect backlash will result in destroyed ring & pinion gears.
Your cheaper options will be :
1. Find a matching rear-end with 4.10 gears and swap it in.
2. Purchase the ring and pinion, master install kit, and find a friend that has installed gears before to help you out.
3. Find a 4x4, Hotrod or auto shop that is will swap the gears for you. If the axle is in the car, it's usually more expensive than if you carried the axle in for them to work on.
4. Purchase R&P, Master install kit, all the required tools. Then hit the books to find the proper procedure and measurements for that axle.
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank You very much for the info. I thought you could just change the gears without any other adjustments."
You will need to remove the brake hub
Then you can drive the broken stud out and drive in a new one
Reinstall the hub and tire
Adjust or have the brakes adjusted before you drive it very far
Posted on Mar 10, 2010
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Dana 50 Front Axle
Observe the following torques;
* Left and Right drive axles-to-cross member: 120-150 ft. lbs. (163-203 Nm)
* Axle arm-to-radius arm: 180-240 ft. lbs. (244-325 Nm)
* Coil spring insulator: 30-70 ft. lbs. (41-95 Nm)
* Upper spring retainer: 13-18 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm)
Dana 60 Front Axle
Observe the following torques;
* Drive shaft-to-flange: 15-20 ft. lbs. (20-27 Nm)
* Track bar nut and bolt: 160-200 ft. lbs. (217-271 Nm)
* Stabilizer link nut: 20-30 ft. lbs. (27-41 Nm)
* Stabilizer barU-bolt: 50-65 ft. lbs. (68-88 Nm)
* Spindle connecting rod-to-knuckle: 70-100 ft. lbs. (95-136 Nm)
* Front spring U-bolt: 95-100 ft. lbs. (115-135)
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