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Old 03-13-2019, 07:23 PM
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How close to "stock" height is an '05 conversion? I was wondering if an '05 conversion would be close to stock height of a '96 f350? Billy, I hope you document your project if you do it.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:32 AM
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Rear axles are the same 05-10. Front axle in 08 has the sway bar end links rotated 90 degrees.

11+ have bigger brakes and lack the tone ring to read speed in the rear.


Sucks to see such a clean obs get tore up
Didnt they change the brakes from 13 on?

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Old 03-14-2019, 09:55 AM
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How close to "stock" height is an '05 conversion? I was wondering if an '05 conversion would be close to stock height of a '96 f350? Billy, I hope you document your project if you do it.


With the right coil spring and block setup it can be lower than a factory 4x4 obs f350.

Heres mine (bad picture but all I could find quick). 2 factory f250 rear blocks, 5200 lb coils, and 33 tires. Sat with the perfect amount of rake: front was 1 1/2 lower than the rear.

Sat 2 lower than a factory F350 4x4. It was perfect for me. Id even considered dropping to a 4400lb coil and pulling the rear blocks. Would have been 2wd height then, but would have had to run a 31 to 31.5 tire.

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Old 03-14-2019, 10:15 AM
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With the right coil spring and block setup it can be lower than a factory 4x4 obs f350.

Heres mine (bad picture but all I could find quick). 2 factory f250 rear blocks, 5200 lb coils, and 33 tires. Sat with the perfect amount of rake: front was 1 1/2 lower than the rear.

Sat 2 lower than a factory F350 4x4. It was perfect for me. Id even considered dropping to a 4400lb coil and pulling the rear blocks. Would have been 2wd height then, but would have had to run a 31 to 31.5 tire.

Holy chit! I love it. My knees went to sh!t in the last 6 months, I just got my 2.25" PMF rsk with new v codes done last fall and the truck sits 4-6" higher than it used to. I was starting to think about selling just because it sucks to get into so bad. How does a guy find a donor frame with axles?

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Old 03-14-2019, 10:31 AM
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Holy chit! I love it. My knees went to sh!t in the last 6 months, I just got my 2.25" PMF rsk with new v codes done last fall and the truck sits 4-6" higher than it used to. I was starting to think about selling just because it sucks to get into so bad. How does a guy find a donor frame with axles?

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I was looking for the pictures of the same truck with the 2.25 rsk w/ v codes and 4 blocks in the back but I dont have any on my phone. With that setup I was easily able to clear 35s and thats what it had when I sold it.

The 33s in that picture above were very tight with the wheel offset and width of rim/tire. Had to be careful when turning and going through a dip or it would rub the fender. I switched to factory 2010 18 wheels with the same height tire and there were zero issues. Again sorry no pictures of it on my phone with those wheels.

Setup like the picture above and lower than a stock obs f350 it was very easy to get in and out of without steps. When I did the rsk, you almost had to jump in!

To find a wrecked truck is best but theyre available. I actually have the front frame section of a 2010 with the 4.10 geared axle out of my dually. I swapped the Dually to 3.73s. Just havent posted it for sale yet. If we lived closer together, Id trade you your front end for it as Im eyeballing getting an obs Dually and concerting it to a 4wd with rsk.
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Didnt they change the brakes from 13 on?

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yep, they eliminated hydroboost on 13+ SRW trucks. Duallys still had hydroboost though. No dimensional changes that i'm aware of though.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:38 AM
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yep, they eliminated hydroboost on 13+ SRW trucks. Duallys still had hydroboost though. No dimensional changes that i'm aware of though.
I thought the 13 front axle changed with a bigger knuckle that required a different caliper?

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Old 03-14-2019, 10:39 AM
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I thought the 13 front axle changed with a bigger knuckle that required a different caliper?

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could be so. I'm not aware of any dimensional changes though...(as in, 17s still clear it so)
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Dang is what I say as well. Your truck is one of my favorites and it is painful to see it bent! I can't help you with the decision to go coil or not. I do have a comment that this is the second or 3rd time I have seen similar frame issues on a truck with RSK. Either the front of the frame was designed dumb, or designed to be a crumple point but either way, the fron of the OBS frame rails was not designed for the torque load of the anchor of the front axle (front spring eye) The coil conversion fixes this, but I recently found a write up on doing the Super Duty front leafs while NOT doing an RSK and very little ride height increase. Kind of sorry I just finished my upgraded RSK when I discovered it....
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Old 04-03-2019, 02:49 AM
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Also, they frame may not be parallelogramed, the cab and front clip may have moved on the rubber mounts. Glad you are OK, and it is refreshing to concentrate on the fix and possible upgrade rather then spend 50 posts bitching about insurance companies etc...
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