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NelsonDiesel
03-03-2009, 03:26 PM
What all is needed to perform this conversion besides a bed...

Is the rear usable with a non-flared bed? I thought i read somewhere the rear ends are a bit longer... Please fill me in.

MMLMM
03-03-2009, 03:43 PM
I always thought they were the same....But thats a thought. dont the SRW have the longer studs so they can become DRW?

NelsonDiesel
03-03-2009, 04:02 PM
I always thought they were the same....But thats a thought. dont the SRW have the longer studs so they can become DRW?


i know something was longer... if it's just the studs then sweet !

Anybody else?

Big Block 88
03-03-2009, 04:12 PM
It is still AAM, and I am 99% positive it is a shared axle with the single and dual wheel configurations.

duratothemax
03-03-2009, 04:27 PM
dually axle is a couple inches wider, but not much. The tires will just stick out slightly with a single rear wheel bed

SmokeShow
03-03-2009, 06:16 PM
yes, overall, they are wider. IIRC they are 4" wider overall.


C-ya

bullfrogjohnson
03-03-2009, 06:22 PM
I would love to have a dually rear end in my truck, too mbad your not closer

NelsonDiesel
03-03-2009, 07:35 PM
buddy of mine is debating on a new truck or converting his 07 classic to a SRW...

so we may have a good bed and a diff if anyone is interested... or even a full swap...

2wd_Sled_Puller
03-03-2009, 08:52 PM
Wonder why he would wanna do this. Does he pull trailers much??

messejme
03-03-2009, 09:16 PM
The offset of the rear rims would need to be calculated. Then get rims for the rear with appropriate backspacing, if you want the track width the same front to back.

Or
Just slap whatever you got on there and see how it looks

NelsonDiesel
03-03-2009, 09:24 PM
he bought the truck to pull a big trailer... but now doesn't...

it has a 6" lift on it ...
he's looking at trading it in but i guess it would be for a NBS Gasser...

looking to save some money...