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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2003, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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I started workin on my F250 this past week even though the weather SUX. In between my two jobs, training for them and the rain i managed to swap my D60 under there. I was looking at the old hubs from what i though was a D50 front cuz my 60 is missing them. I have a D44 w/ leafs. So now i need hubs but that's besides the point. Would the fact that it wasn't a heavy duty F250 like i thought affect the rear axle? IT should have a 10.25 FF but i'm worried it may have a 10.25 semi float. I've never paid enough attention to them to ID the just by lookin under the truck. I could always just pull the wheels off and look but it's raining again. The GVW is 7700 if that helps.
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Soooo........there's wheel covers on it? You can't see a big full floater hub sticking out?

FWIW, I just acquired a parts truck, '88 F250 diesel, it had the D44 HD TTB front and full floater 10.25 rear. I can't believe Ford was dumb enough to put a 44 under the weight of a diesel..... but they were.
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It's got some aluminum wheels with center caps (which i'm not fond of along with the 16.5's). Maybe they only put the 10.25 SF under the the 2wd version?
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The center caps are hella stupid, you can't pull an axleshaft without pulling the wheel. No, they put SF's under 4x4s as well.

1. remove wheel
2. remove center cap, drive over repeatedly until flat as a pancake
3. look for FF hub, you can't miss it LOL
4. if SF, you're hating life, it's a c-clip POS with very few locker choices
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You don't need to get under it to ID any tags. FF and SF, as Shilo mentioned are easy to see just by looking at the tire/hub ends. Anyone got a pic to show a FF? The FF is like a big ol honkin steel hub with bolts around it, and I almost never see these with a blingin' cap over them (actually did not know a cap was made that was big enough to go over these). The bolts on the end are the nice part. take those out and you're ready to pull shafts.

The SF will not have this as the shafts, like the 8.8, are held in place at the other end, inside the pumkin, via c-clip.

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Dude he knows all this. He's saying there is a center cap over the wheel, and yes, they exist and they make 'em. They're ugly 'cause they stick out sooooo far to accomodate the deep 10.25 hub.

Of course it's entirely possible some is running FF hub caps over a SF rear, so the existence of a deep cap does not necessarily mean anything. The solution is to get rid of them.

I used to give Steve Dunham constant grief about his, I think he finally ditched 'em (they dent real easy on the trail too)


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it sounds like you have a light duty F250. my daily driver F250 has a 8,600(or 8,800, im to tired to look right now) GVRW
If it has those covers its most likey a semi float axle, as i dont think most would fit around the sterlings full floating hub.
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[img]images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img] OOOOO! Nice 4 link setup! Is there any more pics of that guys rig? Did he build that custom or have it built? Either way. I like it! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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http://www.superford.org/registry/ve...ex.php?vID=634

He doesn't have a whole lot of pics up.
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