Question Dually conversion

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  1. seabee15

    seabee15 SDD Junior Member

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    So I want to convert my truck to a dually. 2001 4dr short bed 7.3 leveled with BFG 315/75 on 16's. My plan is:

    get 16" dually wheels ( so I can use my 35's)
    Purchase 2 new BFG 315/75
    Purchase front dually spacers
    Purchase either a short dually bed ( which is almost impossible)
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    Purchase 2 dually fenders

    What do you guys think? Would I need spacers in the back to run my 35's? Also where is the best place to get affordable wheels, front spacers and dually fenders?


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  2. DaveBen

    DaveBen SDD Senior Member

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    No, you will need to find another rear end or decrease the width. By how much I don't know right now. Better start lookin for a dually rear end
     
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    snicklas Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dave is correct... the SWR and DWR trucks use the same front axle, but have the dually adapters to allow the use of a single dually wheel on the front locating the wheel in the proper location under the truck...

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    A dually that left the factory with a pickup box from the factory, uses a completely different axle than the SWR trucks. (Actually there a 3 different axles, a Cab & Chassis axle that could be SWR or DWR, a SWR axle that had a pickup box from the factory, and the dually axle that had a pickup box from the factory.)

    There is something like 6" difference in length between a DWR and SWR axle, a dually axle is ~72" wide, and a SWR is ~66" wide.........

    Yes they do make adapters.... many have run them for years.... but if I were going to do a conversion.... I would get the correct axle.....
     
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    Check out LMC trucks out of Kansas for the dually fender extensions and Arrowcraft for the wheels and spacer conversion. Google search srw to dually conversion kits.
     
  5. u2slow

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    What are you hoping to gain? It doesn't change the truck's GVWR, and two of those 315/75R16E tires will support the DRW-equivalent payload.
     

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