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Old 04-29-2015, 10:16 PM   #1
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Dually Conversion

Has anybody done a conversion on a 3/4 ton to a dual wheel with fenders or know of anybody that has? I saw an advertisement for this in Trailer Life and was curious.
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Old 04-29-2015, 10:27 PM   #2
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The only way I would do this so that IMO it is worth the effort is to stick a 1 ton dually axle and springs under the truck.
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Depending on the year of your truck you might be able to buy a similar model year "donor" dually pickup and just swap the axle, springs, wheels, and bed etc. for less $.
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My truck is 2006 GMC 2500HD. I have air bags and tow 34CKTS just fine but wondered about dual wheels for additional stability. My truck is paid for and don't want to buy a new one.
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My truck is 2006 GMC 2500HD. I have air bags and tow 34CKTS just fine but wondered about dual wheels for additional stability. My truck is paid for and don't want to buy a new one.
No one is suggesting you buy a new truck.
Have you looked to see what the whole axle assembly would cost versus a kit?
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Old 04-30-2015, 09:14 AM   #6
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Mtelkman, No I haven't as of yet looked into swapping rear ends and accessories seriously. I just know that several years back it was not uncommon to occasionally see a 3/4 ton truck with dually wheels. I saw the advertisement in Trailer Life magazine and was curious as to whether or not it would be feasible. As I stated earlier, my TV does a good job hauling my 5er and if or when it becomes necessary to replace it then I may go to a medium duty truck for hauling my mobile condo across the country. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:00 AM   #7
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I thought about doing the same thing with my low mileage '01 F250. After number crunching it was cheaper to buy a donor and do the swap myself. I looked at the published towing/capacity numbers of the F350 from my year and the benefit did not outweigh the cost. It would be a fun project though.


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Back in the mid 90`s I seen a ford ranger converted in to a dually. Guess it was to haul more groceries. About all they were good for.
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Back in the mid 90`s I seen a ford ranger converted in to a dually. Guess it was to haul more groceries. About all they were good for.
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Here is a thread from another forum I am on - good discussion on converting SRW -> DRW

Definitive Answer on Converting SRW to DRW - Diesel Forum - TheDieselStop.com
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