1997 Single cab Dually welding rig SAS questions

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  1. Dthreat

    Dthreat Newbie

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    Hey guys I'm Dustin. I've been a member for a while but never posted. I'm a pipeline rig welder. I just picked up a 97 one ton drw. It's a 2 wd 350\5 speed. I'm thinking of going straight axle on it. I've seen the kits for a leaf spring front end. So what axle should I look for, and can I put a transfer case on the 5 speed or would I need a trans and tcase? If so I may switch to auto. Also I'm gonna refresh the interior and maybe a 454 swap and such so as I get started I'll do a build thread. But for now I'm going to start collecting parts.

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    Well now I'm looking and seeing that you can keep the coils. That would be pretty awesome. All advice is appreciated.

    Thanks again
     
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    stutaeng I'm Awesome

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    Keep the 2wd front coils? I don't think that will be possible.

    ORU sells a kit for GMT400 K1500/2500/3500. There are options for Dana 60, Dana 44, 10 bolt and a custom Dana 60 made by ORU. Also, there are 2 leaf spring options:
    https://offroadunlimited.com/oru-br...0-2500-3500-ifs-to-solid-axle-conversion.html

    They also sell a 2WD to Solid Axle, but that says it's jut for C1500s?

    https://offroadunlimited.com/oru-br...98-1500-2wd-to-4wd-solid-axle-conversion.html

    Might want to call the guys and ask. Can't remember off the top of my head differences between the 1500 vs 2500/3500 for a SAS. There's guys here that have some SAS, so they might chime in.
     
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    Thanks man. I wasn't saying keep the 2we coils themselves but a coil style front end. I'll look into the links you sent and give those guys a call.

    Thanks again
     

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