Will 05/06 wheels clear 99PSD front leaf spring with new 05 axles? - Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Will 05/06 wheels clear 99PSD front leaf spring with new 05 axles?

I'm in the process of swapping out my 99PSD Front/Rear Axles & Hubs for complete 05/06 units to upgrade my overall brakes and go newer Ford Wheels.
Does anyone know if the newer 05/06 Wheels will clear my (99)front leaf springs after the new 06 axle gets installed? I've heard of the problems with trying to mount newer wheels on older F-250/350 trucks and think with the newer front assembly I'll be good.
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they should clear
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so you're swapping axles to get better brakes but still retaining the leaf springs up front?

If so I'd do some double checking to find out if you can just swap the outer knuckle from the balljoints out and call it a day, with the possibility of using the outer stubshaft from the newer axle.

With the newer axle that has the ability to turn further you will have the ability to hit your tires on the leafsprings.

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"BJS" I'd consider doing the coil spring update also but two guys that were planning on this idea scrapped it after seeing the tons of modding needed just to make it all work.Heck one of the guys was planning on a shop for the work and still said forget it.(Maybe his wallet wasn't agreeing with reality!!)

I,myself don't know but would rather look into maybe an aftermarket coil/strut or coilover setup to save the insides of my tires now that you've informed me of the wider turning radius with the newer front assembly!

I'll definately try looking into just swapping the outer knuckles as you mention.
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skyjacker makes a coil over kit for pre 05 superduties in both a 6 and 8 inch lift i think... depending if you want to lift it you might could use that kit or use that kit with some shorter springs

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