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9.25 IFS in a half ton?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Tra 23, Oct 23, 2005.

  1. Tra 23

    Tra 23 Registered Member

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    I have a 94 1500 4x4 with an 8.25" ifs front end. I have not seen any locker available for it, but have for the 9.25" ifs. This truck is used for snowplowing and would benefit greatly by having a locking front end. Will the 9.25" interchange with the 8.25" ?
     
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    No, it won't. Mounting points all different.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i have heard of it done but need to swap mounting points around an stuff. havent seen it my self.
     
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    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    sas are fairly straight foward w/ the conversion parts. & a lot stronger
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    yep but it will get in the way of his plow stuff like he said.
     
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    i missed that part i still don't see it, + i don't know much about snow plows
     
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    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    sorry i didn't see that up top, i must have missed it from another post & we don't get much snow in west tennessee, so i don't know squat about plows unless they go behind a tractor.



    edit: were did tra's last post go?
     
  8. Tra 23

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    I run a 7.5' Western Pro plow and the bracketry takes up all the space from the front crossmember forward. I looked into a straight axle conversion, but the front spring hangers utilized the same space. My other idea was to find a 1 ton chassis and use the body off my 1500. It's super clean, but has 175,000 miles on it and is ready for a complete suspension overhaul. Thought now would be the time to upgrade.
     
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