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Converting to a Dually

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by MGardner, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. MGardner

    MGardner Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    After owning "Hoss" our 91 4X4 W250 Cummins for 4.5 years now I`ve decided to convert to dualls. They say it will be about 400 bucks for the rear. Ordered a Rugby hoist this AM for it. Looked into trading.....we are keeping Hoss because we know what`s done to it. With duallys it will be better for hauling river rock, salt, rock,sand .....is the idea. Hope to hear some encouraging testimony.:cool:
     
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    It's a fairly easy swap.Consider getting the bigger D80 rear,maybe even one of the newer ones with the rear discs.A limited slip would be nice too.

    Just make sure you match the gear ratio to the front,or you'll be in for a suprise when you put it in 4WD. :eek: Double check it before it goes in.
     
  3. MGardner

    MGardner Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    Actually I was thinking of using an adapter kit whereas I would use my differential.
     
  4. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    That would work too.Make sure it's a high quality kit like an Arrowcraft.
     
  5. MGardner

    MGardner Senior Member
    Messages: 105

    I believe that`s all I`ll need other than a good set of junkyard wheels for now (dually). They must work OK . My differential is a Dana 70 and evertime I get parts I have to buy for a one ton so....Thanx for the reply.:cool:
     
  6. BWhite

    BWhite Senior Member
    Messages: 496

    I once bought wheel adapters and fenders to build a dual wheel 3/4 ton 78 suburban . I got the adapters from JCwhitney and really nice fenders from a truck outfit in Houston
    Bill