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Ford 9"

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by ironman_jon, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. ironman_jon

    ironman_jon [OP] Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2009
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    Ok I'm going to be building a 9". I would like to stay the stock track width in the rear but staying open to options.

    I found a 65" wheel to wheel 9" complete with axles and 3rd member. (Unknown gear ratio) is this ok?


    My plans are to have some Currie axles made so I can continue the 6×5.5. Also going to truss the housing and prep for a spring under from DMZ.

    What are some opinions on this.
    Stay with the OE rear end, go wider etc.
  2. 06HAOLE

    06HAOLE Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    San Marcos, CA
    2000 Tacoma Reg cab 4x4
    I would go wider if I were you. Are you running a LT kit front or rear? If you run a rear LT kit having a wider axle will let you run 2.5 or 3.0 rear bypasses without worrying about shocks touching the frame or tires rubbing the shocks.

    I ran a 9" on my last truck and it was nice to have such a wide rear axle to match the front LT kit.
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