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To convert or not to convert

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After reading some information from edcasey on CF and seeing this post from another site from him http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=303816&postcount=4 I am really starting to think about converting my truck. I had originally planned to purchase a 3/4 ton but I found this 3500 for a decent price in fairly good shape with every option I wanted, except the dual rear wheels. It not that the truck is hard to maneuver or anything but I am sure it would improve the ride, provide better off-road and winter weather traction, and be two less tires to replace. Doesn't seem that its that hard to do and according to edcasey the dually axle is hardly noticeable. What do you guys think?

Here is the truck as it sits now.

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So you planing on making it a 4 wheel 1 ton truck... I heard of people converting them to single rear tire but never really found out whats involved... I guess time to learn. After reading that little write up that rather easy... I wonder if that would work on a 1st gen??? Hmmm...

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So you planing on making it a 4 wheel 1 ton truck... I heard of people converting them to single rear tire but never really found out whats involved... I guess time to learn. After reading that little write up that rather easy... I wonder if that would work on a 1st gen??? Hmmm...

yeah that what i want to do to my 92 cummins make it 4wd that would be sweet

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Well my truck is already a 4wd. I just have to remove the tires from the rear. Probably swap out the wheel studs and remove the spacers. The bed has been repaired from the past and is pretty beat on the inside since after all the truck has well over 200k. The duals are really nice for stability when towing, but driving around in snow and ice they are horrible for traction.

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