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    can you convert 3/4 ton to dually

    Would it be possible to convert a 3/4 ton duramax to a dually? Seeing as GM doesn't make a dually shortbox, I was thinking of putting some 1 ton springs and axle on my truck so it can handle the 5th wheel better. A new one's too expensive and mine isn't worth much on trade with 200k



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    Re: can you convert 3/4 ton to dually

    Sounds like a neat project.Don't see why it wouldn't work.You'd have to steal fenders off a mega cab doolie
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    Re: can you convert 3/4 ton to dually

    Quote Originally Posted by xtremegriz View Post
    Would it be possible to convert a 3/4 ton duramax to a dually? Seeing as GM doesn't make a dually shortbox, I was thinking of putting some 1 ton springs and axle on my truck so it can handle the 5th wheel better. A new one's too expensive and mine isn't worth much on trade with 200k
    It's possible I know on the older trucks the frame I think was narrower to allow for the duals.If you can measure the frame widths first.
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    It can be done, but remember that the load rating on your door is all the DOH guys will go by so if you are over weight "according to your door sticker" you will get a ticket.
    A single wheel 1 ton axle would be a much easier swap. Plus way cheaper if you go with a ful float 14 bolt...about $200.00. If you want to track the same as your front wheels then get a 14 out of a 1 ton van they have the same width as the front, thats a old 4x4 bogger trick less dragging through the mud. I just sold my last van14 here 2 months ago.
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    Re: can you convert 3/4 ton to dually

    i got a 97 dodge 1 ton dually and i wanna swtich it to look like a 2500 cummins i kno a buddy of mine switched his to a 2500 box and put regular rims on and took off his dully hubs but and it would work for the front but how do i change about the back end.. would i need to change anything or what...
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    Re: can you convert 3/4 ton to dually

    Quote Originally Posted by OVERKILL 19 View Post
    It can be done, but remember that the load rating on your door is all the DOH guys will go by so if you are over weight "according to your door sticker" you will get a ticket.
    A single wheel 1 ton axle would be a much easier swap. Plus way cheaper if you go with a ful float 14 bolt...about $200.00. If you want to track the same as your front wheels then get a 14 out of a 1 ton van they have the same width as the front, thats a old 4x4 bogger trick less dragging through the mud. I just sold my last van14 here 2 months ago.
    No...they will go by your tire ratings...IF its a commercial vehicle...If it isnt, no one is enforcing the weight as no one has jurisdiction
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    I think the rear axle is the same on the 2500 and the 3500. its just springs and front hub to work with the deep dish daully wheels. easy convert DOT is no prob just plead ignorance, 99% of the time they are clueless on pick-ups anyway.

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    Re: can you convert 3/4 ton to dually

    Quote Originally Posted by Polarblu View Post
    I think the rear axle is the same on the 2500 and the 3500. its just springs and front hub to work with the deep dish daully wheels. easy convert DOT is no prob just plead ignorance, 99% of the time they are clueless on pick-ups anyway.
    I dont know GM very well, but on a Dodge yes...same axle, different springs. Again why DOT goes by tire ratings and not GVW. Only time a DOT officer will even MENTION GVW is when he is asking what your REGISTERED GVW is...This is what you PAY for, not what the sticker or manufacturer says...And it has to be equal to or less than your tire rating.
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    If you have the money you can do anything.
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