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Old 07-07-2009, 10:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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DRW to SRW conversion questions???

I am getting ready to purchase a new(ish) truck to haul around my recently inherited 5th wheel trailer. I have never been a fan of the DRW look and and thinking about going with a Ram 2500 and put 1 ton axles/suspension under it or maybe do the dually to single conversion on a 3500. Which way would I be better off in the pocket book area?
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why dont you just get a srw 1 ton? or am i missing something?
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I've got an itching question related to yours that might help you out. What do you do when you remove the dually fenders? Put on bushwacker fender flares to cover the holes?

But just from the sound of your project, removing the spacers on a dually would be easier than a full on axle swap. Plus the GVWR is set from the factory. A 2500, no matter what it's actual towing capacity is, will always be legally rated lower than a 3500.
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That would be ideal if that is possible, I know that I can remove the 2nd pair of wheels and the adaptor, I just don't know if you can simply remove the dually fenders...
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Also, I can't really afford to buy "new" and the current gen does not offer the single wheel model, at least not that I have found.
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there are alot of 06 and 07 1tons SRW running around here... check out auto trader, there are alot of them on there, (some mega cab some not)
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alot of people on here have older ones too (03-05) so they are obviously out there... if i were you i wouldnt be in a hurry to just up and buy one to do a conversion...its gonna be cheaper to buy what you want right away. just my .02
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Thanks for the tip. I will look into that, my dad somehow got ahold of a '97 Ram 2500 with a 1 ton chassis under it, from a dealer. Axles, suspension, and all. He didn't even know it until he had to take it in to have some recall work done and the tech showed him the VIN readout. Anyway, I will look a bit harder into the SRW 1 tons, thanks again.
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I drive a SRW 3500 everyday, so I know they made them. I like it a lot more than I would a dually.

As far as swapping stuff from a 3500 to a 2500, I wouldn't expect it to help in anyway. Its already all the same stuff and you can't change the rated tow capacity no matter what you do to it.
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I am getting ready to purchase a new(ish) truck to haul around my recently inherited 5th wheel trailer. I have never been a fan of the DRW look and and thinking about going with a Ram 2500 and put 1 ton axles/suspension under it or maybe do the dually to single conversion on a 3500. Which way would I be better off in the pocket book area?
My suggestion is to buy the truck you want and not mess with any conversion. Not only do you have the fender holes but there is a huge cut-out right above the axle on the dually bed that the SRW doesn't have. Body work would be mucho $ and not worth it, IMO. Might be able to swap out COMPLETE bed good luck finding one though (dually are easier to come by as people rip them off for custom beds). Front axle you'd only have to remove spacer hub. Rear would require new axle shafts and a tear down of the axle...not something I recommend anyone to do unless you know how to rebuild axles. Swapping out the complete axle is an option but they run $1500 - $2500 in junk yards if you can find one. Don't forget the tires/rims. etc.....

I did the SRW to DRW conversion (went the other way) just because of towing a huge/heavy gooseneck. I needed the extra load capacity and stability the DRW offers. Made a HUGE difference when towing the GN.

Yes, as someone said above - you can NOT change what the door sticker says for GVW or GAW ratings.

Would I do it again??? Probably not. At first I thought it was worth it as I had SO many other things already installed in my SRW but after adding up the time, money and aggravation I wish I would have just bought another (or the right truck) for my needs from day 1, and pulling LARGE HEAVY campers/enclosed trailers a DRW setup is the way to go. Just my opinion though......

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I have an 01 dodge 3500 DRW. I want to remove the inside rear wheels for the winter for traction purposes. I understand that the wheels have to mesh together on the hub. is there a spacer of some sort that can mesh with the outside wheels on the hub to make my desired outcome work.
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Why not just get a set of dulley rims without the rubber to put in place of the inner rear wheels, that should give youthe disired effect. Unless we're talking about tackling a significant amount of snow say greater than 10". Otherwise it should be fine. Good luck.
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