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Old 01-21-2012, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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dual wheel conversion

Ive got a 2011 4x4 mega and i was curious to know what is needed to convert over to a dual rear wheel setup. ive heard flares and wheels are all i need but im a bit skeptical. any info will help, thanks!
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ive got a 2011 4x4 mega and i was curious to know what is needed to convert over to a dual rear wheel setup. ive heard flares and wheels are all i need but im a bit skeptical. any info will help, thanks!
I do believe you are going to also need the front spacers for the wheels as well.

Do you have a 2500 or 3500? You should fill out your signature

I am wondering because if you have a 2500 then you will have TPMS (tire pressure monitor sensors). Not sure how that will work out. Maybe just run on the fronts normally and inside rear tires?? Not sure.... But something to consider. Or h&s with tpms disabling feature.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i do have a 2500 with the h&s mini maxx already installed.
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.....Believe the axles are different if I'm not mistaken....I doubt the only difference between a 2500HD and a 3500 Dually is 4 tires instead of two...I know there are more leaf springs, and again, though I might be wrong, I think it's a different axle...Guess if you find a 3500HD DUALLY axle, wheels, spring pack, shocks etc...you could swap out, but what about wheel wells?
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Ive got a 2011 4x4 mega and i was curious to know what is needed to convert over to a dual rear wheel setup. ive heard flares and wheels are all i need but im a bit skeptical. any info will help, thanks!
Mike, I'm wondering why you're wanting to make your SRW into a DRW.
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i would go but i will be racing in sebring, fl this weekend. ill plan on attending the next event for sure!

my reason for doing this conversion is i will be getting a larger gooseneck trailer and instead of upgrading to a new truck (spending way to much) i can just convert to a dual wheel setup. i know the suspension leafs are different but i do have airbags and according to the load of my trailer and the ability of the bags and leafs i have it should work just fine. the dealer also said my truck has the same rear end as a 3500 ( dont know if it was an upgrade or standard that way)

so my thinking is some wheels, flares, and other small things to do a conversion is a lot cheaper than a new truck.
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I did my 2006 Mega 2500. My truck had the 11.5 AAM rear axle but the Duallly axle is wider. I found someone wanting to swap rear ends as he wanted to go to a SRW. I drove from Detroit to Atlanta GA to do the swap but had also had a bed lined up there that was matching color. We swapped rear axles but kept the same brake calipers. We undid the lines and hung them so no bleeding was necessary. ( Except maybe a knucke or 2) Bought front factory adapters off e-bay and wheels off craigslist. I only used the airbags for mine as well. I love the truck and will never want to tow anything big with a SRW truck again.

Drove a friends 2011 F350 SRW towing his 40ft race trailer g'neck and mine is way more stable with our 40' trailer

Looking at selling now and going to the 2012 Mega Dually
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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if i cant find a rear axle i could probably find a main axle tube and two axle shafts. it cant be too hard to put this together.
does anyone know of a place to get wide flares?
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You can do a Dually conversion spacer kit from Arrowcraft. I know people that have used them (Actually the second set ever made by the company way back when) very good quality. I was going to use them until I found the person to swap axles.
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thanks! thats not too bad.

now about the flares...someone has to know!
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How about 3rd gen mega dually flares?
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now about the flares...someone has to know!
This place might be able to help?

Link >>> DuallyFendersUSA.com
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