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post #1 of 4 Old 04-03-2018, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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05+ Sterling rear axle width

Hey guys, I'm finally doing a superduty swap into my jk. My new axles are from different year trucks 2013 front and the rear is supposed to be from a 2007, they delivered and the front measures out to a hair over 72". However the rear measures ~70 1/8". Is that normal for the these sterling axles? I have been searching everywhere online and cant find any info on the rear measurements. I figured a few folks on here have done the swap or might have some axles laying around. Thanks
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Normal. If you ever drive behind an F250/350 the rear is noticeably narrower.
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I thought that it might be a little more narrow in the rear, not by 2 inches though, the other thing is the that the axle tube diameter is 3.5" where the front 60 is 3.75". I thought I had read somewhere that the rears were supposed to be about 4" tubes.
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-04-2018, 08:14 AM
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Some of the early Sterling's were 4" tube but they are all 3.5" now.

Don't forget with these you have to stretch the wheelbase or aftermarket fuel tank.


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