The Front 60 that works with this kit is from Ford Superduty F-250 and F-350 trucks from model years '99-04' (leaf spring) and 05+ (coil spring). This truss is not intended for older axles due to different differential offsets. Please ensure it is a 60 because these model years also had Dana 50 available. The casting or ID tag should say either 248 ('99-'04) or 256 ('05+). Extensive trimming of the factory differential casting will be necessary (see instructions). Other fabrication and modifications may be needed due to variances in lift kits and other factors. Minimum of 4 inch lift required to run this kit with likely modifications. 5+ inches recommended. This will require bumpstop extensions and a new trackbar since the steering is different on this axle from factory axle. The trackbar bracket is higher than stock location to allow proper steering geometry.
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