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So here's the backstory, due to the economy I'm pretty much getting out of my hauling business, but I like my truck, and due to the term of a really complicated situation I can't get rid of it anyhow. So it seems that keeping a 3500 as a daily driver it will at least last forever. But since I'm not hauling big stuff anymore, and I don't even want to get back into it, I'd like to convert it to a single wheel. The truck is a 2006 3500 4x4 crew Cab. Can anybody tell me what is involved in converting it to single wheel? Would also be interested in trading parts if someone else were looking to go the other way.

Also, I've been having a hard time finding a water pump other than OEM, suggestions?
 

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to convert it to single all you would have to do is take off the back wheels, then take the spacers that are on the front and put them on the back and get ya a set of regular 8 lug wheels. oh yeah, and change the bed too. Im pretty sure thats all ya gotta do to change from drw to srw.
 

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take off one tire!!! ahah sorry you got me beat!!:Nothingtoadd
 

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O yeah, bed isn't in perfect shape, but it's not horrible, none of the major holes in the side plastic, just a small one way down low that you hardly notice, dark blue scratches. If I do this it will be available. The tailgate is pretty much shot.
 

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to convert it to single all you would have to do is take off the back wheels, then take the spacers that are on the front and put them on the back and get ya a set of regular 8 lug wheels. oh yeah, and change the bed too. Im pretty sure thats all ya gotta do to change from drw to srw.
Are you sure? I'm not saying you're wrong, it just seems way to easy, and shit just doesn't go that easy for me this year.... I really hope your right though.
 

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im not 110% sure, but if i were a bettin man id bet that i read that somewhere on this forum. If you didnt want to put the spacers in the rear then you could get a rear axel from a 3/4 ton. The rear axels are shorter on duallies then the ones on single wheel based trucks
 

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sorry to hear all the trouble..it realy isnt hard at all to convert the newer duallys to single wheel.
you can switch the bed over to a single wheel bed or leave it,thats up to you! now for the wheels,remove the rear wheels and bolt the SRW wheels up and then the front take the wheels off along with the 6inch spacers and then bolt the SRW wheels on! the rear axle will be set out roughly 1/2-3/4inch wider(on both sides)then the front so there will be a slight offset but it wount hurt anything!
hope this helps
 

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how did conversion go im about tp do it
 

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Unfortunately it looks like he hasn't been on here in 2 years... so unless he gets notifications from this thread still..... well, I wouldn't hold my breath. :rolleyes:
Have you searched around the forum? It sounds like other's have done this as well.
 

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ive tried havent found shit
 
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