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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-16-05, 11:01 PM
Steveracer
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F250 vs. F350

Can anybody tell me the real difference between an F250 & F350. Both have
the same hauling capacity according to Ford's brochure. The salesman said
the 350 would pull more until I showed him the spec's. So, what's the
functional difference?
Thanks,
Steven


 
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-17-05, 12:01 AM
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Re: F250 vs. F350

The GVW and payload capacity are different.

F250 SRW - 3300 payload / 10000 GVW
F350 SRW - 4400 payload / 11400 GVW
F350 DRW - 5800 payload / 13000 GVW

Look at the brochure carefully though, the maximum payload doesn't mean
you'll also get the maximum GVW.

Steveracer wrote:
> Can anybody tell me the real difference between an F250 & F350. Both have
> the same hauling capacity according to Ford's brochure. The salesman said
> the 350 would pull more until I showed him the spec's. So, what's the
> functional difference?
> Thanks,
> Steven

 
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-17-05, 12:01 AM
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Re: F250 vs. F350

On an RV group, it was said the springs and the badge
Steve


"Steveracer" <steveracer@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Can anybody tell me the real difference between an F250 & F350. Both have
> the same hauling capacity according to Ford's brochure. The salesman said
> the 350 would pull more until I showed him the spec's. So, what's the
> functional difference?
> Thanks,
> Steven
>



 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-17-05, 03:01 AM
The OTHER Kevin in San Diego
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Re: F250 vs. F350

On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 03:47:43 GMT, "Steveracer"
<steveracer@austin.rr.com> wrote:

>Can anybody tell me the real difference between an F250 & F350. Both have
>the same hauling capacity according to Ford's brochure. The salesman said
>the 350 would pull more until I showed him the spec's. So, what's the
>functional difference?


Gross vehicle weight. 350 can carry more weight in the bed than the
250. I think my '02 was spec'd at about 4k lbs in the bed for a max
gross of somwhere in the neighborhood of 11,000lbs. I've carried 2
yards of decomposed granite in my bed on several occasions..
Something like 5,000lbs or so? No problems whatsoever.


 
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-17-05, 09:01 AM
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Re: F250 vs. F350

Steven, Told to me by a friend who's a Ford heavy line
mechanic...springs (and badge) if talking about SRW. No difference in
towing if geared alike...a 250 can actually out pull a 350 if geared
for it.

bradtx

 
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-19-05, 12:01 AM
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"Steveracer" <steveracer@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Can anybody tell me the real difference between an F250 & F350. Both have
> the same hauling capacity according to Ford's brochure. The salesman said
> the 350 would pull more until I showed him the spec's. So, what's the
> functional difference?
> Thanks,
> Steven
>


Depending on what year you are talking about, as little as the fender badges
& the door tags, that and about $2000. Some years actually offered
different spring rates, generally they were the same. For the most part,
the differences are marketing, Not mechanical. A few years back, the only
distinction was a 4 inch block between the rear springs and axel on the
F-350 and a 2 inch block on the F-250...

Now if you want to see some REAL differences take a look at an F-350 next to
an F-450...


 
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-19-05, 08:01 AM
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Re: F250 vs. F350

Spring rates


"Steveracer" <steveracer@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
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| Can anybody tell me the real difference between an F250 & F350.
Both have
| the same hauling capacity according to Ford's brochure. The
salesman said
| the 350 would pull more until I showed him the spec's. So, what's
the
| functional difference?
| Thanks,
| Steven
|
|
|


 
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-19-05, 02:01 PM
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Re: F250 vs. F350

Also the F250 4x4 has a Dana 50 in front and the 350 and Dana 60

THOR wrote:
> Spring rates
>
>
> "Steveracer" <steveracer@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:z9F4f.43766$0c.13016@tornado.texas.rr.com...
> | Can anybody tell me the real difference between an F250 & F350.
> Both have
> | the same hauling capacity according to Ford's brochure. The
> salesman said
> | the 350 would pull more until I showed him the spec's. So, what's
> the
> | functional difference?
> | Thanks,
> | Steven
> |
> |
> |
>
>



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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-19-05, 03:01 PM
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I believe the diesel Superdutys have front Dana 60's starting in 2002. I
can't back that up, though, I seem to remember reading it somewhere.

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> Also the F250 4x4 has a Dana 50 in front and the 350 and Dana 60
>
> THOR wrote:
>> Spring rates
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>>
>> "Steveracer" <steveracer@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
>> news:z9F4f.43766$0c.13016@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>> | Can anybody tell me the real difference between an F250 & F350.
>> Both have
>> | the same hauling capacity according to Ford's brochure. The
>> salesman said
>> | the 350 would pull more until I showed him the spec's. So, what's
>> the
>> | functional difference?
>> | Thanks,
>> | Steven
>> |
>> |
>> |
>>
>>

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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-19-05, 04:01 PM
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Re: F250 vs. F350

That may be, but initially I recall only the dually 350s ran the Dana
60 front.

Matt
99 V-10 Super Duty, Super Cab 4x4


On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 16:31:32 -0400, "Matt Macchiarolo"
<matt@nospamplease.com> wrote:

>I believe the diesel Superdutys have front Dana 60's starting in 2002. I
>can't back that up, though, I seem to remember reading it somewhere.
>
>"TheSnoMan" <admin@snoman.com> wrote in message
>news:qmx5f.16557$vw6.6930@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> Also the F250 4x4 has a Dana 50 in front and the 350 and Dana 60
>>
>> THOR wrote:
>>> Spring rates
>>>
>>>
>>> "Steveracer" <steveracer@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
>>> news:z9F4f.43766$0c.13016@tornado.texas.rr.com...
>>> | Can anybody tell me the real difference between an F250 & F350.
>>> Both have
>>> | the same hauling capacity according to Ford's brochure. The
>>> salesman said
>>> | the 350 would pull more until I showed him the spec's. So, what's
>>> the
>>> | functional difference?
>>> | Thanks,
>>> | Steven
>>> |
>>> |
>>> |
>>>
>>>

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