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Old 04-12-2006, 08:32 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: F350 vs F CC 4x4 auto

The 4x2 will have a better ride. It has coil sprung independent front suspension and the 4x4 has leaf a sprung monobeam front axle. Coils all seem to ride pretty smooth but the front leafs on a 4x4 can be harsh, depending on what weight rating they are. A short box will also ride a bit harder than a long box truck.

Around here F350's bring more money, maybe a grand over a similarly equipped 250.
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Re: F350 vs F250 CC 4x4 auto

Depending on the options, as little as a door sticker and $600.
Oh, and Three other things:
1. Fender badges
2. rednecks saying, "but mine's a one ton"
3. Dieselstop member telling you, "you need a 350 for that load"

BTW It is worth the $600
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Re: F350 vs F250 CC 4x4 auto

All I know is my CC 350 4x4 rides a bit rougher than my friends SC 250 4X4 I borrowed for a few weeks.

But I don't mind really... it makes my wifes boobs bounce more [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif[/img] just don't forget to keep your eyes on the road [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: F350 vs F CC 4x4 auto

pull the dipstick on tranny. bright pretty red is good. brown, burnt, or black is bad.
get'm very hot, and the fluid changes color just about the same time they get wounded.

for chips, whine about it and use it to drive the price down. if someone hurt it with a chip, it won't hardly drive around the block and will be missing like it has burned pistons or valves and making huge clouds of blue smoke. you can't hardly hurt them without making blue smoke when driving it, or it msising so bad it shakes your teeth out.

If you drive it, there may be a whining howlingsound from under the hood that gets worse when you turn the steering wheel. Whine about that, and get the price lower.
then change teh powersteering fluid for 10 bucks to fix it.
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:02 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Chipping the truck is hard on the tranny especially if towing a big 5th wheel. I would pay special attention to it and if you do purchase the truck, change the transmission fluid immediately. They are the one weak link with these trucks. Not saying the chip is bad. Just depends on how the truck was driven. These things need a chip or programmer to make a decent trailer tug out of them.

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is the 2002 automatic a 4A0D? or a different style? My truck is on its 2nd 4AOD, and its beginning to show signs of wanting to retire too.
Even though it has a premier tranie cooler on it.

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Re: F350 vs F CC 4x4 auto

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is the 2002 automatic a 4A0D? or a different style? My truck is on its 2nd 4AOD, and its beginning to show signs of wanting to retire too.
Even though it has a premier tranie cooler on it.

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It's a 4R100 and is near its designed torque limit with a stock engine. Not near as bad as the old Dodges but are still the weaker link in these drive trains. Tranny temp gauges are a must. The factory gauge sucks big time. I change fluid frequently until I can save enough pension cheques for an upgrade.
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Re: F350 vs F250 CC 4x4 auto

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Overload</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Depending on the options, as little as a door sticker and $600.
Oh, and Three other things:
1. Fender badges
2. rednecks saying, "but mine's a one ton"
3. Dieselstop member telling you, "you need a 350 for that load"

BTW It is worth the $600 </div></div>
first time a cop stops you and your over weight you will have more fun then you can handle.
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Re: F350 vs F250 CC 4x4 auto

As has been said, the only differences for the SRW in the years you are looking at are the rear blocks, badges and the sticker in the door.

The rear axle weight rating was based on the stock tire weight rating. Multiple the stock 250 tire weight rating x2 = 250 rear axle weight rating. Multiple the stock 350 tire weight rating x2 = 350 axle rating.

Who as actually been overloaded in a 250 and had to answer to the po-po? I'm sure its happened but I've never seen anyone admit to it.
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"Who as actually been overloaded in a 250 and had to answer to the po-po? I'm sure its happened but I've never seen anyone admit to it."

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Re: F350 vs F250 CC 4x4 auto

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dysfunctional</div><div class="ubbcode-body">All I know is my CC 350 4x4 rides a bit rougher than my friends SC 250 4X4 I borrowed for a few weeks.

But I don't mind really... it makes my wifes boobs bounce more </div></div>

That is enough of a reason for me to go with a F350! [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: F350 vs F250 CC 4x4 auto

When I was shopping for my truck, I found that CC/LB combinations were fairly rare in F250s and much more plentiful in F350s. That's a major reason I ended up with a 350. I tow light (~6K), but have plans for a truck camper eventually.

If I had to do it over I'd have gotten 4wd.
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Re: F350 vs F250 CC 4x4 auto

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ChrisC</div><div class="ubbcode-body">A 250 has a 2" rear block, a 350 has a 4" rear block and a higher resale value. Those are pretty much the only differences </div></div>
NO, try again!
For the early few years of the SD, you could order/buy the truck with either block.
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Re: F350 vs F CC 4x4 auto

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ACDII</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Only thing to keep in mind, do not use an F250 as you would use an F350 as far as towing and hauling heavy loads. It may handle it without a problem, but if you wreck it and someone gets hurt or killed, you will be in some serious trouble for driving an overloaded vehicle. Slapping on a set of F350 rims and tires, in the laws eyes, does not make it an F350. Aside from that, other than what was mentioned above, they are pretty much identical. </div></div>
Many F250's and F350's share the same GVWR/GCWR.
Most suspension manufacturers sell the same lift/suspension for the F250/F350.
I've known of several F350's with the same front axle as the F250's. An F250 with a camper or tow package can be rated heavier than an F350.
It's not accurate to rate the trucks by the badge, atleast not the earlier of the SD. Somewhere around 05 the differences were more specific between the two "sizes" built.
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Re: F350 vs F250 CC 4x4 auto

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: KVOM</div><div class="ubbcode-body">When I was shopping for my truck, I found that CC/LB combinations were fairly rare in F250s and much more plentiful in F350s. That's a major reason I ended up with a 350...</div></div>

I ran into that as well, I sold my '99 supercab PSD for my '02 in my sig because I wanted/needed a CC. I could hardly find a 250 CC LWB around. Not that I regret getting a 350 but it was what was available.
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Re: F350 vs F CC 4x4 auto

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: OptimusStroke</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Manny F250's and F350's share the same GVWR/GCWR.</div></div>

No. They don't. All '99-up SuperDuty SRWs of the same year have the same GCWR, but the F-350 SRW has more GVWR than the F-250.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I've known of several F350's with the same front axle as the F250's. </div></div>

All '99-up F-350 SRWs and F-250s with identical options have identical front axles and front suspensions.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> An F250 with a camper or tow package can be rated heavier than an F350. </div></div>

No. It can't. Camper, towing, or HD suspension packages do not change the GVWR or GCWR of a '99-up SuperDuty pickup.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Somewhere around 05 the differences were more specific between the two "sizes" built. </div></div>

For '99-'04 SuperDuty pickups, if you put the tires and wheels for an F-350 SRW on an F-250 with otherwise identical options, there was very little other differences between the two pickups.

But for '05-up SuperDuty pickups there is a big difference in an F-250 and an F-350 SRW. If you put the F-350 SRW tires and wheels on an F-250, there's still a big difference in rear axle weight capacity.
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