Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Republic of Texas
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The truck guy at the dealer told me that the '08 F350 and F450 have the same size brake rotors and stopping power and the 610 lbs. or so added weight of the F450 would make it a little harder to stop. However the '08 brakes are larger than my 99.5.
Any brake experts out there? I was thinking the 2008 F450 would have heavier duty brakes than a 2008 F350.
Also I'm debating new '08 at a great price. I tow a 13.5k fiver and can't decide between a
F450 with 4.30 rear end
F350 with 3.73 rear end
F350 with 4.10 rear end
Which would tow best with best fuel mileage?
One of the experts on here can probably answer this with certainty. I recall reading calculations and after factoring in the ratios and tire sizes the 450 w/4.30s is nearly identical to a 350 w/4.10s due to the tires heights.
02 CC XLT Dually 4x2, PSD w/6 spd, White w/Med Flint 40/20/40, TTT Mirrors, 4.10 L/S, PCM=AEB4, Receiver, Cab Steps, Homelink X Visor, Husky F&R Mud Flaps, AIS Ford Filter, WD Pyro & Boost in A-pillar, Line-X, Hutch Tank Mod, Pre-Pump Racor 645R30, 4" Banks Monster Exhaust, Mag-Hytec Diff Cover, Amsoil in Tranny & Diff.
Bye-bye 99 diesel-sucking automatic!!!