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What are the differences.....

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....between the F250 and the 350? I tried to do a comparison on Ford's site and can't find much difference other that the almost $1,000 price tag. Same springs, same shocks? Same brakes? Although, I know the 350 has hydroboost vs the 250 vacuumboost, but I don't know what that really means. Does the 350 come with bigger rotors/calipers?

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I have been interested in this too. I know that the F350 has overload springs but I was looking at the capacities and weights from Ford. For a similarly equipped truck CrewCAB 4x4 PSD 156.2" WB SRW.

The payload difference between the F250 and F350 is shown but the numbers do not make sense to me. for example the trucks will weigh the same correct? so the F250 has a 10,000 lb GVWR with a max payload of 3250 lbs.

The F350 has a GVWR of either 11,300 lbs with a max payload of 4420 lbs or a GVWR of 11,500 lbs with a max payload of 3990 lbs.

What I don't understand is that for the same truck shouldn't GVWR correlate directly into more payload I don't understand how GVWR goes up 200 lbs and Payload goes down 430 lbs?

The other thing I don't understand is that when fifth wheel towing the numbers for the F-250 and F-350 trucks are the same except in the configuration I mentioned above in which the F350 is rated about 1300 lbs higher, however they are rated identical for that configuration with 2wd.
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The info came straight from Ford. From the sales brochure to be specific.

I understand the difference between the two is how the truck is equipped but the basis for that is for a GVWR and Payload rating. I guess what I don't understand is why a truck (same size truck) with a higher GVWR would have a lower payload...

As far as the spring difference I know that F350's in years past had an extra leaf and overload springs.
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