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Old 11-09-2018, 03:20 PM
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So, Ive been building 250's and 350's on the ford site and the price difference between them is pretty negligible. Especially with the max tow package on the 250. I'm guessing that this just makes it into a 350. One of my hangups is that the 250 is probably more truck than I need. The 350 is truly overkill....but for the same price...why not...

One question I do have is what rear end differential should I get. It looks like the choice is 3.31 vs. 3.55 (both with electronic locking diffs). Does it matter in these trucks?
3.31 will give you better fuel economy, but consider 3.55 if you're going to put a larger diameter tire on the truck at some point.
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:37 PM
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So, Ive been building 250's and 350's on the ford site and the price difference between them is pretty negligible. Especially with the max tow package on the 250. I'm guessing that this just makes it into a 350. One of my hangups is that the 250 is probably more truck than I need. The 350 is truly overkill....but for the same price...why not...

One question I do have is what rear end differential should I get. It looks like the choice is 3.31 vs. 3.55 (both with electronic locking diffs). Does it matter in these trucks?
I have a '17 F350 SRW. there is absolutely no ride difference between the f250/350. there is an extra over load spring, the rear axle may have slight differences depending on packages, and the front springs maybe different depending on packages. honestly i don't know why guys buy the f250.

get the 3.55, the mileage will be negligible compared to the 3.31. you may decrease you're resale with the 3.31 - i know i wouldn't buy one.
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Old 11-11-2018, 10:17 AM
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The 250 stays within class 2 gvwr limits but a 350 can extend beyond that. Some states require a commercial or weighted tag on the 350 but not the 250. This affects states that charge registration fees and/or property taxes annually as well as initial purchase fees (e.g taxes). Given the suspension setups now if you're not affected by the above then the 350 seems the logical choice. But I'm learning through this thread too.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:58 AM
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You guys crack me up, you want a truck to handle the heavy loads you impose but you want it to ride like a Lincoln luxury car, c'mon you are sitting on an nice soft upholstered seat not a wagon board. Is your butt made of glass? You are pulling 100K boats and you are worried about the gas mileage? LOL. Really? Sell the boat, buy a VW bug for the mileage. Viola! Problem solved. Load carrying capacity requires heavy springs and more fuel, for God sakes buck up and realize you cannot have both. Get the 3.73 rear end if offered, best compromise.

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Old 11-11-2018, 03:07 PM
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The 250 stays within class 2 gvwr limits but a 350 can extend beyond that. Some states require a commercial or weighted tag on the 350 but not the 250. This affects states that charge registration fees and/or property taxes annually as well as initial purchase fees (e.g taxes). Given the suspension setups now if you're not affected by the above then the 350 seems the logical choice. But I'm learning through this thread too.
Whatís interesting is this works in reverse too. I live in a state that borders MN so the f350 is the way to go. MN has a much higher registration for 3/4 trucks vs 1 ton. Like almost a thousand dollars. Iíve never lived in MN and registered a truck there, but have been told this by at least a half dozen people. When I was shopping for trucks the super duties were 10:1 f350:f250.
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40-50 would be ideal, but requires adjusting the tpms settings at the dealer.
Idk if dealers can do it anymore. Had a couple F250s adjusted back in the day. A 12 and 15 model and I've adjusted the tpms on 2014 Rams with Witech back in '14, but I think now only aftermarket systems can adjust. The OEs pulled the option to do so.
The main reason I won't even look at an (equally capable, for the most part) 3/4 ton. The [email protected] tpms.
HD diesel pickup on 33-35" tires is perfectly happy with 50-55psi front, 40-45 rear for daily driving. The psi mandates are one of the bigger crocks or sht to come out of the NHTSA or whatever the acronym is, in a while...
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Old 11-17-2018, 04:49 PM
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Idk if dealers can do it anymore. Had a couple F250s adjusted back in the day. A 12 and 15 model and I've adjusted the tpms on 2014 Rams with Witech back in '14, but I think now only aftermarket systems can adjust. The OEs pulled the option to do so.
The main reason I won't even look at an (equally capable, for the most part) 3/4 ton. The [email protected] tpms.
HD diesel pickup on 33-35" tires is perfectly happy with 50-55psi front, 40-45 rear for daily driving. The psi mandates are one of the bigger crocks or sht to come out of the NHTSA or whatever the acronym is, in a while...
Iíve had multiple customers 17 models done, Ford and gm
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I may be in the minority, but a single wheel 350 rides like a bag of dicks compared to the 250. I get plenty done with the 250 and it still rides pretty darn good.
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I may be in the minority, but a single wheel 350 rides like a bag of dicks compared to the 250. I get plenty done with the 250 and it still rides pretty darn good.


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