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jerem0621

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Posted: 02/26/12 07:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How do I know if an 09 and up F150 has the max payload package or not?

I know how to tell at a glance the older models

97-99 the badge says F250 and there are seven lugs
2000-2004 classic the badge says F150 but has seven lugs and says 7700 on the tailgate
2004-2008 all long bed super cabs had the payload package and has 7 lugs
I don't know how to tell about the newer trucks.

Is there a badge that say maxpayload or do I just count the lugs again? 7 lugs?

My next truck will be a used F150 with a payload package.

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Posted: 02/26/12 07:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A quick key indicator is the OEM big tow mirrors in the 2011 and 2012's. Good chance it has the max tow.

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Posted: 02/26/12 10:16am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ford used 7-lug wheels on all years of heavy duty payload package F150's (models named F250LD, F150 7700, F150HD, all on the F150 body), from '97-present.


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Posted: 02/26/12 08:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

7 lugs nuts are the instant give away of HD payload.


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Look in the glove compartment door. There should be a build sheet there. Check the RPO codes, jot them down and call a Ford dealer. A good service advisor should be able to give you the codes items.


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Posted: 02/26/12 10:39am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What do the certification sticker on the door jamb say?

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Posted: 02/26/12 11:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

97-03 are 7 lug wheels and #7700 GVWR

04-current are 7 lug wheels and #8200 GVWR

They do have a 'MAX TOW' option now, but I think that's only with the Eco Boost and will give a little more GVWR on a regular 6 lug wheel rig.

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Posted: 02/26/12 12:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MitchF150 wrote:

97-03 are 7 lug wheels and #7700 GVWR

04-current are 7 lug wheels and #8200 GVWR

They do have a 'MAX TOW' option now, but I think that's only with the Eco Boost and will give a little more GVWR on a regular 6 lug wheel rig.

Mitch
All true.

The Max Tow option appears to yield a GVWR of 7650 lbs, in some configurations, for current model trucks.

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X2 the door frame tire sticker should say 8200 lbs max weight.

It can be a standard cab long bed that is the style that SkipnChar had and he was very happy with his.

When I bought our F150 back in 2005 I was forced into the Heavy Payload option because I wanted a long bed extended cab. I have learned to love it! It adds a 1000 lbs to the to the payload but the trucks ride is not as harsh as a F250.

My friends diesel F250 Scab short bed payload is only 90 lbs more than mine but his ride will knock your teeth loose.

I pull a heavy TT approx 8200lbs, I am within all my weight limits and the truck handles the trailer well,(not smooshy). I will admit it is not a bad puller in the ___flatlands___ of Indiana, but we have made 3 trips to Florida over the Smoky Mtns and a couple trips over the Appalachian mtns in PA & NY.

The Heavy Payload Package is a good option, I have been very happy with it, I just wish I had the 7 lug aluminum wheel option back in 2005, painted steel wheels only back then.

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Posted: 02/26/12 12:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

7 lug nuts for 2004+. Regular or extended cab 8' beds only.

Confirm with driver's door for 8200 pounds GVWR.


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