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Edd505 wrote:

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I’m not really looking for a truck, but I was driving by the ford dealership and noticed a gas truck, so I pulled in to check it out. Long bed, check; crew cab, check; cloth seats, check; vinyl floors, check; 7.3, check; 4.30 check; F350..... nope. If it was a 350, I would have really been impressed, but for some reason it’s a 250.


Oh well, guess I’ll keep driving my old truck.


Add the 350 spring pack and you have a F350, re badge it and no one will know unless they check the vin.


I believe the rear axle is also bigger on the F350.

We had a heck of a time finding our truck. Luckily my friend is a dealer in MD. Had what we wanted and bought it over the phone. But we looked for almost 2 mos solid within a 4 hr radius.


Obviously not Ford guy, you need to do some reading. https://dustrunnersauto.com/f250-vs-f350/


The aforementioned article was written over four years ago, so it does not necessarily apply to new trucks today. It certainly applied to my 2000 F250, which thanks to its Camper package it is identical to the same year F350. One thing I picked up on Ford's website is that apparently the gas F250 use a six speed Torqshift-G transmission while all F350s have the 10 speed. Even if every other nut and bolt were identical that alone would be reason enough to get a F350.

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Edd505 wrote:

way2roll wrote:

Edd505 wrote:

LanceRKeys wrote:

I’m not really looking for a truck, but I was driving by the ford dealership and noticed a gas truck, so I pulled in to check it out. Long bed, check; crew cab, check; cloth seats, check; vinyl floors, check; 7.3, check; 4.30 check; F350..... nope. If it was a 350, I would have really been impressed, but for some reason it’s a 250.


Oh well, guess I’ll keep driving my old truck.


Add the 350 spring pack and you have a F350, re badge it and no one will know unless they check the vin.


I believe the rear axle is also bigger on the F350.

We had a heck of a time finding our truck. Luckily my friend is a dealer in MD. Had what we wanted and bought it over the phone. But we looked for almost 2 mos solid within a 4 hr radius.


Obviously not Ford guy, you need to do some reading. I will guarantee I park the F250 next to an F350 of the same year you will not know the differance without looking at the badging or Vin. Ford/Lincoln/Mercury mechanic for years and owned super duties since 1999. Pick a part and et a part number, same for ether truck.

https://dustrunnersauto.com/f250-vs-f350/


Your referenced article is over 4 years old. And you obviously don't know what you are talking about regarding new Ford trucks. I own one, I know the differences. It's pretty clear in the specs.

* This post was edited 10/19/20 06:37am by way2roll *


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Your referenced article is over 4 years old. And you obviously don't know what you are talking about regarding new Ford trucks. I own one, I know the differences. It's pretty clear in the specs.


Go to square one he was not asking about new trucks he's looking at a 7.3 so it's a 2003 or older. Not much of a Ford guy if you don't know the 250s and 350s are the same truck. Like I said look up a part for the 250 and see that it fits the 350. I suspect your the type runs to the shop and says fix it it's doing ..... Some of us fix our own. Do some research and stop spouting it's old info. When YOU start fixing come back with correct info and stop spreading BS.

Ask your friend that the dealer, better yet ask one of his mechanics or parts people. "I believe it's got a bigger rear axle" you believe in correctly the parts book will confirm it. It likely has 3:55 gears but could have 3:73 lower could be special ordered.

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* This post was edited 10/19/20 07:19pm by Edd505 *


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Ed, you might wanna check yoself.
OP is talking about a NEW truck and while both the 250s and 350s are largely the same, 350s and duallys get heavier rear axles (and of course springs). Aside from the axles you’re correct though IMO. And the axle thing don’t mean shtick unless you’re putting more pin weight on a 250 than any LT tire is good for anyways.


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He said gas truck. And that would make it a new one.


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Edd505 wrote:

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Your referenced article is over 4 years old. And you obviously don't know what you are talking about regarding new Ford trucks. I own one, I know the differences. It's pretty clear in the specs.


Go to square one he was not asking about new trucks he's looking at a 7.3 so it's a 2003 or older. Not much of a Ford guy if you don't know the 250s and 350s are the same truck. Like I said look up a part for the 250 and see that it fits the 350. I suspect your the type runs to the shop and says fix it it's doing ..... Some of us fix our own. Do some research and stop spouting it's old info. When YOU start fixing come back with correct info and stop spreading BS.

Ask your friend that the dealer, better yet ask one of his mechanics or parts people. "I believe it's got a bigger rear axle" you believe in correctly the parts book will confirm it. It likely has 3:55 gears but could have 3:73 lower could be special ordered.

Ford OEM part numbers


Dude, why are you trolling me and making assumptions about me when you obviously know nothing about me and my fixing abilities? Transparent attempt to defend your silly advice. He said 7.3 at a dealership. That makes it the new godzilla. Not a 2003. Figured you'd know that since you seem to be the "expert". But anyone advocating for buying F250, putting all the money in it to make it a F350 and then lie by re-badging it, when they could just buy a f350, has no opinion I'd consider worth anything. Troll someone else.

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rjstractor wrote:

Edd505 wrote:

way2roll wrote:

Edd505 wrote:

LanceRKeys wrote:

I’m not really looking for a truck, but I was driving by the ford dealership and noticed a gas truck, so I pulled in to check it out. Long bed, check; crew cab, check; cloth seats, check; vinyl floors, check; 7.3, check; 4.30 check; F350..... nope. If it was a 350, I would have really been impressed, but for some reason it’s a 250.


Oh well, guess I’ll keep driving my old truck.


Add the 350 spring pack and you have a F350, re badge it and no one will know unless they check the vin.


I believe the rear axle is also bigger on the F350.

We had a heck of a time finding our truck. Luckily my friend is a dealer in MD. Had what we wanted and bought it over the phone. But we looked for almost 2 mos solid within a 4 hr radius.


Obviously not Ford guy, you need to do some reading. https://dustrunnersauto.com/f250-vs-f350/


The aforementioned article was written over four years ago, so it does not necessarily apply to new trucks today. It certainly applied to my 2000 F250, which thanks to its Camper package it is identical to the same year F350. One thing I picked up on Ford's website is that apparently the gas F250 use a six speed Torqshift-G transmission while all F350s have the 10 speed. Even if every other nut and bolt were identical that alone would be reason enough to get a F350.


From the SuperDuty build site: "All Super Duty® models (except the 6.2L V8 F-250) now feature a new standard Ford TorqShift® 10-speed automatic transmission".

So only the 6.2 comes with a 6 speed and the 7.3 F250 the op was looking at had a 10 speed.

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