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post #1 of 6 Old 02-02-2011, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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F350 or F250??

thinking about trading my 97 F250 CC auto 4x4 ps osb for a 95 F350 CC 5spd 4x4 ps osb. i need some input on what u guys think. i haul a 40 fifth wheel camper around during the summer. my 250 does ok but i been told a 350 will pull better. feedback i need feedback.

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You're going to have the same engine, and same rear suspension. You will gain a solid frt. axle. Depending on the gearing, not really going to tow much different.

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yeah, but you'll have the 5spd, which I much prefer for towing. it will put a tad more power to the ground, being that it's more effecient, but for me, the real prize is I get to pick the gears myself, leaving it in 4th in hilly areas, 5th for straights, and downshifting coming to a stop

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I would be doing it to get into that manual trans also.......plus I hate short boxes lol =)


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If you're looking for more stability in towing, look for a dually. Otherwise, newer trucks are the way to go. My 08 Cummins 2500 feels much more stabile pulling than my 97 F350 ever did. I cant see the point in trading for an older truck with the same rear suspension and motor.

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Get the 350. its pretty much the same truck, but its better for towing. any pics?

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