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Old 05-01-2011, 06:15 PM
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OBS xlt vs superduty xlt

anybody want to tell me what the interior benefits of an SD are to an OBS. i mean the only ones ive driven are the ones ive test driven but never side by side. im talkin OBS to about 02 03, prior to the 6.0 idk if ford updated it in 03/04 because my 2nd gen dodge to my fathers 3rd gen is night and day. mine rides like a tractor, his rides like a car.
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My 00 vs my 95...
Better placement of vents
better visability of the mirrors
more power stock
front suspension actually gives
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:51 AM
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SD 40/20/40 seats more comfortable than the OBS
OBS bench seats way more comfortable than SD 40/20/40 or bench
SD power window motors seem to last longer in the
SD there is alot more room in the cab
SD more storage
OBS like the orientation of the zf5 shifter in more than the zf6 SD
SD is quiter
SD better stock sound system
SD better ride
SD most of the controls are laid out better than the OBS.

With all that said I like my OBS more than any of the SD that i have owned.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:57 PM
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The SD is actually wider and taller.
The SD has a vent/floor setting on the HVAC system
The SD has cup holder built into the dash, the OBS only has them on the 40/20/40 or bucket/console.
The OBS has the vent window, which does well for water diversion. Without it, the SD windshield water travels onto the side window, which if even slightly opened, lets water land on the window/lock switches.
The SDs are more "plasticy" and don't have trim/carpet on the door panels, no vinyl pad on dash.
The SDs have deleted the door courtesy lights, unless it is equipped with keyless entry.
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my parents have always owned S/Ds and I have owned two OBS Fords....I owned one 07 for a few months (but that was a mistake).

In my OBS trucks I felt like I was sitting "in" the truck more...like the truck was around me (like a ****pit in a plane, or HMMWV dash)

In the S/Ds I felt like I was sitting above everything (similar to a semi or tractor)
*I hope that makes any kind of sense...it makes sense in my head lol*

As stated above the S/Ds have more aftermarket support and some OBS stuff can be difficult to find if you dont want to pay top dollar.

I have also found the OBS trucks to have better ground clearance (stock) than the stock S/Ds (I dont know if this is true, it just seems that way from 4x4 trips w/buddys etc)

Having said that....Im probably not going to own another superduty for as long as I can hold out w/an OBS. I know the OBS trucks and I know how to work on them. I really dont want to have to learn another vehicle if I can avoid it.
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OBS have vent windows..... nuff said
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:56 PM
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OBS have vent windows..... nuff said
X2
Perfect for letting some air in when I fart, so the girlfriend doesn't smell it.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:58 PM
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Don't forget about the cloth on the seats in the 03+ sd's. In my 95 F350 and my 01 F550 XLTs the cloth is soft and plush, in my '03 F550 it's a little less plush and in my 05 F350 the cloth is like burlap.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:01 PM
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Perfect for letting some air in when I fart, so the girlfriend doesn't smell it.
i do it cause it you open up both vents and the back window, it creates a pefect air vortex to blow up my wifes skirt... i love it, she doesnt know that i do it on purpose, i just tell her it is the quietest way to get air thru the truck

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Old 01-05-2012, 02:22 PM
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i do it cause it you open up both vents and the back window, it creates a pefect air vortex to blow up my wifes skirt...
I think I might just have to give this a try.
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