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Difference between 96 and 97 f250??

Alright so newb question, but how come some lifts I'm looking at say 1997-2000?? If 1997s are obs how can they run the same lift as a 1999?? Was there a suspension change between 96 and the last year of the obs in 97? Thanks

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Your probably looking at the F-250 light duty, or they have their years screwed.

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didn't even know ford ever made a "light duty" f250. That must be it. Thanks

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Yeah, Ford got this genius idea to make an odd-ball truck starting in 97, which was the light duty F-250. All it was, was the F-150 with 7 lug hubs and a little stiffer springs. And that is the reason why our 97 F-250's say heavy duty on them. Gotta watch it when you go to parts stores also, cause if you don't give them the right info they'll give you light duty parts that won't work.

So because of that, 99% of the time i just say its a 96.

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Agree with just buy for a 96, the only thing I've found different from the 96 is the master cylinder.

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Agree with just buy for a 96, the only thing I've found different from the 96 is the master cylinder.
Thanks guys for the info. I'll just look for 96 parts from now on to avoid a screw up.... And 1dieselman love your truck in your sig. What size tires and lift you runnin? I'm gettin new tires in a couple weeks and thats the look I'm goin for

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Thanks, it has 5" front 4" rear sitting on 315/75r 16s (35s)

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t case is different iirc too, 1356 and 4407

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4407 was used in 96-97 but the 1356 was more common so yes check the tag.

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