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f250 vs. f350 ????

I am considering getting a mid to late 90's Ford diesel. How do the f250's ride compare to the f350's as far as suspension, handling, and all that goes? Thanks.
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to to the ORG Yeller. The 350s have a higher load weight, and other than that, Derrick will get ya fixed up

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Thanks guys. Its 4x4.
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Im pretty sure the F350 has an all around bigger chassis body ect. Its a big Biotch. Im glad i went with the F250. why, i dont know. I dont even need a truck, i pull 2 lawn chairs and a case of beer. Both trucks kikazz but i do think the F350 is alot kooler.
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The 250's have TTB fronts similar to F-150's. They ride a little harsher due to the leaf springs. The 350's have a solid axle in front and stiffer springs. The 250 will ride a little better than the 350 on the front side. On the rear, both trucks are almost identical, with the 350 having an overload spring. In my experience, the rears feel about the same.

The problem with the front end is the location of the leaf shackles. Since they are located ahead of the axle, the majority of large front end movement is transferred directly to the rear of the leaf and into the chassis. If you install a shackle reversal, you can eliminate this problem and get a better ride out of both trucks.

My opinion is to go with a 350 so you get the dana 60 front and do the shackle reversal. It will ride better than a stock 250. If you want to stay stock, get the 250.

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