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Difference in OBS F350 vs F450

I am currently trying to add another 7.3 to my stable. There is a 1997 F450 DRW flatbed close to me for a decent price. Are there any major differences in the 450 from the 350? Most aftermarket products like exhaust list up to 350 and no 450. Will I have problems finding aftermarket parts? Will my scanner work? Stuuf like that. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Well for one I don't think you will find one 4x4 lol but yes the rear axle is narrower the frame is narrower and it was a cab and chassis truck so no bed from the fastory. As far as I know a 350 exhaust should work other than length because your frame most likely is also longer. It is the same motor though so your scan tool should work if it works on other powerstrokes. What are you looking to use it for?

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I would like to tow a cattle trailer. I was working on a 350 cab and chassis but it appears that it was a stolen vehicle. The 450 is also a manual which appeals to me for towing.
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for the most parts they are the same. the differences are mostly, axles, brakes, suspension

350 - vacuum brakes, drum rears, 8 lug, rear Sterling10.25 axle 2wd TIB front, ebrake

450(F-SD) hrydoboost brakes, disc rears, 10 lug, rear Dana 80, straight axle w/leafs, driveline brake

the rear spring hangers are different as well.

94.5 F250 Reg Cab 4x4 5 speed 4.10 276000 plus miles

97 F350 Crew Cab LB 4x4 5 speed 3.55 320000 plus miles (parts truck)



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Ya the manual is a better choice with a good cluctch in it ,it can handle power and outlive a e4od

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Also the truck has a pto. Where does this tie in?
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it is run off the trans

94.5 F250 Reg Cab 4x4 5 speed 4.10 276000 plus miles

97 F350 Crew Cab LB 4x4 5 speed 3.55 320000 plus miles (parts truck)



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I am currently trying to add another 7.3 to my stable. There is a 1997 F450 DRW flatbed close to me for a decent price. Are there any major differences in the 450 from the 350? Most aftermarket products like exhaust list up to 350 and no 450. Will I have problems finding aftermarket parts? Will my scanner work? Stuuf like that. Any help greatly appreciated.
Just a FYI. As far as I know, no one makes an exhaust system for a cab-n-chassis(F350 or F-superduty)

Like other have stated

F-superduty
10 lug axles
Solid I beam front axle with left springs
Rear axle is Dana 80 with disk brakes and 3" wide leaf springs with CAST spring hangers
ONLY came from Ford in 2wd but they area FEW conversions out there
Drum parking brake on back of trans
Hydroboost brakes
15k GVW
137" or 161" wheel base
diesel or 460 engine choices

F350 Cab-n-chassis
8 lug axles
TIB(twin Independent beam) front axle with coils
Rear is a Sterling 10.25(drum brakes) and 2.25" rear leaf springs with stamped steel hangers
Came in 2wd AND 4wd(4wds had dana60 Solid axle and leaf springs)
11k gvw
137" or 161" wheel base
351, 460 or diesel choice

And YES your scanner and every sensor is the same between the two trucks

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So you're saying he frame and everything is the same? If I swap over a Dana 80, wheels, Springs and hangers onto my '95 f350, I'll have a 4wd F-Superduty?

I have a' 95 f350 4x4 PSD spd. in mostly good shape and a low-mileage rusted out '93 F-Superduty, and I'd love to end up with a 4x4 with 15k gvw.
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The gears are going to be way off, also swap in the hydroboost parts for those rear disk brakes

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