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Old 03-30-2010, 08:03 PM
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250 or 350

Like i have said before i am upgrading to a late model 7.3 250. I really want marker lights on the new truck, maybe it is a pet peeve but i love the orange glow on the hood and the look in general. apperently very few 250's had them in theese years, so i am considering a 350 because they all have them and i found one a a decent price. what is the difference in the 250 and the 350 i have heard it is just springs and badges in theese years... I know the GVW is higher but is the curb weight any higher, or anthing else different at all??
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if you have the "heavy tow" package in a 250, its the same suspension as the 350 but shorter blocks in the rear. if you really want marker lights just by a set and install em yourself. its easier than you think.
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if you have the "heavy tow" package in a 250, its the same suspension as the 350 but shorter blocks in the rear. if you really want marker lights just by a set and install em yourself. its easier than you think.
agreed.. honestly my buddies F250 sat beside mine and was almost identical height, buy some blocks and get some F350 badges..wont know the diff lol
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:50 PM
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That is good to know.. but what i was wondering was the curb weight.. is the 350 actually a heavier truck. I am shopping for a 250 supercab long box, a long box is a must for me and I am having lots of trouble trying to find this but i have seen several 350's like this..
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just buy a 350 if you find one in a package you like. is there any particular reason for a 250 over a 350? if not just get a 350 you like
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no... no perticular reason. I rarely pull anything over 6k (my flatbed with a car or small truck), which i could probly pull with a 1/2 ton. But i have drove my old 7.3 for so long I love theese trucks and i just want a newer one a supercab. The way i look at it my 94 with 300k on it gets the same mileage as my brother's 2002 1/2 ton chevy, and it gets a whole lot better when towing. So why not get a superduty?? My concern with the 350 was i thought they were heavier than the 250's and would get worse mileage. And i would assume they generally have taller gears which is bad for me I really want 3.73 gears vs the 4.11 in my obs I can only do like 60 mph and it drives me crazy.
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you can always swap out the gears if you really want higher ones or lower ones
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...here ya go
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Thank you 03 turbo, super cab long box only 20 lbs difference just the blocks i guess. But that is very usefull info, posts like that is why i love the ORG!!! Love that rig btw 03!
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