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What the difference F-250 or F-450?

Ok so I've been looking to buy my first Diesel, and had my eyes on a 2000 Ford F-250 been doing research for a little while now. The truck ended up being sold before I could get the cash in hand. Anyway I think I found another that is a 2000 Ford F-450 seems as though for some of the parts that I was going to be putting on they are all the same, so beside their Hauling capacity what is the difference? Also since this is my first Diesel any tips before I look at it for the final buy? It's a 2wd, 6Speed, Single Cab F -450 , It was a fleet truck so maintenance seems OK, and they took the Bed off of it, so I'll need a bed. Thanks for the Input guys.
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It will probably be geared very low. Great for pulling, not so much for fuel mileage. Will have heavier suspension than a 250. Also, make sure it is set up for an 8 foot bed. Some of those had a longer frame for a utility or dump bed. I'm sure others will be able to help more.

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Actually the dump bed was something I was hoping I could do.
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what are you going to be using the truck for? If you want a dump bed, hands down 450, dual wheels, 19.5 tires, larger brakes, bigger frame. you are going to have 4.88s or 5.13s
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Yeah, it has 19.5 tires I know for sure frame is 10 1/2 ft long. The price seems good asking $2,700 with no bed and 250k I think... also has pretty good maintenance and possibly new injectors about 50k ago.
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That price seems really good. If it's in decent condition I would jump on it, but only for a tow rig. The frame is different from a normal pickup, a regular bed won't directly bolt up and you will need to make sure you get the right dump bed.

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Yeah research is showing the bed would cost more than the truck... bummer!
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