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Snow Plow Prep Package on F250? How can I tell?

I'm looking at a 2005 F250 at a local dealer but I have a problem. I use a 9'0 snowplow that rides fine on my F350 but requires the plow package on an F250.

How the heck can you tell? Is there a sticker or something on the door tag?


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I'm looking at a 2005 F250 at a local dealer but I have a problem. I use a 9'0 snowplow that rides fine on my F350 but requires the plow package on an F250.

How the heck can you tell? Is there a sticker or something on the door tag?


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One way to tell is to check the spring code designation on the drivers side door pillar. Snow plow prep on a 2005 - 2007 F250 4x4 diesel will usually have a "CC" spring code for the front (6K LB front springs). Anything lower indicates it likely doesn't have the snow plow prep package.

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^^^^ What he said.

Also IIRC the only way that you can get a rear sway bar on an F250 is with the plow/tow package. Look at the rear axle and if it has a sway bar it probably has it.

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Ok I'm here now looking. No rear sway bar. Tag says Front Axle GAWR is 4400lb.

Spr code is WWFF

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Also it is 5.4 gas so springs may be different.

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Idk about the whole gasser thing. I live in the south so Idk about plowing but I think that I would want a diesel to do it.

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My sticker says DDCC and front axle GWVR of 5600. So, what does that mean?


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My sticker says DDCC and front axle GWVR of 5600. So, what does that mean?
That means you likely have a 2005-2007 diesel with the camper package. 05s to 07s with diesels would normally come with 5,200LB coils. Camper package = "+1" upgrade on front springs. Hence, 5,200 to 5,600.

Snow plow prep package = "+2" on the front springs. Hence, 5,200 to 6,000LB.

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Also it is 5.4 gas so springs may be different.

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Yes, front springs are different (lighter) with the gas motor. The diesel motor, with all it's accessories, weighs about 1,100LBs. I imagine the gas motor is about 400 to 500LBs.

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That means you likely have a 2005-2007 diesel with the camper package. 05s to 07s with diesels would normally come with 5,200LB coils. Camper package = "+1" upgrade on front springs. Hence, 5,200 to 5,600.

Snow plow prep package = "+2" on the front springs. Hence, 5,200 to 6,000LB.
Thanks for the info. Is there a front end height difference with the different spring rates? I've heard the snow plow package trucks sit higher in the front.


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