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2008 F-250 vs F-350 Ride Quality
How much stiffer is the unloaded ride of the '08 F-350 vs the '08 F-250? I have an '08 F-250 and am thinking about having leaf springs added to essentially have an F-350 (I understand the axle, brakes, etc are exactly the same, the only difference being the leaf springs - sound right?) My F-250 FX4 has a payload rating of only 1836 lbs. while an F-350 4x4 with the same 20" wheels is about 3,100. I'm looking to pull a 12,000 pound 5th wheel RV with about 1,900 pound dry hitch pin weight and need more payload. I thought about a Timbren SES kit on the rear but their FAQ's say their rubber spring does not add any additional weight carrying capacity. The Timbren dealer said it would increase payload, but I tend to believe Timbren's website. If the ride isn't too much rougher I thought I would go the leaf spring route.
2008 Ford F-250 6.4L PSD FX4 20" Wheels