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Old 06-28-2007, 02:36 PM
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Upgrade from 7.3 to 6.4????

How do these new trucks compare to the old 7.3? I was debating on trading to a new 6.4 or even the 6.7. The old 7.3 has been very good to me and it only has 60,000 miles on her. How does the 6.4 pull compared to the 7.3? I pull a 25ft flatbed with a tractor. About 9000Lbs total. The 7.3 handles it ok I would say. The auto in these trucks just does'nt cut it for me.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:51 PM
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oh man if you only have 60,000 miles on yur 7.3 KEEP IT you can do some mods to it and have it pullin awesome
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yep yep, I agree. Put a new, built, slushbox in it and add some serious mods and you will still come out ahead....
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Sound like I'd be crazy to part ways with the 7.3 , Its only an F-250 SWB 4x4. I was going to get the F-350. Maybe I'll hold on to it a while. Seems like there worth more money (7.3) as the days go by.
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:18 PM
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yeah man that 7.3 with that low of miles is "priceless" keep that baby
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Holy cow 60K on the clock. Keep it atleast another year!
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Nothing is priceless. Everthing I have is for sell for the right price. Even the Ole Lady.... Yea its got low miles. It just seems you can get top $$$$ if you get fid of them before it shows 100,000. I can make $$$ on this rig. But, I'll probally roll it another yr or so before going back to a 1 ton.
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If you choose to upgrade to a 6.4, at least wait till the second year comes out.

F250's are the same as F350's, btw....


The question that seems to keep coming up week after week is

" What is the difference between a F250 and a F350"

Here it is:

There are 3 differences between the SRW 250/350...
1) F-250 vs F-350 badges
2) 2" rear spacer block in 250 vs 4" in the 350
3) *most important* GVWR for F350 SRW is 9900 in most states and the F250 8800 in most states.

From 99 to mid 2001 the srw trucks came with a Dana 50, Ford started using the Dana 60's on all F250/350's from mid 01 to present ,the front axle is identical on both trucks, including springs.


Springs in the Source Book are EXACTLY the same:
Front Leaf 250/350

3600lb 1.12"(thickness) 55.63"(length) 3.00"(width) 350(deflection)
4000lb 1.18"(thickness) 55.63"(length) 3.00"(width) 370(deflection)
4400lb 1.18"(thickness) 55.63"(length) 3.00"(width) 390(deflection)
4800lb 1.18"(thickness) 55.63"(length) 3.00"(width) 410(deflection)
5200lb 1.18"(thickness) 55.63"(length) 3.00"(width) 430(deflection)
6000lb 1.25"(thickness) 55.63"(length) 3.00"(width) 470(deflection)

Rear Leaf 250/350

6830lb 6(leaves) 3.86(thickness @ pad) 58.1"(lenght) 3.00"(width) 320/670/1209(deflection lbs/sq") 3603(rating@pad lbs/spring)

Rear leaf DRW
8250lb 6(leaves) 3.95(thickness @ pad) 58.1"(lenght) 3.00"(width) 350/730/1270(deflection lbs/sq") 4187(rating@pad lbs/spring)

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I'd be getting another Dulley. So add the extra $$$ for the tires.
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Or you can throw a set of Firestone Air bags on the rear of your truck for 250 bucks and be able to haul more weight than a 350.
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