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Old 08-03-2007, 11:42 PM
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2008 F-350 crew cab ride and mileage

I'm getting ready to purchase my first diesel truck and just got a chance to look at the 08s. I really need a long bed for my work, and long bed 250 SDs are almost impossible to find. I looked at a 350 crew cab, and it looks really cool. I'm just worried about the ride being super rough without a load and getting extremely poor fuel economy.

Do any of you guys have a rig similar to this? And could you give me some insight?
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Just my 2 cents I think the long bed F-350 rides great. With SRW and 3.73 gears the MPG should be about the same as the F-250.
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I just drove a friends short wheel base 350 crew cab. It drove very nice. I have a long wheel base 350 crew cab on order. I should be getting it in the week of the 20th. I have test drove both the 250 and 350 long wheel base and could not tell a difference. I went with the 350 because of height and towing. Either truck is going to suprise you in how smooth they ride.
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My new truck is a LWB DRW CC Lariat, loaded to the eyeballs, max GVW, and it's a real bump flattener. The ride is considerably smoother than my '06 SRW short-box F-350 and on the highway it's like a real strong suspensioned Caddie - best ride of all the diesel pickups I've ever owned, and hands down the best of any new truck out there
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My new truck is a LWB DRW CC Lariat, loaded to the eyeballs, max GVW, and it's a real bump flattener. The ride is considerably smoother than my '06 SRW short-box F-350 and on the highway it's like a real strong suspensioned Caddie - best ride of all the diesel pickups I've ever owned, and hands down the best of any new truck out there

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Cool. Thanks for all the info. I don't ever tow enough to need a dually, so the SRW with 3.73 gears is what I'm looking for. The 350 4x4s are just soooo cool looking. They had a 350 SRW parked right next to a 250 SD, and the 250 almost looked like a Ranger. LOL

I was worried because I drove one of the old body style 350 SRWs a couple years ago, and man it rode rough. I'm glad they fixed it in the 08s.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:35 AM
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My F250 is a Long Bed Super Cab and rides smooth for what it is.


It's not no where near as smooth as my C1500 Silverado Turbo Diesel but has a lot more towing and payload capacity.
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:58 AM
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David - you can get a duramax in a 1500 series down there? Pretty sure that here (and my wife drives an '06) it takes a 2500 or bigger. Hers is a slicked-up FX 4WD something-or -other but to me hers is like driving a 1972 Country Squire station wagon with wornout shocks. It ain't a truck in my opinion!
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Usualy the longer the wheelbase, the better the ride, depending on the suspension upgrades of course.

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I've also got an 08 srw 350 and I love it. It rides way better than my 06 250 ever did (longer leaves an all). I do tow a fifth wheel, but it's my wife's daily driver and she won't part with it for anything. Hands down, best riding one ton out there.
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