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Old 11-18-2007, 06:09 PM
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F-250 or F-350 srw and tow command question

Well I found out I can get the xplan so Iím looking to get a new truck. I have been reading up and canít really tell the difference between an f-250 and an f-350 srw. Iím going to be ordering this truck just the way I want it. Price between the 2 is only bout 1500 difference. Would it be better to get the f350 over the f250? What do you all think?

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I the tow command package good? If I get that I would not need any there trailer break system right?

I will be keeping this truck until it dies and just wanted to make sure I get everything I need.

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Old 11-18-2007, 06:11 PM
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Tow command is a great package the brake controller is built right into the truck. When it comes time for me to get a new rig it will have it
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the difference between the 250 and 350 is pretty much spring rates and rear blocks
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the difference between the 250 and 350 is pretty much spring rates and rear blocks
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my truck has the tow command but with a heavy load (20K)I just use my good ol digital Husky unit. The tow command waits a little to long for my liking to engage the brakes under a "panic" condition. But that is what it is supposed to do is work with the ABS system but when I want to stop it needs to stop not slowly engage. The only way it would work properly was to turn it way up to 10 and then I was replacing trailer brakes every 15K.
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I know on the '08's there is a pretty good difference between the F250's and the F350's. First they have 18" rims and that is to accomidate bigger brakes, and I think the springs are beefed up a little more, along with what the other guys said they have bigger blocks between the axle and the springs. I always buy F350 SRW trucks and this '08 is my tallest truck yet. I maybe wrong, but I think they have bigger brakes, Who knows, probably the same truck with diff. rims and spring blocks, I buy them any way. The tow command is nice, but I agree with Richard, they don't apply enough in an emergency stop and they seem to work with the trucks abs sys., and I would rather it apply it hard and keep it there as far as the trailer is concerned. Good luck and have fun shopping for a truck!
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For what its worth, my 08' F250 came with 18" rims.
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I got the 350 and it's over 3 inches taller at the back due to the block between the axle and the springs, there is a big difference in payload capacity. I watch the 250s loaded and the truck squats down too much. The rear axles are also bigger on the 350. The 250 rear rides slightly better because it's not so high. The springs are the same.
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I got the 350 and it's over 3 inches taller at the back due to the block between the axle and the springs, there is a big difference in payload capacity. I watch the 250s loaded and the truck squats down too much. The rear axles are also bigger on the 350. The 250 rear rides slightly better because it's not so high. The springs are the same.
Same axles on the 250 and 350 unless you are talking 350 drw
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my 05 250 squats hard after 12K of weight on a bumper pull. at about 13K with a gooseneck she squats, I really want some airbags.

As far as ride the 350 will not ride as nice as an F250
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