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post #1 of 16 Old 09-10-2013, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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F250 vs. F450

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What are the main differences between the two? I have an F250 (look at sig). I tow about 14k and i just wonder how better equipt a f450 would be? Are there parts i can take from the F450 to make my F250 tow better. My truck is a SRW and i use a gooseneck hitch.

Can i buy a F450 frame? Are they crazy expensive?

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- All Redline Synthetics
- Ravelco so this truck does not get STOLEN like my last!!!
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I think for it to be better you would have to make a DRW.

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drw
bigger axles
wider front end
lower gear ratio
10 bolt wheels
commercial insurance

as far as the frame goes ill post when i find more info. bout to tear into one.

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Can I bolt up the axels to my f250?

I currently have 3.73's I guess I could go with 4:10's f450 axels and then put dually fenders on. Then I could also rock the 22.5"s

Did the f250 have different brakes? Is the driveline 100% identical? Same years in the tran? Did they come with engine brakes or anything else.

I know this will not change my legal towing limits, but it should make me safer towing my existing load.

2009 F450 King Ranch 4x4 CCLB Dually
- H&S Mini Maxxx Hot Damn 300 tune
- AirDog 2 165
- S&B intake
- afe 4" Race Downpipe
- afe DPF, Cat, and Muff Delete
- Sinister Complete EGR Delete
- BD Performance Intercooler Boots Double Clamped
- Mag Hytech Tran Pan
- All Redline Synthetics
- Ravelco so this truck does not get STOLEN like my last!!!
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The comparison between F350 DRW and F450 would be better suited because, the DRW alone are made for towing.


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The 450 I was looking at earlier had 4:88 gears

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Our f450 6.7 with 4.30 tops out at 85. 4.88 has to top out in the 70's and it would be screaming.

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Well I sold my f250 to a good friend

I am in the hunt for a f450 09 or 10 because of the 4.30 rear end

2009 F450 King Ranch 4x4 CCLB Dually
- H&S Mini Maxxx Hot Damn 300 tune
- AirDog 2 165
- S&B intake
- afe 4" Race Downpipe
- afe DPF, Cat, and Muff Delete
- Sinister Complete EGR Delete
- BD Performance Intercooler Boots Double Clamped
- Mag Hytech Tran Pan
- All Redline Synthetics
- Ravelco so this truck does not get STOLEN like my last!!!
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Dang mine is an 08 that's gonna go on the block in a month or so.

Still haven't taken measurements.

How can you tell what gear you have without driving it?

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The gear ratio shouldn't limit the trucks speed, I had 4.56 gears in my half ton chevy, and still got going 110 once on the hwy.

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