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Old 03-29-2010, 04:35 AM
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Did anyone review the tow ratings on the new FMC site?

I thought the new F-350 was going to be rated at 21k + for 5th wheel towing? I am seeing 17k+ on the website
Am I missing something here?
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:40 AM
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I see the same numbers as you. 17300 for a CC 4X4 DRW F350. F450 of course shows 24400.

My 09 with the 4.10 gears is rated at 17700, so the 2011 is a downgrade to me. I see no 4.10 gears available in the Dually.
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I noticed the same. I also noticed the F450 only has 3.73 gears?
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the six speed makes up for the gearing and adds fuel mileage.. can you really complain abut a couple hundred pounds?..
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the six speed makes up for the gearing and adds fuel mileage.. can you really complain abut a couple hundred pounds?..
i agree. i mean if your haulin 17699lbs you might as well just get the 450 .
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:08 PM
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How do they get the close to 7k pound difference, btween the 450 and the 350?2011 Ford Super Duty Towing Capacity | The Official Site of the 2011 Ford Super Duty | FordVehicles.com
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The only difference is the front axle.
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3.73 only? That's funny because ford's own build site shows the 4.30 limited slip as being the only option. Which way is it ford?

As for the front axle being the only difference, the ford superduty specifications list the dana 80 rear axle as being used on both models. But, I distinctly remember seeing a picture in one of the media test drive/review write ups that showed a display of 3 different differentials for the new super duties. There were 3, the sterling for the f250/f350 SRW, the dana 80 for the f350 DRW, and a bigger one for the f450.

I wish ford would get their people all on the same page.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:25 PM
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I thought the new F-350 was going to be rated at 21k + for 5th wheel towing? I am seeing 17k+ on the website
Am I missing something here?
Yep. I just went back and read some of the reviews again. They told the media up to 21600 pounds fifth wheel towing for the f350 drw, and the highest there is 18600 for the regular cab.

Oh, and the f450 has larger brakes in addition to the different front axle mentioned above. So I guess the towing difference is only due to the lower rear gears and the bigger breaks?
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:54 PM
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Maybe it's a typo on the website? (prob wishful thinking) It just went live as far as I know so maybe somebody screwed up some of the specs
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