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250 or 350

Ok so my dad ordered a 250 with th 6.7, king ranch, fx4, etc. Would it be worth it to upgrade to a 350 srw? How would the ride quality decrease?


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there will be little difference. I've had my 250 for 3 years and never once thought, gee i wish i had the 350

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Ok so my dad ordered a 250 with th 6.7, king ranch, fx4, etc. Would it be worth it to upgrade to a 350 srw? How would the ride quality decrease?
The 350 gives you a little stiffer rear spring, hydroboost brakes, and something else in the rear diff is heavier/different. I went with the 350 because I tow a 5th wheel with 2K lbs of pin weight. My old F250 squatted a little more than I would like.

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I ordered a 350 on the basis;
a) they seem a little harder to come by, anticipate better resale
b) I'd rather have the 'extra' towing/hauling ability "and not need it, rather than need it and not have it" -
c) (my last 350 2x4 srw long bed not apples to apples) had a real nice ride.

The stronger rear-end...and having a truck that is not just another 3/4 ton...

and then honestly...
personal preference the only 'real' reason...!!!!

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The 350 gives you a little stiffer rear spring, hydroboost brakes, and something else in the rear diff is heavier/different. I went with the 350 because I tow a 5th wheel with 2K lbs of pin weight. My old F250 squatted a little more than I would like.
wrong wrong wrong.

All the superduties have hydroboost brakes, if you would like i can take a picture of them on my F-250. The only difference is a slightly higher weight rating on the rear spring and a larger block to accommodate for increased weight(it takes more weight to bring the truck to a level condition).

And for those of you stating "the f-350 has a higher towing capacity..."
here is fords website, notice the only F-350 that is not listed with the 250 is the dually
http://www.fordvehicles.com/trucks/s...ations/towing/

The 250 and 350 are listed as having the same towing capacity

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wrong wrong wrong.

All the superduties have hydroboost brakes, if you would like i can take a picture of them on my F-250. The only difference is a slightly higher weight rating on the rear spring and a larger block to accommodate for increased weight(it takes more weight to bring the truck to a level condition).

And for those of you stating "the f-350 has a higher towing capacity..."
here is fords website, notice the only F-350 that is not listed with the 250 is the dually
2011 Ford Super Duty Towing Capacity | The Official Site of the 2011 Ford Super Duty | FordVehicles.com

The 250 and 350 are listed as having the same towing capacity
Pardon sir, but you are wrong. For 2011- the F250s have vacuum assisted brakes. The F350 and up have hydro assisted brakes.

Go look at the Ford web site. It clearly states this info. You can even look at the 2011 SD brochure.

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And the tow rating has nothing to do with payload capacity. The pin weight is "payload"

The 350 has much more payload than the 250.
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Got my F350 about two and a half years ago. Didn't really need a dually rear, but they gave me such a good price, and it looked so mean sitting on the lot...

I'm amazed how smooth it rides. Not like the 1 ton trucks I drove on farms in my youth, they'd rattle your fillings out. This big fellow is downright comfortable, even with the bed empty. Even with CC/LB, it's turns fairly sharp.

The only time I wish I had bought a F250 instead is when I had to buy a new set of tires. Ouch, that was expensive.

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Get the 350.

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