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Old 05-29-2012, 06:53 PM
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3.73 w/ e locker?

My order on my new truck goes in tomorrow, the subject of the gearing came up. On the dealers option website it said the 3.73 gears with the e locker were available on the F350 pickup. When I had looked at Fords site, build your own, "Did not" show this as an option. It shows it available on a chassis cab but not the pickups. Does anyone know if this an option? I would prefer the 3.73's over the 3.55 gears. This is what I run now and I like this set up for towing.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:21 PM
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How often/much do you tow? The 3.55 gears should be plenty. I have no problem getting 10K+ moving with them. If had to do it again I would get 3.55 with the LS vice e locker. Too much power only going to one tire when not locked up.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:11 AM
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I haven't checked recently...but the 3.73 used to be the standard gears for the F 350 DRW. When I checked, before I purchased my F 350 SRW, the gears offered were up to the 3.55. Guess it depends on if you want DRW or SRW.
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my truck has the 3.55 e locker and tows great.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:53 AM
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Thanks guys for your comments. I tow a 21' bassboat w/ 250 horse engine just about every weekend. I tow now with a 2004 f250 srw that has 3.73 gears. I like the slow take off coming up a slimy launch ramp. I haven't heard from the dealer yet, so I'm still not sure if it's even available on the srw.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:25 PM
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Keep in mind that the 1st gear in the new trans is much lower than the one in your '04. Empty my truck will start from a dead stop in 3rd. I wish I could lock out 1st whenever the truck is empty.
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