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10,000 LB GVWR package?
I have a 2012 srw, 6.7L F350 xlt,4x4, SuperCab, short bed, with snowplow package. There is also a "10k GVWR package." which I never realized was a thing until now. What is this, with out stating the obvious?...meaning what physical parts make it have a lower weight rating than the typical 11.5k rating?
Everything else seems the same. The combined vehicle weight rating mirrors the 11500k trucks,(23500) as well as my gross axle weight ratings (6k front, 7k rear). The axles are the same, the shocks are the same, the frame is the same. As far as I can tell, I can't see any difference between identical 10k gvwr f350s and 11.5k GVWR f350s, besides the door placard stating such....unless I'm missing something obvious.
Of Note: I originally bought and registered it in MA. They have crazy Nanny state DOT laws regarding vehicle weights, and Ford states on their Tow Guide page; "If your vehicle will be registered in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, or Vermont, check with your Ford dealer to be sure the desired powertrain/axle ratio is available in your area." Could it be a similar issue, in that it is legally required in certain states, i.e. vehicles with a GVWR of over 10k fall into a different category?
This is kind of driving me nuts getting to the bottom of...10k vs 11.5k, makes a drastic difference in calculating legal towing weights in correspondence with what the vin card says.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by titusg77; 10-10-2013 at 08:44 PM.