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Old 02-09-2013, 08:05 PM
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DRW orSRW?

I am looking to get a F350 CC LB 4X4 (1999-2002 series), and was wondering what are the advantages of having DRW and SRW? I figure two less tires to change on a SRW, but a fiend of mine who has a Chery DRW for his roofing business says that the tires actually wear out LESS than on a SRW.

I plan on having a 80-100 gal tank in the back as well, and sometimes haul stuff in it--not sure if want a camper there or not, and want to be able to go out in the woods.

Isn't there a problem with the DRW's having fiberglass around the rear wheels instead of metal? Are they more prone to breaking?

With more weight on the back of a SRW, is there that much of a greater chance of blowing the tires, or is that more of an issue if you tow a heavy load (like cattle or something to that effect weight-wise)?

Just trying to get some info to see which would be better to spend money on. Thank in advance for any help!!
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i like my drw way better than my previous srw. the ride is more stable with less body roll. as for the flares, sure they will break, but so will metal, just dont hit anything. btw, the drw will have less traction than a srw if you plan on taking it into the woods.

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DRW orSRW?

Yeah I'd get a 350 SRW. Would be plenty for what you're planning on doing and still be decent in the woods.


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Drw or srw

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Thanks guys--I guess two of us had the same question on the same day.

I have been leaning heavily toward SRW, but wanted to be sure if there was anything I may have missed out on the DRW. My problem seems to be finding a 6sp manual--seems very rare!
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They're pretty rare these days if you're looking for any trim level above an XLT. You can find plenty of white work trucks with a hand shaker since they're usually work/fleet vehicles. You can't beat a stick for hauling but the autos have come a long ways. When I tow tandem duals, I never find myself wishing I had a stick.
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I prefer sticks since the tranny's are stronger, last longer, and are cheaper to rebuild. They are also nice when coming down from the mountains as I can choose a gear to stay in rather than heat up the breaks.

Edit to add: I am looking for the 1999-2002 CCLB 4x4 with the 7.3, not the new stuff coming out

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Yeah back about 10 years ago, I'd rather have a stick but autos have gone so far and are so well paired to the motors, I'd have to go auto
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