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F-250 vs F350?

I currently own two 02 f-250 7.3's. I love them very much and do everything i can with them. Both of their primary jobs is to tow a 24 ft trailor with 8-22 55 gallon drums. I have been told that the only difference between the 250 and 350 is the rear end. i was told the 250 is a dana 44 axles and the 350 is dana 66. to my understanding this is just larger gears that only make a difference when towing at high speeds or trying to accelerate the vehicle with a large load. Im just curious is im a pushing the maximum wight limit of a 250 and if i should look into getting some different axles? I airbags installed to take some wight off of the springs. but other than that i have no modifications for the goose neck tow rig. any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated.

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both truck have same rear axle sterling 10.50 and should be dana 50 up front or dana 60

different springs and possible gear ratio

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both truck have same rear axle sterling 10.50 and should be dana 50 up front or dana 60

different springs and possible gear ratio

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I've heard from a reliable source that there is a difference in the frames between the 250 and the 350. I have both, but there's a 9 year difference in the ages so I didn't bother to measure them.
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so is there any difference at all between the tow. more importantly is there any difference in their towing capacity? if not, what can i do to make my trucks a better towing animal.

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so is there any difference at all between the tow. more importantly is there any difference in their towing capacity? if not, what can i do to make my trucks a better towing animal.

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short answer: Yes, F350 tow more.
why: the suspension can handle more weight

probably not enought too worry about for most people.

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so if all i did was stiffen up my springs or use airbags, i would equal to an f350?

if so, thats ****ing awesome and i just saved a ton of money.

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the only difference is an extra spring. so yes you save money by just adding it your self. my 250 has never had any problem towing anyting just squats more than a 350. but will tow the same amount and have a better ride around town.

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If you go to DRWs you have alot more stability and better weight distribution on the rear tires.

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I might me wrong....but I think the difference of towing weight is 500lbs....thats all
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