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2014 F350 - will this work?

Great forum here. I've been reading for a week now and learned a lot. Nice to see no fighting. Anyway, am purchasing a 2014 F350 and was wondering if...

I were to add the 'snow plow package' or the 'heavy service front suspension package', would either of these raise the front end to be more level with the back? Will either package raise the front? Please advise and thank you.

I know I should ask my Ford dealer but I have a feeling they'll know less than I do. Anyone have a clue on this.

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Great forum here. I've been reading for a week now and learned a lot. Nice to see no fighting. Anyway, am purchasing a 2014 F350 and was wondering if...

I were to add the 'snow plow package' or the 'heavy service front suspension package', would either of these raise the front end to be more level with the back? Will either package raise the front? Please advise and thank you.

I know I should ask my Ford dealer but I have a feeling they'll know less than I do. Anyone have a clue on this.

Thanks!

Welcome to the forum MS! You're probably correct that your dealer will not really know. The options you're asking about will not raise the front of that truck. They will probably make the front end a lot stiffer than it already is. I hope this helps with your decision, good luck and welcome once again.
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yes it will lift the front end a bit, the plow package anyways. For the $85, you also get a bigger 200amp Alt. While worth the money.

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yes it will lift the front end a bit, the plow package anyways. For the $85, you also get a bigger 200amp Alt. While worth the money.
Thanks as that's what I've been thinking too.
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.. They will probably make the front end a lot stiffer than it already is. ..
Be sure to test drive trucks equipped with the snow plow package and those without so you can evaluate the ride quality before you buy.

One of my F250s had the snow plow package and the stiff front springs made the ride a lot harsher than my F250s that did not have the snow plow option.


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Be sure to test drive trucks equipped with the snow plow package and those without so you can evaluate the ride quality before you buy.

One of my F250s had the snow plow package and the stiff front springs made the ride a lot harsher than my F250s that did not have the snow plow option.

Good point but I wonder if the difference will be noticeable on the 350. I drove a Platinum 350 and the ride was nice, so nice that it could probably withstand stiffer springs. Bottom-line -- won't know until I try one. The odds of finding a snow plow unit in Florida is Slim and none and I heard Slim left town.
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Well I researched this to the point that I can't see anymore. Found some more good info here:
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...new-350-a.html

Anyway, I pulled the trigger and ordered the 350 Platinum loaded and am going with the snow plow kit. Now I sit and wait for a probable December delivery. Time moves so slowly.
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