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Old 05-26-2011, 07:39 PM
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Hi, newbie to fords here. I am looking at buying a 2006 F550 to pull my 18k cyclone and i was wondering about how a 550 is built. I kjnow the engine is the same. the brakes and frame and suspension are bigger, but is the trans bigger than one in a 250 or 350 or is it built stronger?

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Old 05-27-2011, 11:45 AM
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:19 AM
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its exactly the same truck, only difference is the gearing and the ride is alot stiffer
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:31 AM
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no its not the same truck. I know the frame, brakes and suspension are bigger. You cant even put an f350 bed on it. I guess its the same transmission though.
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ur right, same engine, transmission.

gearing is diff, ride is really stiff, 19.5s wheels, and the frame is different.

unless its going to pull that 5er its whole life you will hate the truck when it does not have a load on it.

i would get a f350 and it will do just fine. but thats my opinion
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Trans is the same.
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Old 05-28-2011, 12:12 PM
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yeah i know they ride rough, but the one im looking at has a kelderman full air ride setup in the rear, so hopefully that will make it ride better. my plans are for it to be a tow rig only. My wife and I are planning on taking over my father in laws farm also so im sure we can use the truck to haul alfalfa.
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ur right, same engine, transmission.

gearing is diff, ride is really stiff, 19.5s wheels, and the frame is different.

unless its going to pull that 5er its whole life you will hate the truck when it does not have a load on it.

i would get a f350 and it will do just fine. but thats my opinion
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