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I'm looking at a 2005 F250 at a local dealer but I have a problem. I use a 9'0 snowplow that rides fine on my F350 but requires the plow package on an F250.

How the heck can you tell? Is there a sticker or something on the door tag?


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I'm looking at a 2005 F250 at a local dealer but I have a problem. I use a 9'0 snowplow that rides fine on my F350 but requires the plow package on an F250.

How the heck can you tell? Is there a sticker or something on the door tag?


Thanks.
One way to tell is to check the spring code designation on the drivers side door pillar. Snow plow prep on a 2005 - 2007 F250 4x4 diesel will usually have a "CC" spring code for the front (6K LB front springs). Anything lower indicates it likely doesn't have the snow plow prep package.
 

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^^^^ What he said.

Also IIRC the only way that you can get a rear sway bar on an F250 is with the plow/tow package. Look at the rear axle and if it has a sway bar it probably has it.
 

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Ok I'm here now looking. No rear sway bar. Tag says Front Axle GAWR is 4400lb.

Spr code is WWFF

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Also it is 5.4 gas so springs may be different.

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Idk about the whole gasser thing. I live in the south so Idk about plowing but I think that I would want a diesel to do it.

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My sticker says DDCC and front axle GWVR of 5600. So, what does that mean?
That means you likely have a 2005-2007 diesel with the camper package. 05s to 07s with diesels would normally come with 5,200LB coils. Camper package = "+1" upgrade on front springs. Hence, 5,200 to 5,600.

Snow plow prep package = "+2" on the front springs. Hence, 5,200 to 6,000LB.
 

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Also it is 5.4 gas so springs may be different.

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Yes, front springs are different (lighter) with the gas motor. The diesel motor, with all it's accessories, weighs about 1,100LBs. I imagine the gas motor is about 400 to 500LBs.
 

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That means you likely have a 2005-2007 diesel with the camper package. 05s to 07s with diesels would normally come with 5,200LB coils. Camper package = "+1" upgrade on front springs. Hence, 5,200 to 5,600.

Snow plow prep package = "+2" on the front springs. Hence, 5,200 to 6,000LB.
Thanks for the info. Is there a front end height difference with the different spring rates? I've heard the snow plow package trucks sit higher in the front.
 

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Thanks for the info. Is there a front end height difference with the different spring rates? I've heard the snow plow package trucks sit higher in the front.
Yes there is. As the spring rates are different (heavier rated coils are made of larger diameter wire), the truck will sit higher. The 6Ks coils will almost level a F250. The 7K coils will level an F250; an F350 still be a tad higher in the rear due to the larger rear block.
 

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my 05 says CCFF (6000lbs front) (6100lbs rear) it's a F250 CCLB 4x4 so the CC front is the heavy [email protected] or +2 but what does my rear FF springs mean?
My truck also came with the F code rear springs. It means they are 6,100LB leaves and dont have the factory helper leaf on the top.
 

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are the spring codes in order of front front rear rear or vise versa?

my sticker says DDCC and it does have a rear sway bar, front sway bar and steering stabilizer...

any insight? thanks!
 

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My local Western dealer confirms the 4400lb front end is the lightest ever made and will only tote a 7.5 feet plow. I guess I could buy some springs but not sure its worth it.

Truck has 27000 miles and drives like new.....

Thanks for info everybody

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My local Western dealer confirms the 4400lb front end is the lightest ever made and will only tote a 7.5 feet plow. I guess I could buy some springs but not sure its worth it.

Truck has 27000 miles and drives like new.....

Thanks for info everybody

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I would just change the front coils. It's super easy, and the coils are only about $90 each. Takes about 1 hour total. I've done mine twice. First time went from 5,200LB to 6,000LB springs. Then about 6 months later went from 6,000LB to 7,000LB springs. Check Tousley Ford for the lowest online OEM pricing.
 

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are the spring codes in order of front front rear rear or vise versa?

my sticker says DDCC and it does have a rear sway bar, front sway bar and steering stabilizer...

any insight? thanks!
The spring code is usually shown on the drivers side door piller as "SPR FF/RR", which means Front/Rear. "D" code coils are 5,600LB coils. It goes like this:

I copied this from another thread:

2007 F-Super Duty 250-550 Workshop Manual
SECTION 100-01: Identification Codes
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION
Identification Codes
Vehicle Certification (VC) Label
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Springs
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Springs codes are listed (on the VC label) as a 2-part code. The first character listed is for the front springs. The second code listed is for the rear springs. Auxiliary rear springs may also be listed.
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Front Springs
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AA — 5C34-5310-AMD, 7,000 lb
BB — 5C34-5310-ALD, 6,500 lb
CC — F81A-5310-AHD, 6,000 lb
DD — F81A-5310-AGD, 5,600 lb
EE — F81A-5310-EA, coil
FF — F81A-5310-FA, coil
GG — F81A-5310-GA, coil
HH — F81A-5310-HA, coil
II — F81A-5310-RA, coil
JJ — F81A-5310-SA, coil
KK — F81A-5310-TA, coil
TT — F81A-5310-AFD, 5,200 lb
VV — F81A-5310-AED, 4,800 lb
YY — F81A-5310-UA, coil
ZZ — 2C34-5310-WA, coil
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Rear Springs
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BB — 5A975, leaf
CC — 5A975, leaf
DD — 5A975, leaf
FF — 5560, leaf
HH — 5A975, leaf
JJ — 5A975, leaf
KK — 5A975, leaf
NN — 5A975, leaf
 

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Mine has VVFF. What are the heavier duty rear without over loads?
 
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