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Old 05-13-2014, 07:32 AM   #21
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Unfortunately in the society we live in today, the only thing that will increase that theoretical limit placed on your truck is not the springs, but the sticker in your door jamb. Now as a practical people, you and I both know that adding the missing parts will increase the capability of the truck.

Silly huh? I looked at a Ram 3500 Mega Cab short bed DRW whose payload was only 2100 lbs! All because of a sticker.

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Old 05-13-2014, 08:00 AM   #22
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Yea, right, I understand for insurance purposes I will still be over on my GVWR. But at least I will know I have increased it. I will save my receipts and if I ever have to go to court I can supply them to my lawyer and hope for the best.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:55 AM   #23
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I will probably be getting some help with the springs so I can increase my GVWR. Axle is fine. The ride is pretty darn good with the stock shocks.
This statement needs validation by your trucks' manufacturer.
I seriously doubt an 80 dollar "option" will increase your GVWR by 1200 pounds. That sounds more like wishful thinking than reality.
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:42 AM   #24
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I have my order sheet but does not show me what price the 350 option was, but I remember cost to me was 80.00 and the sheet price was about 200.00. I having my buddy looking it up now at the dealership if you order today how much will an optioned out the same 350 be compared to the 250. I will let you know as soon as he tells me.
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MSRP difference is $900.

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Is that the price difference between a 350 and a 250 similarly equipped?
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F250 starts at $31045, F350 $31940.
F250 platinum starts at $54510, F350 platinum starts at $53620.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:46 PM   #28
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Herk, you are probably correct again and the price quoted to me was wrong for the upgrade. I just checked something else with my dealership and the CEO of serv dept told me they have a shop that upgrades the springs on f250 trucks for them often to be the same as an f350 and that is the only diff btw the 250 and 350. I called and the price with my discount is 485.00 to increase my payload 1000 lbs. He said the frame, brakes and everything else is the same, except of course the advertised GVWR on the 350 is more. Thanks again for all your help.
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Herk, you are probably correct again and the price quoted to me was wrong for the upgrade. I just checked something else with my dealership and the CEO of serv dept told me they have a shop that upgrades the springs on f250 trucks for them often to be the same as an f350 and that is the only diff btw the 250 and 350. I called and the price with my discount is 485.00 to increase my payload 1000 lbs. He said the frame, brakes and everything else is the same, except of course the advertised GVWR on the 350 is more. Thanks again for all your help.
That sounds like a no-brainier to me!! Very little hassle and it is just done!!
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Herk, you are probably correct again and the price quoted to me was wrong for the upgrade. I just checked something else with my dealership and the CEO of serv dept told me they have a shop that upgrades the springs on f250 trucks for them often to be the same as an f350 and that is the only diff btw the 250 and 350. I called and the price with my discount is 485.00 to increase my payload 1000 lbs. He said the frame, brakes and everything else is the same, except of course the advertised GVWR on the 350 is more. Thanks again for all your help.
Man, I wish my 2008 GMC 2500HD was that way. The 2008 has a "C" channel frame and the 2008 GMC 3500HD was boxed.

Now, starting with the 2010 models both are boxed.
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