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Old 08-22-2016, 09:08 AM   #21
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Without specific details, your statement isn't true.

For the past few years, the F250 and F350 (SRW) are identical except for the blocks.

Same spring pack, same overload, same rear end, same axles... etc.


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With the camper pkg on the 250 the blocks are the same. With the 11,5000 pkg on the 350 you will notice a difference.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:27 AM   #22
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Another way to determine if your truck will safely pull a given 5er is to ask a salesman at RV dealership. They are very knowledgeable about such things. ��������������
Oddly enough my dealer was very straightforward with me. Asked what I had, we looked it up, then asked if I knew how much I tended to carry since I was experienced, which I did.

We did the math, he's the one that told me I would be slightly over on payload but have a decent margin everywhere else. I was impressed with his honesty.
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:51 PM   #23
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With the camper pkg on the 250 the blocks are the same. With the 11,5000 pkg on the 350 you will notice a difference.


Nope. I have an F250 with the camper package. It has 2" blocks... and the overload spring.

I have seen F250's with 4" blocks. I haven't figured out the trick, but I think it has to do with the snow plow prep... which makes no sense to me.

The 11,500 GVWR on the F350 is the "normal" setup... meaning the lower de-rated GVWR option was not ordered. All of which have the same springs. There literally is no difference between them other than stickers and blocks.

Not saying a 250 is better. I flip back and forth between wanting a higher back.

The price difference doesn't justify the 250 in my eyes though. For me, it was what was on the lot. Didn't have time or want to order a gasser 350 SRW. That combo never shows up around here. Since they are the same, I didn't sweat it.


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Old 08-22-2016, 06:00 PM   #24
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I have seen F250's with 4" blocks. I haven't figured out the trick, but I think it has to do with the snow plow prep... which makes no sense to me.

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My F250 has 4" blocks and it does have the plow package with a GVWR of 10,000 lbs.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:16 PM   #25
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My neighbor and I have the exact same truck, mine is a 250, his a 350, both crew cab 4wd short bed Lariats. Only difference is he has the FX4 package and I don't. His rear springs have 1 extra leaf than mine, otherwise, it's the same. My GVWR in 10000, his is 11500. As I posted earlier, his total payload is around 1500 lbs higher than mine, as is the max rear axle weight.

This is where a diesel hurts towing....even though it will tow way better, you lose payload capability due to the extra weight.
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My 2016 F250 diesel had the 4" blocks and no snow pkg. A payload of 2247 was too low for the new 5er.
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