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Old 07-28-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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Oregon 9900 vs 10000 GVWR

What gives?
I am going to order an F350.
Is there an advantage to one over the other?
Why is the 10000 spec'd as a limit?
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I think the GVWR's you're quoting are for F250's...F350's are 10000 and up. The max GVWR in a F350 SRW is 11500. The link should answer your questions... 2013 Ford Super Duty | View Payload Specifications | Ford.com

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Old 07-28-2013, 09:08 PM   #3
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Thanks Dave. I read something about getting into commercial territory too.
I suppose it could depend on the state or...?
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I believe in Ontario if the truck's over 10000 for GVWR, it's considered commercial and requires annual inspections and licensing to it's GVWR. Don't know what it is in US...

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Something to add...if it's an F350 that you want vs an F250, make sure that you get the higher GVWR/payload like 11400 lbs as that's all that distinguishes the two as the max towing ratings are the same.

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I'm trying to figure out what some of the differences are.
The base price of an F350 is less than $1000 over the 250. ??!
The 9900 lb F250 (under 10k GVWR)
2013 Ford Super Duty | View All Ford Super Duty Specifications | Ford.com
has more HP and torque. ??!
Maybe what I need is the F250 SRW Crew Cab 4x4 GVWR 9900 and the 4.3 axles. It will more than double my current payload rating and give me 4000 lbs more towing capacity.

I should have mentioned that I'm going to buy the 6.2 gasser, hence the power changes.
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I think, not absolutely positive, that it's the same motor. For under 10K GVWR, hp is rated at 5500 rpm and torque at 4500...for over 10K GVWR, hp and torque are rated at only 4179 rpm...not sure why they do that.

If you wanted to stick to the 6.2L gas, the F350 SRW would still be had with 700-800 lbs more payload and the same max towing capacity as the F250 in either 3.73 or 4.30 ratios.

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Here's the power curves for the Ford 6.2L . You can see that as the torque being quite flat, that dropping the rating rpm from 4500 peak to 4179 rpm has a some effect...8 lb/ft. Reducing the rating rpm for horsepower from 5500 peak to 4179 rpm results in a 69 hp lower number.

For whatever reason in the one spec, the hp and torque are peak numbers, the other at 4179 rpm. Go figure...

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I agree with Dave, get the 350. It is only the springs and blocks that are different on the 250 vs 350 though.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:48 PM   #10
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I really appreciate your thoughts and the info! Thanks!
"Go figure..." Yeah. What's up with that?
"It is only the springs and blocks that are different on the 250 vs 350 though." For over $1000? Those are expensive springs.
I've been building trucks on Fords site.
Generally, for a less than 30 foot TT the 9900 lb F250 will be more than enough truck.
Generally, for a less than 30 foot Fiver the F250 will be enough truck.

The reason I started looking into all of these numbers is because I exceeded the payload of my truck by 150 lbs when packed heavily for a long weekend. I did not take the gen set or the solar panels or extra gas or extra chairs or all of the tools that I would like to carry or blah blah blah stuff.
So... I installed Bilstein HD shocks and put helper springs on the rear. That really helped!
I was surprised.
BUT the payload number for the truck will always concern me.
I can double the payload and almost double the towing number by going to the F250.
Does this sound like "good" thinking?
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