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Old 10-05-2016, 12:38 AM   #131
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I think you missed the point. Great that he passed along a message and thought, but could have made it without the advertisement. When this forum becomes an advertisement for legal services I will move on!


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Old 10-05-2016, 08:35 AM   #132
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They do. If you order the Camper Package in the F 250 you get the extra spring but they are a different rate between 250 and 350. I just bought a FX 4 F350 that has extra heavy spring in the front with a snow plow package and the back too.
I'm not sure this is the case(different spring rate), but it could be. Regardless, a set of air bags would place the F250 over the F350 in stability and add 2 more points of load distribution on the frame.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:55 AM   #133
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:01 AM   #134
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That half tons have less accidents than larger trucks pulling rvs. Statistics don't often cooperate.
I'd like to know where you got this from?

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Old 10-05-2016, 11:58 AM   #135
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They do. If you order the Camper Package in the F 250 you get the extra spring but they are a different rate between 250 and 350. I just bought a FX 4 F350 that has extra heavy spring in the front with a snow plow package and the back too.


Nope. The rear spring pack is the same.
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Old 10-05-2016, 12:55 PM   #136
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Nope. The rear spring pack is the same.
This is correct. I just went to fordparts.com and looked up my 2015 F250 rear springs, and it clearly states that the same spring is on the SRW F-350.


A couple of examples from the descriptions:

"Rear Spring Ford 250 Series Wide Frame (Pickup) With Single Rear Wheels Ford 350 Series ; 4WD, Ford 250 Series, Single Leaf Rear Auxiliary Spring"

"Rear Spring
Ford 250 Series Wide Frame (Pickup) With Single Rear Wheels Ford 350 Series ; 2WD, With Gas Engines, Ford 250 Series, 142"/3607MM Wheelbase, Less Rear Auxiliary Springs, 156"/3962MM Wheelbase, 158"/4013MM Wheelbase, 172"/4369MM Wheelbase"
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Metal valve stems?

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Load range E tires, when you are ready for an upgrade... don't forget to get metal valve stems installed at the same time...
less flex in the sidewall gives less sway to the rear of the truck...

air them nearly to capacity for towing, then drop 20# or so when driving for a less bumpy ride
Why are metal valve stems recommended?
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Why are metal valve stems recommended?


They are stronger.
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Why are metal valve stems recommended?

The valve stems need to be rated for at least as much Air Pressure as the tires are. If you are upgrading factory tires to a higher load range, then your valve stems are most likely not rated high enough. Metal stems are "high pressure" stems.
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metal valve stems are not very expensive ($4-$6) when your having tires installed, they are good for higher pressures that load range E tires (up to 80 #) use and if you have thru the valve TPMS sensors they will not flex the valve stems leading to premature failure...
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