Originally Posted by mdalb20
Hi All. Quick question. I am looking at two different F250's that are 2012 leftovers. One is an XL with a 3.73 gear ratio the other is an XLT but the ratio is 3.55. I understand the 3.73 is better for towing but how much difference would you thinbk there would be? I purchased a 295RST dry weight is 8800 pounds. They both have 8 foot boxes. (I would have preferred the shorter bed but there were no leftovers in that size.
Thanks for any advice!
Is the XL a gasser? I'm thinking the 3.73 was offered only with the 6.2 Gas engine, but as DW will quickly tell you, I've been wrong before.
The 3.55 is usually matched to the 6.7L Diesel with 6-speed auto. That is the setup we have and we're very pleased with the performance. It towed the 295RST quite easily during our extensive test pull...
You'll be well within GVWR and GAWR specs either way. Good luck with your decision.