I was wondering the difference between the F250 and F350? Is it suspension? Rear?
I hear so many opinions from people that dont really have a clue... So I fugured I would pose it to guysto get a real answer.
Thanks in advance
Ok Bud, I will try to explain so that it's clear as mud.......lol
A Ford F250-F350 SRW (single rear wheel only)
has the SAME
wheels, brakes, axle, frame, body parts, bed/tailgate etc. THE ONLY differance is the rear springs and payload.
Now that being said, if you are going to be using your truck for gooseneck or 5th wheel pulling, a F350 is the better choice because of the weight over the rear axle in bed. (higher payload) A DRW F350/450 would be a more stable ride, because of the wider track and increased payload over a SRW F250/350.
Now ride quaility is even tougher, a Long box F350 will ride smoother than a Short box F250. But short box to short box a F250 is smoother, a F350 sits about 1 1/4 inches higher between the top of the tire and the bed.
This info is from the 2010 source book, 2011 not completly out yet.
2010 F-250/F-350/F-450 SD Pickups: Spring Specifications — Rear Leaf
Super Duty Series/Model
Combined Rating @ Ground (lbs.)
No. of Leaves
Total Thickness @ Pad (in.)
Overall Length (in.)
Deflection Rate (lbs. per in./ Spring)(1) (2)
Rating Each @ Pad (lbs. per Spring)
Main Leaf & Auxiliary Spring (Including Spacer)
F-350 SRW Pickup
F-350 DRW Pickup
Main Leaf Only
(1) Pickup and Box Delete models include two-stage, variable-rate springs.
(2) Lists first stage/second stage/third stage as applicable.
(3) Auxiliary rear spring available and included with Camper Package and Heavy Service Package for Pickup Box Delete only.
Towing Capacity is the SAME for SRW
• Maximum conventional towing capacity is 12,500 lbs. for Single Rear Wheel (SRW) models with either the 6.4L Power Stroke® V8 or the 6.8L V10 engines
• Maximum conventional towing capacity is best-in-class(2) 16,000 lbs. for F-450 Dual Rear Wheel (DRW) models with the 6.4L Power Stroke engine, 15,000 lbs. for F-350 DRW with 6.4L or 6.8L engine
• Ford is the first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to have a 2.5" hitch receiver for improved towing security with trailers over 12,500 lbs.
• 5th-wheel towing up to 24,600 lbs. on F-450 DRW, 18,800 lbs. on F-350 DRW with TowBoss Package
• Best-in-class(2) 33,000-lb. maximum Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) (F-450 DRW)
(1) See the 2010 RV & Trailer Towing Guide, available as a printable PDF on eSourceBook, or the vehicle Owner’s Guide for additional towing information.
(2) Class is full-size pickup trucks over 8500 lbs. GVWR.
(3) Properly equipped.
NOTE: Please refer to the weight ratings in the Specifications section for additional model-specific ratings and information.
2010 Trailer Tow Guide https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/...10_default.asp