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How can i tell for sure if my F-250 has factory snow plow prep installed?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by DAVID1963, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. DAVID1963

    DAVID1963 Member
    Messages: 35

    it's a 2004 F-250 4x4 super duty FX4 reg cab any way to tell for sure if it has snow plow prep already?
     
  2. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    did the seller have the original sticker? I'm not sure but the numbers in the VIN might point u in that direction
     
  3. DAVID1963

    DAVID1963 Member
    Messages: 35

    no i didnt get the original sticker
     
  4. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    well look at your door sticker what is the GVWR FGVWR AND RGVWR
     
  5. DAVID1963

    DAVID1963 Member
    Messages: 35

    gvwr is 8800 lbs but i dont think that has anything to do with weather or not you have a snow plow prep does it?
     
  6. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    well the front rating would be higher in the plow prep compared to the non plow and do u have a trans cooler on it
     
  7. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    It probably does not, because I beleive on the 250 SD with the plow prep, the GVWR is 9200 lbs, which would include the beefier front end
     
  8. DAVID1963

    DAVID1963 Member
    Messages: 35

    Ok I JUST THOUGHT IT MIGHT SINCE IT HAS A TRANS COOLER AND A FACTORY INSTALLED TRANSMISSION TEMP GAUGE AND ALSO MY BOSS V 8.2 PLOW HARDLY LOWERS MY FRONT SUSPENSION AT ALL,YOU CAN BARELY NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE. SORRY ABOUT YELLING I JUST NOTICED THE CAPS!!
     
  9. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    even if it isnt the one with plow prep i would still put timbrens on just to help
     
  10. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    what in the world that kinda of a waste of money. jmo thou it may have the tranny cooler because it has a tow package
     
  11. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Look at the sticker on the door under the "SPRINGS" the front should be "X" and I think the rear is "A". And they should be leafs(front). The trans cooler and trans temp gauge I think are also part of the "plow" package.
    T.J.
     
  12. nevrnf

    nevrnf Senior Member
    Messages: 456

    Trans cooler and temp gauge are standard on all superduty diesels. X code on the door tag is the plow spring package or heavy Service package. The only other difference is the alt and even that is marginal.
    I would upgrade to a DB electric alternator and High outpu fuse Do not add the HO alt without the fuse kit or you will damage the factory wiring.
     
  13. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    i have a 2004 250SD with the 8800 GVWR and it does have a snow plow prep package.
     
  14. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    I thought that the code X was for coil springs, not leaf? I had an extra leaf added to the front of my truck since I have the 6.0L and it is so much better then tibrens. $250 installed for the front.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  15. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,202

    Whats the f/a rating?
     
  16. DAVID1963

    DAVID1963 Member
    Messages: 35

    well i have the cooler and trans gauge and mine has a 5.4L triton gas.
     
  17. DAVID1963

    DAVID1963 Member
    Messages: 35

    how do you know you have the prep package? what would tell me if i do?
     
  18. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Same here to with the X springs.

    T.J.
     
  19. firelwn82

    firelwn82 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,861

    Go to any dealer and have them look up the VIN #'s. That should give you all the info that you would need.
     
  20. KATTRANSPORT

    KATTRANSPORT Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Post the VIN and I can tell you if it has it.