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F-350 vs F-250

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by skferreri, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. skferreri

    skferreri Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Im looking for some info on this topic,i have a f350 and am looking to get a f250.Is there any big difference between these trucks, i have a western 8.6 mvp plus on my 350.will the 250 do the same amount of work as the 350,any help
  2. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Not very much difference, not very much difference in price either. And no it wont push any bigger plow or get done any faster than the 250.....I'm assuming your are talking SRW 350's?
  3. IHI

    IHI Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 245

    Early years the 250 had 2" rear axle blocks/spacers and the 350's had 4" blocks LOL!! that was about it.:nod:
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    The difference between my 06 f250 and a 06 f350 was 1 rear leaf spring.
  5. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    different axles, springs, GVWRs, blocks, and other small stuff
  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162


    Not necessarily.

    It just depends on how the truck is speced out.

    For snowplowing purposes a 250 will be the same as a 350.
  7. skferreri

    skferreri Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    So the 250 should hold my plow the same as my 350!!!!!!
  8. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Most likely if it has a similiar spring code.
  9. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    My 250 diesel sags less than my dads 350 v -10 :confused:
  10. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    The newer trucks f250 and f350 have the same weight capacity on the front end.So you will be able to put on the same size plows on either. Engine and trans are the same also, only difference is between gas and diesel
    The difference is how much weight you can put in the bed because of the extra leaf spring.
    Price difference is not that much so I would say go for the 350 for the extra weight carrying capability.
  11. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    My F250 carries a 9'2" Boss better than my Dodge 3500 carries a 8'6" MVP (and it's not even close).
  12. KJ Cramer

    KJ Cramer Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    The front ends are basically the same, so for plowing its not going to matter. If you get a 350 srw and a 250 the only differences are going to be in the rear, and that would be an extra leaf spring and 4" spacer block in the 350, I'm not too sure that the rear axles are even different, I think they are the same. I have a 250 with the 10000 GVW package, but my front axle is rated for 6,000 and my rear is 6,1??, so if I do math correctly according to my axle ratings I should be able to be at 12,000gvw, which is what I think the 350 is close too, correct me if I am wrong. Basically not much different between the two and the front ends are practically the same. You'll be fine. Sorry for going off on a tangent.
  13. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    wait a sec, didn't the 250's runa dana 50 up front,and the 350's have a 60,,,,super 60's in 450's and 550's and i didnt think the front suspensions were the same,,,unlss something changed in the last couple years.
  14. mcfly89

    mcfly89 Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    assuming you are talking about the superduty body style in the 99-02 year models and assuming gas enginesand 4x4...the badge and front springs and SOMETIMES the different sized rear block are the only difference. the f250 comes with either an s or v code front spring, the 350 comes with either a v or x code spring. the front ends are exactly the same model, the rear is exactly the same sterling 10.5" rear, and the rear springs are exactly the same. that said...there were factory options such as an extra overload spring and . the dana 60 front wasnt available on the super duty until 02 and the dana 60 rears were in the light duty f250s

    call ford headquarters if you need confirmation, but getting simple information outta ford is like a national secret or something.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
  15. KJ Cramer

    KJ Cramer Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    FYI - it looks like he is running an '08 or newer and probably will be running the same with the new one. So yes it is within the last couple of years, and it is since they redesigned most of the superduty, frame, diesel engine, interior, exterior, etc. for the 2007.5 model year. So for the sake of helping him out, lets keep the info relative to within the last couple of model years. Also if you go to western's website and use their quickmatch software it has all of the same plows fitting on both including the 8.6' MVP Plus. May I ask why you are updating trucks so soon. I am also basing all of my info on the superduty with the diesel option, I am not sure about gassers. Not that that makes any difference according to western's info.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2009
  16. fatheadon1

    fatheadon1 Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    from 05 to current if the truck is a diesel 250 or 350 if it has the snow plow prep it will have 6000 front spring rate no plow prep it will be 5200 or 5400. if it has the prep from factory its the same.
  17. smoore45

    smoore45 Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    Axles(front and rear) are the same between the newer F250 and 350 SRW trucks.
  18. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    yup dana 60s up front. pretty sure rears on the 350 are dana 80s guys
  19. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 718

    if your talkin pre 99 then the 250 had a ttb front axle, not solid
  20. mcfly89

    mcfly89 Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    wonders where you got that info, since it wasnt posted in this thread.