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F450 and F550 difference

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by OhioPlower, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. OhioPlower

    OhioPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 440

    Im looking at a 08 F450 tomorrow, was wanting a F550 but I found a decent 450. Is the only difference leaf springs in the rear and a higher gvw on the 550?
  2. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    Different rear end in the F550. Larger housing and gears.
  3. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Not sure about your state, but in PA....

    550 = 6 month inspection
    450 = 12 month inspection

    Just extra money to dish out
  4. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    It's not like a F250 vs. F350 comparison. There are definitely some differences between the F450 and F550 which give it a larger GVWR.