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97up-list-digest Wednesday, November 24 1999 Volume 02 : Number 319



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - F250 springs on a F150???
FTE 97up - F350 vs F550 towing
Re: FTE 97up - F350 vs F550 towing
Re: FTE 97up - F350 vs F550 towing

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Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 08:56:41 -0500
From: Jean Marc Chartier
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - F250 springs on a F150???

Christian Bagley wrote:
>
> Would F250 rear leaf springs mount up to a 97 F150 4x4 Flareside? And would
> they give the truck more of a suspension lift? I'm just curious how I can
> lift my truck without spending $1500 on a suspension lift. I can't find any
> add-a-leafs anywhere. Does anyone have any ideas?
>
> Thanks,
> Chris

Chris,

Check out your local spring shops. They can re-arch (cheap
solution, not the best) or fabricate a spring for you. What
about the front end? It is an IFS system and lifting it
involves lowering the lower A arm pivot point, and the front
differential and possibly the T-case. None of the kits that
I know about lower the upper A arm pivot point so a longer
steering knuckle must be used or a spacer inserted between
the upper ball joint and the A-arm. The front end is where
most of the cost is.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier
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Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 20:53:23 -0800
From: "Mike C"
Subject: FTE 97up - F350 vs F550 towing

Why does the F550 with 7.3 L powerstroke have a higher towing capacity than
the F350 with same engine? Anyone know the actual towing capacity.
Thanks.

Mike Crowe

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Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 22:43:31 EST
From: CERESJohnG aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - F350 vs F550 towing

Springs, frame, running gear, brakes. In the 350, the engines got more
capability than the rest of the truck.

John G
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Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 22:05:01 -0800
From: Brian K Moberg
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - F350 vs F550 towing

While the following reply is true I am quite sure that the determining
factor is the axle ratio (4.88 in the F450 and F550.) Also of interest,
if memory serves, I believe the Y2K F450 and F550 models have a higher
tow rating, than the 1999's, thanks to a switch to synthetic lube in the
rear end.


Springs, frame, running gear, brakes. In the 350, the engines got more
capability than the rest of the truck.


>Why does the F550 with 7.3 L powerstroke have a higher towing capacity
>than
>the F350 with same engine? Anyone know the actual towing capacity.
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