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Hi guys, I have been in the market for a F350 for a while now (in no rush, would love to see what 2012 is gonna offer) I was dead set on the Super cab with the 8' bed. I without a doubt need the 8' bed, I do a bunch of work with the truck and as soon as i put a tool box back there it justsucks up so much of the bed, especially if it was a 6 3/4' bed. Now my wife has me wondering if the crew cab would be a better choice. I will be going from a regular cab to which ever I buy so... Prsonally I like the way the super cab looks with the long bed and is not quite as much of a boat as the 4 door, so I am wondering if with everyones experiances if the super cab will sufice. I dont have kids YET but that day is coming closer and I do have a Great dane that I think my wife is more attached to then me which comes with us in the car often..... I think it will be ok, just looking for a few opinions.... Thanks alot!
I've had both configurations and have 4 kids (14,11,3,1) so I can say with confidence that I'm speaking from experience. My 2000 super cab was fine until the kids got older, then there wasn't much room back there for car seats and legs. You can't sit comfortably in the driver or passenger seat with a rear facing seat in a super cab. I'm 6-3 so my seat usually set all the way back, which means whomever is behind me is screwed for leg room. I don't have that problem in my new truck and have had 2 car seats (1 forward, 1 backward facing) in there now. They're both facing forward so we're going through "stop kicking the seats" stage... lol. If your dog is riding with you in the cab, you're gonna want a crew cab, especially having a great dane.
As far as turning radius, my 2000 had leaf springs whereas my 2011 has coil, they seem to turn the same to me. Either truck though, I'm jumping curbs....
2011 F350 - 6.2 CC, LB, 4.30s, Lariat Ultimate pkg, FX4, Amp steps, Lockpick, AC LC6i, JL HD900/5, JL 13TW5, JL C5-570's, Bilstein 7100 stabilizer, Rancho RS9000XL's, Leveled w/ 35" Toyo M/T's and 5 Star tuned
**Sold - 2000 F250 V10, 6.5" Pro Comp, 37" Toyo MT's
I'd say go in-between. Figure how much you really will use the extra space. If you have a family car you'll probably use that more than the truck to haul people around, i know i would and i dislike driving cars. The crew cab and 8ft bed is going to be one long truck! I know personally i would never get anything more than a regular cab truck. If i need the extra space i need to be using a different vehicle.
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1983 F-250HD 2wd 300. T18 4speed 4.10s. Base. 170k Hiding in garage for the last 10 years. dead. dads truck. Project truck.
1991 F-250HD 4x4 351w ZF 5speed 4.10s Custom. 165k old plow and landscaping truck. Parts truck.
1990 F-250HD 2wd 7.3idi e4od 3.55s. Custom 346k 'The Carpathia' Daily driver.
I never thought I would like the extra doors...however I will never go back now ....Crew Cab only way
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I'll second or third or fourth or fifth the comments recommending the crew cab. Never drove anything but supers until this crew. On the test drive for both I heard from the peanut gallery how excited they got when they were in the crew cab. My daughter is 5'10" and the son is 5'6" and still growing. No more Mom in the back seat when we go places now...
F350 4x4 Crew, Short Bed, Diamondback Tonneau, DuraFlaps, Ford LockPick, Extended Remote Start, DDM HIDs all around, Epic door seals
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