Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


6.7L Power Stroke Diesel 2011-2015 Ford Powerstroke 6.7 L turbo diesel engine

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-01-2013, 09:45 PM
FUJINAMI1293 FUJINAMI1293 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 177
FUJINAMI1293 is starting off with a positive reputation.
F250 VS F350

For those of you who have a F250 do you wish you would have gone with the F350?

And those with the F350 Do you wish you would have gone with the F250


Why?

Thank you for the replies
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-01-2013, 10:20 PM
LabCab LabCab is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: SW Oregon
Posts: 366
LabCab is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I looked long and hard at the F250 vs 350 prior to my purchase. I bought a 2012 F250 CC 4x4 SB with the 6.7, 3.55ELD, camper package. If I were to get an F350 it would be a long bed. The reason I chose to not go with the long bed is the places that I hunt and fish.... Turning around a long be CC truck on some of these backcountry dirt roads wouild be really tough. The F250 short bed meets my needs, tows my 30', 10,000lb trailer just fine, hauls my dogs and gear, so it is a good match for me. I have hauled over 2,700lbs of cement mix in my truck with no problems. I did choose to add air bags to the rear for when I have the bed loaded and my trailer with 1,300 toung weight on the rear. It allows me to get it just where I want it weight and height wise. I am very happy with this truck! I enjoyed my Excursion for 11 years and 187,000 miles, but don't miss it after getting behind the wheel of this beast.
Best of luck in your decision.
Pat
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-01-2013, 10:34 PM
Chad149's Avatar
Chad149 Chad149 is online now
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Milford, MI
Posts: 2,606
Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.Chad149 has a spectacular reputation.
I have the 350 SRW. The way I feel about it is Ford made the 250 springs soft to appease diesel buyers that would other wise be fine with a 150. So really it boils down to the unloaded ride quality you want, as you can always throw airbags in the back. Driveline is the same-350's have more spring and more block height-and ride quality will vary quite a bit between wheelbases. My crew cab long box truck rides very well if you ask me. A 350 standard cab plow truck will bounce quite a bit. I like to follow the k.i.s.s. principle so I went 350 to avoid screwing around with the airbags.
__________________
2012 F-350 6.7 Powerstroke 172" WB Fab Four rear bumper w/Rigid LED lighting
A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.”
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-01-2013, 11:40 PM
cummins cowboy's Avatar
cummins cowboy cummins cowboy is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: herriman utah
Posts: 642
cummins cowboy is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Quote:
Originally Posted by FUJINAMI1293 View Post
For those of you who have a F250 do you wish you would have gone with the F350?

And those with the F350 Do you wish you would have gone with the F250


Why?

Thank you for the replies
I really really wish I had gotten the 350, if you put much weight at all on the back of a 250 it will sag big time. the 350 has an extra 2" of ride height in the rear higher than the front giving the truck a slight rake unloaded, loaded it settles about 1" or so till it hits the overloads, perfect.
__________________
2011 4x4 F250 XLT crew cab, white 6.7 adobe cloth interior, dodge man coming to the dark side

Most Wanted Disaster Services

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-02-2013, 12:43 AM
Dim Sum's Avatar
Dim Sum Dim Sum is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson, NV
Posts: 804
Dim Sum has a very good reputation on FTE.Dim Sum has a very good reputation on FTE.Dim Sum has a very good reputation on FTE.
There's not much difference between the two trucks aside from an extra overload spring on the F-350. They have the same spring packs from what I remember except the F350 has the overload spring.

I bought an F-350 b/c I'm a guy who likes to be prepared. I didn't need the extra capacity, but I might in the future.

There is compelling reason to get a 250 if your state charges license fees based upon the weight carrying capability of the truck. If I was registering my truck in a state like that, I would get a 250.
__________________
-Steve
2014 F-250 SB CC Platinum 6.7 4x4: FX4, sunroof, Ruby Red Metallic, REV Tonneau cover
2012 VW Golf TDI 6MT 4Dr Tech
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-02-2013, 07:55 AM
Finz250 Finz250 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 72
Finz250 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I went with the 350. Had a 2008 250 and it was great aside from the radiator problems. Decided on the 350 this time for the extra payload and towing. The ride is stiffer but after adding the rancho 9000 shocks it is much improved. Unless you're going to be towing heavy (and you want to be legal while doing it) then the 250 is fine.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-02-2013, 08:23 AM
CascadeF250's Avatar
CascadeF250 CascadeF250 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington state
Posts: 258
CascadeF250 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Because of design of the 5th wheel I pull I went with the 250. If I had know at the time how easy it is to change the 350 rear spring blocks to 250 blocks I would have purchased at 350 and done that. The 250 does every thing that I have wanted to do but I did wind up installing overload springs because of the sag when hauling heavy loads. The only disadvantage of the 350 is the added height. Most people say the ride difference between the two trucks is not that much . In the end it really depends what you are going to use the truck for . Both trucks will pull the same amount and mechanically there is not that much difference in their construction.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-02-2013, 09:33 AM
Fontana Fontana is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Stafford Virginia
Posts: 423
Fontana is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Fontana is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
USMC0431
I was going to buy the 350 and my dealer talked me out of it. Registration is more for the 350. My dealer asked me if I was going to use the truck for a business, hauling heavy frequently, or towing a 5th wheel trailer. Because my answers to all these questions was no the 250 was the right choice for me. Besides it's very easy and cheap to add a leaf or have service add the overload spring if my needs should change. $800 is the price difference between the two so...it doesn't really matter in the end. I've never had so much weight in the back that sagging was a concern. It does ride better with weight.

My truck has the snow plow package. Love the extra height of the stout springs. I had Ready Lift stage 4 for a bit of extra height. 3.5" front and 5" blocks in rear making it 3" lift rear. Levels the truck within one inch. 1/2 inch higher in the rear. My tow hitch dragged a bit moving in/out of my driveway and I want 35" tires so that is why I did Ready Lift.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-02-2013, 09:33 AM
gsxr1300 gsxr1300 is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 819
gsxr1300 has a good reputation on FTE.gsxr1300 has a good reputation on FTE.gsxr1300 has a good reputation on FTE.
If there is no registration differences in your state for going over 10kgvw then get the 350
The difference in price is about the same as adding airbags to the 250
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-02-2013, 09:57 AM
17 Oaks 17 Oaks is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 27
17 Oaks is starting off with a positive reputation.
I was LUCKY, I stopped by a dealer and come across a sales guy who KNEW trucks, I mean REALLY knew his business. Maybe him being one of the top truck sales guys in Texas had something to do with it.

I was there to order a new F 450. The guy asks me why I want a 450 and I tell him. He spends a lot of time asking about my load requirements both payload and towing. After a good 20 min he writes down on a piece of paper and slides it over to me and says this is what you need, buy anything else and you won't be satisfied. It says: F 350, crew cab, long bed, dually. As I read he has out the options and begins telling me what options I need.

I carry a camper, its weighs in about 5500 lbs wet I also sometime pulls a trailer with my off road jeep on it and it weighs about 5500 lbs wet, plus tools and spares and weight of trailer its about 8500 lbs working.

In this case the 350 has a bigger payload capacity than the 450, but less towing capacity (2011) and of course more payload than the 250.

Sadly on the RV forums I find many, many folks are way under carrying ability and a danger to themselves and others when they travel.

Buying a truck is truly a question of "if the shoe fits"
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-02-2013, 11:06 AM
Dagmandt's Avatar
Dagmandt Dagmandt is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 31
Dagmandt is starting off with a positive reputation.
I drove both before purchasing the F350. They are pretty much the same truck from what I read and could tell except the F350 had more payload and a bit more spring in back to make that happen. I think there is an anti-sway bar as well in back. I could hardly tell a difference in ride. To tell you the truth if you put me in one or the other without telling me which I was in I probably couldn't tell you. For the extra few hundred I wanted the most truck I could get.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-02-2013, 11:25 AM
17 Oaks 17 Oaks is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 27
17 Oaks is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dagmandt View Post
I drove both before purchasing the F350. They are pretty much the same truck from what I read and could tell except the F350 had more payload and a bit more spring in back to make that happen. I think there is an anti-sway bar as well in back. I could hardly tell a difference in ride. To tell you the truth if you put me in one or the other without telling me which I was in I probably couldn't tell you. For the extra few hundred I wanted the most truck I could get.
In doing a comparo of the F 250/350/450 a key component that is different is the rear axle assembly. Then like you said there are other assorted components that support the capacities of each truck...more similar that what I originally thought.

I am not (historically) a Ford Truck man. I grew up here in Texas and it was CHEVY country (guess I am starting to date myself). Ford was not a very good truck. That ole '54 Chevy 3500 truck we had on the ranch could handle anything you threw at it.

So when I went to retire for the last time and I needed a truck for the ranch I looked at everything out there without color. It had been since my late teens the last time I drove the ranch truck and lived that life. Now it was time to return and I knew what I needed in ability, but did not care if Ford, Chevy/GMC or Dodge...I bought Ford and money was never a consideration other than getting the best deal I could on what ever truck I bought.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-02-2013, 01:20 PM
Michael53 Michael53 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Grayslake, IL
Posts: 131
Michael53 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I test-drove both and the ride quality did not seem that different to me. I primarily bought an F250 because I live in Northern Illinois have a garage and the F350 would not fit in the garage and the F250 would do and does everything I need to do capacity wise. As it is, I had to cutout the trim piece on the top of my garage and raise the door stop height to the max to get my F250 in the garage.fficeffice" />>>
> >
My complaint with the F250 is the significant rear-end sag anytime I hook up my 20ft + V-Nose trailer. So I added airbags with wireless controller and that problem is solved. If I were to buy a new Superduty today, I would still get the F250 – since being in a warm garage to melt the snow buildup daily is a huge plus to me.>>
> >
I have no plans to use it to tow a 5th wheel or other trailer that would overload the truck capacity.>>
__________________
Mike - 2012 F250 6.7 CC/SB FX4 Dark Blue Pearl / Silver
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-03-2013, 09:39 PM
DSLPWRD's Avatar
DSLPWRD DSLPWRD is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ararat, VA
Posts: 2,128
DSLPWRD is a splendid one to beholdDSLPWRD is a splendid one to beholdDSLPWRD is a splendid one to beholdDSLPWRD is a splendid one to beholdDSLPWRD is a splendid one to beholdDSLPWRD is a splendid one to beholdDSLPWRD is a splendid one to behold
I got a 350 because I wanted the biggest SRW truck I could get. I also think the 350 looks better as well (sits a little higher). To me it looks about the same height as a mildly lifted 250. I have the snow plow package as well so it has a little higher front clearance too. I also did not want to get a 250 and end up needing the higher towing capacity in the future.
__________________
Andrew
2011 F-350 Lariat CC 6.7L Scorpion Short Box FX4 - too many mods to list, just go here >>http://dslpwrd.weebly.com/the-beast.html
2013 VW Jetta TDI Premium
2013 Forest River Wildcat 312BHX-OK
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-03-2013, 10:44 PM
Fontana Fontana is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Stafford Virginia
Posts: 423
Fontana is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Fontana is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
USMC0431
Quote:
Originally Posted by DSLPWRD View Post
I got a 350 because I wanted the biggest SRW truck I could get. I also think the 350 looks better as well (sits a little higher). To me it looks about the same height as a mildly lifted 250. I have the snow plow package as well so it has a little higher front clearance too. I also did not want to get a 250 and end up needing the higher towing capacity in the future.
How do you like your trail grapplers? I've been planning on buying them in 35/12.5/20 but I can't seem to find a flat black 20x9 wheel that I like. I decided that I'm staying with the stock wheels with 295/65/20 tires. They seem to be the best tire for me and the most capable.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 10:44 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pro Comp vs Fabtech judithgap 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel 29 09-30-2013 06:19 PM
F350 6 spd gearing; 3.54 vs 3.25 Labs_4_Sale 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 19 04-12-2013 06:57 PM
Time to Tinker 444ord Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 9 12-20-2012 03:07 PM
Engine Rebuild Opinions Mark Alligood 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 8 12-15-2012 06:55 PM
how are you liking your F350 6.7 FUJINAMI1293 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel 22 07-25-2012 08:34 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup