I'm ordering a 2016 f350 crew cab, shortbed 4x4 with the 6.2 gas engine. I have no intention of ever installing a plow on it but do like the little extra ride height. I originally was ordering without it but When I look on all the dealer lots in my area, they all have it and I like the way they sit.With that said, is there a big difference in the ride quality between no plow prep and prep package? Also, what is the ride height difference between the two?
if you like the way they sit with the plow package then I'd get it or you won't be happy. I would guess that it might ride a little bit rougher since it will have the max capacity springs, but I wouldn't think it would be night and day difference. I guess if it rides too rough for you it would be a good excuse to get an aftermarket deer bumper to offset the heavier springs.
I've driven both and I can't say there is much difference at all. But I drive a 04 f3(0 with 2" level front leads springs for a diee when I have a 5.4 and I don't think that rides bad either. I'd say go for it! Don't dislike the truck for a 55 dollar option, if I could afford a new f350 it would be ordered with 6.2 and the plow package and don't forget the 4.30 locker option!!!
2004 F-350, XLT, SC, SB, FX4, 5.4, 4R100 w/ .472 line mod valve & TransGo HD2 reprogramming kit, 4.30 gears w/ Detroit locker, zoo dad mod w/ STOCK intake, Gibson stainless headers, SPD y-pipe, 51509 cat, Borla 3" exhaust, 1" rear AAL, dually upper and lower overload spring, 08 diff cover, ProComp 22210 springs, more.....
I got the plow prep package on my '15 250. Truck sits almost level from it, so upsizing tires was simple. I don't know how the truck would ride without it, but I don't think my truck rides bad. It was stiff when new, but I lubed the suspension and after a few miles it eased up. Its a good value IMO.
2015 F-250 XL SuperCrew Longbed 6.2L 4X4 Blue Jean Metalic, Leer Cap, 35x12.5x20 Trail Grapplers on XD 20x9 wheels.
I have the snow plow prep as well. On the test drive route I didn't really notice the difference between the trucks w/ the package versus w/o the package. I now have close the 6000 miles and think the ride is perfectly acceptable.
2015 F250 4x4 Screw Platinum 6.2L (Current), 2012 F150 4x4 Screw Lariat EcoBoost (current), 2008 F150 4x4 Screw Lariat 5.4 Max Tow, 2001 F150 4x2 Screw Lariat 5.4, 2001 F150 4x2 Regular Cab XLT Sport V6 (now my dad's), 1998 F150 4x2 Regular Cab XL V6, 1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4x4, 1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2, 1991 Ford Explorer V6 4x4.
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