Originally Posted by jsimon724
Biggest issues I see are:
1) Rear end goes from Dana 110 to a Dana 80.
2) Front diff goes from Dana Super 60 to standard Dana 60.
3) Wheels go from 19.5" to 17" - that means no more F or G load-rated tires.
4)Towing capacity remains the same, but payload drops considerably (I forget the # quoted, something like 500-600 lbs.)
Yeah that does sound like they neutered it. Seems like they basically made it a 350 with a slightly higher tow rating.
09 F-350 V10 4x4 6spd CC/8' ordered from factory 5/26/09
99 F-150 V6 4x4 5spd RegCab/Short bed
78 Big Bronco 4x4 (a work in progress)