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Old 07-15-2015, 08:42 PM   #1
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Thinking about trading for a new dually. Anybody driving a Ford F450? Curious is the 450 is overkill and too rough a ride compared to the F350.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:13 PM   #2
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Just a note, the F350 now has a "wide-track" option that gives you the wider front axle like the F450 for a tighter turning radius, and it comes with the front fender and bumper flares. However, it does bump your rear end gear ratio down to 4.30.

My F350 dually has more than enough capacity for the Redwood, but certainly can't get too big a truck
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:20 PM   #3
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Yes! If I was going to buy another truck for towing I would go to the F450. The F450 actually rides better than the 350 due to the extra weight.

It might be an overkill for the Redwood, but what's the next trailer weigh? Only downside I see is the 430 differential which would require slower driving due to mpg. I do like the larger tires and wheels on the F450......very nice.
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Another note: you need to check with your insurance carrier a F-450 here will cost you twice as much as a F-350. A F-450 here is a commercial vehicle.
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Had the 350 and now a 450. Ride is better and once I put in the upgrades exhaust, turbos and tuner pulls ours like it's not even there. Would not go back
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Just get a Ram 3500. It is equal to a F-450!
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Well i skipped all the exhaust upgrades tuners, etc and it pulls like it is not behind me. I guess all the upgrade thing is a Ford thing!
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I believe the new stock f450 is putting out as much horse power and torque as my truck did with all my modifications. It's got almost too much power (900ft pds/480hp)

In traffic I really miss that tonque to weight ratio that I had with the "Beast"
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