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Old March 21st, 2010, 09:32 PM   #321
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Old March 21st, 2010, 09:32 PM   #322
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Here is the current tow rig. 94" 1 ton, 360ci

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Plan to do a gear swap, shift kit, and helper bags in my truck and use it for towing.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 01:33 PM   #323
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I guess this qualifies. I might try hauling a Jeep on the bed with some ramps...

1971 Jeep M35A2 with the LDT-465-1D engine (7.8 liter multifuel D-turbo)
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 03:17 PM   #324
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not mine... but it is funny
I was thinking about getting rid of my fullsize spare and just carry one of these in the bed
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 04:53 PM   #325
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Is it hauling a real car so you can get home when it breaks down?
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 11:28 PM   #326
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Is it hauling a real car so you can get home when it breaks down?
Nope it's not so I guess they're screwed!

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Old March 27th, 2010, 08:55 PM   #327
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1995 F350 Power Stroke 2 wd auto 177,000 miles
4x4 some day....
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Old March 28th, 2010, 09:46 AM   #328
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1995 F350 Power Stroke 2 wd auto 177,000 miles
That will get the job done Jeff.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 06:28 PM   #329
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Had this......Sold it last Weds....

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97 f250, shortbed, 4x4, powerstroke, auto, 216,xxx on ticker.
And now it has 226K on it.....

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Old May 2nd, 2010, 07:24 PM   #330
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2005 f250 6.0



My truck and my buddies bronco after a mud bog
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Old May 9th, 2010, 08:41 AM   #332
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Old May 29th, 2010, 01:13 AM   #333
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Here's my new truck. It's an 88 GMC Jimmy 1/2 ton with a 350 TBI, 700R4 with shift kit, posi, rear leveling springs, and a class III receiver. Not the best thing to tow with but it'll get r done!



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And now it has 226K on it.....

Thats a tough call!!! Giving up a 350 long bed for a 250 shortbed. The 250 has more power, better paint and front clip, but the 350 is longer and a solid front end. Six of one, Half dozen of the other! Should be a good truck. Dont waste any time swapping in a solid front though!! Ive never been in a worse ride than in a 250 shortbed powerstroke towing a trailer through evenly spaced asphalt patches. My 350 longbed would eat them up like a benz.
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Thats a tough call!!! Giving up a 350 long bed for a 250 shortbed. The 250 has more power, better paint and front clip, but the 350 is longer and a solid front end. Six of one, Half dozen of the other! Should be a good truck. Dont waste any time swapping in a solid front though!! Ive never been in a worse ride than in a 250 shortbed powerstroke towing a trailer through evenly spaced asphalt patches. My 350 longbed would eat them up like a benz.


I have F250 so I would say it tough keep tires from chew. THEY are prone to mess alignment when tie rods or bushing is worn out. NO fun to replaced 3 u joints on front axle.

They do ride ok for me.

My 95 F250 with 351W. I change gear from 4.10 to 3.55. It was get 9 mpg now. It get 12 mpg at 80 mph until I remove cat converter and replaced exhaust y pipe. Now I can get 15-16 mpg at 80-90 mph.


We went to Saginaw back to Dearborn on Wednesday.

We try get picture of truck now.
This was in February with only 74K miles. Now it have 82K miles.

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here is mine
88 F250 7.3 diesel 4x4 gets her done.
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just bought it
its a 2003 1500hd fully loaded with leather all power 4x4 and quadrasteer. its been babied it has a bed rug under the touno cover and no damage under that to the bed floor.
this is a pic from my test drive first drove it empty then drove my old truck home and picked up my trailer and toyota and went for a second test drive. its first real trip will be in a few weeks.
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Here are two pictures of the new truck loaded up heading back from the dunes:






That is 24' flatbed trailer with a Honda 450r in the front, Raptor 700r next, Wolverine 450 4x4 third, and a RZR-S in the back. There is also a 400ex in the bed of the truck. This truck actually handled the trailer great...the total weight was around 6000lbs, and the trailer had a lot of tongue weight.

I added a set of Firestone Ride-Rite air bags to the rear of the truck to keep it from looking like a dog scratching its ass, and they worked out really well...there was around 45 lbs of air in each bag for this trip. Each pound of air gives approx 50 lbs of lift, and each bag can hold 100lbs.
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Tow Rig
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Old June 24th, 2010, 08:32 PM   #340
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Thats a tough call!!! Giving up a 350 long bed for a 250 shortbed. The 250 has more power, better paint and front clip, but the 350 is longer and a solid front end. Six of one, Half dozen of the other! Should be a good truck. Dont waste any time swapping in a solid front though!! Ive never been in a worse ride than in a 250 shortbed powerstroke towing a trailer through evenly spaced asphalt patches. My 350 longbed would eat them up like a benz.
Eh, susp ride isn't much different. But the ride in the truck is WAY better. The seats are WAY more comfy in the 97 then the 89. And with the 89 being a stick and given my recent lower back problems. Driving the 89 was painful, the 97 is an auto so it takes the pain in my back out of the equation while towing. But having the short bed does suck in comparision to the long bed.

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I have F250 so I would say it tough keep tires from chew. THEY are prone to mess alignment when tie rods or bushing is worn out. NO fun to replaced 3 u joints on front axle.
Not an issue, I have a alignment rack at my disposal, plus as long as your rear susp doesn't squat under load, it won't change the alignment.

Always laugh at the guys who bring a TTB in my shop for an alignment then bitch that there tires wear out premature. When unloaded and the truck is level the alignment can be good, soon as you overload the rear susp and it sqauts......there goes your toe and camber along with your inner edges of your tires .
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