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Old September 8th, 2011, 05:45 PM   #1
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Default What does the "Heavy Duty Payload" package on 2011 F150 consist of?

Cannot find out what it is, Im about to get one with the offroad package and it says not available with heavy duty package. since im gonna be using it for work id like to know what the hell it is and if i should get that instead (if its just an extra leaf I was planning an aal anyways. guessing the salesman probably wont know either
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Old September 8th, 2011, 05:59 PM   #2
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is this inquiry a prelude to digressing your interest in "hogging" ?
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Old September 8th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #3
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I think its stiffer springs, I love watching guys with F250's riding the bump stops with a "light" trailer when my Chevy would laugh at it.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 06:12 PM   #4
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No, apparently my inquiry was a prelude to you digressing from the original question. I only went hogging in college....
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Old September 8th, 2011, 06:17 PM   #5
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I think its stiffer springs, I love watching guys with F250's riding the bump stops with a "light" trailer when my Chevy would laugh at it.
thats what I want to find out, and if it is reflected in the front too (since a plow is going on) Payload doesnt really matter, i have my 2500hd for the bigger stuff, this will be for plowing and pulling the lawn trailer >6k

I had no intention of going with the offroad package, but the deal on the truck is too good to matter.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #6
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Cannot find out what it is, Im about to get one with the offroad package and it says not available with heavy duty package. since im gonna be using it for work id like to know what the hell it is and if i should get that instead (if its just an extra leaf I was planning an aal anyways. guessing the salesman probably wont know either
From 2010:
http://www.ford.com/assets/pdf/towin...vF150sep09.pdf

F-150 Heavy-Duty Payload Package (Option Code 627)
Increases GVWR to 8,200 pounds.
• LT245/75R17E BSW A/T tires (5)
• High-capacity 17" 7-lug steel wheels
• Heavy-duty shock absorbers
• Upgraded springs, radiator and auxiliary transmission oil cooler
• 9.75" gear set with 3.73 Limited Slip axle
Available on XL and XLT Regular Cab and SuperCab models with 8'
box or Mid-Box Prep Package. Requires 5.4L gas engine and Max
Trailer Tow Package.
(although I think it's available with the EcoBoost motor for 2011)

2011 Payload specs:
http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/specifications/payload/

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Old September 8th, 2011, 06:31 PM   #7
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check the payload, the fx4 (or any other off road package) usually has a little more than the others. its just the springs have an extra leaf or overload. I'd guess they stuck the same springs on a lauriat, xl, xlt, whatever.

enjoy the 6 speed with the sway control. very nice for towing.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 07:23 PM   #8
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From 2010:
http://www.ford.com/assets/pdf/towin...vF150sep09.pdf

F-150 Heavy-Duty Payload Package (Option Code 627)
Increases GVWR to 8,200 pounds.
LT245/75R17E BSW A/T tires (5)
High-capacity 17" 7-lug steel wheels
Heavy-duty shock absorbers
Upgraded springs, radiator and auxiliary transmission oil cooler
9.75" gear set with 3.73 Limited Slip axle
Available on XL and XLT Regular Cab and SuperCab models with 8'
box or Mid-Box Prep Package. Requires 5.4L gas engine and Max
Trailer Tow Package.
(although I think it's available with the EcoBoost motor for 2011)

2011 Payload specs:
http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/specifications/payload/
ok, well then im guessing the chrome package deleted it (18in wheels), my payload is gonna be 7200. Ill just add a leaf, the chrome package actually knocked down the lease payment, and since i wont be owning the truck i dont care about the radiator or oil.
the offroad package got me the electronic locking diff too, along with the goodyear at/s tires. whatever for the payment they are offering i dont think i should pass
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Old September 8th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #9
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ask trailrail302 he sells ford cars and trucks, and can probably get you the best deal on a ford
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Old September 8th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #10
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Whatever you do, get the ecoboost.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 07:47 PM   #11
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Whatever you do, get the ecoboost.
no, 75% of this trucks life by me will be behind a plow or pulling a trailer. going with the 5.0...
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Old September 8th, 2011, 07:49 PM   #12
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get a 250
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Old September 8th, 2011, 07:54 PM   #13
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ecoboost engine w/3.73 gears has higher tow capacity than 5.0
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Old September 8th, 2011, 07:56 PM   #14
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ecoboost engine w/3.73 gears has higher tow capacity than 5.0
capacity sure, but I dont want the turbo spooling all the time and getting 8 miles to the gallon. cool engine and great for people that only need the power occasionally
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Old September 8th, 2011, 07:58 PM   #15
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I think its stiffer springs, I love watching guys with F250's riding the bump stops with a "light" trailer when my Chevy would laugh at it.
Are you retarded, or just high? I have seen F250 with big ass trailer that are hardly squatting. Are you confusing Super Dutys with Rangers?
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Old September 8th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #16
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Are you retarded, or just high? I have seen F250 with big ass trailer that are hardly squatting. Are you confusing Super Dutys with Rangers?
I have seen f250's come into my shop with a load of valves and pistons squatting hard. I used to haul 4000 lb bags of blasting sand in a 2500 dmax. it squatted but rode and drove fine.
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Old September 8th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #17
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get a 250
already have a 3/4 ton, just need an extra truck for the lighter work, and tight spots in Birmingham. Not to mention you cant lease one, and with the work i do, i dont want to own

Thanks for the other info, i was just curious and it doesnt look like it is easy to find with the XLT Supercab and 6.5ft box. Ill spend 100 on an AAL and call it a day. Thanks guys

Hoping to have time to do the paperwork tomorrow and get it asap
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Old September 8th, 2011, 09:12 PM   #18
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Well Found out some shitty news, the 2011 has that electrical steering and will not work with a plow, WTF, I am so pissed, i was so happy about this truck. Cant believe I am gonna have to go look at dodge 1500s
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Old September 13th, 2011, 06:23 AM   #19
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why cant you plow with the electric assist steering?
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Old September 13th, 2011, 01:00 PM   #20
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Some of the info might be here:

https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas...011/specs.html

https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas.../2011_F150.pdf

Good website.


Besides the things mentioned above by Jeeperz Creeperz, the frame rail is also thicker on the high payload models. (Some non heavy payloads like supercrews and raptors have this anyway...)

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