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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #1
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got a 97 powerstroke f-350 crew cab and im wondering if the truck can handle a gooseneck with 2 wranglers on it. truck is an auto. 4:10 gears and 35's
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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what no confidence in the old powerstroke
should have bought a cummins and you would have no worries
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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wish i would have
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #4
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what no cofidence in the old powerstroke
should have bought a cummins and you would have no worries
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yea because a cummins will pull anything...assneck also learn how to spell
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #5
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My wife has a 97 f-250 powerstroke and she hauls her four horse trailer full of horses with out issue just a little slow
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #6
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if the mid 90's dodges wernt the uglyiest looking trucks ever made and they didnt rust out so bad i may have bought one. but i still dont think the powerstroke is a bad engine. im mostly concerned with the rest of the truck.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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We have 300,000 miles on ours and its been issue free so far knock on wood
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:38 PM   #8
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The 35's will slow it down a bit but it should be just fine. I wouldn't think twice about it!
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #9
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figured she could do it just thought id see what other people thought
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I agree run it like you stole it

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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:56 PM   #11
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The auto will be the week link with that size tires and that kind of load. If you are going to run 35's I would like at minimum re gearing and shift kit and a big ass trans cooler.
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I have a feeling he isn't going to be pulling daily so the regret most likely isn't the most effective way to correct things.
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Powerstroke with 2 TJ's ....no problem.
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Old January 10th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #14
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i am actually in the process of getting my trans rebuilt now. going with a shift kit and big cooler for sure. this was expensive so thought id ask before i try it and burn up my new trans
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The 7.3 can handle it with no problem. You might want to put on a tranny temp gage to keep track of temps if worried that auto can handle it.
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The real answer can be found in the owner's manual: http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pub.../97f23og1e.pdf

Depending on how your truck is geared, you can tow up to 13,900 lbs with a '97 PSD F350.
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It will pull it but the question becomes stopping the whole load. I have had about 17-17.5k on a 351w, auto, and 3.55 gears. It was a short haul and not worth two trips. It was all that engine could handle thought and all it wanted to stop with tri-axle breaks.
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I have a 7.3 i;ve never towed two rigs at once with it, but I don't think it would blink an eye.
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I have a 7.3 i;ve never towed two rigs at once with it, but I don't think it would blink an eye.

Mine didn't. Ran like a champ all the way to Drummond and back. She did sag a lil bit tho.
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Old January 15th, 2012, 12:41 PM   #20
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I pull a 4o foot gooseneck with my 7.3 on 40" tires. Stock gears, heavely built trans and it pulls like a dream..
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