We have a unique truck that was produced smack dab between generation and emission changes. If its rust free and in good shape Ill take it off your hands also! Nope, Ford made it extremly difficult to figure out what trucks came with what axles. One place to watch for rust is the rear wheel wells, they didnt put factory drain holes in the inner sheet metalvand it traps water. Gross Combined Weight Rating is how much it's rated to move, including itself, any payload and any trailer. I don't think they made a 98 250, someone else may correct me but that's what I've seen. It should match up with one of the rating above.
Of course that leads to another odd thing, where people claim that new trucks are stronger because new F-150s have the same rating as old F-250s. Thanks for the help everyone, It doesn't pay to take pictures right now because it is dark out but I just looked at the door jam and the weight is 8600. You can call it a 96 at the parts stores if you wish it will get you all the parts you need. Ok guys, Here's my stupid question for the day. Rest at ease you have a good one.
They made both body styles of 250 in 97, the obs and the new style-called it a light duty. Wasn't it mandatory in 96 and up vehicles to be compliant? You should probably be able to say its a 97 f250 and get the right parts. Wasn't it mandatory in 96 and up vehicles to be compliant? Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is how much weight the truck is rated to carry including its own weight on it's own wheels. It's a 97 F250 heavy duty 5. What is the blow off vavle type of sound I hear when climbing hills or accelerating quickly? Is that definitive or should I look at what the front axle says? Light duty or heavy duty did not depict what rear axle it got. No problem, i just wish someone had told me when i first got mine so i could have fixed it before it ate through. Thats a good thread but they have alot of stuff wrong.
The heavy duty trucks were exempted from the move to obd 2 for whatever reason, its easy enough to check the codes though, let us know if you need instructions. Thanks and sorry for the newbie questions Can someone with knowledge please explain to me a few things about this year model: - Why did they make two different body styles in the same year? Can someone with knowledge please explain to me a few things about this year model: - Why did they make two different body styles in the same year? I rather push a chevy then own 98-2012. My truck has the 351W in it with an e40d trans and 4. So I guess I could only load it to the max if I was towing a trailer full of helium. Thanks guys, I have the diesel engine, and full floater 10. Mine weighed in at 5,620 full of gas and me, but yours would be different depending on your cab and bed size.
. But even Ford realized how stupid that was, and in '98 they renamed the F-250 as an F-150. Autos and bigger engines will give yours a higher rating. Can anyone help me out? Only 97 f150's were the newer body style. . It could not hold a plow and ford could not sell it with one.
That's because they are the old F-250s! I just bought a 1995 F250. The f250's and up stayed older body style until 1998. Autos and bigger engines will give yours a higher rating. Hello all, I have been searching through here and the internet in general and I really cannot get a definitive answer. You have an excellent full float sterling 10. Wasn't it mandatory in 96 and up vehicles to be compliant? Light duty or heavy duty did not depict what rear axle it got. This is where it get confusing and even im not really sure how they decided.
Thanks and sorry for the newbie questionsAll I know is the light duty 250 is a turd. Yeah I had a 90 F150 that was just recently totaled, plus I spent months searching for trucks over the years so I know where the rust starts on these models - thanks though! I also found some good info on this topic at this thread. . . . .
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