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Old 08-20-2013, 03:32 AM   #1
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Diffrence between f150 and 250


I know most f150 are a 8cyl 302 but I have looked into f250 and it usually has a 351 in it, more power, but what the pros and cons in the two, I like the power in a f250 ?????

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Old 08-20-2013, 06:34 AM   #2
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Diffrence between f150 and 250


250 has heavier running gear--springs----rear axle--brakes---(some times transmission)

If you haul heavy loads this is the truck----down side----harsher ride and less gas mileage due to lower geared rear end.

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On the 250 I like the bigger engine most fords I have seen a manual how come???
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Most truck are work trucks---a lot of people like a manual trans---that would be my guess----

I do know that the majority of PU trucks come with automatic---it is unusual that you are running into a lot of them with manual transmissions----
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I am looking at old models I like the way they look
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That explains the manual trans----as you can see from the responses here--a lot of people are loyal to the manuals---I've been driving since 1969---I love manual trans--the more gears the better---I even had a van with a 4 speed floor shift---

However, I switched to automatic in the trucks because many (most) people do not know how to drive and I was replacing clutches more often than needed---

And many employees simply could not drive a stick at all----so that was the end--from 1978 on all trucks were automatic---
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I am looking at old models I like the way they look
I have a 97 250 SHD with the 460, manual trans. 287,000 miles and still going strong. 10 mpg is it though, city, hwy, loaded or not 10 is all it gets.
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I bet you love that thing though huh??
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I want the 351 engine is that the same as 350 on a chevy??????
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It's easy to love a pick up----and I like the older styles too----
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351 is Ford equivalent of the GM 350----
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I bet you love that thing though huh??
It's a good truck other than the milage. It's the old body style, 97 was the last year for that. They offered the old and new look that year. I only drive it when I need it though, I have a little Nissan 4x4 too.
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Difference between 302 and 351?????
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That is not a bad engine for a pick up---302 is better on gas---especially if fuel injected---plenty of aftermarket parts if you like to soup up the engine---

Will this be a pleasure ride or a hauling work truck? Daily driver or occasional use?
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I've has a lot of vans--mostly Ford----12 were 300 CID 6 cylinder--one was a 302 V8
One a 351 V8---

Never a mechanical problem with any of them----as you can see--I do like the 300/6

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