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Ford F-250, Ford F-250 Super Duty, Engine, Suspension, Truck
#1 of 4 2004 F250 towing ability
Sep 20, 2003 (8:42 am)
Does anyone know what the F250 Super Cab towing ability is? I need it to be able to tow 8000 lbs in a trailer. Would appreciate any input. Thanks
#2 of 4 2004 F250 towing ability
Sep 21, 2003 (1:27 am)
What kind of truck do you want? Manual or Auto? Short Bed or Long Bed? 4x2 or 4x4? What Engine: 5.4L V8, 6.8L V10, 6.0L Diesel? Which rear axle ratio: 3.73 or 4.10 on the V8, 3.73 or 4.30 on V10. 3.73 on the Diesel?
Any 250 can pull it. The F250 has 20,000lb GCWR (Gross combined weight rating - trailer and truck) But depending on engine, drivetrain, rear end - you get differing weight capacities, and different quality of towing experience.
For 8K, I'd think you'd need either V10 or diesel.
Sep 21, 2003 (12:58 pm)
How much does the trailer weigh? Is it enclosed or an flatbed? Is it a bumper pull, goose or 5'er. All of the configuration choices that Walt mentioned are going to affect your effective towing capacity. For instance, a crew cab long bed 4x4 won't be able to pull as much as a regular cab 4x2, because it weighs so much more.
For starters, I'd say the 5.4L even with the 5-speed and 4.10 rear end would be too small. It would do it, but not very well.