<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">My impression was the F450 and F550 were the same truck with different suspension and gearing, so I don't know why one would be better around town than the other. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I was comparing the different Ford F-series (F350, F450, F550) a couple months ago just prior to getting my new 5'r.
Paraphrasing my notes to myself, yes the suspension is different, maybe the gearing, and i can't recall without re-reading my matrix, if the brakes or frame had differences, but the differences were a few things.
These differences seemed to me to leave the F450 better suited for towing and the F550 better suited for hauling. The f450 would be a better towvehicle for a 5'r and the F550 would be better to haul a few yards of gravel around in the bed.
I believe the ridability between the two is effected because of this. Sure you could put an air suspension on a f550 to give it better around town drivability when unloaded. But i penciled down in my head that personaly the F550 was out for me as a 5'r hauler IF i also was going to use it as a town driver too IF the F450 was available instead.
I would be interested in hearing if there is anyone else who has researched this, or if there are any F450/F550 drivers and what all the opinions are. I am still on the fence.
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