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Old 11-15-2015, 11:21 AM   #15
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18" wheels for sure. If you can hold out the 2017 model will be as smart and sophisticated as the current F150's. I have the 2016 Lariat, just over 2000lbs payload and also installed the Titan 50 gallon tank. Nice truck and doing the job.

The King Ranch is just extra $$$ for not much more truck.
If you don't mind me asking, what's occurring in the 2017 model that you know of? Of course, my major concern is if they tinker with the interior, I might loose the headspace at the headliner, taking the F250 out of the loop as a drivable machine as well :-P

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Old 11-15-2015, 12:21 PM   #16
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You won't be going to Mexico with that truck unless you have a lot more diesel. Mexican Diesel will ruin that engine in one tank.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:25 PM   #17
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Just finished owning my second f250 diesel, both 20" wheels. Moving onto Cummins.

Anyway, I'll never do 20" wheels on a heavy duty again. On a 1/2 ton not an issue. 20" wheels have no cushion room to help take the rough out of the ride. 20" wheels are MUCH more expensive than 18". I have had to repair or replace 20" tires on three separate occasions, no one stocks them. It's always an order thing. Lastly, you won't get a 20" spare. They don't fit.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:29 PM   #18
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Hi Ian, Hope all's well. Our paths have not crossed lately so hope that changes. You will enjoy a new F250 for sure. We traded our Dodge for a F350 during the summer. Not that we didn't like the Dodge, we did. And the cummins diesel is a gem for sure. Ford gave us a much better trade value. Plus, the newer Ford diesels look to have finally gotten it right and ours is doing very well. We have a sliding bed that I moved from the Dodge to the Ford and just had a Leer cap installed on Friday. Ours has 20" wheels so I can't compare on the Ford but our Dodge had 18's. I really don't notice any handling differences. Both trucks handle well.

If you go for it I'm sure you will be happy. Stay in touch and hope to cross trails again soon.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:39 PM   #19
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Just finished owning my second f250 diesel, both 20" wheels. Moving onto Cummins.

Anyway, I'll never do 20" wheels on a heavy duty again. On a 1/2 ton not an issue. 20" wheels have no cushion room to help take the rough out of the ride. 20" wheels are MUCH more expensive than 18". I have had to repair or replace 20" tires on three separate occasions, no one stocks them. It's always an order thing. Lastly, you won't get a 20" spare. They don't fit.
Greg --

Good feedback - sticking to the 18" All-Seasons then! The on-lot vehicle is not an option. Factory order for delivery just after the new year it is then!

Now.... Lariat or KR... Hrmmmm. :-P

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Old 11-15-2015, 01:09 PM   #20
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Well, we all tend to like what we decided to purchase; certainly the case with us. 2016 F250 KR 4x4 crew cab. I believe we have every option except snow plow. Do like the 20" wheels and certainly feel the M&S much better for the road. Replaced the 26 gal tank with a 50 gal Titan; that is a must have for towing. We spent a lot of time comparing the Platinum and KR; came down to the front seats being a bit deeper and wider in the KR version. The seats are great. Heated and cooled front, heated rear seats were a non negotiable for us; once you have them, you are spoiled for life. The power difference in this truck and the other brands is significant; much quicker and more responsive. It is, as someone noted earlier, a truck and it rides like one. Leer camper shell with bed blanket is also great; Leer does a good job of matching exact paint batches.
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Old 11-15-2015, 01:56 PM   #21
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Greetings,

We have one 2012 F-350 SD Lairet w/tow package (diesel)the 2015 F-150 KR (gasser) with tow package, 2015 F-250 SD KR as well with tow package and factory sprayed liner.(diesel) All are FX-4 machines.


The '12 is the mule of the family, ranch limo. The 150-KR was taken away from me by my loving wife. However, with 32 gallon tank and the 5.0 V8, it pulled the 28'FC just fine. However, pulling all types of trailer in my lifetime, I wanted a bit more certain control over what was being towed. (Short wheel base 150 KR)

To the point of your original question(s), the 2015' F-250 KR knows not that the AS is behind it. However, the AS has a dry toung weight of 974 pounds. (There will be static from all the load leveler and WD folks). But, the 250 would not level out because Ford did not allow for the distance between the bumper and the trailer, thus the rear springs were just not beefy enough to my liking. Don't like upsetting on-coming traffic at night when low beams are on and the others disagree.

The solution was very simple. Roadmaster Active Suspension. This kit is very simple to install over the rear springs and allows you to "adjust" the capacity of load. Thus, you get excellent ride, level line from steering gear to the AS back bumper, and complete control in any conditions. (Axel weight specification folks please just chill.)

The deeper and thicker leather of the KR seats is much better than the Lairet leather seats and don't wear out at the stitches along the edge of the seat.

Electronics on the 250 do not compare with the 150. The 150 has a much more advanced system, but self parking, radar assisted side and forward object advoidance and adaptive cruze control is neat, but for the additional $3000.00 may not be to your liking. The 2017 will offer all of those upgrades in an aluminum skin F-250, 350 and 450 configurations late 2016.

Slap on a 50 gallon Transfer Flow tank, ( comes with built in skid plate) and the RAS spring overfit in a KR package and you will love your new ride. Just don't forget that there is a AS tailgating you.��

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Old 11-15-2015, 02:36 PM   #22
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yeah - your points on the 2017 are taken as well... It may actually behoove me to hold onto my 2013 F150 ecoboost one final season and order a 250 for the 2017 season.... meh!

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Old 11-15-2015, 02:39 PM   #23
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Our F350 has GVW of 11,500. 20" Tires are nice and we have a 20" spare. Replaced one due to road hazard, not in stock, came in the next morning by 9:00am, don't see and issue.
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Old 11-15-2015, 02:50 PM   #24
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I second the 50 gallon Titan tank, I had Ford dealer install that as my first upgrade, nice to drive 600 plus miles with no worries. I still can't believe Ford puts a 26 gallon tank in that truck.
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Old 11-15-2015, 03:05 PM   #25
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yeah - your points on the 2017 are taken as well... It may actually behoove me to hold onto my 2013 F150 ecoboost one final season and order a 250 for the 2017 season.... meh!

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The F250 and F350 in 2017 will be an Aluminum body just like the new F150s. The exterior height of the two trucks will be higher than the ones currently being produced, not sure on interior height. I was told this by a Ford Regional Manager and my dealer. Dealer knows I trade trucks every two to three years, mine is a 2015 and wants my truck so he is trying to get me to pre-order a new one. I told him doubt it as they threw in the 7 year bumper to bumper when I bought this one.

The Aluminum will save about 750 pounds in truck weight which will possibly increase the payload weight of the truck.

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Old 11-15-2015, 03:30 PM   #26
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I second the 50 gallon Titan tank, I had Ford dealer install that as my first upgrade, nice to drive 600 plus miles with no worries. I still can't believe Ford puts a 26 gallon tank in that truck.
Hey Firedog -- as your Ford dealer handled the install, does that impact the vehicle warranty (if still applicable)?

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Old 11-15-2015, 08:00 PM   #27
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A couple of points:
  1. If you change the fuel tank to 51 gallons, you have a corresponding decrease in remaining cargo capacity. You use up cargo capacity with the addition of extra fuel. Not a bad thing but just reminding folks of how this works. The truck comes with a design limit on "payload capacity". Slice it, dice it, anyway you want it but the payload capacity is fixed. You use it up with options, accessories, or fuel.
  2. The 18" tire is likely essentially the same outer diameter as the 20". I must say that I am not totally informed on the Ford offerings and haven't confirmed the finite details. However with other manufacturers you get an 18" steel rim and tire for the spare when you upgrade to the 20's as an option. This is not a problem because they are the same outer diameter. While the profile is different for the 20's, the 18"s are the same O.D. In theory the 20's have less sidewall squirm due to their profile.
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Be aware of the Death Wobble

I have a 2012 F-250, 6.7 Lariat with 20" wheels and tow a 27FB. My wife and I love this truck! I had always driven GM products and was so pleased with this vehicle I would have recommended it to anyone; until I experienced the "death wobble" which I find out now is not uncommon in this vehicle. Apparently, since 2005 when coil springs replaced leafs up front, this wobble can be a problem. I have 41,600 miles and had to replace the tires, which are always properly inflated and rotated at every service (nearly $300 each) and the drag link. I suggest anyone who owns a late model F-250 or anyone considering purchasing this model simply google Ford F-250 Death Wobble and see what pops up, then follow a thread or two.
I am not trying to talk anyone out of buying an F-250, but current and prospective owners should be aware of this issue. May never happen to you, hopefully not, but be advised of the possibility. I am more disappointed than angry, first that this truck is not perfect as I have believed since driving it off the lot and second, that no dealership or the Ford Motor
Company had warned me about this.
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