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Old 03-29-2009
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F250 & 2500HD Pics (Super Duty Video too)

This weekend South Texas finally got a little rain, and I decided to try out the 4wd in my new truck. No, it wasn't anything extreme. But it was a good time getting off the pavement for a while, locking in the hubs, and selecting 4wd for a couple of hours.

My dad and I went down to a low spot out on our property and just had a good time. At the bottom of this post, I'll post up a few pics of his rig, the '09 2500. He's a Chevy guy for life, no doubt, but everytime he drives the 'Duty he can't help but comment on how it's "different" than his Chevy... or how it's "more solid under that front end."

Anyway, thought I'd share a few pics.

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Here's both our trucks, completely stock.

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Here's the front end of the 2500HD. The half shafts and CVs look pretty beefy for IFS parts. It's just those tie rods that look weak for 3/4 ton status.

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And for comparison, here's the front axle on the F250. You know, it's not the IFS vs solid axle thing that's so stiking. It's the tie rod/drag link assembly that looks like its not even in the same league as the GM counterpart.




And finally, I made this video of my dad making a couple of passes through my mud hole at the back of property. It was a blast! Luckily, the rain didn't have too much chance to sit and soak, so it wasn't too boggy. Otherwise, there'd be 7000lbs of 'Duty still sitting out there! Hope you like it.



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Looks awesome dude. When are you gonna be able to get a good set of tires on it?
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nice pics, and im not really a hardcore ford guy but the 'duty looks so much better than the HD. i hate the new body style chevys
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That chevy is fugly. But the 250 is sick!
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Lookin good. How does your dad turn around in a small parking lot?
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did the bumper go with the ranger? or am I confusing you with someone else?
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Nice 250, that chevy needs bigger tires i have seen bigger on hondas.
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I can't get over how good the Super Duty's profile looks compared to the chev.
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The front end components on my F150 look beefier than the Chevy...
Your truck looks loads better than the Chevy too. Though you should pull off the huge air dam. And the street tires aren't doing you any favors!
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cool trucks
my dad has an 08 gmc 2500 HD lifted 6". i love the GM trucks, but the steering is terrible, and i guess when wheeled hard **** breaks if you're on bigger tires.

my biggest complaint about the GM trucks is how far the frame sticks down below the body. they show more frame then my body lifted ranger.

and then not to mention they have a torsion bar front end.

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f250 looks great but the chevy those wheel wells are such an eye sore lol
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Im like everyone else. I love the stance of the 250. The chev needs leveling and some bigger meats. All in all to very nice trucks.
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I have seen those Tie Rods break many times on Chevys just from launching in 4wd on the dirt!

The 250 looks tons better than the chevy.
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Right on bro! Everyone is pretty much right too.. your truck looks a million times better, and BUILT FORD TOUGH
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Great looking truck. Chevy FTL!!
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Not big on the new SD's looks, but that color of yours looks good on there. Hope those stocker tires wear out quickly so you can get some good looking AT's on there.
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sick 250, looks really nice even stock.
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No wonder GM is going belly up lol, we see alot of oil traffic here and there either drive a Ford or a Dodge, theres a few Chevys but not many....
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that 2500s front end components look very similar to what would be on a ranger. which for a big truck like that, no wonder they have problems all the time.

Your f250 looks awesome.
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that chevy is a boat holy hell. but your f250 is sexy as hell lol i love your truck man
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Noth are nice trucks but I like the looks of the Chevy more.

If you dad is worried about the tie rods check out Rare Parts. They sell a set of beefier tie rods for Chevys.
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i hate those longbed chevys... is ur F-250 really a 5 spd???
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those wheels and tires look tiny on the 2500HD.

Both trucks look nice tho!
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2500, ugly IMO... Your truck, very nice.
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i hate those longbed chevys... is ur F-250 really a 5 spd???
yup, he special ordered it
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