F350 vs F250 Crossmember Count

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This has come up a few times that the F350 gets a extra crossmember over the F250. Not including the 5th/goose prep and rear reciver I have 9 crossmembers front to back on the frame of my 7.3L F350. What does everyone else have for a count on theirs?
Starting at the front one bolt on member above the track bar, one where the motor mounts, one bolt on that supports trans/transfercasse, one bolt on above slip yoke out of transfer case , one near front of gas tank, one near back of cab, one near back of gas tank, one near front of spare tire, last one near rear of spare tire.
 

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Since I wanted to double check my trans pan for leaks again I went out to check lol. I have a 7.3 F250 without 5th wheel prep and count 9 crossmembers as you describe.
 

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So the chassis is the same, the springs are the same, the axle is the same, that just leaves the 4 inch rear block as apparently being different, whatever that is.
 
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So the chassis is the same, the springs are the same, the axle is the same, that just leaves the 4 inch rear block as apparently being different, whatever that is.
My F350 blocks are only about 3.25”
 

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Dudes....I found the Difference! There is the number 250 on my fender badge and the number 350 on you fender badge...............Sorry: It is my U.S. Air Force Professional Military Education (I am a SmartAss)
 

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Since I wanted to double check my trans pan for leaks again I went out to check lol. I have a 7.3 F250 without 5th wheel prep and count 9 crossmembers as you describe.
so if you have 5th wheel prep on a 250 does that mean it has 10 crossmembers and the 350 9 ???? (Ut oh)
 
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so if you have 5th wheel prep on a 250 does that mean it has 10 crossmembers and the 350 9 ???? (Ut oh)
I have the 5Th prep as well just didn’t count it since it is option not all have. It is looking like other than the badge on the side and a different payload sticker they are pretty much the same.
 

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Sooooo now we've even counted the cross members....guess thats it......(Same damn truck)

It is really pretty amazing actually......so us 250 guys got us a 350!! on the cheap!!
 

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Since I wanted to double check my trans pan for leaks again I went out to check lol. I have a 7.3 F250 without 5th wheel prep and count 9 crossmembers as you describe.
Thank you for that ......so I didn't have to drag my 62 year old fat ass under the truck tomorrow!
 

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geez I have to rotate my tire now I will probably have to count them
 
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I was actually under there making wiring plans/measurements for some aux lights and possibly winch wiring. After reading the difference posts and the cross member rumors figured why not count them while under there.
 

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Sooooo now we've even counted the cross members....guess thats it......(Same damn truck)

It is really pretty amazing actually......so us 250 guys got us a 350!! on the cheap!!
that's one way to look at it. But to me that sticker is still super valuable from an insurance/risk mitigation standpoint if you're hauling a heavy rig and get in a wreck. Can't imagine the hell that would befall someone for getting in a big wreck where someone got hurt or killed when you're well over your gvwr.
 

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