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What's the difference between 9500gvwr and 9000?

Besides 500lbs capacity lol

Does anyone know what's actually different between the 3/4ton 9000gvwr and the 1ton 9500gvwr?

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There are numerous threads where this has been discussed. So far no one has found any difference other than the rear leaf spring pack. The brakes and axles are identical across all weight ratings (unless you have DRW).

Coming from trucks I find this amazing because a 1500 truck has nothing in common with a 3500 truck. My only explanantion is Ford assumes vans operate in a much less demanding environment such as a delivery van etc.
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So the leaf pack is different?

That seems to me that would equate to a 500lb diff?
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Coming from trucks I find this amazing because a 1500 truck has nothing in common with a 3500 truck. My only explanantion is Ford assumes vans operate in a much less demanding environment such as a delivery van etc.
Or they find it simpler to use the same heavy duty axle on the lighter duty Transits.

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I'm guessing its all in the springs only.

If you don't need heavy duty you pay accordingly. I have a 250 and found I never have the weight to settle down the back end in it. I probably could have used the 150. So a 350 would ride like crap. As it is I've aired my tires down a lot and have a warning light on all the time.

Even the tires are the same for the 150/250 and 350. So what's that tell you? It's in the springs or coils etc only. I highly doubt the axles vary.

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