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T250 with Airlift

I found a stock T250 that I like but I really wanted a 350 but.....

After searching long and hard, it seems the only difference is in the rear spring rate. Can this be true? Thats an insane amount of money to install a thicker spring but ......

There may be an advantage to doing this. I want a 350 to maintain ground clearance for rough BLM roads. If I buy a 250 and use an air spring I can have the clearance, when I want it, and use the springs to help level the van when camping or when not loaded. Seems like I could have it both ways.

Does anyone see a problem with this? Sure wish Ford would provide more info on the 350 upgrade.

Thanx for any feedback.
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Per Ford's own spec sheet the only difference between a 150, 250 and 350 is the rear spring pack. Brakes, axles etc are identical. Coming from the truck world I find this insane and dangerous but it is what it is. I bought the 150, saved a ton of money, and will be installing air bags.

I honestly do not expect the puny van suspension components to survive very long off road but I won't know what is weakest until I break something.

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I have the Airlift on my 250 and love it. Does just what your thinking it will.
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