This provides greater braking surface and helps to dissipate heat, especially on long downhill roads. Its three-valve architecture and sophisticated technology, including variable valve timing, help to deliver 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. The F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks get more than a 12-foot improvement in average turning diameter. The key to avoiding problems with the 6. Even the parking brake is larger and stronger. Modular design allows more differentiation in the gauge package, as well. The 2005 Super Duty delivers — with more capability, unsurpassed gas and diesel power, more toughness and useful new features that will make work easier and recreation time more enjoyable.
A new gauge cluster is cleaner and easier to read, with the circular speed and tachometer gauges flanking the message center, when equipped, and gear selector display. No aftermarket trailer brake controller can do this. The 2005 Ford Super Duty offers a package of standard and optional features specifically geared toward users who tow trailers. The available Crew Cab Flex Fold rear bench seat, introduced in the 2004 model year, allows the user to fold down one or both seatbacks to create a flat shelf, or fold the seat bottoms up and fold out a flat steel load floor. TowCommand System Makes Towing Easier Handling is improved off-road, thanks to suspension changes, including new front coil springs on 4×4 trucks.
Fords three-valve-per-cylinder head, introduced on the 2004 F-150, is now available for the first time on a V-10 engine, thanks to Fords modular engine strategy. Ford Super Duty customers rely on their trucks to get the job done — whether at work or at play. Dual-rear-wheel Super Duty pickups with the 6. Inside, the message is sophistication and refinement, with a new gauge cluster and instrument panel treatment. Both gasoline engines also now benefit from electronic throttle control, which provides economy and performance benefits.
The climate control vents are now barrel-shaped and integrated into the surrounding surfaces no matter where they are pointed. This strong new frame extends back to an optional new 2. The flames, designed by a Harley-Davidson factory customizer, are painted using Fords patented wet-on-wet process, which produces a durable, seamless finish in the factory. Thats an increase of up to 1,600 pounds and establishes Super Duty as the clear leader in the class. . F-Series Super Duty Fords Super Duty lineup includes F-250 and F-350 pickups, as well as F-350, F-450 and F-550 chassis cabs, and is a part of Fords F-Series truck family — Americas best-selling truck for the past 27 years, and the best-selling vehilce, car or truck, for the past 22 years. In the performance department, the 6.
The F-450 and F-550 also benefit from 30-percent stiffer calipers and larger brake rotors. The segments best-selling diesel engine — Power Stroke — benefits from 10 more pound-feet of torque. Wheel lip moldings coordinate with the two-tone treatment on some series. Design is Tougher, More Sophisticated Super Dutys new look reflects the changes under the skin with a bolder front profile and new wheel designs that communicate strength. The International variation of the 6. The front calipers have twin 60 mm pistons — up 11 percent from 2004 — for better braking feel. Among the many selling points was a variable geometry turbocharger that provided quick throttle response and the TorqShift transmission, which provided crisp, positive shifts.
Stronger Brakes New, larger wheel sizes on F-250 and F-350 — 17 inches as the standard wheel, with 18 inches on some models and a segment-first 20 inches on the Ford Harley-Davidson F-Series Super Duty — allowed engineers to upsize brake rotors by 5 percent, to 347 mm in front and 340 mm in rear. A new monobeam coil spring front suspension replaces the leaf springs on four-wheel-drive F-250 and F-350 pickups. New brake pad material provides quieter stops while more than doubling the lining life. All Super Duty trucks — from F-250 through F-550 — benefit from chassis upgrades, including stronger frames and available stronger axles. It gives audible and visual warnings if trailer wiring becomes disconnected. The result is a clean, uncluttered interior.
This is the thickest gauge steel in any pickup. Rear seats offer convenient interior cargo options. From the boxed section back, the frame uses steel that is 10-percent to 17-percent thicker, with additional gussets providing even more strength and durability in high-stress areas. Higher Tow Rating, More Payload Capacity For 2005, Ford Super Duty pickups have more towing and payload capacity than ever, making F-350 the clear class leader, for towing up to 17,000 pounds. The rear suspension has new spring rates and staggered rear shock geometry to improve ride quality. That follows the pattern set by the optional new integrated electronic trailer brake controller and upfitter switches.
Class-Leading Power The 2005 Ford Super Duty offers an unequaled lineup of powertrain options, including the segments most powerful gasoline engine. Fords TowCommand System also includes TorqShift® transmission with tow-haul mode, best-in-class brakes and telescoping trailer tow mirrors. Rear calipers have twin 48 mm calipers on F-250 and twin 54 mm pistons on F-350 dual-rear-wheel models. On average, payload improves 500 to 1,000 pounds for F-250 and F-350 pickups. Larger three-dimensional badges identify each series and powertrain. The engine's, regardless of model year, are temperamental - many of the sensors and problematic engine systems have been replaced by updated parts, so factory replacements are often of higher quality than the originals. However, it is difficult to prove any correlation between the engine's model year and the percentage of trucks experiencing technical difficulties.