2008 FORD F-350
A Reliable Workhorse
Do you have towing and hauling needs that are on the large side? Things like luxury vacation trailers on wheels are on the agenda when it comes to towing. So, if that’s the case, a 1-ton pickup truck should do the trick. A number of significant upgrades for the 2008 lineup put Ford’s F-350 Super Duty to the head of the field as the company’s entry in this draught horse category. The F-350 is a 1-ton heavy-duty vehicle, while the F-150 is just 1/2-ton. There was a makeover of the Super Duty series for this generation, which included changes to the appearance as well as updated engines.
With this year’s increase in power for the Power Stroke turbo diesel V8 and a strong new chassis, the Ford F-350 Super Duty comes with the 1-ton truck class. Including features like a dual-rear-wheel arrangement, the F-350 is ready for even more severe hauling than the competent F-250 Super Duty. This significantly enhances stability while towing. Ford has made significant changes to the F-350 Super Duty truck for 2008, offering this chart-topping vehicle more work capacity as well as vastly better statistics.
The Ford Super Duty isn’t a complete redesign for 2008. Only a few of the original body panels, engines, and gearboxes are still in existence today. However, there have been many changes that go well beyond appearance. While the exterior is all-new and comes in five different colors and finishes, the inside is all-new as well. It also boasts a new diesel engine and many new features.
While the new front-end design is aggressive and, in your face, it also has a practical benefit. A bigger Power Stroke diesel engine is accessible behind that grille. It now has twin turbochargers and common-rail direct injection with elevated nozzles, up from the 6.0 liters it had last year. Reliability is enhanced, pollutants are decreased, and the engine runs even quieter thanks to these injectors’ usage of up to five measured bursts each combustion cycle instead of one large dose. A sturdier structure serves as a foundation for the new engine.
New reinforcing and greater usage of high-strength steel are credited by Ford with making it stronger than before. Additionally, the rear suspension has been reworked, and it’s expected to provide better handling during braking, acceleration, and turning. Not just that, towing tall gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailers will be much simpler as the truck’s rear end is lowered.
F-350 Super Duty buyers can choose from three different engines: a base gasoline V8 with 300 horsepower and 365 pounds-feet of torque, an optional 6.8-liter V10 with 362 horsepower and 457 pounds-feet of torque, or the most popular option, a 6.4-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel V8 with 350 horsepower and 650 pounds-feet of torque. The six-speed manual or five-speed automatic gearbox is available to customers regardless of the engine they choose, and buyers may also opt for either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. When outfitted with the optional 4.10 rear axle, The 2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty has a Total Composite Weight Limit of 23,500 pounds and can tow up to fifteen thousand pounds.
Even for a truck of its size, the diesel engine’s torque is impressive enough to allow it to be started in third gear while empty. Gear shifts are seamless and pleasant mechanically. Other 2008 Ford Super Duty vehicles with gasoline V-8 and V-10 engines and automatic gearboxes had similar experiences. These rigs are quick and nimble on the road.
2008 Ford F-350 Repair Manual
While the F-350 remains as dependable as other Ford trucks, like all vehicles will still require a Ford F350 service manual from time to time. Factory original Repair Manuals are available for those that prefer to ‘do it yourself’ when it comes to keeping their machine in operation.
There are also owner manuals available for all model years of the F-350.
There are four trim levels, four weight classifications, and two cabin sizes of 6.75 feet and 8 feet for the 2008 Ford Super Duty, with the majority of models available in two- or four-wheel drive. It’s possible to construct almost all possible combinations. The F-350 is only available as a long-bed Crew Cab, and the FX4 trim is not offered on any 2WD F-350 or standard cab vehicle.
Vinyl seats and carpeting, as well as a painted crash guard and bumpers, complete the package. On the entry-level XL, simple trim, an AM/FM radio, and a receiver hitch suitable for the vehicle’s weight, the base XL is clearly commercial in character. Cooling, secondary switches, back sensors, and a tailgate step are among the mechanical upgrades available.
Chrome trim and alloys, 40/20/40-split fabric front seats, carpeting, air conditioning, a CD player, power windows, locks, and mirrors, as well as a tilt steering wheel, are all included in the XLT grade.
Aluminum wheels motorized and heated captain’s seats, The list of possible options for this car includes a Hi fi audio system, customizable controls, the Sporty trim option, a sunroof, and a DVD player for the rear passengers. As an extra feature, the FX4 SUV variant comes standard with 18-inch wheels and off-road tires as well as a security system and an overhead console. It also has a limited-slip differential as well as fog lights and a leather-covered steering wheel. Bigger wheels, a Hi fi sound system, Satellite radio, and dual-element towing mirrors with a power telescope and folding function are just a few of the choices available.
Lariat Grade/ King Ranch
In addition to polished wheels and leather power seats, Lariat grade has a sliding rear window and dual-zone temperature control. It also includes sound and climate control switches on the steering wheel. Most Super Duty vehicles come standard with the following extras: captain’s seats, a universal door opener, and a motorized rear window that slides down. Two-tone paint and a driver memory package are included on Lariat Crew Cabs equipped with the King Ranch add-on package. Tow mirrors, distinctive forged alloy wheels, and powered trailer mirrors are also included.
The Ford range offers greater payload and towing capability, along with more powerful engines, in order to deliver on the promise of the “Built Ford Tough” macho: additional comfort features. These vehicles ride smoother, with plusher seats, and a convenient fold-out step in the tailgate for quicker access to the truck’s bed.