The 2005 Ford Super Duty offers a package of standard and optional features specifically geared toward users who tow trailers. TowCommand System Makes Towing Easier Handling is improved off-road, thanks to suspension changes, including new front coil springs on 4×4 trucks. Rear calipers have twin 48 mm calipers on F-250 and twin 54 mm pistons on F-350 dual-rear-wheel models. 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. 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.
This is an increase from the previous 2-inch receiver, and allows the higher conventional tow rating. The gross axle vehicle weight rating capacity is 14,050 lbs. Class-Leading Power The 2005 Ford Super Duty offers an unequaled lineup of powertrain options, including the segments most powerful gasoline engine. The F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks get more than a 12-foot improvement in average turning diameter. The 2005 Ford F-Series Super Duty will be built at Fords Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Ky. Modular design allows more differentiation in the gauge package, as well. 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.
The van is 67 inches wide and has a ground clearance of 8 inches. Sharper edges and vertical bar surfaces provide a milled appearance. The new design provides better traction and improved ride over rough or loose surfaces. It is said that the earliest 6. Thats an improvement of 40 horsepower and 10 pound-feet of torque over the 2004 Super Duty.
The engine's, regardless of model year, are temperamental - many of the sensors and problematic engine systems have been replaced by updated parts, so factory replacements are often of higher quality than the originals. The front calipers have twin 60 mm pistons — up 11 percent from 2004 — for better braking feel. No aftermarket trailer brake controller can do this. The electronic trailer brake controller is integrated into the instrument panel, with graphics that match the rest of the Super Duty interior. The F-550 holds 40 gallons of gas in the fuel tank, which will increase the weight of the truck. The F-450 and F-550 also benefit from 30-percent stiffer calipers and larger brake rotors. On average, payload improves 500 to 1,000 pounds for F-250 and F-350 pickups.
Ford responded to marketplace changes by implementing a new variable gross vehicle weight rating strategy across all of its Super Duty F-Series pickups that better accommodates the way most customers use their trucks. This provides greater braking surface and helps to dissipate heat, especially on long downhill roads. While torque does not peak on the 6. The TowCommand System is intended to make life easier for the driver when a big load is along for the ride. Among the many selling points was a variable geometry turbocharger that provided quick throttle response and the TorqShift transmission, which provided crisp, positive shifts.
Changes to the steering geometry, tighter internal tolerances in the new steering gear and a revised power assist curve improve steering feel. The truck has a 5-speed automatic transmission and front tow hooks. However, it is difficult to prove any correlation between the engine's model year and the percentage of trucks experiencing technical difficulties. Both gasoline engines also now benefit from electronic throttle control, which provides economy and performance benefits. All Super Duty trucks — from F-250 through F-550 — benefit from chassis upgrades, including stronger frames and available stronger axles. The E-450 comes with a van cab and an open frame for various box configurations, and is mainly used for commercial purposes. It gives audible and visual warnings if trailer wiring becomes disconnected.
The van has a turning diameter of 54. The gross vehicle weight rating for the rear is 9450 lbs. 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. On the interior, new trim panels surround the central and drivers side portions of the instrument panel, and match the inserts on the doors. Its three-valve architecture and sophisticated technology, including variable valve timing, help to deliver 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. This is the thickest gauge steel in any pickup.
Efficient packaging of the new front suspension allows the front wheels to turn 18 percent further. The International variation of the 6. As a result, maximum pickup payload capacity increases by up to 1,280 pounds. Thats an increase of up to 1,600 pounds and establishes Super Duty as the clear leader in the class. The segments best-selling diesel engine — Power Stroke — benefits from 10 more pound-feet of torque. For example, plumbing companies and shipping companies could all use this van for business. Larger three-dimensional badges identify each series and powertrain.