The result is a clean, uncluttered interior. This dramatically improves maneuverability and reduces the average turning circle by more than 5. As a result, maximum pickup payload capacity increases by up to 1,280 pounds. 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. 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.
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. The F-450 and F-550 also benefit from 30-percent stiffer calipers and larger brake rotors. This replaces the auxiliary idle control kit and auxiliary powertrain control module that was optional in the 2004 model year. Inside, the message is sophistication and refinement, with a new gauge cluster and instrument panel treatment. This feature and the new segment-first dash-mounted upfitter switches are the direct result of Fords dialogue with its commercial users. 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 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.
Super Dutys strong new frame also helps to enable better ride and handling, in concert with other improvements to the 2005 model. 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. This is an increase from the previous 2-inch receiver, and allows the higher conventional tow rating. Thats an improvement of 40 horsepower and 10 pound-feet of torque over the 2004 Super Duty. Other improvements include larger calipers for both the F-250 and F-350. 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. On the interior, new trim panels surround the central and drivers side portions of the instrument panel, and match the inserts on the doors.
. 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. Dual-rear-wheel Super Duty pickups with the 6. Since a trailer behind a Super Duty tends toward the bigger, heavier and bulkier end of the scale, towing brings more demands. This is the thickest gauge steel in any pickup. That follows the pattern set by the optional new integrated electronic trailer brake controller and upfitter switches.
Its three-valve architecture and sophisticated technology, including variable valve timing, help to deliver 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. The segments best-selling diesel engine — Power Stroke — benefits from 10 more pound-feet of torque. Ford Super Duty customers rely on their trucks to get the job done — whether at work or at play. Larger three-dimensional badges identify each series and powertrain. 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.
Class-Leading Power The 2005 Ford Super Duty offers an unequaled lineup of powertrain options, including the segments most powerful gasoline engine. 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. 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. This provides greater braking surface and helps to dissipate heat, especially on long downhill roads. More than 80 percent of peak torque — nearly 300 pound-feet — is available starting as low as 1,000 rpm. A new monobeam coil spring front suspension replaces the leaf springs on four-wheel-drive F-250 and F-350 pickups.
The TowCommand System is intended to make life easier for the driver when a big load is along for the ride. Better Ride, Handling The 2005 Ford Super Duty features a redesigned instrument panel with appliques unique to each series. Modular design allows more differentiation in the gauge package, as well. This strong new frame extends back to an optional new 2. The electronic trailer brake controller is integrated into the instrument panel, with graphics that match the rest of the Super Duty interior. TowCommand System Makes Towing Easier Handling is improved off-road, thanks to suspension changes, including new front coil springs on 4×4 trucks.
All Super Duty trucks — from F-250 through F-550 — benefit from chassis upgrades, including stronger frames and available stronger axles. Changes to the steering geometry, tighter internal tolerances in the new steering gear and a revised power assist curve improve steering feel. The climate control vents are now barrel-shaped and integrated into the surrounding surfaces no matter where they are pointed. Both gasoline engines also now benefit from electronic throttle control, which provides economy and performance benefits. This includes a special trailer brake strategy when the trucks anti-lock braking system detects poor traction. Fords TowCommand System also includes TorqShift® transmission with tow-haul mode, best-in-class brakes and telescoping trailer tow mirrors. The rear doors of Crew Cab models to swing open 76 degrees, for better access to the rear seating area.
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. The rear suspension has new spring rates and staggered rear shock geometry to improve ride quality. It gives audible and visual warnings if trailer wiring becomes disconnected. No aftermarket trailer brake controller can do this. The F-450 and F-550 Super Duty trucks get more than a 12-foot improvement in average turning diameter. Unique badges inside and out identify the King Ranch Ford Super Duty. The front calipers have twin 60 mm pistons — up 11 percent from 2004 — for better braking feel.
The new design provides better traction and improved ride over rough or loose surfaces. Generous Space, Storage Super Duty continues to lead the class in interior space. Rear seats offer convenient interior cargo options. Efficient packaging of the new front suspension allows the front wheels to turn 18 percent further. New brake pad material provides quieter stops while more than doubling the lining life. Thats an increase of up to 1,600 pounds and establishes Super Duty as the clear leader in the class. Even the parking brake is larger and stronger.