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Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Pickups Just Got a 12,000-lb Off-Road Option

Getting the perfect configuration for your vehicle can be tough. There are often limits on which features can be paired with certain trim levels. These limits made it extra exciting when Ford released an option that can be more widely ordered across models and trims. Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty owners just got a dose of this excitement as Ford announced that these models could now get the Ford Performance 12,00-lb winch for non-Tremor models

Close up of the Ford F-250 Super Duty with the Ford Performance Warn Winch
Ford Performance Warn winch | Ford

2020 Ford F-250 and F-350 and newer Super Duty pickup trucks just got cooler

The winch is arguably the coolest feature of the F-Series Super Duty Tremor-level trucks. A winch is basically an off-road safety blanket for your truck. Having one from the factory with the proper bumper is a really cool feature that 2020 and newer F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks can now have. 

It used to be that the only way to get this Ford Performance winch was to buy an F-150, F-250, or F-350 in the Tremor package. Although the Ford Performance winch availability has widened, there are still some prerequisites that need to be mentioned. 

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Autoblog reports, the winch option is only available on 2020 and newer model Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty with four-wheel drive. Ford also only allows the winch as an option for Super Duty pickup trucks with the 7.3-liter V8 or the diesel 6.7-liter V8 and dual batteries with dual 397-amp alternators.

Lastly, Autoblog mentions that the winch option won’t be available for the F-350 Dually. The window for adding the 12,000-lb winch is still fairly narrow, but at least you can get it on non-Tremor trim levels.

The Ford Super Duty winch is pretty rad

Of course, the winch used by Ford Performance is a Warn. This is one of the most recognizable names in winchdom. It lives inside the front bumper with a discrete cut-out for the cable to run. Ford says that the bumper and winch do not interfere with crash safety standards at all. 

The Warn winch is a $3,000 option (plus labor) on the F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks and can pull with 12,000 lbs of force. The option to get the winch is cool, but the entire tremor package is only $3,975.

A pair of 2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty trucks one in red and one in blue
2022 Ford F-250 Super Duty | Ford

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Basically, for an extra $975, you get 35-inch all-terrain tires, roughly 1-inch lift, front limited-slip differential, off-road shocks, water fording vent tubes for the transfer case, skid plates, off-road control modes, running boards, decals, and raised air dams. 

The entire package is clearly a better deal than just putting the Ford Performance Warn winch on your F-250 Super Duty. However, there is a little more to it than just $4k. According to Autoblog, the Tremor package is only available for the F-250 and F-350 in XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trim levels. While the entire package is a far better deal than just buying the winch, these trim levels come with a pretty serious premium that you will have to pay up for. 

Ford is giving F-250 and F-350 owners options, and options are good

The 2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty truck driving down the road
2021 Ford F-350 Super Duty | Ford

After crunching the numbers, you might find that Ford Performance’s $3,000 Warn winch isn’t as good as a deal as it may seem on the surface. Even though it is pricey, it does give Super Duty owners options, and options are good. However, you outfit your Ford F-250 or F-350 Super Duty, as you have a new optional feature to add to the list.