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#1 braveops

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:22 AM

hey all how do i tell if i got a hd truck?? whats the diffrence in non hd and hd?

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VEHICLE BUILD Merchandising Model : TK25743 -2004 SIERRA SLT 2500 CREW 4WD Gross Vehicle Weight Rating : 3904 kg (8608 lb) Order Number : N11879 Build Date : 01/12/2004 Build Plant : 14F43 GMVIS is not the definitive source of GM Vehicle RPO information and is intended for service reference only. Should there be any questions about the vehicle's original build or RPO information please refer to the original vehicle invoice or window sticker. OPTION CODES AG1 - 6-WAY POWER DRIVER'S SEAT AG2 - DUAL 6-WAY POWER SEAT ADJUSTERS AJ1 - DEEP TINTED REAR GLASS AM7 - 60/40 SPLIT FOLDING REAR SEAT AN3 - FULL FEATURED FRT. BUCKET SEATS AU0 - REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM AU3 - POWER DOOR LOCKS A31 - POWER WINDOWS AND DOOR LOCKS B30 - FLOOR CARPETING B32 - FRONT AND REAR FLOOR MATS B33 - REAR FLOOR MATS B71 - FENDER FLARE MOULDINGS B85 - BODY SIDE MOULDINGS CJ2 - ELECTR. CLIMATE CTRL, DUAL ZONE CMD C49 - REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER C6P - GVWR: 3901 KG (8600 LB) DF5 - ELECTROCHROMIC ISRV MIRROR DK7 DPF - POWER EXTENDABLE CAMPER MIRRORS DT4 - ASHTRAY AND CIGARETTE LIGHTER D07 EVA E63 - FLEETSIDE BODY OPTION FE9 - FEDERAL CERTIFICATION EMISSION FT2 FT3 GT5 - 4.10 REAR AXLE RATIO G80 - AXLE - LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL JH6 KC4 - ENGINE OIL COOLER KNP - TRANSMISSION FLUID COOLER KUP - ENGINE PTO CONTROL VARIABLE SPEED K05 - HEATER - ENGINE BLOCK K34 - CRUISE CONTROL K47 - HIGH CAPACITY AIR CLEANER K68 - 105 AMP DELCOTRON GENERATOR LQ4 - VORTEC 6000 SFI V8 ENGINE MT1 - 4-SP ELECTRONIC AUTO/OVERDRIVE NA4 NP5 - LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL NP8 - AUTOTRAC - AUTOMATIC 4WD NT9 NZZ - OFF-ROAD SKID PLATE PACKAGE PY0 - POLISHED ALUMINUM WHEELS (4) QIW - TIRES-LT245/75R-16/E OOR BW (4) R7K - EQUIPMENT ADJUSTMENT - SPARE TIRE LOCK NOT AVAILABLE R9Z SAF - SPARE TIRE LOCK SLM TP2 - AUXILIARY BATTERY, 600 CCA T96 - FOG LAMPS UC6 - 6-DISC CHANGER, BOSE SPEAKERS UE1 - ONSTAR IN-VEHICLE COMMUNICATION & STRG. WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS UK3 - STEERING WHEEL MOUNTED CONTROLS UK6 - 2ND ROW SEAT AUDIO CONTROLS UQ7 - BOSE SPEAKER SYSTEM UY2 - WIRING PROVISIONS - CAMPER U19 - KILO SPEEDOMETER VB3 - CHROME REAR STEP BUMPER VG3 - CHROME FRONT BUMPER VK3 - LICENSE PLATE BRACKET VR4 - WGHT DIST. PLATFORM TRLER HITCH VXS V22 - FRONT GRILLE W/ CHROME SURROUND V73 - STATEMENT OF VEHICLE CERT.-U.S. /CANADA XGK - LT245/75R16E ON/OFF ROAD S/B RADIAL BLACKWALL TIRES YD3 YD6 - REAR SPRING BASE EQUIPMENT YE9 - SIERRA SLE MODEL YGK - TIRES-LT245/75R-16/E OOR BW (4) ZHH - SPARE TIRE-LT245/75R-16/E ALS ZY1 - SOLID PAINT Z31 - PRELIMINARY INVOICE Z49 - CANADIAN BASE EQUIPMENT Z82 - H.D. TRAILERING EQUIPMENT Z85 - HEAVY DUTY SUSPENSION Z88 1SF - PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP 59U - SILVER BIRCH METALLIC 6GL 69I 692 - DARK CHARCOAL 7GL

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#2 98silvz71

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 11:31 AM

It's a Light Duty 3/4 ton, HD 3/4 tons have a GVW of 9200lbs and yours has 8600lbs. As far as the Vin code says the 6th digit has to be a 2 for it to be a 3/4 ton and to be a HD it has the have the higher GVW.

Edited by 98silvz71, 10 April 2009 - 11:32 AM.

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 01:58 PM

It's a "3/4-TON" truck.

The "HD" badge is pretty loosely used by GM marketing to mean different things.

In your model year, it distinguishes between the 8600GVWR and 9200GVWR units.

In some model years an 8600GVWR 3/4-ton crew cab like yours was badged as a 1500HD because marketing needed a model to compete with the Ford F150 crew cab.

In the case of my truck, I have no clue what the "HD" signifies (and I don't care).
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Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:41 PM

My truck does not say HD anywhere, or on any paperwork, VIN readout, etc., but when I plug a diagnostic code reader into the truck, it asks if the truck is heavy duty. Only answering yes will get the code reader to work.

So I guess there is marketing HD (label on side) and vehicle HD and the two might not be the same? (Actually to me Heavy Duty is something like a big Mack truck...)

Also my truck seems to be the only one around my area that does not say 4 x 4 on the back sides. But I know it has 4WD because there is a lever for this in the center of the floor! :D

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Posted 10 April 2009 - 10:49 PM

So I guess there is marketing HD (label on side) and vehicle HD and the two might not be the same? (Actually to me Heavy Duty is something like a big Mack truck...)


Well, since the 4500's (Kodiak and TopKick) are marketed at "Medium Duty" trucks, it's pretty hard to think of my little Silverado as "Heavy Duty"!

Badges and stickers for the marketing people to impress the uninformed!
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:58 AM

I thought only the HD's with the 6.0L's came with the 4:10 rear end.

Just look at the front grille and if you see a +/- 2" black plastic "gap filler" piece between the headlights and the bumper, then it is an HD.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:43 PM

I thought only the HD's with the 6.0L's came with the 4:10 rear end.

Just look at the front grille and if you see a +/- 2" black plastic "gap filler" piece between the headlights and the bumper, then it is an HD.


It is a 6.0L, and it does have 4.10 gears. It's GVWR is 8600#, so GM did not put an "HD" badge on it.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:55 PM

I thought only the HD's with the 6.0L's came with the 4:10 rear end.

Just look at the front grille and if you see a +/- 2" black plastic "gap filler" piece between the headlights and the bumper, then it is an HD.


It is a 6.0L, and it does have 4.10 gears. It's GVWR is 8600#, so GM did not put an "HD" badge on it.


8600 GVW is the regular 2500 or the 1500HD NOT a 2500HD
6.0 and 411 come in many trucks not just the HD.
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:11 PM

It's all marketing word-games.

If the 4500-series with GVWR of 17,500# is called a Medium Duty truck, why are we calling our wimply little 2500/3500 pickups Heavy Duty? Just a marketing way of making us feel like we're big boys now. :) :thumbs: :D :lol:
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:30 PM

i think the difference between the 2500 and the 2500HD is a full floating rear axle so the HD can carry more weight. Almost a 1 ton but not quite

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:06 PM

i think the difference between the 2500 and the 2500HD is a full floating rear axle so the HD can carry more weight. Almost a 1 ton but not quite



Hmmm, weird.

My 2000 2500 is HD (per the description) according to VIS and has a bed capacity of 2164 lbs (per the glove compartment) but it is rated 8600 lbs. I don't have the full floating diff but I do have the 6.0L and 4.10.

Has Z85 Heavy duty suspension too (among other things).

Edited by terryk, 15 April 2009 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:28 AM

The gmt-800 9200lb gvw HD trucks didn't start untill 2001.
The gmt-800s that were the 8600 gvw were marketed as
the LD aka light duty 01 thru 04.
No dome on the hood and you could get the auto-trac and
3:73s too.
They (the LD) came in all cab models till 04 and then only as
a crew. (2500 models only refered too).

My 01 2500 LD had the 6.0 l480 auto-trac 3:73s and 8 bolt wheels.
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:15 AM

The gmt-800 9200lb gvw HD trucks didn't start untill 2001.
The gmt-800s that were the 8600 gvw were marketed as
the LD aka light duty 01 thru 04.
No dome on the hood and you could get the auto-trac and
3:73s too.
They (the LD) came in all cab models till 04 and then only as
a crew. (2500 models only refered too).

My 01 2500 LD had the 6.0 l480 auto-trac 3:73s and 8 bolt wheels.


Is the 9200lbs from the rear axle or just an extra leaf in the rear?

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:27 AM

i was under the impressing the HDs have the full floaters in the rear.
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:21 PM

I went thru the same thing on my truck, it has heavy duty everything, coolers, suspension, transmission but its still considers an light duty 2500, When i bought it I thought all 2500's were the same but much too my dismay I found out later it was a light duty. I just dont understand why automakers make buying a truck so damn confusing!




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