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2500 and 1500HD are the same

 

1500 trucks are light duty half ton truck with decent payload and towing capacity, 2wd suspension consists of IFS with coils, 4wd has torsion bars

 

2500 trucks have increased payload capicty as well as towing capibilites, have heavier suspension, thicker leaf springs, thicker chassis, etc. 2wd consists of torsion bar suspension much like a 4wd.

 

2500HD trucks have a 9K some odd lbs GVW and have a thicker frame to support the optional duramax diesel and the allison trans. they also have FF rearends in addition to the heavy duty suspension. same suspension as the 2500

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2500 and 1500HD are the same

 

When I was talking to the Stealership last week they told me the 1500HDs have the 1500 frame and the 2500 suspension. Not sure if this is accurate, so I'm just reporting what I've been told.

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The 1500HD and 2500 are the same truck - they both have a slightly thicker frame than the 1500 - as for why the 1500HD/2500 uses a semi-floater rear axle, Ive heard that is for the Quadrasteer option (a FF won't work). This is what Ive heard GM wants to go to...

 

1500 - 1/2 ton

1500HD/2500 - 3/4 ton (2500 stopped being called that in 2004)

2500HD - 1 ton single rear wheels

3500 - 1 ton dual rear wheels

 

Then again maybe the guy who told me this (about where GM wants to go) is full of it.

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The 1500HD and 2500 are the same truck - they both have a slightly thicker frame than the 1500 -  as for why the 1500HD/2500 uses a semi-floater rear axle, Ive heard that is for the Quadrasteer option (a FF won't work).  This is what Ive heard GM wants to go to...

 

1500 - 1/2 ton

1500HD/2500 - 3/4 ton  (2500 stopped being called that in 2004)

2500HD - 1 ton single rear wheels

3500 - 1 ton dual rear wheels

 

Then again maybe the guy who told me this (about where GM wants to go) is full of it.

 

 

 

 

1500hd is 8600gvwr 2500 is ~9400gvwr, so there is a bit of a differnece between plain old 2500 & 1500hd models (reported to me by a salesman)

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1500hd is 8600gvwr 2500 is ~9400gvwr, so there is a bit of a differnece between plain old 2500 & 1500hd models (reported to me by a salesman)

 

 

 

I think the salesman was referring to a 2500HD, because they no longer make a 2500. Like stated above they call it the 1500HD again. From I believe 99 to 2003 they called the truck a 1500HD then went to 2500 in 2004 and now back to a 1500HD in 05. It is all the same truck, even the manual on many if not all of the 2004 2500s still refer to the truck as a 1500HD.

 

Click on the link below, it will take you to a page on Chevy's website dealing with all the truck specs. Click on Capacities on the top and it will show you everything.

 

 

 

Chevy Turck Specs

 

Hope that helps :D

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2500 and 1500HD are the same

 

1500 trucks are light duty half ton truck with decent payload and towing capacity, 2wd suspension consists of IFS with coils, 4wd has torsion bars

 

2500 trucks have increased payload capicty as well as towing capibilites, have heavier suspension, thicker leaf springs, thicker chassis, etc.  2wd consists of torsion bar suspension much like a 4wd.

 

2500HD trucks have a 9K some odd lbs GVW and have a thicker frame to support the optional duramax diesel and the allison trans.  they also have FF rearends in addition to the heavy duty suspension. same suspension as the 2500

 

 

 

 

Hey Bgdsub, there is a great article on the diesel page(www.thedieselpage/reviews/randys.htm)about the 14 bolt 9.5" SF with 6 bolt lugs.

They take a D-max with 600HP and 900 ft lbs of torque and use the 14 bolt SF and it stands up to the power.Basically the only thing they change is the factory G80 posi to an Eaton aftermarket posi plus some bearings. It'll make you rethink about having to go to a FF for more durability. :D:confused::crazy:

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