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1995 GM 6 lug 2500???

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Twizzle, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Twizzle

    Twizzle Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    hey guys, i have the opportunity to buy a 1995 gmc sierra 2500 6 lug with a fisher minute mount. my ques is whats the difference between the 6 and 8 lug 2500's? should i steer clear or not? im looking to do primarily commercial establishments.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    8 lugs are the HD series and basically a 3/4 on a 1 ton frame and axle.

    I had a 1988 GMC 6 lug that had a 8 ft Western strt on it and it lasted years and years and when I got my Dodge served well as a back up truck.
    As long as you don't abuse it and throw some Timbrens on the front it will be fine. I always thought they were great trucks as long as they were taken care of and not beat to death by the owner. ussmileyflag
  3. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    From my knowledge on this site i woouldnt waste your money on anything with ifs for a plow truck
  4. 03Duramax

    03Duramax Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    I have personally never have heard of a 6 lug 2500, It could be a 1500 6 lug with 2500 torsion bars and leafs, we have plowed with chevy 1500s for years and they work just fine, those trucks are bullet proof, I dont think you should have a problem.
  5. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    That opinion also goes with going to a straight axle for yearly u-joint replacements, hub problems, track bar problems and of course the stiffer front suspension for smoother rides.
  6. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,264

    Don't mind him, he's the sites Ford truck troll.
  7. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,337

    6 lug should be the standard 2500 @8500gvw, and 8 is 9200gvw
  8. trouble454

    trouble454 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Six lug 2500's used a semi float 9.5" rear axle, some had the lighter 8.25" ifs front diff and some had the unfavorable 4l60E. They are still a great platform for a light duty plow. As with all used trucks the front suspension would be the place to start looking for problems, upper,lower ball joints, inner,outer tie rod ends, pitman arm and idler arm, cv joint boots and front drive line u-joints. Some were equipped with factory engine oil coolers, they are notorious for leaking, cooler lines are easy fix.

    I would add timbrems up front, and a couple turns on the t-bars to hold up the weight. If the price is right I would buy it.
  9. 03Duramax

    03Duramax Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    As far as I know the 2500 "non HD" came out in 1999 when the body style changed.....Prior to 99 there were no 2500 "non HD's"
  10. 03Duramax

    03Duramax Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    also in 99 when they originated 2500 "non HD's" were all 8 lug, it wasn't until a few years later when they changed to 1500HD and got rid of 2500"non HDs"
  11. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    You are wrong.
    They may not have had the "HD" on the side emblem but you only needed to look at the GVW sticker to know.
    I have had both.
    Had a 1988 2500 6 lug NON HD and a 1989 2500 8 lug. The 89 was in fact a HD model.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2012
  12. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    Did we just not go through this with you on the 2012 denalli. I do hope the mods take close notice to all your posts, you really are no use for this forum. Every post you make is to start trouble ,its getting old already. I think craigslist was made for people like you. :laughing:
  13. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    C6P is an RPO code for 8600 gvw. The OBS 2500 trucks came in two versions: C6P (8600 gvw, 8-lug wheels) and C5Z (7200 gvw, 6-lug wheels). The 6 lug 2500 is basicly a stout half ton.
  14. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    You guys educated me on the newer 2012 and newer explaining that they changed stuff on those where you dont have to gusset the frames, etc. This guy doesnt have one of those new ones

    P.S.- if you look back at every post i have made, a lot of it is helpful. Some bs here and there yes.
  15. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,868

    Why are you in the Chevy Truck section if you don't like IFS? The stink of a Ford troll is pungent!
  16. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,264

    "I wouldn't ever put a plow on a grocery getter " in the Tundra plow thread is a very helpful post.

    By the way, where'd you put the upgraded torque converter in your 6 speed manual transmission.
  17. Plow More

    Plow More Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    Fords have IFS too.....in their half tons

    Like i said, i have some bs posts

    Was a joke, only a troll would pick on someones signature that was obviously made as a joke. Given my avatar as well, also shows that im a joker and not serious by the bs i pull here and there. I have an upgraded clutch fwiw.

    Also, since your posts have been so helpful in this thread also, then if you want to continue putting me down then i think the op would appreciate if you made your own thread on it instead of doing it in his thread
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012