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1998 Dodge 2500 HD with Curtis Sno Pro 3000

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by kmamark2000, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    Here are some pictures of my truck when I was in my hometown Christmas Parade on 10/26/2011

    Christmas 1.jpg

    Christmas 2.jpg
     
  2. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Looks like you had fun, Did you pull a float in the parade ?
     
  3. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    No Float. Just the truck. Handed out over 500 postcards (and candy).
     
  4. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Looks like fun. Dodge made a "HD" series truck in the 90's?
     
  5. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I don't think they called it "HD" until the 2000's. All it means is a 3/4 ton truck with 1 ton axles. No changes to the suspension (at least that is what I have been told). I know my truck has 1 ton axles and its a 2500. So, its Heavy Duty. That's my story and I am sticking to it.
     
  6. Pushin4U

    Pushin4U Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Yea, It's official! You have more Strobes on your truck than me. Looks like I'm going to have to add more. :nod::D
     
  7. Red_Rattler

    Red_Rattler Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    One ton axles? This is news to me since they all got d60 fronts and d70 rears for autos and d80 for manual trucks 2500 or 3500... But of course there was a difference in suspensions with over loads and sway bars with the camper special package
     
  8. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Christmas Parade in October .... did i read that correctly .... nice truck btw
     
  9. Red_Rattler

    Red_Rattler Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    HA! I missed that part, ours was on sat...
     
  10. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    oops.. Typo.. It was November.. Thanks for pointing that out.
     
  11. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    This also one came with air bag helpers. As I stated before, I know it has one ton axles because when I took to my mechanic to have the front end rebuilt, he informed me of the axles (i actually didnt know this when I bought it).
     
  12. AutumnLeaf

    AutumnLeaf Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    Dana 60's are referred to as one ton axles. I doubt you have an 80 rear as those were mostly in CTD's or manual trucks.

    There is nothing any more heavy duty about those axles verses any other dodge 2500 axles (except for in 94 when dodge put a dana 44 into the front of the 2500).
     
  13. homerpete

    homerpete Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 49

    They had a 7500 GVW and a 8800 GVW for 3/4 ton trucks. 7500 has 2 1/2" wide leaf springs and lighter axles, and 8800 has 3" wide leaf springs with the 1 ton axles.
     
  14. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    The door label says 8800.

    Dont the 3/4 ton have 6 lugs and the 1 ton have 8 lug? Mine has 8 on front and rear.
     
  15. homerpete

    homerpete Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 49

     
  16. kmamark2000

    kmamark2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 101

     
  17. loudredram

    loudredram Member
    Messages: 88

    as far as i know the 7500 gvw had dana 60s front and rear the 8800 gvw got the dana 70 in the v8 trucks the v10 and cummins got either a dana 70 or 80 in the rear with a 60 up front..... and yes time to find a new mechanic who knows more then trucks
     
  18. AutumnLeaf

    AutumnLeaf Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    For what it's worth, I have never seen a 2500 with a 2 1/2" spring ( I have parted out and done a bunch of dodge axle swaps). Not saying they don't exist, but they are about as rare as the 8 lug Dana 44 front and 8 lug 9.25 rear in truck form (lots of vans had them).

    Not to be an ass, but the 98 is one of the less desirable 60's, they were 30 spline and have CAD, balljoints, unit bearings, and somewhat crappy brakes

    Dodge has always been goofy with mix match parts, dana 80's found there way into a few 2500 auto V10 and CTD trucks, but mostly they were in the manual and 3500 flavor. Most 2500's had the 70, but I have seen a few 60's, but always behind a V-8.

    Also, as far as I know, the only Dodge truck to ever have 6 lugs was the ram 60/Mitsubishi. 1/2's are 5 lug. 3/4-1 tons are 8
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2011
  19. homerpete

    homerpete Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 49

    I have a 96 with 7500 GVW and 2 1/2" wide springs, it is a 3/4 ton they made them. I found alot out after I bought it and started researching it. There are a lot more 8800's out there then 7500's
     
  20. AutumnLeaf

    AutumnLeaf Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I'd venture a guess that it has a Dana 60 rear. Any idea what transfer case is in it? I had heard some 2500's came with a 231, again, something I have never seen.