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2004 Chevrolet Trucks

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by wxmn6, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    It was recently heard and seen in another forum that Chevy did not make any change in front end design for their 2004 models. But there are some good news. You now can get 3500 in SRW instead of dually. Not only that, but you also will get an increased GVWR of #9900 on 3500 models, both SRW and DRW models. Currently, both 2500HD and 3500 has GVWR of #9200, so this is an increase in #700. The reason for increase in GVWR is the tire size. GM has changed the tires from 245 up to 265.

    Also, there are two new color available for 2004 models:
    -Fine silver birch metallic: WA926L
    -Sport red metallic: WA 817K

    Chevy is now taking order for 2004 models, but I do not believe that 3500 SRW model is available right now because I heard that it will be awhile before they do.

    As for GMC, all I have heard is that there is some minor change in front end design for 2004 models. Some said that it would look more closer to Avalanche look, others said that it would look even better than the 2003 GMC models. So I guess time will tell. GMC announced that they will be taking orders at the end of month.

    This is a pic of 2004 Chevy 3500 SRW truck.

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  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    too bad chevy did not change the front end they need too.If gmc goes towards that advalanche look I think sales will drop ,and the only reason people will buy them regardless of look will be that fords diesel is not perfected yet and they will go for the Dmax instead.:nod:
     
  3. meyer22288

    meyer22288 Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    I dont like the front end style on that truck. it is good to hear that 3500 is now a option though. I really think the 2001-2002 looked better though:)
     
  4. Choppergoddess02

    Choppergoddess02 Junior Member
    from Alaska
    Messages: 2

    I'm so glad that GM went back to a fleet side 3500. I lost alot of sales cuz of that. I worked for a GM dealer in car sales.
    I absolutly despise the new Chevy front ends. Hatem Hatem hatem. I like the GMC's better . I ended up getting a Sierra Denali a few months ago cuz I was sick of all the grill changes and I liked that one the best
     
  5. snowjoker

    snowjoker Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    I personally do like the front ends either, rather see the 01,02 just because they look more of a truck style.
     
  6. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    Choppergoddess I agree with that thought I hate the new chevy front grill too.GMC looks much better but I still like the 01-02 chevy I think that they had a good look with that model ,had some of the '80's style squarness with a '90's roundness.
     
  7. PROCUTSLAWNCARE

    PROCUTSLAWNCARE Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    I hate that cat eye look front end, my dad just bought an 03 chevy 1500 and i just bought a 04 GMC 2500HD no comparison!!! The GMC front end is killer, take a look...

    picture 318.jpg
     
  8. roblandscape

    roblandscape Senior Member
    from Phila
    Messages: 187

    those chevy front ends are a big disapointment. I have always like the GMC front ends better...
     
  9. myo

    myo Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    I also heard from my dealer that they will be making some improvements in the Duramax to get a little more HP and torque... The 2005 Topkicks will also be offered in 4x4! Can't wait
     
  10. SCFALL

    SCFALL Member
    Messages: 47

    SRW 3500

    Just an FYI for those who are interested we just built the first 4 SRW pilots Saturday all looked and went well so my guess is two more months and they should be available. Scott
     
  11. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    Yes, from what I have read in other forum, the newer and improved Duramax is expected to be released in beginning of 2004. The 2005 Kodials/Topkicks are also expected to have 4x4 option too, probably would be available in late 2004.
     
  12. Joe3113

    Joe3113 Member
    Messages: 44

    I prefer the 03-04 GMC's front end look over that of the Chevy's
     
  13. Michael F

    Michael F Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    To get back to the orgial topic. The only differece between the 2500 HD & 3500 SRW is tire size?, that give it an additioal 700 lbs payload? somthing doesn't sound right.
     
  14. ratlover

    ratlover PlowSite.com Addict
    from IL
    Messages: 1,325

    Look at the rear axel rating for a 2500hd with the 245's. Its the exact same as the max tire rating x 2. Coincidence? ;)
     
  15. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
    from U.S.A.
    Messages: 1,106

    ProCuts, you have a really nice truck there, its a real beauty! :drinkup: I cant say Im too fond of the Meyer plow, but the truck itself is very nice. :D I saw pictures of it from the side in another thread the other day, but I cant remember which thread it was. By the way, welcome to PlowSite! :waving: Mike
     
  16. PROCUTSLAWNCARE

    PROCUTSLAWNCARE Senior Member
    Messages: 110

    Thanks Mike! Yeah the truck is awesome! the plow I like and we will see in time how it holds up, I've only plowed for 2 years and i had my old 85 chevy so anything new is going to be so much better!!!! Although I like the old style switches instead of the touch pad, but ill have to get used to it! Its great to beapart of such a nice site, ive already learned a ton, thanks plowsite!!!!! Here is the old heavy chevy, (gmc) 85 truck

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  17. BigRedBarn

    BigRedBarn Senior Member
    Messages: 133

    May I ask a dumb question???

    From what I've read in this section, the 2003 2500HD (designated a heavy-duty 3/4 ton) is really a one-ton with single rear-wheel set-up.

    Does that mean that the 2004 3500 single-rear-wheel set-up (designated a one ton) is essentially the same truck as the 2003 2500HD?

    If not, can someone explain what's what with these trucks? Give me a simple chart or some dang thing as I'm totally confused (gee, there's something new & different!!!).

    Thanks.
     
  18. Michael F

    Michael F Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    GVW
    1999 K3500(1 ton srw) 9200
    2002 K2500HD (SRW) 9200
    2004 K3500 (srw) 9900(I believe)
     
  19. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    From what I have heard, the GM have raised the GVWR capacity from 9200# to 9700# on '04 3500 model, both SRW and DRW. The '04 2500HD model will still have the same GVWR which is 9200#. I believe that the difference between the '04 2500HD and 3500 is the tires, but there also was a rumor that GM added in another rear leaf spring on each side.
     
  20. sbrennan007

    sbrennan007 Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    The Chevy front ends aren't that bad... :rolleyes:

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