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2500/3500 srw Is there a big difference

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 02Chevy, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. 02Chevy

    02Chevy Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Is there a big difference between a 2500 and 3500 srw other then price? because looking into a new truck for this summer my little 1500 is starting to nickel and dime me to death.
  2. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    One is a 3/4 ton and the othere a 1 ton. Depends what your going to do with it. If the 1/2 ton did the job for you, the 3/4 ton will be a good step up.
  3. lieutlamson

    lieutlamson Member
    Messages: 68

    Not really much difference. The 2500HD has a 9200lb GVW and the 3500 has a 9900lb GVW. The 3500 has a couple more rear leaf springs including an overload on top. Also the tires are 265s instead of 245s. The 265s are mounted on steel rims only. Other than that same truck.
  4. jce4isu

    jce4isu Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    we just got a 07 3500 srw and love it 6speed d-max not that bad of a price

    40k -11000 trade
  5. 02Chevy

    02Chevy Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    Well I have been killing my 1500. I do a lot of installs and I’m pulling a lot of weight in my dump trailer and my truck is not meant for it at all. I’m probably just going with the 2500 and save some money.
  6. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    Only real big difference is the weight capacity of the rear of the truck. If you are doing heavy hauling and towing that you don't think the 2500HD can do, the 3500 might be a better choice. But there's no difference in the front suspension or anything, so plowing with either is more or less the same.
  7. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    If I were you I would get a 3500SRW W/T 4x4. They are actually cheaper than 2500HD's, I dont know why, but they are.
  8. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    The only difference in the Ford's are the rear springs (theres only one more spring per side) other than that, I don't think there is any difference. And our 06 F250 SD has a heavier rear suspension then some F350's its kinda confusing when deciding which one to buy.