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Differences between 3/4 & 1 Ton SRW 6.0 ... ?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Cosmic Charlie, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    Not sure what the differences are ...

    A short list would be good (6.0)

    Thanks
     
  2. TMLGC

    TMLGC Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    The newer 3500 srw that I see are 10,200 gvwr and if used in commerce, to make $, would require a company name and dot# if that matters to you or if you use it for anything else but plowing. The 2500s are just under 10k. Although if you were just plowing it would be easier to fly under the radar than if you were towing a dual axel trailer loaded with commercial equip. I think the 3500s have one more spring in the rear. There may be a few more differences but none that I'm aware of.
     
  3. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 639

    i think it is 1 more spring as well. nothing more, nothing less.
     
  4. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    I noticed some 3500's have very big front tires with totally different wheel styles than the 2500's ? Is that by option or a standard thing ?

    Just a rear leaf spring (?) What about the rear differential ?
     
  5. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Short run down on 2011-2014 2500hd vs 3500hd:

    2500hd 4x4:

    - 17" wheels standard, 18 and 20"(depending on cab) optional.

    - 10.5" 14 bolt full float axle on 6.0.

    - Minimun plow prep front axle rating is 5200lbs, max is 5600 lbs with 6.0 (depending on cab config).

    - 9500lbs GWVR.

    3500hd 4x4:

    - 18" wheels are steel standard, aluminum optional.

    - I think gas 6.0 1 ton get the 11.5" 14 bolt full float axle.

    - Plow prep is 5600lbs regardless of cab.

    - SRW 6.0 GVWR ranges between 10,700-11,000lbs.
     
  6. SMiller

    SMiller Member
    from IN
    Messages: 46


    That is correct, to dumb it down you get the big 11.5 rearend that the Duramax uses as well as the two overload springs on top of the standard leaf spring pack. No price difference between the 2500 and 3500!

    You cannot get the 20in. wheels on the 3500 if you were wanting them.

    Cannot get ext. cab short bed in 3500 if you were needing that.
     
  7. Ant118

    Ant118 Senior Member
    Messages: 184

    I thought you could get the 20" in the 1 ton if you got the denali?
     
  8. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 228

  9. chachi1984

    chachi1984 Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    I read a bunch of threads on different boards
    99-06 the 2500HD is the same frame as the 3500
    3500 has an extra leaf spring and different brakes
     
  10. DuramaxLML-42

    DuramaxLML-42 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    My buddy has a 2011 Denali 3500HD... Crew cab standard bed. SRW. Came with 18s. My truck is a Chevy 3500HD CCSB 11,400lbs Duramax. The only difference is the over load springs. Same main pack as a 3/4 ton. The one ton will just be rated higher. Be prepared to add a spring. I did on my 2500HD and 3500HD.
     
  11. BowTieDmax

    BowTieDmax Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    {I read a bunch of threads on different boards
    99-06 the 2500HD is the same frame as the 3500
    3500 has an extra leaf spring and different brakes}
    01-10 same frame and brakes between 2500-3500. 3500 has one more spring in the rear and a thicker overload spring on the bottom.
    We take these trucks apart and rebuild them all the time.
     
  12. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    Last edited: Nov 23, 2013
  13. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 878