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GM to offer Single Wheel 1-ton for '04

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by VictoryRedK1500, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. VictoryRedK1500

    VictoryRedK1500 Member
    Messages: 47

    For those of you that didn't know, GM will offer a single rear wheel 1-ton pickup for 2004. The GVWR will be 9,900 lbs. It said on the spec sheet that this would include 3 stage rear leaf springs. I assume that means a regular spring pack with overloads. I was pleased to hear this, because I know GM has lost sales to Ford and Dodge by not offering this kind of truck since the model year 2000. Not everyone wants dual wheels with their 1-ton.
     
  2. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
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    I already got the brochure.:D
     
  3. wyldman

    wyldman Member
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    They should sell a lot.People want the higher GVWR without having the training wheels on the back. :D
     
  4. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
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  5. VictoryRedK1500

    VictoryRedK1500 Member
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    Sorry guys. I didn't know this kind of thread was posted before. My dealer still hasn't gotten in the '04 brochures. I'm very anxious to see them. :)
     
  6. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
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    I got the gmc one yesterday.Give good specs and pics of the new '04 lineup.
     
  7. VictoryRedK1500

    VictoryRedK1500 Member
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  8. Michael F

    Michael F Senior Member
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    If you look at GVW instead of stupid decal on side of truck. The old 1 ton (mine is a 99 K3500), the GVW is 9200 lbs, my 2002 2500HD GVW is also 9200 lbs. Older (99) 2500HD were 8600 GVW. So they really never got rid of the 1 ton just change their ratings-decals. However this new one will put them in line with where Ford has been since 99, maybe before?
     
  9. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Michael F is correct. My '02 Chevy 2500HD has GVWR of 9200#. The 01'-03' Chevy/GMC 3500 which all are dually, have the exact same GVWR of 9200#. GM rated the 2500HD as 3/4 ton and 3500 as one ton. But it is just marketing hype. The 2500HDs really are one ton trucks. When people want to buy whatever is said to be one ton truck, they want it, and GM want to make more money on it, which I think is a stupid decision. I think they actually are losing money on that and they probably realized that by now and are offering one ton SRW for 2004.
     
  10. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
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    So if they offer the 3500 in a SRW, will you still be able to get a 2500HD with the 9200# gvwr?
     
  11. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
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    Yes, I believe so. The 2500HD should have GVWR remain at 9200#. The '04 3500 will have GVWR of 9900#.
     
  12. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
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    my 89 dodge 250 has a gvw of 9900#. It is a 250, but is it a 3/4 ton or 1 ton? I thought it was a 3/4 ton because is is a 250, but it has the gvw of a 1 ton. Does anyone know if I have a 1 ton or 3/4 ton?
     
  13. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
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    Its probably as strong as a 1 ton, but technically all 250/2500 series trucks are considered 3/4 tons. Mike
     
  14. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
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    Yeah you are probably right. It is a lot stronger than my 2001 ford f-250 though. I was reading that on my 89 dodge, you could buy a different axle and put the dual wheels on it.(dual wheels is the only difference between the 250 & 350 that year ) Other than that it is the same truck. They even have the same gvw. I always thought that you needed dual rear wheels to have a 1 ton, but this thread got me thinking about my dodge.
     
  15. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
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    Nah, you dont need dual rear wheels to be a 1 ton. Ford makes their F350 in both single rear wheel and dual rear wheel versions and both are infact 1 ton trucks. I guess Chevy got the idea from them, and I think Dodge now makes the 3500 in a single rear wheel truck also? That is what I read on here somewhere anyway. Mike
     
  16. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
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    if anyone has a dodge ram 350 emblem....then let me know. I want mine to be a 1 ton:cry:

    Thanks Mike.:)
     
  17. Mike 97 SS

    Mike 97 SS Banned
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    Im sure you can order that emblem from your local dealers parts department. Then you can be one of the big boys! :D Im sure the emblem, if still available, isnt very expensive at all. Mike