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Is a chevy tahoe a 1/2 ton

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by daredevil1, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. daredevil1

    daredevil1 Member
    Messages: 34

    Is a 1997 4 door Chevrolet Tahoe considered a 1/2 ton? How do you determine what a truck is if you don't know?
  2. Badgerland WI

    Badgerland WI Senior Member
    Messages: 161

    Someone correct me if Im wrong because its been awhile but I believe all Tahoes and most Suburbans were built on the 1/2 ton frame. You could get a Surbaban HD on a 3/4 ton frame as well from the factory (although I dont remember what the option package was called). I had one of each Suburban in the past.
  3. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I know that I bought a plow off of a Tahoe, and put it on my K2500. So I would assume that the Tahoe is considered a 1/2 ton truck.
  4. russ130

    russ130 Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    Not sure about the newer trucks but all trucks where 1/2 ton unless otherwise specified. That includes blazers, suburbans and of course tahoes. If you look at the towing charts that every manufacturer puts out you will see that a tahoe like vehicle will tow slightly less than a 1/2 ton standard cab truck. The reason why its less is because the tahoe weighs more and that is usually the exact difference in towing compacity.
  5. chevykid

    chevykid Member
    Messages: 73

    plowed with a 99 tahoe for 7 years with a 7 1/2 meyer plow never had a problem once goood truck to plow snow with
  6. sixty4

    sixty4 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 73

    Yes they are! Also has a better front suspension than the newer trucks. A friend of mine purchased a newer truck and had a Fisher RD from his old truck. It squatted so bad he added air bags.
  7. svt2205

    svt2205 Member
    Messages: 58

    Look at the sticker on the door or the door post. It will list the GVWR, that should give you an indication as to what your truck is. Make note of the front and rear ratings also, then go use one of the plow selection guides, such as Fisher's e-match and see what's offered.