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k1500 vs k2500

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by dirtmandan2, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    what is the differance between a k1500 truck and a k2500 truck both with 6 bolt wheels?
     
  2. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    1/2 ton vs 3/4 ton. plus the 2500 has bigger brakes and usually a 4L80E instead of the 4L60E transmission
     
  3. bharry20

    bharry20 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    the 2500 with six blt wheels is considered a heavy half.
     
  4. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    1500 is a 1/2 ton and 2500 is a 3/4 ton. And the 2500 has a bigger motor.
     
  5. bharry20

    bharry20 Senior Member
    Messages: 124

    if you are refering to two specific vehicles please give us more info so people can give better informed anwsers.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2008
  6. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322


    Not always. I see many 350s in 1/2 tons to 1 tons.
     
  7. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I thought he was talking about the new ones. I know most of the old ones had 350s.
     
  8. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,316

    The ONLY difference is the rear axle 1500 has a 10.5" the 1500hd/2500ld have the 14 bolt semi floater. Tortion bars/rear springs might be different as well. You could only get the 350 or 6.5 diesel. Both had the 4l60
     
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    The fact that GM never made a "newer" 6 lug 2500 should have tipped you off as to which generation he was referring to.

    6 lug 2500's will have a 7200-7800 GVWR. 8 lug will be 8600.

    The 6 lug 2500's are basically the same layout as a 1500 EXCEPT they'll have the bigger 9.5" 14 bolt semi float rear axle and thicker front rotors...otherwise their virtually identical.

    In fact, you could get a 1500 with the 9.5" if you knew what to order.
     
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    i was thinkin you could get a V-6 but i could be wrong
     
  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Won't find a 10.5 under a 1500 unless it was swapped in.
     
  12. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    thanks for the replies... I have two 2500's that are 6 bolt. i dont have a 1500 to compare them to. I have a 2500 8 bolt and a 3500 8 bolt which also seem to be the same trucks, though the 3500 is a diesel. I also dont know if its just in my head or not but both the 8 bolt trucks seem to push snow better, however I usually have these two loaded down more...
     
  13. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,038

    Mercer........Same motor options as of the rest of the k series. Time to come out of the sticks man.
     
  14. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,316

    Oops I meant a 10 bolt. You are right, I ordered a 1500 with the the 14 bolt back in 1996