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True or a load of BS?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mkwl, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    It says it has a 6.5.
     
  3. sparky8370

    sparky8370 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    That's not a Dmax, but in his defense it doesn't say it is either. Truck looks like it's sagging quite a bit for a 2500. And the weight ratings don't look right either. My GVWR is 9200 I believe, 2600 higher. Can't believe that HD and 5 years adds that much to the GVWR. My FAWR is 4800, about 900 higher. No way to confirm it's 8 lug.
     
  4. W.L.S.27

    W.L.S.27 Member
    Messages: 38

    As per my experience with the late 90's Chevys... That thing sags way too much to have a 3/4 ton suspension, and I know for a fact that those are 6 lug wheels; Chevy didn't make a wheel in that style that was 8 lug. I think that guy either doesn't know what he is talking about or is just plain full of $H!T
     
  5. veggin psd

    veggin psd Senior Member
    Messages: 276


    I am not sure, but I dont think that aluminum rim is offered in an 8 bolt pattern....JMO
     
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    Thats a 1500. GM made some 1500hd's with the 6.5 diesel and 4l80e trans. That truck has 6 lug wheels and probably a 6800 or 7200gvwr.
     
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,489

    Just came in Trade, This 1996 GMC Sierra SLE 4X4 has the 1500 series badges But it's all 2500 suspension, 8 lug wheels, heavy springs and Larger GVW. This Truck is powered by the 6.5 Diesel Turbo Engine that runs out 100%
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2008
  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,489

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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2008
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    It's a 1/2 ton 6-lug with the 6.5 4L80E and a 6600 GVWR....GM built lots of them.

    He just got the "8 lug" part wrong.
     
  10. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,305

    I had the same truck minus the 6.5, mine had a 5.7vortec. That truck is a 1500HD/2500LD 6 lug hubs, same front axle as 1/2ton but with a 14 bolt semi-float rear 9.5" ring gear.
     
  11. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,149

    Up until '99 GMC put 6.5 diesels in the 1500 series trucks. This truck has 1500 badges because it is a 1500.
     
  12. William B.

    William B. Senior Member
    from S.E. IA
    Messages: 978

    They also put them in the Blazers and Suburbans to
     
  13. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    rare truck. Ever seen a 3/4 dually? Now that's even rarer.
     
  14. Gmgbo

    Gmgbo Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    I would buy it just for the windshield sticker.
     
  15. old skool

    old skool Senior Member
    from NW IL
    Messages: 167

    The sixth digit in the VIN is a "1" ....thats a 1500.

    If it was a "2" it would be a 2500 / or a "3" is 3500

    btw , I called a dealer on a supposed one ton a month ago..things didnt add up on it either...turns out it was purchased at an auction.... I think a one ton cab had been put on a half ton chassis.. needless to say ,I ran from it.
     
  16. YardMedic

    YardMedic PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    Had a 97 Tahoe with the 6.5 -- I loved that truck!
     
  17. lehmand1

    lehmand1 Member
    Messages: 66

    Personally I dont think the truck is squatting that badly when you consider its a 1500 + Diesel + big plow. My truck is a newer 1500 but has the same 3925 GAWR FRT and I have a 5.3L and I was told not to exceed 700lbs when putting a plow on. With the diesel I am pretty sure he is over that weight rating.

    And he said it has a higher GVW but 6600 is pretty standard for a 1500
     
  18. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    where did you find that? was it a 2 door? and Im guessing it had the heavy duty transmission, rear end and transfer case?
     
  19. Prof Touch L&L

    Prof Touch L&L Member
    Messages: 89

    We had an early 90's or late 80's burb with the 6.5, that thing was a beast. 2WD. As far as this truck goes the wheels are a 6 lug, GM didnt make an 8 lug aluminum as shown on the truck and as far as the engine goes, is it a convert? I remember the burb we had had a badge that stated it was a diesel. As far as the suspension goes, it looks to be too low to have 3/4 ton springs in it. My bro in law has a 97 that he put the HD springs in and it sits every bit as high as my 04 2500 HD with the T bars cranked. I would personally confirm everything before even considering a bid. JMO
     
  20. saabman

    saabman Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 70

    My guess is no ballast and no timbrens. Gas 1500s nose dive without both (made all the more worse with a diesel.