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what is the difference?

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by smitty2688, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. smitty2688

    smitty2688 Junior Member
    Messages: 14

    what is the difference between a 2500 and a 2500HD?
  2. bike5200

    bike5200 Senior Member
    from Ky
    Messages: 437

    To my knowledge a 2500 has a GVW of 8300 lbs. A 2500HD has a GVW of 9200 lbs
  3. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Well, the 2500 has a GVWR of 8600 lbs. And they sit 2" lower. The 2500 HD has a GVWR of 9200 lbs and is 2" higher than a 2500. Other than that, there are just some smaller differences. But either truck is a okwesport But for some reason, my 2500 sits just as high as a 2500 HD, so who knows
  4. big bird

    big bird Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    2500hd has more ass than a 2500 wesport
  5. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    Dont be too sure about that;)
  6. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    2500HD has letters spelling out "HD" after the "2500" on the doors.

    Actually the 2500 was the 3/4 ton, while the 2500HD since it's inception in 2001 is a single rear wheel one ton. However GM recently messed around with that by making a SRW 3500 long wheelbase, and calling the 3500 dually the 3500HD. For a few years you could only get a 3500 in DRW. The 2500 has less frame and suspension than an HD. To mix it up more you could get a 1500HD with 8 lug wheels, was essentially a 2500 but only available in crewcab.
    I've stopped trying to keep track.

    Sydenstricker, I had an 00 25002wd nonHD (company truck)that had more ass than all of the company 2500HD 4wds. I don't know whay but that little sucker would outpull, outaccelerate and just plain outwork the HDs. And get better mileage. Last time I saw it it had 315k on it and still taking a beating.
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    What the others said, plus...
    the only motor available in the 2500's (2000-up) was the 6.0 with the 4L80E trans.

    Of course the HD's ('01-up) could be had with the 6.0 (4L80E trans) or the 8.1 gas and the 6.6 Duramax (both with the Allison trans)
  8. calhoun

    calhoun Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    Big differance is the HD has a full floating rearend. Much better suited for heavy towing than the semi floater in the 2500. The front section of the frame of an HD is different to allow for the allison transmission, thus the 2 inch spacer between the bumper and body. Of course a 2500 will be quicker and get better milage than the HD since it is lighter. The HD is designed to move more wieght than the regular 2500.