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Posted: 07/09/19 07:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Question: What was the difference between a Chevy Silverado 1500HD and a 2500? Both have heavy axles and the larger V8.

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2020 Payload 1500HD - 2120 pounds
2500HD - 3750 pounds


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azdryheat wrote:

2020 Payload 1500HD - 2120 pounds
2500HD - 3750 pounds


2020 1500HD? Are they bringing them back? IIRC they discontinued the 1500HD when they did the 2007 body change, and depending on the engine and options of which there were a lot of configurations, the payload on the 1500HD could have been up at around 3K lbs or over.

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Actually I was referring to the mid 2000's models but 2020 works.

Why have a 2500 and a 1500HD?

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falconbrother wrote:

Question: What was the difference between a Chevy Silverado 1500HD and a 2500? Both have heavy axles and the larger V8.


If you are talking late 90's to 2007 6.0/4L80E trucks
The 2500 is the same as a 1500HD
The 2500 became the 1500HD
They had a semi floating 9.5 inch rear end.
They were an 8200lbs gross weight truck.

The 2500HD 6.0/4l80E trucks had a full floating 10.5 inch 14 bolt rear end.
They were a 9200lbs gross weight truck.
The rear section of the frame was larger.


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1500HD as Mike noted, is for all intents and purposes, an 8600 gvwr 2500 C6P heavy payload, with a 1500 badging to 8200 gvwr.
If you have access to buying one, need a truck that can carry 3000 lbs plus or minus 200-300 lbs in good shape etc, go for it! I would have no issues toting a 10-12 k trailer behind it, as long as I could stay with in axle ratings if around 9500 lbs total iirc. 6000 rear, 3500 or so for front.

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1500HD is the same as the 2500 non-HD. Great trucks.

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I've got a 2002 1500HD with 231,000 miles on it. I bought it new, and it's been a great truck. Payload I think is 1875lbs, and tow capacity is 10k. It does a pretty good job pulling my TT that is about 8,000 lbs loaded. You end up in 3rd gear on the interstate at about 3000 rpms.
I keep thinking about getting a new truck, but they are so expensive, and this one just keeps on going.


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A pop up small trailer vs a nice TT with lots of room and amenities. That’s the difference between the two trucks.

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Well, I've had two Chevrolets a truck and the Suburban. Neither time was I looking to buy a Chevy and both have been very good vehicles. Both times I was looking at other brands and found a deal too good to pass on. I think I am becoming a fan of Chevy. My grandfather was a "Ford man". When I was a kid I would listen to him argue with other farmers about which truck was best. When he died in 1986 he still had a sweet 1969 F100. My dad, having left the farm for the university, sold that old truck. Being enamored with an old truck wasn't within his reality paradigm. Somehow I got all the redneck. I wish I had that old truck. It would be my daily driver. Nevertheless, I have come to believe that there ain't a dimes worth of difference between Chevy and Ford. Both have made awesome trucks and a few losers. Nevertheless, I see 1500HD's around and that plays into my wheelhouse, as they say. I wrench on my own cars and trucks unless it requires removing engine, transmission or differential. Not because I can't but, my neighbors would freak. And I wouldn't blame them.

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