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Silverado 1500HD vs 2500

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by CarpenterGuy, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. CarpenterGuy

    CarpenterGuy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    I know some people are curious to know what the difference between a 1500HD and a 2500 is, so i did some research and this is what i could come up with:

    1. The 2500 has one more leaf than the 1500HD
    2. It sets higher (because of the leaf)
    3. The 2500 is available with the 6.0L AS WELL as the 8.1, and the 6.6 deisel
    4. The 2500HD has a different frame and different differential than the 1500HD

    Other than that, I read something about the back seat in the crew cabs, but i couldn't figure it out. It was something like a cover?

    I hope this helps anyone curious. I'm sure i've left something else out, but this is all i could find.
  2. Springthing

    Springthing Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    You da man!
  3. CarpenterGuy

    CarpenterGuy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    lol what can i say
  4. 04sierracrewcab

    04sierracrewcab Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    good info
    :great:


    and incase anyone was wondering the 3500 and the 2500 are very similar too the 3500 simply has a "more beefy" rear suspension ..they have the same exact engine :glasses:
  5. CarpenterGuy

    CarpenterGuy Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts


    Thats ALL? Wow
  6. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    This is the RPO beakdown for my truck from a VIN request I did. You can see a few differences in the options like HVY-2"body lift

    AG1 - SIX-WAY POWER DRIVER SEAT AG2 - 10-WAY POWER PASSENGER SEAT
    AJ1 - TINTED GLASS AM7 - FOLDING REAR SEAT
    AN3 - FULL FEATURE BUCKET SEATS AU0 - KEYLESS REMOTE DOOR LOCK
    AU3 - POWER DOOR LOCK SYSTEM A31 - POWER WINDOWS
    BVE - CHROME TUBULAR ASSIST STEPS ***DEALER INSTALLED*** B30 - CARPETING, COLOR-KEYED
    B32 - FRONT COLOR-KEYED FLOOR MATS B33 - REAR COLOR KEYED FLOOR MATS
    B71 - WHEEL FLARES B85 - BODY SIDE MOLDING
    CJ2 - AIR COND., DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC CMD - ASSEMBLY PLANT - FLINT, MI
    C49 - ELECTRIC REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER C6W - GVW RATING - 9,200 LBS
    DF5 - ISRV MIRROR W/COMPASS & TEMP DK7 - INTERIOR CUSTOM ROOF CONSOLE W/ MAP LIGHTS
    DNR - DEALER INSTALLED EQUIPMENT DPN - CAMPER MIRROR WITH CONVEX GLASS (REPLACES OPT/PKG MIRROR)
    DT4 - ASHTRAY MUFFIN D07 - CUSTOM FRONT FLOOR CONSOLE
    E63 - FLEETSIDE BODY FE9 - 50-STATE EMISSIONS
    FT2 - ARM TORS BAR SPRING ADJ FT3 - ARM TORS BAR SPRING ADJ
    GT4 - REAR AXLE - 3.73 RATIO G80 - LOCKING REAR DIFFERENTIAL
    HVY - IDEN 2 INCH BODY RAISE,HD MODEL JH6 - 4 WHEEL POWER DISC BRAKES, HD
    KC4 - ENGINE OIL COOLING SYSTEM KG3 - 145 AMP ALTERNATOR
    KNP - HD AUX TRANS. COOLING SYS KUP - THROTTLE CONTROL ELECTRONIC
    K05 - ENGINE BLOCK HEATER K34 - CRUISE CONTROL
    K47 - HIGH CAPACITY AIR CLEANER LBZ - DURAMAX DIESEL 6600 V8 ENGINE 360 HP, 650 IB. FT TORQUE
    MW7 - ALLISON 6 SPD AUTOMATIC TRANS NP1 - ELECTRONIC SHIFT TRANSFER CASE
    NP5 - LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL NT9 - EMISSION SYSTEM FEDERAL TIER 2 PHASE OUT
    NZZ - OFF ROAD - SKID PLATES PDB - ONSTAR PLUS PACKAGE: * ONSTAR SERVICE: INCLUDES 1 YEAR SAFE & SOUND PLAN * XM SATELLITE RADIO - SERVICE FEE EXTRA. 1ST 3 MONTHS INCL.
    PDN - HEAVY DUTY POWER PACKAGE: DURAMAX DIESEL 6600 V8 ENGINE 360 HP, 650 LB - FT TORQUE ALLISON 6 SPD AUTOMATIC TRANS LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL-REAR AXLE PY0 - POLISHED ALUMINUM WHEELS
    P2A - SPECIAL PAINT - ONE COLOR (A) QIW - LT245/75R16/E OOR BW TIRES
    R6C - CSV IDENTIFIER R7N - TRACKING CODE
    R9N - LEATHER APPOINTED SEATING R9U - GM ACCESS - AUTOBOOK IDENTIFIER
    R9Z - POMS EXPEDITE-SOLD ORDERS SAF - SPARE TIRE LOCK
    SLM - STOCK ORDERS TGK - SPECIAL PAINT PROCESS OPT-SOLID
    TQ3 - BATTERY 770 CCA (DUAL) TR3 - CHROME GRILLE
    T96 - FRONT FOG LAMPS UC6 - AM/FM STEREO W/6-DISC CD CHANGER & BOSE SPEAKER SYSTEM
    UE1 - ONSTAR SERVICE: INCLUDES 1 YEAR SAFE & SOUND PLAN UK3 - REDUNDANT RADIO CONTROLS
    UK6 - REAR SEAT AUDIO CONTROLS UQ7 - BOSE SPEAKER SYSTEM
    UY2 - CAMPER/5TH WHEEL TRAILER WIRING PROVISIONS U2K - XM SATELLITE RADIO - SERVICE FEE EXTRA. 1ST 3 MONTHS INCL.
    VB3 - CHROME REAR BUMPER VG3 - CHROME FRONT BUMPER
    VP6 - NOISE CONTROL VR4 - WEIGHT DISTRIB. PLATFORM HITCH
    VXS - COMPLETE VEHICLE LABEL V73 - STATEMENT OF VEHICLE CERT.-U.S. /CANADA
    XGK - LT245/75R16/E OOR BW TIRES-FRNT X88 - CHEVROLET CONVERSION
    YD3 - BASE EQUIP FOR SCH GVW PL-FT AX YD5 - BASE FRONT SPRING
    YD6 - BASE REAR SPRING YE9 - SILVERADO
    YGK - LT245/75R16/E OOR BW TIRES-REAR YK6 - SEO IDENTIFICATION
    ZHH - LT245/75R16/E ALS BW SPARE TIRE Z82 - HD TRAILERING EQUIPMENT
    Z85 - HEAVY DUTY SUSPENSION 01U - SPECIAL PAINT
    1SZ - HEAVY DUTY POWER PKG. DISCOUNT 3LT - LT3 DECOR INCLUDES: * 10 WAY POWER HEATED BUCKET SEATS WITH DRIVER MEMORY * LEATHER APPOINTED SEATING SURFACES * OSRV MIRRORS W/DRIVER SIDE AUTO DIMMING, PWR FOLD & ADJ. HEAT, TILT & TURN SIGNAL * AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONING * TINTED GLASS * FRONT FOG LAMPS * REDUNDANT RADIO CONTROLS * POWER LOCKS & WINDOWS * REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY WITH CONTENT THEFT ALARM * ISRV MIRROR W/COMPASS & TEMP * LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHL * ELECTRONIC SHIFT TRANSFER CASE
    5IC - SPECIAL PAINT - YELLOW 6GL - FRONT SPRING
    69I - DK PEWTER INTERIOR TRIM 692 - DARK CHARCOAL
    7GL - FRONT SPRING
  7. dwill3015

    dwill3015 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Also, the 8.1 is not available in the NBS trucks 2007-newer. Only in the 2001-2007 Classic body style GMT-800 series.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2008
  8. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Let's breath some life into this thread as well as long as we're looking at the differences between the 1500 and 2500.
  9. ejohnson03

    ejohnson03 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Is the Towing spec's much different between the 2500 and 2500?
  10. maheider

    maheider New Member

    Nope, they are exactly the same ;-).

    Seriously, I am curious too what the difference is between the 1500 and the 2500. Anyone know off the top of their head?

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