Chevy Silverado 2500 LD vs 2500 HD 6.0 liter
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Also the 2500, 8600 GVWR, comes with a 3.73 axle, but a 4.10 is supposed to be optional.
But I just wanted to know a few things maybe you guys seen on your invoice/order sheet. Is On-Star
Aviliable this year for LD's and HD's and when do they expect to put them in the vehicle? and is the toque on the 3/4ton 6.0 364, 370FTLBS of Torque or is it 360? And if I bought a extended cab short bed would it be considered a LD? and what is the big differnce between LD and HD?
Thanks for your help!
Did you go this past yr? What did you think about it? I was kinda disappointed i didnt enjoy it this yr as much as the previous (silverados introduced)
To Greggaucho, the 6 liter is definitely standard in the 8600 GVWR, but I remember reading somewhere that the 7200 GVWR only had the 5.3 liter. I think my information came from the 2000 Chevy dealer brouchure. The brouchure could be wrong hence the 'subject to change' disclaimer. I don't remember seeing too many of the 7200 GVWR version in the new Silverado on the road though. Or, maybe that's the version Tim is referring to that has since been discontinued for 2001.
The 52 page Chevy brochure I picked up yesterday still shows the 2500 trucks are available in regular cab long bed and in the extended cab short box 4x4. We all know how that goes though they may say one thing and do something else.
The Steeltex on my 2000 2500 have 24K miles and still look like new...(proper inflation and rotatation is the key)...
Ride and traction has been excellent...
I don't think any Steeltex type tire can be crap...
(although suposedly they have caused problems?....not for me though.....if you look hard enough..you can point fingers at any tire or vehicle)
10 Ply tires are a different ballpark than wranglers though...
I think the person above is associating Steeltex to Wilderness!
:265x75r16 michelin ltx at. A very nice looking, excellent wearing, excellent traction tire. They all balance with less than an ounce. Excellent for a tire that size. BALANCE ON THE INSIDE< SAVE THE RIMS..
too many people put biggen's on a 2500 and ruin the tire rating....making it really a 1/2 ton...
too many people will associate firestone as crap...due to the wilderness problems...when the real problem was under inflation....which Ford said to do..
anyway.....They are not my first choice....but give them some credit...Firestone made the first air filled tires!!....and had a deal with Ford...due to being a good friend of Henry Fords..
as for puncture...I believe you..but I have no problems...
What are the pressures you're running while empty?
It came to me with 45 in front and 40 in rear. Seams a little low. If you're getting good mileage out of the tires then I would want to run the same pressures.
2000 2500 Ext.cab SB....
2. Any information on the 1500HD Crew Cab? It is starting to show up on the dealers' computer order screens, but not a lot of details or prices yet. I do know that it is 8600GVW with a 6.0. Kind of weird of GM to call this a 1500HD when it will truly be a 3/4 ton pickup.
Been pretty happy with the truck. Only distraction was a slight launch shudder when I was trying to run my rear tires down around 38psi to get them to wear evenly. Don't care as much about even wear anymore since the Steeltex investigation started though.
I mean yuppys won't buy a 2500.....come on....
1.) Information developed from the Chevrolet Truck/Edmunds web site under options (GT4) indicate that Chevrolet requires the Duramax diesel for this axle; that it is not available with the 8.1; however I read earlier today in this forum where one of your members was, indeed, driving a 2500 HD 8.1 with a 3.73 and an Allison box. I'm misunderstanding something somewhere.
a.) The truck will be used to tow trailer with farm equipment (tractors, etc.) cattle, etc. on case-by-case basis; not full time. Maybe the "small block" with 4 spd auto trans. will be sufficient and the big block/Allison combo is "overkill".
2.) The Chevrolet truck brochure indidcates what appears to be a Fram filter on the Allison.... is this the method GM is using to change filters/service this trans. Not necessary to drop the pan any more, etc. Any news on "special" maintenance requirements; GM "only trans oils, etc. for the Allison verses the 4 Spd Auto?
3.) Can anyone recommend Chevy Dealer(s) in Houston, preferably southwest area, they have had a good experience with; person or person(s) name would be helpful; also dealers that will possibly sell for maybe $500 over actual invoice.
Thanks for the time; look forward to reading your ideas, suggestions, responses.
I have always driven a 3/4 T, but now I guess I will goto the dark side and drive a half ton (or maybe I will take the 1500 emblem off of the side)
Anyway, in order to have a crew cab and keep from joining OPEC, I will order the 1500HD crew cab as soon as I find out the base price.
PS. GMAC is running 1.9% on 2001 Silverados, but of course it excludes HD models. It would have been nice for GM to call it a 2500 Light Duty.
so the 1500HD takes over the 8600 GVW and the HD'sd are 9200 GVW..
what a mess..
I'll just stick with the 9200 next time
I'd imagine the current 2500 one?.....(L480E)...(too many beers to remember numbers right now)
.....if it gets the 1500 tranny with the 3.06 first gear.....what a joke
who wants to bet they sell a boat load more 2500's....errr..1500 HD's !?
..Kinda like you see way more Suburbans...errr..YUkon XL's now....
It actually exists?
an 8600 GVW 1/2....why not a 3/4?
a 9200 GVW 3/4....why not a 1 ton!?
it's all marketing BS..
..BTW...if I will have a 1/2 soon...where does that put you and Ryan Dean?....1/3 ton!