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Old 12-24-2004, 10:47 AM
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NOTICE THE DIFFERENT GVWR'S AND AXLE RATINGS....... they wouldn't make a 1500hd if it was just the same thing with a different axle ration when they already offer that axle ratio in the 2500hd.......
The 4.10 is a must code for the 2500 6.0
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I have a 1500 HD. Heavier spring front and rear. 3.73 rear and tranny cooler. It has the 5.3 and runs well. I have towed my 33 Fountain on a triple axle aluminum Performance trailer. It tows OK, not great. It is a little over the suggested rating and in my opinion, at the practical limit for the truck.
I don't tow hundreds of miles, typically around 15-20 one way. For that it is fine. It may be overkill, but I change my tranny fluid every two years (approx. 20k miles).
Mine is a 2000, and I love the truck.
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Old 12-24-2004, 11:09 AM
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I have a 1500 HD. Heavier spring front and rear. 3.73 rear and tranny cooler. It has the 5.3 and runs well. I have towed my 33 Fountain on a triple axle aluminum Performance trailer. It tows OK, not great. It is a little over the suggested rating and in my opinion, at the practical limit for the truck.
I don't tow hundreds of miles, typically around 15-20 one way. For that it is fine. It may be overkill, but I change my tranny fluid every two years (approx. 20k miles).
Mine is a 2000, and I love the truck.
That what I'm talking about.
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Old 12-24-2004, 11:50 AM
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I bought mine as a wreck and repaired it. You wouldn't know it today and best of all, I have waaay less into it than if I'd bought one perfect. I'll drive this thing into the ground.

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