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Old 04-04-2016, 10:16 AM   #31
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With all the "Best In Class Payload" ads going on between Ford, Chevy and Ram it's funny that Ford and Chevy sticks to the 11,500 GVWR and Ram jumped theirs up to 12,300 GVWR on their SRW 1 ton. Maybe there is a limited factors on the Ford and Chevy that doesn't allow for the higher GVWR ratings and exceeding the 11,500 exceeds those limits. I'm sure the advertising arms of Chevy and Ford would love to have the higher GVWR and the higher payloads.
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:55 AM   #32
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The reason for this is the frame of the truck is the limiting factor in every case (I have found anyway).
I wonder about this as it's often postulated that "the only difference between a 3/4-ton and 1-ton are the XYZ". I can't imagine the frames really are different between the two - or even between the SRW and DRW.

BUT- I'm far from a motorhead. "Righty tighty, lefty loosey" is my level of mechanical ability.
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:43 PM   #33
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I wonder about this as it's often postulated that "the only difference between a 3/4-ton and 1-ton are the XYZ". I can't imagine the frames really are different between the two - or even between the SRW and DRW.

BUT- I'm far from a motorhead. "Righty tighty, lefty loosey" is my level of mechanical ability.
MO the cost of different frames on a single assembly line would be a limiting factor. Waiting to see how the aluminum body on Ford Super Duty works on payload as they suggest a 700# weight savings.
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Old 04-04-2016, 03:59 PM   #34
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MO the cost of different frames on a single assembly line would be a limiting factor. Waiting to see how the aluminum body on Ford Super Duty works on payload as they suggest a 700# weight savings.
I don't think have different frames would be a cost issue since they have different engines, transmissions, tires, dashes, radios, body colors, rear ends, seats, length of frames, bed size and etc already on the same line. Just one more thing.

I would like to know the payload ratings and etc on the new 2017's.
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I wonder about this as it's often postulated that "the only difference between a 3/4-ton and 1-ton are the XYZ". I can't imagine the frames really are different between the two - or even between the SRW and DRW.

BUT- I'm far from a motorhead. "Righty tighty, lefty loosey" is my level of mechanical ability.
Some time when im caught up at work i can look up frame specs for any model. I dont know how many options there are for certain years and model. I do know that a few weeks ago we were measuring a 1500 dodge frame and there were at least 2 if not 3 different frame specs available. Wasted a lot of time having to input each one and then measuring just to find out it was the wrong spec.
-I'd just need a certain year, make and model and 4 or 2wd and wheel base measurement is helpful, to get specs
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Some time when im caught up at work i can look up frame specs for any model. I dont know how many options there are for certain years and model. I do know that a few weeks ago we were measuring a 1500 dodge frame and there were at least 2 if not 3 different frame specs available. Wasted a lot of time having to input each one and then measuring just to find out it was the wrong spec.
-I'd just need a certain year, make and model and 4 or 2wd and wheel base measurement is helpful, to get specs
I certainly would appreciate a comparison of the 2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab 2WD and the 2008 GMC Sierra 3500HD Crew Cab 2WD.

It would make me a believer in upgrading axles etc. My money is on "there is a difference", but would LOVE to be proven wrong.
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