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Old 07-12-2016, 08:09 AM   #101
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Sorry just got carried away.
What was the question?
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:31 AM   #102
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2,450 lbs payload for a duramax 2500? I think that is a mistake. Mt 2500 duramax short bed has fare more tow rating. The rear axel has a 10,000 lb rating and if I am not mistaken the tow rating much higher. The payload is how much weight you can put in the bed and not exceed the axel rating, not the amount of weight you can tow.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:51 AM   #103
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2,450 lbs payload for a duramax 2500? I think that is a mistake. Mt 2500 duramax short bed has fare more tow rating. The rear axel has a 10,000 lb rating and if I am not mistaken the tow rating much higher. The payload is how much weight you can put in the bed and not exceed the axel rating, not the amount of weight you can tow.
I may be mistaken, but I believe the payload amounts for both the gas and diesel 2500 HD are the same, as is the maximum tow ratings. Don't think they beefed up the rear suspension or brakes.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:15 AM   #104
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2,450 lbs payload for a duramax 2500? I think that is a mistake. The payload is how much weight you can put in the bed and not exceed the axel rating.
You are SO wrong!

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Old 07-12-2016, 10:15 AM   #105
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X 200. At least 90% of the gasser fans wish they had a diesel but make excuses to make themselves feel better.
Hardly doubt it. No excesses just common sense. Don't need to impress no one. Later RJD
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:27 AM   #106
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I think we DO need to somehow ensure some folks get accurate information on this. I know, folks get personal...........defending what they own. BUT, isn't it important that facts be known, regardless? Clearly, some folks still don't truly grasp the concept of this stuff. I did not, just 4 months ago. It's not easy, and wanting to defend what you own as being sufficient, is a strong concept.

My 2015 Chevy 2500 Diesel had a payload of 2,286 per the sticker on door (after I found the stupid thing). That's why I traded it for a Dually, to have enough payload to carry me and the 3,000 lb pin weight of the 5'er I was buying.

Tow capacity, axle ratings, tire ratings, all that is secondary UNTIL the above payload factor is satisfied.
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Here we go..... again! There are all kinds of really good write ups all over the web explaining all the weight acronym definitions. Of course I know most folks interpret those definitions to fit their reality. But instead of arguing about weights all over again do a search in this forum or any other forum.
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I own two Chevy 3500s - one gas and one diesel. Even before my current gasser I owned one of each. There are many reasons I prefer to drive the gas over the diesel.

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I found a 2010 ram 2500 with low miles 2 hours from home via cars.com

I have a 2014 Jeep srt grand cherokee that I bought new which is higher than most 3500 dually. 72500 msrp.

I went to a dealer I had bought a 06 jeep commander new from and asked if I could speak to the mechanic before I make the 2500 ram purchase. They were more than happy to help.

The mechanic had the exhaust manifold off a 2015 cummins dually. Told me if I was going to get it to use it would make a good truck. No tranny or engine problems. Said it was a good truck but he then said if I was getting it as a grocery getter not to buy it, buy a gas. He said the owner of the 2015 he was working on bought it new and was only using it as a grocery getter and now the owner has voided the warranty and it is costing 5000 for this work which is pulling the entire exhaust system off the truck and cleaning carbon from it. He said after he gets it all off he will inspect the valves which will raise the price on a non warranty valve job but to early to tell.

I took his advise and found a 01 chevy 2500hd with the 6.0 with only 43k on the odometer.

Did I mention I love my srt. 470hp with only 465foot pounds of torque.

I know you guys have excess in torque but a good mix of hp and torque is for me.
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2011, 2500 Chevy 4X4 pickup, Extended Cab, standard box with 3.73 axle ratio, equipped with a LML duramax engine and Allison trany. is rated to tow a max trailer wt. of 17,200 lbs with a GCRW of 24,500 lbs
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2011, 2500 Chevy 4X4 pickup, Extended Cab, standard box with 3.73 axle ratio, equipped with a LML duramax engine and Allison trany. is rated to tow a max trailer wt. of 17,200 lbs with a GCRW of 24,500 lbs
Here's an example of my POV on the uselessness of even asking this question. This post doesn't even address the subject: "3/4 ton gas vs diesel. Pro & Cons." It's just a "hey, look what I'VE got!"
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