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Old 09-18-2010, 10:58 AM   #11
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Without speaking for him I think what he's saying is a 3/4 ton is usually just a 1 ton chassis with a few downgraded parts. It's like getting a rolex without the name or the jewels but the innards are the same.

Some one quoted somewhere on the forums that the chevy 2500 and 3500 the only difference is 2 leafsprings. I think it's a bit more than that but it wouldn't suprise me. You just pay more for the 3500 badge.
Precisely.

3/4 ton pickups historically are 1 tons derated basically on paper. Yes there are some very minor differences but the chassis, brakes, suspension, and drivetrains are typically the same.

This excludes duallys.

The 3/4 ton game is usually nothing more than a registration game on weights.

IMO if I could play president of the big three for a day, I would just abolish the 3/4 ton line all together.
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Old 09-18-2010, 02:43 PM   #12
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So you're saying that folks that need something more robust than a 1/2 ton would have to move up to a 1 ton, then be @ the mercy of their state's/province's DMV/MTO for registration?

(A personal use truck having to be registered as a commercial truck due to its GVW)

Also, wouldn't a 1 ton be more expensive than a 3/4 ton? And don't say that if the Big 3 dropped 3/4 tons, they could drop the price of 1 tons due to more being built. It ain't gonna happen.
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:15 PM   #13
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Unfortunately you are right rev.

I am just dreaming.

Albeit slight increased registration fees in our state is true, we don't on the other hand have to worry about any commercial registration by gross weight here in the same respects that othere states/provinces.

It's unfortunate that some states take it to those extremes and yet wonder why many including myself drive around overloaded.

That being said, if the OP is entertaining a dually then there is no need in worrying about a 3/4. Just figure 1 ton single or dual. That was my point to the OP.
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Funny part at our RMV (ya they got a be special). They don't care about the weight just is it a dually.
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