Originally Posted by 2Susan
I don't understand - did you mean a 3/4 ton is no better than 1/2 ton it's just numbers? Could you explain?
Even before the 2011 upgrades to the GM 3/4 tons, there are several differences between their 1/2 & 3/4 tons.
Steering: 1/2 ton - rack & pinion, 3/4 ton - steering box
Brakes: 1/2 ton - normal power assisted brakes w/ ABS , 3/4 ton - hydroboost assist w/ ABS
Tranny: 1/2 ton: 6L80 model, 3/4 ton (non-diesel): 6L90
Frame: 1/2 ton: open C channel, 3/4 ton (pre-2011s): deeper cross section, (2011s): boxed
Rear axle: 1/2 ton: semi-floating, 3/4 ton: full floating