Originally Posted by camper1999
I hate to bring this up again but you can cure an overload situation depending on your truck. I have a 2500 GMC diesel and there is really no difference in a 3500 except for a few more leaf springs. I verified this with multiple dealers. So adding any kind of suspension enhancement can actually increase your payload, in this situation. But you need to know your truck.
But to the original question I am partial to timbrens. I had them on 3 trucks now. I always look at cost/benefit and the possibility for failure. Timbrens have really no parts that can fail.
Ok...GAWR on rear axle on my is 2012 GMC 2500HD diesel is listed at 6200 lbs.....on a 2012 GMC 3500HD diesel, I believe, it's listed at 7050 lbs....the reason for the extra 850 lbs is in the leaf springs, i.e. more springs?...No other differences in the two trucks? Is it possible to change out the leaf springs on a 2500HD to a set of leaf springs from a 3500HD and gain that extra 850lbs?
Lloyd & Kathy Martin
2018 Forest River Palomino Columbus 383FB
2016 Chevy 3500HD SRW Z71 LTZ 4WD Crew Cab, DuraMax/Allison.
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