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The SRW 3500 is back!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Corey 78K5, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    Was just looking on the Chevy site and I noticed that the SRW 3500 is back as a 2004 model Look Here
    Now I am confused /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gifwhat would be the diffrence between it and the 2500 HD? The only thing I could think of would be heavier rated springs. I though other than the duels and front hubs on the 3500 that it and the 2500 HD were the same chassis /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    The 2500HD was essentially the same truck as the old 3500 SRW anyway. Both had 9,200 lb. GVWR ratings. If anything, it's simply a name badge change.
     
  3. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    Probably has something to do with the 50 billon SRW F-350's that Ford sold the last few years /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Of course the F-350 also have a d-60 /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    g.v.w, the 2500hd is 9,200 the 3500 will be 10,000 single wheel and 11,5 or 12,000 dual.
     
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    Blazer1970 1/2 ton status

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    g.v.w, the 2500hd is 9,200 the 3500 will be 10,000 single wheel and 11,5 or 12,000 dual.

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    The SRW 3500 is 9900 lb GVWR. The difference between it and a 2500HD is springs/torsion bars, and they use E rated 265s instead of the E rated 245s on the 2500HD since the limiting factor on the 2500HD RAWR is the tires. It is interesting that the 78 K30 SRW 4X4 in my back yard had a GVWR of 8600 lb which is low 3/4 ton territory nowadays.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I found out about the new 04' SRW 3500 a few months ago and have told a few people too. I wan't one!! /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif I hate the avalanche clip though and I will probably swap it for the 01',02'HD, or the newer style Escalade clip. I am going to wait a few years when they start getting resold as "used" and pick one up with a diesel and low miles. With a programmer, exhaust, and a few other little things the duramax is capable of 500HP and 900ftpounds. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I am thinking an 8" lift with 35's.
     
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    When I was commercial truck hunting two months ago, the GM rep told me they were supposed to start production of those truck Dec 03 and they would be in limited production. He said they were not going to make a lot of them, at least at first, and that most dealerships would only see 1-3, depending upon size.

    But then again, I was talking to a truck salesman /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    g.v.w, the 2500hd is 9,200 the 3500 will be 10,000 single wheel and 11,5 or 12,000 dual.

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    It is interesting that the 78 K30 SRW 4X4 in my back yard had a GVWR of 8600 lb which is low 3/4 ton territory nowadays.

    [/ QUOTE ] Are you sure about that? my 89 Burbs GVWR is 8500, and its only a 3/4 ton.
     
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    Yeah I'm pretty sure too, Hell my M1008 is still only 8600 GVW!
     
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    anyone have a burb older than mine that can quote the GVW? Preferably 3/4 ton like mine.
     

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