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Old 08-05-2016, 11:40 AM   #11
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not to high-jack the thread, I was looking into this as well. I have access to a rear suspension from a 2016 3500 CC and I have a 2016 2500 CC, if I add that rear leaf pack to my 2500, will that increase may payload?
If you have a Ram the 2500 and 3500 have the same axles, brakes, etc. The only difference is the rear springs where your 2500 has coil and the 3500 doesn't. I've never checked if you can change them out but if you have and you can you'd be effectively giving yourself more capacity.
For myself I know we'll need the payload of a 3500 with our next rig so when I replaced my F150 I went with a 3500 diesel.
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If you have a Ram the 2500 and 3500 have the same axles, brakes, etc. The only difference is the rear springs where your 2500 has coil and the 3500 doesn't. I've never checked if you can change them out but if you have and you can you'd be effectively giving yourself more capacity.
For myself I know we'll need the payload of a 3500 with our next rig so when I replaced my F150 I went with a 3500 diesel.

I have a GMC 2500, the 2500 and 3500 have the same axles, engine, tranny, etc. The 3500 leaf bundle is "beafier" then the 2500. I'll have to go to a dually for our next rig, due to we're getting a 5'er, it's down to the Pinnacle FL or the Montana FL. We're looking at both side by side this weekend and going from there
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not to high-jack the thread, I was looking into this as well. I have access to a rear suspension from a 2016 3500 CC and I have a 2016 2500 CC, if I add that rear leaf pack to my 2500, will that increase may payload?


Just curious...
You just picked up a brand new 3/4 ton. What kept you from choosing the 1 ton originally?

Was it psychological?


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Old 08-05-2016, 07:39 PM   #14
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Just curious...
You just picked up a brand new 3/4 ton. What kept you from choosing the 1 ton originally?

Was it psychological?


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The lack of inventory where I live and at the time of the 2500 purchase and I got the 2500 less then a fully loaded 1500. Now, with some changes, happening now I'm looking to get a 3500. I may keep the 2500 but I'd like to get a 1 ton as well
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F250 anf F350 are Same truck with different rear springs
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Old 08-10-2016, 10:36 AM   #16
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F250 anf F350 are Same truck with different rear springs
The same with the GM 2500HD & 3500HD SRW...., and if I should ever need a little extra payload capacity with my '16' 2500HD I'll have the the extra leaf added.

In my case I would have purchased the '16' 3500HD SRW gasser for the extra payload, but it didn't come in the Double Cab body style (CC won't fit in garage).

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So, we picked up our new Flight SLX 267 today with our 2004 Nissan Titan. I have installed a Tekonsha P3 brake controller and at the pick-up appointment we installed an Equalizer model 10k WDH. The Titan sits almost level with this combination and does not have any trouble pulling the unloaded trailer. Jayco specs indicate the empty trailer weight at 5425 lbs with a tongue weight of 635 lbs. The boost is set to level B2 and the max power is set to 11.5 on the brake controller.

I had them pre-load the hitch set-up slightly in anticipation of the topper being installed tomorrow and the 250 lbs of dog that will be riding in the truck bed.
So far so good, but we'll see what happens when we load our baseline gear into the trailer.
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I had them pre-load the hitch set-up slightly in anticipation of the topper being installed tomorrow and the 250 lbs of dog that will be riding in the truck bed.
Any pics of the 250lb dog?
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250 lb dog

Yeah, that should have read dogS... 2 x 125 lbs.
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