Links for 2500HD


2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LTZ 4WD Crew Cab vs. 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 4x4 Crew Cab, 2012 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x4 Mega Cab - Comparison Tests - Car and Driver
http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/2012-chevrolet-silverado-2500-ltz-4wd-crew-cab-vs-2012-ford-f-250-super-duty-...
Car and Driver tests 3 heavy duty pickups from the usual suspects.
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Type: Published review Attributes: Numbers
Year: 2012
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD; Dodge 2500; Ford F250 Engine: Dodge 6.7L I6; Ford 6.7L V8; GM 6.6L V8

Full-sized pickups, heavy-duty
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/past-road-test/full-sized-pickups-9-07/heavy-duty-pickups/0709_car_heavy.htm
Consumer Reports drives 3/4-ton diesel pickups.
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Type: Published review
Year: 2007
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD; Dodge 2500; Ford F250

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Tow Vehicles: 5.4 Ford or 6.0 GM
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25761455.cfm
Comparing towing with both engines, in 3/4 ton trucks.
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Type: Tow report
Year: 2000, 2001, 2002 ... 2008, 2009, 2010
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD; Ford F250 Engine: Ford 5.4L V8; GM 6.0L V8

Buying advice: 8.1 or duramax?
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25500747.cfm
Lots of well thought out responses to the question: "Looking to trade trucks and need more truck account of new trailer and more weight. Numbers on 3500 dually seems to run about the same gas or diesel. Quite a bit of difference in price between the ...more
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Type: Tow report Attributes: Numbers
Year: 2001, 2002, 2003 ... 2005, 2006, 2007
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW Engine: GM 6.6L V8, 8.1L V8

2011 Pickup Truck Of The Year - Four Wheeler Magazine
http://www.fourwheeler.com/roadtests/129_1103_2011_pickup_truck_of_the_year/viewall.html
Comparing the F-150 Raptor, Chevy 2500HD 6.6L, and F-250 6.7L. "While this year's Four Wheeler Pickup Truck of the Year competition might remind some of a favorite move franchise that offers a predictable plot with an inevitable ending, we take ...more
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Type: Published review
Year: 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD; Ford F150-SVT, F250 Engine: Ford 6.2L V8, 6.7L V8; GM 6.6L V8

2001 Popular Mechanics Tow America Tour
http://pickupwiki.com/drupal/sites/default/files/PopularMechanics_TowAmerica_V10-8.1-6.6_entire.html
Popular Mechanics tows cross-country with 3 heavy duty pickups: two gassers and a diesel. "Chevrolet and Ford each sent us a 1-ton, 4wd duallie with the makers’ largest available gas engines. So under our Chevrolet Silverado 3500’s hood sits the ...more
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Type: Published review
Year: 2001
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD, 3500DRW; Ford F350DRW Engine: Ford 6.8L V10; GM 6.6L V8, 8.1L V8

My 05' 1500HD for a 04' 2500HD. Upgrade or downgrade?
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25382613.cfm
An owner considers the differences between a Chevy 1500HD and a 2500HD.
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Type: Specs Tech Topic: Suspension, Towing & hauling Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500, 2500HD

First Look 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy-Duty - PickupTrucks.com News
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/08/first-look-2012-chevrolet-silverado-heavy-duty.html
The 2012 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty lineup reclaims best-in-class towing and hauling numbers, plus it adds an all-new Z71 off-road appearance package...
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Type: Product announcements
Year: 2012
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW

Towed with 2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD 6.0 gasser this weekend
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25344886.cfm
"We finally got to get away for a weekend this year! It was our first tow with the new 2011 GMC and it towed great. Our TT is right around 7000lbs and we had towed with 2008 Yukon XL Denali previously. While the Yukon had plenty of power, the P ...more
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Type: Tow report
Year: 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD Engine: GM 6.0L V8

Unofficial Details Leak About Ford and GM Next-Generation Pickup Truck Engines - PickupTrucks.com News
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/07/unofficial-details-leak-about-ford-and-gm-next-generation-pickup-truck-engines.html
"Next-generation full-size pickup trucks from Ford and General Motors will have to balance towing and hauling capability with unprecedented frugality to meet tough new government fuel-economy standards. Here’s the latest information from our insider ...more
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Type: Government & Industry, Product rumors Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500, 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW; Ford F150, F150-SVT, F250, F350, F350DRW

GVWR & 3/4 ton pickups: easy to exceed, but does it matter? "Guess my truck is not enough. A Cat Scale tale"
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25301844.cfm
A nice discussion on the overloaded state of many 2500 series pickups, and the differences between them on the 3500s.
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Numbers Tech Topic: Towing & hauling Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD; Dodge 2500; Ford F250

Tow Reports for Vortec 7.4Ls. -- How much 5er should I get for my truck? 454 Chevy
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25285524.cfm
"I have a 2000 Chevy crew cab 3/4 ton with a 7.4l 454 gas engine with 3.73 gears...."
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Type: Tow report
Year: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW Engine: GM 7.4L V8

GM 6spd vs 4spd Tranny Chart
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25292086/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm
GM owners discuss towing with the 4L80e 4 speed automatic versus the new 6 speed. Some comments deal with towing with older GM automatics (TH400) that have a very high first gear (2.48:1). Includes a comparison spreadsheet showing the differences.
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Numbers Tech Topic: Towing & hauling
Year: 1991, 1992, 1993 ... 2009, 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500, 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW Engine: GM 5.3L V8, 6.0L V8

2011 Diesel Truck of the Year - Diesel Power Magazine
http://www.dieselpowermag.com/features/1107dp_2011_diesel_truck_of_the_year/index.html
Comparing the latest HD diesels from Ford, GM and Dodge.
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Type: Published review Attributes: Numbers, Dyno results
Year: 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD; Dodge 2500; Ford F250 Engine: Dodge 6.7L I6; Ford 6.7L V8; GM 6.6L V8

LLY mouth piece???? - Chevy and GMC Duramax Diesel Forum
http://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/04-5-05-lly-performance-parts-discussion/8288-lly-mouth-piece.html
Overheating LLY Duramax engine on a 2004-2005 pickup? This modification to the intake appears to fix it. Lots of discussion from users who have done it, or sent the mouthpiece to a vendor to do.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2004, 2005
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW Engine: GM 6.6L V8

Chevy 6.0L: get the 4.10 or not?
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25183267.cfm
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Type: Discussion, Tow report Tech Topic: Towing & hauling
Year: 2009, 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW Engine: GM 6.0L V8

Axle ratios: 2011 Chevy 6.0L with 4.10 or 3.73?
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/23930744.cfm
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Type: Discussion, Tow report Tech Topic: Towing & hauling
Year: 2009, 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW Engine: GM 6.0L V8

Ram releases 2012 2500, 3500, Power Wagon, Chassis Cabs at Allpar Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep News
http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2011/06/ram-releases-2012-2500-3500-power-wagon-chassis-cabs
Ram has released information on its heavy duty pickups, which are available with either the 383 horsepower Hemi V8 or a 350 horsepower Cummins diesel. The Hemi is rated at 400 lb-ft of torque, the Cummins at 800 lb-ft. ...
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Type: Product announcements
Year: 2012
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW

GM 14 Bolt Axle Buildup | Diesel Power Magazine Article at Automotive.com
http://dieselpower.automotive.com/108279/0905dp-gm-14-bolt-axle-buildup/index.html
GM 14 Bolt Axle Buildup - 1,000-LB-Ft-Proof Axle
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Type: HowTo Attributes: Upgrade/Aftermarket Tech Topic: Axles & transfer case
Year: 2000, 2001, 2002 ... 2010, 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Chevrolet 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW

The Magna Powertrai Transfer Case
http://www.gearsmagazine.com/view.ashx?article=63f13730-7e21-4c91-9980-cce104442a0d
Article on the transfer cases from Magna Powertrain (MP), including a chart for decoding the transfer case number (e.g. MP1626) and its features and capabilities.
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Type: Specs Tech Topic: Axles & transfer case
Year: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500, 2500HD, 3500, 3500DRW; GMC 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500DRW