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1/2 3/4 and one ton differences

Postby heavychevy1/2 [OP] » Dec 27 2011, 12:45am

trying to finmd a sticky or dealer spec sheet to see what is different between the trucks like i know they go up to an eight lug and heavier rotors on 3/4 but does the 1 ton have larger brakes? and are the frames thicker on 3/4 and is the 1 ton even thicker. just tryin to see the differences so i know what truck would be the best choice so i can keep my eye open for it down the road
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Re: 1/2 3/4 and one ton differences

Postby starspangled6.0 » Dec 27 2011, 4:17am

Everything is bigger and stronger on 3\4 ton trucks- the frames, brakes, transmissions, oil cooling system, etc., than on a 1\2 ton. I know for certain that 1 tons have stronger suspensions (and probably frames) than 3\4 tons; that's about all I've got off the top of my head. If you ask a salesman at your local dealership, I'm sure he'll give you all the information you need, if he thinks you want to buy one now.
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Re: 1/2 3/4 and one ton differences

Postby ASTE25 » Dec 27 2011, 12:30pm

I wouldnt really rely on a salesman to answer those type questions. I would probably try talking to either a technician or a service advisor. Oh, I have no doubt the salesman would be fine for telling you about all the available creature features, but most (not all) salespeople really have no clue about the technical details on the vehicles they sell. They (most, but not all) basicly are able to recite what is in the owners manual. Basiclly, what starspangled6.0 said pretty much tells the story.
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Re: 1/2 3/4 and one ton differences

Postby dhaynie » Dec 27 2011, 4:36pm

The only difference between the one ton and the 3/4 ton is the one ton has one extra leaf spring. Other then that, unless you go with a dually then the differnce is obvious, there is no difference. Going from a 1/2 to a 3/4 everthing exept the frame is different.
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Re: 1/2 3/4 and one ton differences

Postby starspangled6.0 » Dec 27 2011, 5:47pm

From what I've seen and researched (like when buying a plow), 1 tons also have a beefier front suspension, too. Most plow companies have plows that are too heavy for 3\4 tons, but can be installed on 1 tons.

Also, 3\4 tons don't share frames with 1\2 tons. There's no way a 1\2 ton frame could handle the stresses of plowing, towing, hauling, etc. that the HD trucks do.
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Re: 1/2 3/4 and one ton differences

Postby ASTE25 » Dec 28 2011, 9:27am

See, he listened to a saleaman. lol
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Re: 1/2 3/4 and one ton differences

Postby SHNOOL » Dec 28 2011, 12:40pm

Between 1/2 and 3/4. Thicker frame, heavier brakes (larger rotors), heavier oil pump, heavier alternator, 8 lug wheels with E rated tires, heavier springs in the rear, heavier rear/front axle. Smaller engines aren't available on the HDs. 6.0 and 6.6 only.

I understand the difference between 3/4 to 1 ton less, I suspect just larger axles and heavier springs. It's too expensive for GM to make different frames between 3/4 and 1 ton (at least Furd and Dodge don't do it).
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