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1500 vs. 2500 Suspension

I have a buddy that just bought a 07 1500 Mega Cab w/Hemi. He has the 8-lug axles. He's wondering what the difference is between his and the 2500's. He has the same number of leafs in the rear too. I told him I'd check on here and see if you guys could clarify it.

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So no one knows the difference?

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a 1500 with 8 lug???????

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The Mega Cabs have been like that from the beginning, What is the GVWR listed inside the door? I would imagine that it has fewer leafs in the rear and softer front springs.

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The Mega Cabs have been like that from the beginning, What is the GVWR listed inside the door? I would imagine that it has fewer leafs in the rear and softer front springs.


They only difference is softer front and rear springs.

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I've not checked the GVWR. He said he has been looking under the 2500's he's come across, and they have the same rear leaf count as him. I agree that the front coils would be softer, especially with him having the HEMI instead of the Cummins. Basically, he wants to 'make' it into a 2500 for towing capabilities.

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Rear springs will be a different rate.....they may have the same number but the rate is different. If he wanted a 3/4 ton for towing and what not why didn't he just buy the 3/4 ton? The frames are different as well IIRC between a 1500 and a 2500.

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Its funny you mention that. I told him to just buy a Cummins for the mileage, and he showed up with that Hemi. He's getting about 10mpg driving easy. He never tows anything heavy, so he doesn't really need the 2500 leafs, but he would like to buy a used set cheap if he can find some. His GVWR is something like 3861?

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If he doesn't tow anything heavy then all that the 2500 leafs are going to do is make the truck ride worse.

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I got an 07 1500 4.7 and tow a 16' 5k lb trailer to work every day. Jut put in Firestone bags in mine, it's night and day and when I get to the job site I drop the trailer, let the air out and its back to "Cadillac" ride while doing estimates all day.

Why not diesel? $$!!!!!!!!! I wish I could
Why not hemi? With my 4.7 I get 13mpg towing.

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