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Gcvw Of Only 26k

Can anyone tell me why the dodge 4500 and 5500 is only rated for 26k GCVW. The f450 is rated for 33k and the dodge is built just as good if not better as far as brakes, frame and drive train go.:
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I am sure that it is because of the brakes and suspension that Dodge has put under the truck .They have only rated it for 26k but it will probably do better then that.


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probably cause dodge actually rate at a factual rate instead of ford that like to over rate half ton trucks lol
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CDL have anything to do with it?
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Originally Posted by Phily 911
CDL have anything to do with it?
Could be but how does ford do it and then you look at the medium duty fruteliners and KW trks that have hydrolic brakes and are used for RV's. Maybe dodge has to get certified to excede 26K. I wish they would do it because they would make a killing with a 4500 with an 8ft pickup bed.:
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