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Does anyone know the ultimate difference between a Ram 1500 vs. 2500/3500? Is the only main difference that the 2500/3500's have heavier/stronger rear leaf springs to be able to haul more...hints the "heavy duty"? What are your opinions?
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the 2/3500's have a fully boxed frame that is WAY stiffer than the 1500's. plus heavier springs. on the non mega cab's the front suspension of the 4X4's is IDF, the 2/3500's are solid axels. the mega cab 1500's have the exact same frame and axels as the 2500's, but the springs are different. 1500's have AAM 9.25 rear axels and I think an 8 inch front. 2/3500's and mega cab 4x4 have AAM 9.25 front and AAM 11.5 rears
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How about the 2003-05 models the Frame is the difference?? The 1500 is NOT boxed all the way and the 2/3500 are they all look the same under the hood. I know this is a long time down the road but I plan on keeping my 1500 for a long, long time. But I thought that eventually I would swap in a whole V-10 drive train instead of a Hemi. I'm thinking 10 years + down the road I'll do this. It would be different, we use to have a 2500 with the V-10 and it was a monster in the power department, but still got pretty good mileage about 12-15 in town and 15 + on the Highway cruising. From Ft Huachuca AZ up to Phoenix then to Tucson with about 1/4 tank left I'd have to fill back up. I'm hopeing my 4.7 last awhile though.
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