Difference between 2500 and 3500 - DodgeForum.com



Dodge/Ram Diesel Discussions on all generations of Cummins Diesel powered Rams plus the new Eco Diesel

Difference between 2500 and 3500

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-31-2006, 04:31 PM
devile's Avatar
devile devile is offline
Professional
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew SLT
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 247
Default Difference between 2500 and 3500

Ok, can someone please help me, what's the difference between a 2500 and 3500 in the 2007 model.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-31-2006, 07:05 PM
Ben D. Ben D. is offline
Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,752
Default RE: Difference between 2500 and 3500

Well for one the 3500 with the long bed you can get a drw. but i'm going to assume you mean something like a qc sb srw for both. The 3500 has a little bit beefier front end suspension and the rear springs have what is called an "overload spring" other than that engine tranny all the same
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-31-2006, 10:34 PM
devile's Avatar
devile devile is offline
Professional
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew SLT
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 247
Default RE: Difference between 2500 and 3500

Well i was just wondering because the towing capacity of botht he 2500 and the 3500 are the same....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-31-2006, 11:36 PM
Helmut Helmut is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location:
Posts: 26
Default RE: Difference between 2500 and 3500

A 2500 CTD auto with 4.10 gears can tow 12,950 lbs. A 3500 CTD SRW auto with 4.10 gears can tow 15,850 lbs. How is this the same?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-01-2007, 06:14 AM
devile's Avatar
devile devile is offline
Professional
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew SLT
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 247
Default RE: Difference between 2500 and 3500

Because looking one the dodge.ca site, it says for both 2500 and 3500 towing capacity at 16,400lbs
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-01-2007, 07:49 AM
DiEseLjunKy DiEseLjunKy is offline
Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location:
Posts: 432
Default RE: Difference between 2500 and 3500

The only difference is the rear leaf springs. Everything else is the same.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-02-2007, 12:03 PM
ride0169 ride0169 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location:
Posts: 28
Default RE: Difference between 2500 and 3500

when I bought my 06 2500 dealer told me same thing that rear leaf springs were the only difference
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-02-2007, 12:35 PM
cumminalong cumminalong is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Swollen Beaver, OR
Posts: 2,800
Default RE: Difference between 2500 and 3500

The only difference is the overload springs on the 3500 SRW. All other components are exactly the same.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-23-2012, 03:18 PM
earlesje earlesje is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Vehicle: 3 Dodge Trucks
Posts: 2
Default

There is way more involved than just an extra leaf spring...i cant believe you would hang your hat on what a car salesmen told you one time.
3500 QC SWB is equiped with cummins standard. Both auto and man have extra spring and a AA11.5 rear axle 3.73/4.10
2500 QC SWB G56 manual comes with AA11.5 and one less spring. Optional cummins.
2500 QC SWB 48RE auto comes with AA10.5 and one less spring. Optional cummins.
Think back to before 2002... same difference as Dana 70 vs Dana 80
Also, the 4X4 3500 has bigger front springs than the 2500 kid brother.
It also depends on the wheel base...long bed, short bed, single cab or megacab
My 2007 3500 2wd 5.9 G56 megacab dually has one less leaf spring than my 2006 3500 QC 4X4 SWB. They have the same axle, same motor, same gear ratio.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-23-2012, 03:28 PM
earlesje earlesje is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Vehicle: 3 Dodge Trucks
Posts: 2
Default

oh yeah...food for thought
you can move to Texas and register as Farm and haul as much as the trailer can haul legally. i.e. i have a 30+5 dual tandem dovetail that is rated for 22.5K lbs. i can haul it fully loaded with either of my farm tagged trucks mentioned above.

Last edited by earlesje; 01-23-2012 at 03:29 PM. Reason: grammar
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2002 Cummins battery issue!! HELP! kmbaseball7 Dodge/Ram Diesel 3 07-30-2015 06:45 PM
Diesel Conversion 1997 2500 jake1095 2nd Gen Ram Tech 19 07-29-2015 11:14 PM
ABS sensor -99 Johanswe 2nd Gen Ram Tech 2 07-27-2015 11:29 AM
Tire Size Question- New guy- I promise I searched first johnambrozic 4th Gen Ram Tech 0 07-26-2015 10:06 PM
3500 vs 2500 steering column? fj5gtx 2nd Gen Ram Tech 3 07-14-2015 12:05 PM


Tags
1500, 2006, 2007, 2500, 25003500, 3500, difference, differencen, dodge, engines, ram, series, sprinter, trucks, whats

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:38 PM.