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Old 08-18-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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Heavy half in '95???

i was talking to a guy who has a 95 chevy 2500. we were just bs'ing about the differences in my personal truck (84) and my '11 chevy (work truck). he said have you ever noticed a 6 lug 3/4 ton?? i said that is weird, i wonder if this was just a heavy half with a 2500 badge?... i look at the gvwr and it was only 7200. my work chevy has a GVWR of 7000. i know the new trucks typically have higher ratings, but is that a normal gvwr for a 2500 in 1995?
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:19 PM   #2
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Re: Heavy half in '95???

Its actually a light duty 3/4 ton.ive often wondered about what the purpose of this was for.can anyone explain?
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:26 PM   #3
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Re: Heavy half in '95???

Ya basicly the light 3/4ton is a half ton on roids. All gm did is take 3/4ton suspintion and a 3/4 axle and put it on a half. Now as far as i know gm put the 3/4 axle in with large 3:73 gears. They also keept the 4l60e or 700r4. I have not seen any with the 4l80e or th400 doesnt mean they didnt make it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:46 PM   #4
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Re: Heavy half in '95???

but it had 6 lug axles like a half ton
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:25 AM   #5
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Re: Heavy half in '95???

if it has 3/4 ton axles,why is it six lug.I hope we can get a good explanation.just seems like theres no purpose for a "heavy half" or a "light" 3/4 ton.anyone?
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:13 PM   #6
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Re: Heavy half in '95???

They had a semi floating 14 bolt rear,the 6 lug axles are due to the fact that all the front suspension/differential is standard half ton stuff.They had a considerably better springpack,and larger brakes.A really good package,actually,for a daily driver that sees regular towing/hauling duty.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:20 PM   #7
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Re: Heavy half in '95???

An actual 3/4 ton has a heavier frame. I have a '92 that is considered a heavy half with same frame as half ton only one more leaf in the spring, a 14 bolt rear end and stiffer front springs and 6 lug.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:18 AM   #8
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Re: Heavy half in '95???

a reason i can see is fuel mileage... but back then it wasnt as big of deal. it seems to me that it would help get the full power and torque, for towing instead of wasting it on the heavier frame. just my 2 cents
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:38 AM   #9
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Re: Heavy half in '95???

Still gets bad fuel mileage
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:11 AM   #10
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Re: Heavy half in '95???

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They had a semi floating 14 bolt rear,the 6 lug axles are due to the fact that all the front suspension/differential is standard half ton stuff.They had a considerably better springpack,and larger brakes.A really good package,actually,for a daily driver that sees regular towing/hauling duty.
Here's a related question regarding the 14 bolt rear / 6 lug axle. Will a 15" wheel fit on this axle or are the brakes too large for that to happen?
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Yes,15" wheels still fit.As far as bad fuel mileage goes,I had a 91 light 3/4,350 5 speed 3.73 gears.It had a 3" lift,and 33x12.50s,and consistantly 17mpg,not pulling.I put 170,000 on that truck and was and still to this day the most versatile truck I ever owned.
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Re: Heavy half in '95???

Thats pretty good.. Everyone i know that have one get no more than 15 and thats down hill with a tail wind. I get 13 pulling or not but its been a good truck so im not complaining.
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Re: Heavy half in '95???

did these ever come with a short box like the sqare bodies?
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:51 PM   #14
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Thats pretty good.. Everyone i know that have one get no more than 15 and thats down hill with a tail wind. I get 13 pulling or not but its been a good truck so im not complaining.
I haven't had a truck get that good since,I personally blame the ethanol content in today's fuel.
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Re: Heavy half in '95???

i never had a light duty one. but my full 3/4 got like 8 maybe 9 on a good day, going down hill, with the engine off.
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:12 AM   #16
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Re: Heavy half in '95???

this one had a long bed, i think....i see it at least once a week maybe i will remember to remember what bed it has.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:22 PM   #17
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Re: Heavy half in '95???

There is an actual heavy half pick up from 88-98, If you have a 1/2 ton truck with an f44 option, it's a heavy 1/2ton. I believe it was a 1/2 ton truck with a 5 bolt sf14 (in 2wd ofcoarse, 6 if 4x4) beefier springpack (not quite 3/4tin springs), g80 was standard and 3.73 or 4.10 gears. Then GM also made two 3/4 tons with two different gvw, mostly because then they covered a wider range of options. If you needed to pull something everyday you got the heavier 3/4 ton or stepped into a 1 ton depending on the trailers weight. If it was only once and a while, then you had the option of the light 3/4 or f44, the light 3/4 had better breaks then the f44 I beleive. Ride quality and comfort was different in each truck. Remember, there was a time when GM had the best option lists out there. It is just a way of covering a broader spectum in the truck market, so people didn't have to go buy a 3/4 ton or higher truck just to pull their camper three times a year, but during the rest of the year suffer throu stiff suspension and hard fuel economy.
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