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Old 12-09-2015, 05:35 PM   #71
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Originally Posted by fvstringpicker View Post
6200 are to accommodate the wheels and tires. Be assured the axles and bearing are much higher. With the stress and strain on the axle shaft, a truck wouldnt make a mile off pavement at 3100lbs/side. As best as I can determine, all the big three use Dana axles.
RAM used to use DANA, since 2003 they are using American Axle.

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Old 12-09-2015, 07:49 PM   #72
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Ford SRW use a Sterling rear axle

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Old 12-09-2015, 09:55 PM   #73
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Originally Posted by Cummins12V98 View Post
RAM used to use DANA, since 2003 they are using American Axle.
The Dana 80 that were used in the 2500 prior to the change were rated at 11,000 lbs. (possibly 10,100 or 11,500 depending on the source) The manufacturers lowered the rating for tire and wheel reasons which is the weak link in payload capacity .
I doubt the American axles have a lesser rating.
If you put a truck in a crusher the axles will be the last thing to go.
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Old 12-10-2015, 05:10 AM   #74
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Why wouldn't the big 3 save $$ and use the same axles between 3/4 and 1 ton ??? Just use a little less spring, so you get a little better ride with the 3/4 ton, IF you don't need the weight capacity... Makes sense to me,,, and I like it since I just bought a new 3/4 ton....

My axles (2015 Siverado 2500HD 4x4) are rated 5200 front, 6200 rear... But a 10,000 lb GVW , unlike the 1 Ton that "can" have in 2016 11,400lbs... (both are SRW) Hey if you are going to pull a Big 5th wheel,,, get a Dually... We are not....
I had to look up my 2015 chevy 3500HD
front axle 5600
rear axle 7050
max GVW 11600
max payload 4188
2015 FR grey wolf 27RR
2015 chevy 3500HD
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Old 12-10-2015, 09:17 AM   #75
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Here is some of the advanced technical data on a 2015 Chevy 3500HD Duramax.

Advanced Technical Data

Body Code:
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs):
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs):
Curb Weight - Front (lbs):
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs):
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs):
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs):
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs):
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs):
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs):
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs):
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs):
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs):
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs):

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