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Old 12-09-2015, 06:35 PM   #71
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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, 08:49 PM   #72
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Ford SRW use a Sterling rear axle
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:55 PM   #73
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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, 06:10 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
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Old 12-10-2015, 10:17 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:
E63
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs):
4400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs):
7050
Curb Weight - Front (lbs):
3544
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs):
2883
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs):
10000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs):
20500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs):
5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs):
500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs):
14100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs):
2115
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs):
14100
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs):
3525
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs):
17400
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