View Full Version : No more 1500hd

12-11-2007, 12:22 PM
I thought I read this somewhere but can't find it now, but why did Chevrolet stop making the 1500HD?

12-11-2007, 01:00 PM
cuz theres no point to it?

mike lane lawn care
12-11-2007, 06:40 PM
the 1500HD was almost the same as a 2500, same 6.0L V8, and same tranny, with the same towing capacity.

12-11-2007, 10:28 PM
But do they still make just a regular 2500 the only ones i really notice are 2500hds?

12-12-2007, 10:44 AM
they shouldnt. there was no point to any of that. and they did that stuff early in the body style change years. theres only a need for 1500, 2500hd, and 3500.

12-12-2007, 04:44 PM
^ completely agree with you.

NBI Lawn
12-12-2007, 05:34 PM
they shouldnt. there was no point to any of that. and they did that stuff early in the body style change years. theres only a need for 1500, 2500hd, and 3500.

So do you think they will drop the HD title? I dont understand why they have it. What year did they offer the 2500 and the 2500HD? Arent they one and the same?

12-12-2007, 06:24 PM
We have an '00 GMC 2500 that isn't technically an HD model. The previous owner beefed it up a little with some heavier leafs for throwing a camper on it, but there is no "HD" stamp on the truck.

12-12-2007, 06:27 PM
somewhat. the 2500hd is the real 3/4 ton. the 2500 is like the old heavy half ton. they had them from 2000-02. when they went to the slant head light design thats when i think the 1500hd's went away. actually the 1500hd and the 2500 were the same thing. very confusing when they did this. they were obviously tryin something different, and i dont think it went over as well as they wanted. i think i got that right...ha!

12-12-2007, 06:37 PM
the 2500hd had the 9200 GVWR whereas the old 2500 had the 8600GVWR or something close to that

12-13-2007, 02:46 PM
If they did what is being talked about then they did the right thing to fix it, that's just a load of crap when you got 1500's acting like 3/4 tons because soon it happens the other way around too.

When I go shopping for a 3/4 ton and I see a 2500 I just automatically assume it is a 3/4 ton.... Good thing I never accidentally bought one that's just a souped up 1/2, I've been reading up on this and saw an article about some 2500's that are not true 3/4's...

That's just some kind of nonsense likely some 1500 fans suggested, round and round it went but in translation they want the 2500 at the price of a 1500, give us something for nothing is what they're trying to tell us...
My take on it is if they want a 3/4 ton then they should buy a 3/4 ton and stop arguing about the price.

1500 = 1/2, 2500 = 3/4, 3500 = full ton, etc.
Don't mess it up, please.

12-13-2007, 06:20 PM
agree 110%!!!

12-14-2007, 11:59 PM
They just changed the name there now the 1500 max instead of 1500 hd.

12-15-2007, 12:26 AM
the 2500hd had the 9200 GVWR whereas the old 2500 had the 8600GVWR or something close to that

I think the 1500 max means the engine type. Its the biggest engine model in the 1500 series. Not sure how many litre's.

12-15-2007, 01:27 AM
na, the max is the same as the 1500hd. It is a competition thing. all the big ones want to say they have the most payload or highest towing capasity. well you can only do so much with a true 1500. at some point you start putting parts from a 2500 on there to one up the other guys. next thing you know, ford, chevy, dodge and toyota all are claiming 10klb. tow ratings. welcome to the world of marketing. They don't do it with 2500's and 3500's because those guys are typically looking to work and not looking to boost thier ego with the neighbors.

12-15-2007, 03:10 PM
the max badge refers to the engine, Vortec Max, 6.0Litre 367Hp 375lb ft.

12-16-2007, 01:00 AM
the max badge refers to the engine, Vortec Max, 6.0Litre 367Hp 375lb ft.

yeh. theres no 1500 max. it is the engine. come on kids. :laugh:

South Florida Lawns
12-17-2007, 08:21 PM
you know what else sucks no more big block available, just the 6.0 and the D-Max!

12-17-2007, 09:16 PM
yeh but o well. who needs those gas hogs.

12-18-2007, 12:51 AM
who doesnt like the ls1 sourced lq4 6.0L??? this motor hauls on the freeway, ive got an intake, complete dual exhaust, hypertech power programmer and some other mods and this things really can get up and go!

12-18-2007, 05:12 AM
the 2001 model year was when they introduced the HD. It has an 8" tall C frame rather than the 5" tall frames of all previous models. The '00 2500 has the new body style bolted to a new 1500 5" frame. The '00 3500 had the old style body on the old style frame. Compared to Ford Superduty, the HD frame is huge.

12-18-2007, 08:23 AM
And just to confuse things, don't forget the 3500HD line. As for the GM 8.1L engine, it still puts out more torque than the 6.0L and that is what counts when the going gets tough. And both will burn almost the same amount of fuel with the same gross loads.

12-18-2007, 10:01 AM
I found a 2005 Chevorlet 1500HD with 71,000 miles on it for $18,303. Is this a good deal and is that too many miles already on a 2 year old gas truck? It has the 3.73 gears. Truck will be used for daily driver and to tow 6x10 open trailer with ZTR, trimmer, edger, blower, and 21 inch mower and gas cans. Let me know if you need additional info.

12-18-2007, 10:11 AM
that many miles on a 2yr old truck PROBABLY means they are mostly highway miles. need some more info on the truck to let you know if its a good deal or not
ext. cab?
bed length?
int. options?

12-18-2007, 11:23 AM
oh yeah..4x4, crew cab, short bed, its a LS model. Automatic, cd, cloth interior, cruise control, dual climate control, tool box, bedliner, towing pkg.

12-18-2007, 12:00 PM
i thought we decided there were no more 1500hds.. and an 05 is 3 years old now. im goin to have to research this. and if they do make em. stop lookin for them thats a waste of truck you need to either get a half ton or a 3/4 ton! have you not been readin this post?

12-18-2007, 12:06 PM
how bout this get us a picture of it. that will settle it. i just went and lookd for a 1500hd and didnt find one. help me out here.

12-18-2007, 12:09 PM
ha! well how bout it! i just found 1 06 1500HD. no 04 or 05's tho. how great. i guess they make em but not very many of em. still think its a pointless truck.

12-18-2007, 12:15 PM
Anymore, the 1/2, 3/4 and 1 ton monikers are almost meaningless. Try to follow this logic: My old '84 C20 had a GVWR of 7200. My '05 2500HD has a GVWR of 9200. The same year 1500HD has a GVWR of 8600. You can get an F150 with a GVWR of around 8000. A mid '90s F350 SRW has a GVWR of 9000. A new F250 can have a GVWR of up to 10000. See where I'm going with this? You have to look at the GVWR, axle ratings and payload of an individual truck to determine if it will meet your needs.

12-18-2007, 12:18 PM
I've been reading the posts, but I have always thought it was better than the regular 1500 and not as expensive as the 2500hd. No experience with either one but that was my opinion. Kinda in between the two.

12-19-2007, 08:28 AM
Just thought it would be a better truck than what I currently have now. Right now I have a 99 Nissan Frontier 4x4 V6 ext. cab. Its got 105,000 miles on it. It pulls my set up ok but it just changes gears a lot and I don't want to burn up the automatic transmission.

12-19-2007, 09:50 AM
id really recommend you get a true 3/4 ton. you'll be much happier in the end.

South Florida Lawns
12-20-2007, 09:22 PM
Or don't take our advise. So that we can just read your thread in a month about how you wished you listened to us and bought the 3/4 ton truck!

12-20-2007, 09:28 PM
I agree, just go with a 3/4 ton. I have a 06 2500HDwith the lbz dmax and soon to be buying an 05 with a 6.0, you wont regret the decision.

12-21-2007, 02:46 AM
Go with the 2500hd, Much different.