I am going to buy a new 2002 or 2003 Chevy or GMC this winter. My question is what is the difference between the 2500 and 3500 as far as transmission, clutch, and brakes? I currently have a Dodge 1500 and it does fine with the weight I put in it but the brakes are underpowered. I also will not do any plowing so I am getting a 2wd. As for all you ford guys....I would probably buy a Ford instead of Chevy but my father in law has $4000 in GM points that he is giving me. So unless you are going to give me $4000 please don't say "Buy a Ford". Thanks for any advice on the tranny, clutch and brakes.