View Full Version : 2500 and 3500 Dodge pick up's --- question

01-26-2007, 02:40 PM
As some of you know I have been looking for a used 3500 Dodge Pick up long box diesel but now I’m looking at new. Here is the thing…. The salesman has a really good deal on a 2006 new 2500 full load and said there is no difference between the 2500 and the 3500 other then the load rating. I was going to put an airbag in anyways so the question to you all is he full of shit or right?

01-26-2007, 02:42 PM
there crap....buy a chev

01-26-2007, 02:49 PM
blah blah blah...just because you bought the wrong truck.....

01-26-2007, 02:51 PM
go into the service shop without the salesman and ask a mechanic. prob get a more honest answer there

01-26-2007, 02:51 PM
there crap....buy a chev


01-26-2007, 02:52 PM
go into the service shop without the salesman and ask a mechanic. prob get a more honest answer there

I told him the samething but he's not listening...what evvvver

01-26-2007, 02:54 PM
go into the service shop without the salesman and ask a mechanic. prob get a more honest answer there


01-26-2007, 02:55 PM
he's stupid he wont listen to you either............:D

Papa Pete
01-26-2007, 02:58 PM
now now boys play nice

01-26-2007, 03:10 PM
go fuck yourself you wanna go to mang..................


01-26-2007, 03:12 PM
he's stupid he wont listen to you either............:D

Its ok he is just haveing a midlife Crisis that started in March of 2002:p

01-26-2007, 06:39 PM
Go ask over at the DTR page they talk Dodge there.
Someone will answer u in minutes there.
Buy a superduty..................

01-26-2007, 06:41 PM
there is very little difference. Im guessing the onyl difference is leave packs. I agree and ask the mechanic, salesmen are there to sell, not educate.

heres the compare on the site.


01-26-2007, 07:12 PM
One thing to consider when buying new is the taxes. One of the reasons there are so many more one tons is the taxes are less. The one ton will have bigger better brakes and frame.

01-26-2007, 07:33 PM
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g175/badasstruck_99/newtruck014.jpgFor salehttp://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g175/badasstruck_99/newtruck011.jpg

01-26-2007, 07:33 PM

FU Toolbag
01-26-2007, 10:54 PM
Most of the time the extra cost of going to a one ton is more then covered by the lack of tax in being a "work truck".

03-30-2007, 10:36 PM
I have a2500 and my buddy has a 3500 the spring pack is the same except he has overloads

04-10-2007, 06:49 PM
there's viturally no differance only brakes and springs

04-10-2007, 07:47 PM
you dont have to pay luxury tax on a 3500

04-12-2007, 10:12 PM
I ordered my '04 3500 srw from the factory, there was a $500 order difference between this and a 2500. I figured it was worth the $500 for the extra gvw...

Only difference I have read and heard about are the spring packs. The unladen ride on the 2500 is stiffer than on the 3500. The heavier rated truck rides smother when empty...

The annoying part about the 3500 are the overloads slapping on a bumpy road when lightly loaded. I slide my 8' camper in and the overloads barely touch. Go over a bump and they knock about a bit.

If I had to do it again, I would still bypass the 2500 and go straight to the 3500. with the weight of the diesel, it doesn't take much before you are at the gvw for the vehicle.

sj-x 500
04-13-2007, 05:52 PM
the lux tax takes over after 60g, not applicapable on a 1 ton. so if you've spec'd out a 60g truck... get a 1 ton.

04-13-2007, 06:09 PM
I ended up going with a 2006, 2500 long box full load with only 9,000km on it. It was pretty hard to say no for the price.......and I love it!!!!!!!

04-13-2007, 07:05 PM
anythings better then a jeep eh?

04-13-2007, 07:09 PM
no way in fact I am putting the Jeep on the road next week and giving the Dodge to the wife.....Nothing better then an old Jeep on a sunny day

sj-x 500
04-13-2007, 07:37 PM
the ol'man bought an 07 for 44g. last of the 5.9's, 07 body, 06 engine :D 6 speed, off road package

04-14-2007, 10:51 AM
You can run 100% boidiesel in those no problem. Allot cheaper if you have a 1000L tank to store it all in. They are a nice truck but the injecter pumps dont last like they used to as there are squeezing twice the amount of fuel.

I always wondered why any of the fullsize diesels wont show there mpg.

sj-x 500
04-14-2007, 11:52 AM
they don't show it cuz diesels with turbos are SO dependant on the drivers input for the milage. going 10k faster can drop your milage by 3-4 mpg.

04-14-2007, 03:51 PM
plus the whole loaded/unloaded weight differance will change it.


04-14-2007, 07:29 PM
I did all the lookin into when I bought my 3500.
The difference is the rear leaf pack (extra loader spring) and the front coils are a 1/8" thicker in diameter. If you can get the 3500. Then you can tow and carry more as you GVW is then 9900LBS