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Also, there is no such thing as a K2500HD in the GMT400 platform. There is a 3500HD but that is a whole different animal. Total Newb answered your question.
 

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Also, there is no such thing as a K2500HD in the GMT400 platform. There is a 3500HD but that is a whole different animal. Total Newb answered your question.
Yes there is. There are 6 lug versions with a GVWR 7,200 and there are 8 lug versions of 8,600 GVWR. Im not sure of the technical name for the higher GVWR so I called it HD.
 

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Yes there is. There are 6 lug versions with a GVWR 7,200 and there are 8 lug versions of 8,600 GVWR. Im not sure of the technical name for the higher GVWR so I called it HD.
You got it backerds... The 8 lug 2500 is the "regular" 2500. The 6 lug version is the 2500 light duty.

The 6 lug 2500 is a 1500 with larger rear axle, heavier rear springs, 6 lugs, and 16" rims. The chassis, front suspension, motor, and transmissions are the same.
 

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You got it backerds... The 8 lug 2500 is the "regular" 2500. The 6 lug version is the 2500 light duty.

The 6 lug 2500 is a 1500 with larger rear axle, heavier rear springs, 6 lugs, and 16" rims. The chassis, front suspension, motor, and transmissions are the same.
And just to further complicate things... The F44 heavy duty chassis package on a 1500 4x4 gave you the same rear axle in a half ton as the LD 2500 and the same front brakes.

Also, the 2wd 2500LD front spindles are unique to that package because of the larger bearings used in the 6 lug hubs so the suspension isn't completely the same.
 

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This gets more awesomer. The 2wd 6 lug hubs used the same bearings as the 5 luggers. I was able to essentially convert my C1500 into a C2500LD by swapping in a 14SF in the rear, and simply bolting the 6 lug hubs on my existing spindles.
 
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