Re: R2500 versus C2500?

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Posted by OnBelay ( on 22:49:36 01/05/08

In Reply to: Re: R2500 versus C2500? posted by Ben

The way I learned it was this:

Both the "C" and "R" designations are for 2wd. The "R" is considered to be what at the time was called the "heavy half" ton model, generally different by what would now be considered to be the "tow package" of heavier springs, a transmission cooler, and in some cases heavier brakes and the factory hitch being attached. The "C" trucks were meant to be haulers, general duty, while the "R" was the puller.

Also IIRC, these designations were used during the transition between model year/body style changes. The 1991 is the last year before the Suburban's body style change. My son's '89 Blazer (full size) is considered to be a "V1500". and while it's a 4WD, we discovered it requires heavier duty parts in the rear axle and brakes. The rear carrier grenaded and the parts required were not only hard to find, but cost about 40% more than the standard duty.

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