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ticki2

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Posted: 12/13/20 06:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jerryleejr wrote:



I understand there’s a lot of variables but let’s say a Ram 3500 chassis cab comes in both SRW and DRW configurations. The SRW lists 6800 RAWR and 9850 for the DRW. That’s why I’m assuming it’s the tires...

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Usually the differences are tires , wheels and springs . Axles are the same .


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srschang wrote:

In NY, all pickup trucks have commercial plates. There is no requirement for pickup trucks to pull into weigh stations.

This is why they sell >12k rated SRW pickups in NY.
Nobody will buy such truck in CA.
That is why they paste different stickers on them for sale in different state.





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srschang wrote:

In NY, all pickup trucks have commercial plates. There is no requirement for pickup trucks to pull into weigh stations.
...///... In NY F150,Chev./GMC 1500, Dodge 1500 are PASSENGER PLATED. My F 350 SRW, is pass. plated, this is because DMV says it is. I use it with a TC in in it and DMV consider's it a camper. Take a look at the next Class A, motor home that passes you, notice it has pass. plates also. It's just how DMV does it. Yes, no requirement for weigh stations.

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Thread resurrected with a valid question, then a squirrel ran through and threw the responders right off track....
To the same axle question. No, can’t assume they are the same, however most are same or similar ratings and there isn’t a 1 ton srw axle out there for many years now that is rated les than 10k. (Axle mfg rating not necessarily vehicle mfg rawr)

So, yes, the vast majority of the difference is split between tire/wheel capacity, spring capacity and outside influenced gvw ratings.


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K Mac wrote:

In NY F150,Chev./GMC 1500, Dodge 1500 are PASSENGER PLATED. My F 350 SRW, is pass. plated, this is because DMV says it is. I use it with a TC in in it and DMV consider's it a camper. Take a look at the next Class A, motor home that passes you, notice it has pass. plates also. It's just how DMV does it. Yes, no requirement for weigh stations.


NY resident here. DMV gave me COMMERCIAL plates for my 1500. Did not give me the option of anything else.

Been paying for commercial licenses on half ton trucks since 1995.


Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

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ticki2 wrote:

jerryleejr wrote:



I understand there’s a lot of variables but let’s say a Ram 3500 chassis cab comes in both SRW and DRW configurations. The SRW lists 6800 RAWR and 9850 for the DRW. That’s why I’m assuming it’s the tires...

JJ


Usually the differences are tires , wheels and springs . Axles are the same .

The DRW are typically heavier than SRW axles in the current trucks. If you look at the OEM ratings from Dama or AAM, they typically have at least 1k lbs more capacity with larger tubes or ring gears.


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mkirsch wrote:



NY resident here. DMV gave me COMMERCIAL plates for my 1500. Did not give me the option of anything else.

Been paying for commercial licenses on half ton trucks since 1995.


Government will never lower your fees when you don't ask for it.
In CA I had to load my TC and go to DMV inspection to drop the commercial plates and commercial fees.

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Bedlam wrote:

ticki2 wrote:

jerryleejr wrote:



I understand there’s a lot of variables but let’s say a Ram 3500 chassis cab comes in both SRW and DRW configurations. The SRW lists 6800 RAWR and 9850 for the DRW. That’s why I’m assuming it’s the tires...

JJ


Usually the differences are tires , wheels and springs . Axles are the same .

The DRW are typically heavier than SRW axles in the current trucks. If you look at the OEM ratings from Dama or AAM, they typically have at least 1k lbs more capacity with larger tubes or ring gears.



I have looked for the newer ratings on the AAM axles but have not found any . If you have them would you post .

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The AAM 10.5" is around 10k lbs and the 11.8" used in Ram's DRW is over 11K lbs. The Visteon Sterling 10.5" used by Ford is 9750 lbs and the Dana 80 is close to 11k lbs. I do not have ratings for newer Dana's used in Ford pickup trucks.

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Not sure if my memory is correct, but I think the Dana 80 in my 1999 F450 was >15k rated.
At least that is how I used it.

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