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I notice that my 92 c2500 has 6 bolt axles compared to 8 bolt on other c2500's, and the leaf springs have 5 instead of 6. is this a light duty c2500 compared to the 8 bolt "heavy duty" version, or is this truck wierd?

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Your suspicions are correct. It is a lighter duty truck than the 2500HD which has the 8 bolt axles.

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