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Hey guys, found a truck online this morning that I might go check out. Its a 1998 Chevy 3/4 ton Cheyenne. Anyone know the difference between the Cheyenne package and the Silverado?? I know there are 2 different GVW's for the 3/4 ton but which is which.
 

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Thats what I thought, any difference in GVW though??
 

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Dino is right those are the trim levels the cheyenne is the base usually with nothing unless you add it as an option and it should have a rubber floor matt. the silverado was the top level had cloth seats,floor and more power options.

I not sure on gvw I think it came with 7600 or 8600 but there is no name or truck badge to determin that i know of just have to look at the door or don't quote me but the higher gvw 3/4 tons had the fender flares on them and the lower gvw ones did not .
 

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I'll chek out the door jams when I look at it, the truck does have fender flares but he's got tiny little tires on it so it sits low (at least in the pics it does) so I want to make sure its the larger GVW.
 

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Low GVW 2500 has six bolt wheels, the higher GVW trucks had 8 bolt. I think that both came with 245/75R16 rubber, possibly LR D and E for light and heavy ratings.

After I wrote that I remembered I had a GM publication which was to introduce the, then new, 1988 model year trucks. Taken from that:

K20 (2500) had: a GVW of 7,200 lbs for both regular and extended cabs.

8.25" ring gear front axle.

9.5" ring gear rear axle

Tires were either LT 245/75 R16E or LT265/75 R16C.

Automatic transmission could be either THM 400 3-spd or THM 700-R4 4-spd

It would appear that the only way to get a higher GVW was to go to the K30 (3500) which moved you into an 8600 lb GVW.
 

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good catch Alan I forgot about that
 

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I was looking at my rig I got a 98 Chevy 1500 (1/2 ton), now its an ext. cab and as a small emblem calling it the Cheyenne but on the tailgate it says Chevy Silverado. So after talking with a few others who own the same rig I found that silverados of this age, well some had a third door in the ext. cab. I think the Cheyenne was more of the more option truck, as where the silverado was more the contractor grade truck.

Jeff
 

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Actually I found the opposite. The Cheyenne was more of a stripped model vs the Silverado.
 

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If this is a '98 it will have an 8800 GVW if it is a true 8 lug 2500.

Engine choices were 350, 454 or 6.5 Diesel.

Trans options were 5 speed stick or 4L80E

Cheyenne like everyone said is the trim level. Has nothing to do with powertrain or ratings.

These were the trim levels available in '98:

WT=Work Truck
Cheyenne
Silverado

You could order "most" options on a Cheyenne, however it was usually cheaper to just order a Silverado.

I've seen rugs, clothe seats, and power windows on Cheyenne's, and I've seen and had a Strippo mid '70's Silverado with crank windows and three on the tree.

1998 was a good year for the CK's
 

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8800 or 8600??? The door jam says 8600 on this particular truck.
 

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Hmmm, now you got me thinking... I thought they bumped up the GVWR sometime in '96 or '97 from 8600 to 8800. The SRW one tons went up to 9200.

C6P = 8600
C6U = 9000
C6W = 9200
 

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GVWR should be 8600 lbs, in 98 only 1 trans available on the 8600 GVWR 2500,its the 4L80E.Small bock gas engines had the semifloating 9.5 or 10.5 depending on stick or auto,and the diesels and big blocks had full floating 10.5's. The 7200GVWR 2500 was gone by 98,Im pretty sure its last yr was 95. (8 was a very good yr for the CK,i personally like the 94s the best ,power aside,the tbi engines are much more reliable than the vortecs.(94 has no air bags and only RWAL brakes,which shut off in 4wd.
 

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Wow, you guys know you're stuff, I'm jealous.:notworthy :notworthy . I' a huge GM fan but don't even have a fraction of the knowledge. Thanks for all the help.
 

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I threw in a bunch of info that was totally irrelevant, I thought the truck you were looking at as an 88 instead of a 98. Sure wish I could read.
 

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Oh well, If I look at any 88's I'll know what I'm looking at!!!
 
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